Most of the city centre shops are open from 8:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 8:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
Suburban shopping centres are open from morning to evening on weekdays and Saturdays except for public holidays. Shopping hours are generally from 9:00 to 21:00.
Ljubljana's largest shopping centre is BTC City Ljubljana. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, promoting itself as a shopping city. Apart from an extraordinarily large number of shops, it includes a water park and relaxation centre (Atlantis), a leisure centre (Arena), a multiplex cinema (Kolosej), a large number of restaurants and much more.
Value Added Tax refund
Non-European Union citizens can claim the refund of the Value Added Tax for purchases from most of the shops in Ljubljana. When you purchase a minimum of €50.00 worth of goods from a shop labelled "Tax-Free Shopping", the shop issues a Tax Refund Cheque which entitles you to receive the refund amount from the Global Blue refund office at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.