Prague: shopping centers. Shopping in Prague
Everyone has his own Prague. Who was there at Christmas, it's frosty and spicy, in the summer - warm and bright, in the autumn - slightly rainy and romantic. The most beautiful capital of the Czech Republic has something to show and how to treat its guests. Bribes an incredibly cozy atmosphere of the city: a little melancholy and mysterious, but pleasant and friendly.
Gothic architecture of Prague is intertwined with the buildings of modern shopping centers, paved bridges with large highways, original home kitchen with original solutions.
Someone goes to the Czech Republic in order to touchto history, visit ancient castles and museums, and someone - to try the legendary beer, wander through the numerous shops and bring home something special, exclusively Czech.
To avoid thinking about where to shop for a long time, we offer a short guide to Prague shopping centers and shops.
The most famous and one of the largestshopping centers in Prague - TC "Palladium". It is located in the zone of Praha 1, in the very center of the city, near the metro station "Republic Square" (Náměsti Republiky), which is on a yellow branch, at nám. Republiky, 1.
If you follow the signs, then the shopping centeryou can get directly from the subway or take tram No. 26, 14, 8 or 5 to the stop with the already familiar name Náměsti Republiky. Long search for the shopping center "Palladium" is not necessary - this is a bright old building, the facade of which is painted with "tasty" color of marsala. But the exterior is deceptive, within the historical structure there are five floors of an ultramodern shopping mall.
The number of stores is amazing - 180 divisions withfashionable clothes of famous European brands, cosmetics, men's and women's perfumes, stylish accessories, household appliances, books ... Seafood lovers should stop at the ground floor, at the grocery store Seafood shop. Here you can find the freshest delicacies for your future culinary masterpieces.
On the fifth floor there are 20 cafes, bars andrestaurants with national Czech, Italian, Indian, Asian, and other world cuisine. You can not doubt: it's impossible to get away from hunger without buying from here!
In the area of Praha 4, at Roztylská, 2321/19there is a shopping center "Chodov". Prague is rich in large stores not only in the city center, but also in more remote areas. To get to the shopping center, you can go to Chodov metro station by red branch or by bus number 177, 511, 115, 193, 135, 197, H1.
In this shopping center you can not only make purchases, but also visit a fitness club, play bowling, billiards or in slot machines.
The choice of their customers shopping center offersproduction both mass production, and shops with luxury products. Clothes, perfumes, jewelry from many famous brands: Michal Kors, Zara, Tom Tailor, Miss Sixty, l'Occitane, Sephora and many others.
Shopping center "Flora" - the youngest mall incity. It is worth going to, if in between shopping you plan to visit one of two 3D cinemas: Cinema City or Oskar iMax or fix your fingers in a local manicure salon.
On the ground floor you can find all the necessarygoods for the kitchen and home in the store Home & Cook. On the next three, do not miss the chance to bring from the capital of the Czech Republic products made of crystal and glass, fine lace, and elegant jewelry. Find the "Flora" at Vinohradska, 144, Praha 3.
Shopping center "Letnany", Prague 9, Veselská, 663. This shopping mall is located far from the city center, but here you can safely spend the whole day with the whole family. On the territory of the store you can visit the fitness center, skate at any time of year on the covered ice skating rink or have a nice time in the aqua zone. A lot of bars and cafes with a variety of cuisine will not let you get hungry.
And, of course, shopping: Bershka, Mustang, Next, Esprit and many other European and Western brands of stylish clothing, cosmetics, perfumes, costume jewelery.
"New Smichov", shopping center, Prague 5. It is located practically in the center of the city, Plzeňská, 8, metro station Anděl. You can also take tram No. 6, 4, 10, 20, 58, 7, 9, 14, 54, 59 to the stop with the same name.
This mall is notable for the fact that it hasknown grocery and household hypermarket Tesco. Here you can find everything your soul desires: the freshest meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, fragrant pastries and sweets for every taste. And also the goods for the house, household chemistry, cosmetics for the care of hair, face and body.
Also in this shopping center you can purchasefurniture for the garden and apartments, jewelry, shoes and clothing from the latest collections of famous brands. A rest after hours of shopping is better in the multiplex cinema.
The largest outlet in Prague - Fashion Arena OutletCenter - is located on the outskirts, in the Praha 10 area, on Průmyslová, 440. You can get to this paradise for shopaholics by a free bus that departs from the Depo Hostivař metro station, located on a green branch.
Discounts strike imagination, hundreds of brands, suchAs Lacoste, Levi's, Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, sell the goods at more than affordable prices. Here you can buy a quality leather bag, branded winter jacket or sports sneakers from a well-known sports brand with a discount of up to 70%. One drawback - the area is so large that one day is unlikely to be enough to get around the entire shopping center. Therefore, if your goal is to raid an outlet in Prague, book a room in the Prague 10 area and visit the "Fashion Arena" in two or three sets.
A few more addresses for bargains:
- Clothing for sports and leisure in Outlet Sport Factory. The store is located in the Prague 9 area, Skorkovska.
- Clothes for women - Butik The Item is at Zatecka, 8.
- Clothing for the whole family - Outlet factory. Can be found at Elisky Peskove, 5.
If hunting for discounts is not your option, and inEurope you are driving for new luxury brands, then do not pass by the streets of Paris (Prague). Shopping centers and inexpensive souvenir shops on this street are not found. Here are the most famous and expensive boutiques: Chanel, Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Prada and others. Each season the assortment is replenished with new collections, and things from past seasons are sent to outlet. Also in restaurants in Paris you can drink a cup of coffee at a full dinner price, and dine at the price of shoes from H & M.
Of course, there are seasonal sales in these boutiques, but still, this kind of shopping can not be called economical.
If you ask the women who were already in the Czech Republic: "What to buy in Prague?", They will unanimously answer - Manufaktura!
"Manufacture" is a natural cosmetics and soaphandmade. The main ingredients of cosmetics are: beer, Moivar wine, Dead Sea salt and medicinal herbs. Cosmetics have a rejuvenating effect, perfectly cleanses and moisturizes the skin, and shampoos based on beer accelerate the growth of hair, and make the curls shiny and dense.
The brand has stylishly designed gift itemsKits that you can bring to your family and friends. And of course, do not forget about yourself. Today, the products of "Manufacture" can be bought in domestic online stores, but it is much more pleasant and more reliable to acquire it in the heart of the Czech Republic.
Buy brand products can be in the boutique Manufaktura at Melantrichova, 17, Prague. Shopping centers also realize this cosmetics in perfumery and cosmetic departments, it will not be difficult to find it.
And if the question: "What to buy in Prague?" To ask men, they will answer: "Definitely beer!"
The Czech Republic is famous for its brewing, and even those whowas skeptical about this drink, recognize that Czech beer is worthy of attention. Light, dark, filtered, unfiltered, for every taste of connoisseurs and for the test of newcomers. Small private breweries in Prague almost at every corner, so there is no point in describing them all, you need to try!
And with a memory can be brought beautifulbeer mugs straight from the capital of brewing, which depicts the beautiful Gothic Prague. Shopping centers always have departments with souvenir products, there you will find them.
Czech shoes "Bata" - the embodiment of the Europeanstyle: laconic, practical and very high-quality. The brand produces shoes for men, women and children for all seasons. This summer sandals and clogs, shoes for celebrations, comfortable sneakers, stylish moccasins, practical rubber, and warm winter shoes.
The largest store is on Wenceslas SquareAreas. Walk past the six-story building with a huge Bata signboard is simply impossible. And all these six floors - a store selling shoes "Bata", two floors of women's shoes and one for men and children. You can not get out without new loffers or shoes, and hardly want.
In less quantity, brand shoes can be found in almost all shopping centers. It is difficult to imagine shopping in Prague without buying a real pair of comfortable Czech shoes.
Symbols of Prague
Another way to spend money in Prague is to buyas a souvenir, representing the city or country. Remember, a children's cartoon about the sweet mole and his friends? Invented in the 50's by Zdeněk Miller, he became a true symbol of the Czech Republic. In any shopping center or souvenir shop in Prague you will find utensils, bags, watches, pillows, charms with the image of the Czech mole, as well as plush toys, from small to very large.
Another souvenir that will please your child- Handmade puppet doll. Heroes of national fairy tales, animal figures, and good witches will become an original gift for a modern child, and adults will not refuse to decorate the interior with such a stylish souvenir from Czech masters.
Jewelery from the Czech Republic was once very much appreciated byfashionable women of the Soviet Union. Priorities have since changed, and the quality and elegance of Czech jewelry is not. A special charm is that natural stones (grenades and vltavin), from which the products are made, are mined here in the Czech Republic. Local jewelers know how to properly and in what metals to straighten stones, so that they look noble and expensive.
If you still do not know where in Europe you canTo buy dishes from porcelain or crystal - this is Prague. Shopping centers offer products from Czech porcelain and Bohemian glass. This will be a wonderful gift for connoisseurs of dishes made in a classical style, for example, a mother or grandmother. However, such exquisite things can become an ornament of even the most modern interior.
Seasons of discounts in Prague
For profitable shopping you can go to Praguefour times a year. The most generous month for discounts is December. At the end of the year, almost all stores are trying to free the shelves from last year's goods for a new range.
Summer wardrobe should be formed in April,it is this month that you can have time to buy summer dresses and shoes from new collections with a decent discount. The second wave of sales of summer collections begins in late July, and lasts exactly a month. In this period it is better to take basic light things and accessories that will always be in vogue.
Autumn sales in Prague are the quietest, butStill there is a chance to buy an autumn, and if you're lucky, even a winter coat at a bargain price. Since the beginning of October and within two to three weeks, discounts are not very large, and if you plan to save well, then it's better to wait until the end of the year.