Moscow is indeed the paradise for shopaholic. In the past 10 years dozens of new shopping malls and centers were opened in Moscow, where you can upgrade your wardrobe with clothes of the favourite brands. There are also many places that have been existing since the Soviet time and that have been recently upgraded to meet demands and interests of the modern Moscow generation and guests of the capital. You can come to such places early in the morning and easily spend the whole day by enjoying your time there. So what are the favourite places for exclusive shopping of all Moscow fashionistas that you should visit if you are new in the city? In this article we will tell you about 5 of them that will definitely make your shopping experience unforgettable and unique.
We recommend you to start your shopping in Moscow in the heart of the city. You will definitely notice this magnificent building of the GUM store that can be fairly considered as one of the main architectural attractions of the Russia’s capital. The GUM store is the oldest shopping mall of Moscow that has been the main place for luxury shopping not only in the city, but even in the whole country. The territory of the GUM is approximately 69 thousand square meters, where you can see hundreds of shops of world brands including Christian Dior, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Escada, MaxMara, and many others. Even of shopping in the GUM store seems to be too expensive for you, the shopping mall itself is definitely worth visiting, since it is not just a mall but also a very beautiful art-space.
The main competitor of the GUM store is TSUM that is also often called the primary fashionable benchmark of the capital. This store has been located in the very centre of Moscow for more than 150 years and has been offering good both for the upper and middle classes of population. Nowadays the TSUM store is known as one of the most popular places for shopping with the area of more than 60 thousand square meters. There you can find such luxury world brands as Gucci, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera and many others. The TSUM store is also known for its VIP shopping programmes that include services of stylists, who will help VIP customers to find their own unique look.
Okhotnyi Ryad has earned the title of the center of youth fashion. This is facilitated by a perfect location of this shopping mall in the heart of Moscow, as well as the variety of shops and popular brands at affordable prices. Three floors of the mall are full of different stores, as well as restaurants and cafes. There you can find such youth popular brands as Calliope, Bershka, Stradivarius, New Yorker, Terranova, Zara, Mango, and some others.
You will definitely enjoy your shopping at the network of shops MEGA. There are three MEGA stores in Moscow found in three different locations of the city. If you decide to go to one of them, be ready to spend the whole day there because there are more than 250 different outlets in each of them. Shopping in the IKEA store alone will probably take at least several hours. There are also many places for family entertainment including restaurants, cafes and playgrounds.
It is quite new shopping mall that was opened in Moscow on the Kutuzovsky avenue in 2007 and is considered to be not just a place for shopping, but also the gallery of fashion and style. The size of this shopping gallery of the de Luxe class is really impressive: there are six floors with more than 150 different outlets of such fashion giants as Cartier, Baldinini, Dunhill, Gant, Etam, Malboro Classics, Chaumet, Burberry, and etc. In addition, in the basement of the shopping mall you can see the biggest in Moscow grocery store “Globus Gurme”, where you can buy any products that you want. As any other big shopping mall, “Vremena Goda” can also boast of the variety of entertaining services including cafes, restaurants and beauty salons.