Shopping in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is an amazing place for shopping. Which places you should visit entirely depends on what kind of products you would like to buy.
Clothes and Shoes
If you are interested in brand clothes the most popular place among locals is Galeria in Vosstaniya square near Moskovsky Railway station. In this huge shopping mall in the center of Saint Petersburg you will find Pull&Bear, Levi’s, Cotton, H&M, Mexx as well as clothes produced by famous Russian designers. Toys and clothes for children, bank, supermarket, cinema, spacious food corner and a restaurant with panoramic view on a roof of the shopping mall would meet all your needs.
If you have at least half a day reserved for shopping you could go to one of MEGA’s big shopping malls. Busses are going there from the metro stations Dybenko and Parnas as well as from the city center – from metro station Chernyshevskaya commercial bus K-269 goes and from metro station Ploshchad Lenina commercial bus K-254. You will find there not only fashion clothes and shoes for any price but also IKEA and supermarket Ashan. The mall has a play ground so while you are busy with shopping children can have fun.
If you are a big fan of such luxe and premium brands as Boss, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein you can visit a recently opened Outlet Pulkovo near the airport. It is a huge shopping mall where you can buy favorite brands with a tangible discount up to 70 %. Shopping express is going there from Ligovskiy prospect 61, near Crown Plaza.
Kuznechniy market located near metro station Vladimirskaya/Dostoevskaya in a pompous building with a clock and sculptures is one of the oldest and most beautiful markets of the city. In tsars times territory of the market belonged to Vladimirskaya church. Peasants from different villages were coming here to sell their products. Later, the Soviet government decided to built a roofed market on this place. On your way to Dostoevsky museum you can take a look at the market as it is situated just next to the museum: variety of fruits, vegetables, types of honey, bread and sweets would definitely surprise you.
Hand made shops
Walking around the city you can easily run into small hand made shops with jewelry, souvenirs, dolls, decorations and presents created by Russian masters manually. Go inside a shop for a minute, don’t miss chance to improve your mood for the whole day! All items sold there are unique and sometimes exist only in one variant. If you would like to buy something really local, authentic or of Russian production, check out our article Anti-Matreshka Souvenirs from Saint Petersburg.