Shopping in St. Petersburg

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 12, 2018

Shopping centres in St Petersburg are very similar to western ones. You can find European shops mingled in with Russian ones, as well as top luxury designer brands in the northern capital of Russia.  In this article we are going to describe some of the most popular places to shop as the locals see it.

Au Pont Rouge

One of the first department stores built in the world, Au Pont Rouge was founded in 1907 and then reopened after 108 years in 2015. The Imperial Family of Russia was amongst its first customers and now you can share their experience. 274 brands, 59 of which are exclusively presented in Au Pont Rouge include Russian fashion brands such as Gosha Rubchinsky as well. There is also a Hermitage shop corner on the second floor, which has an enormous amount of high-end souvenirs & books from Russia.

DLT Department Store Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s main department store, fashion life spot with a great choice of goods and impeccable service. DLT includes the best selection of more than 700 brands, many of which are represented in St. Petersburg exclusively and for the best prices, positively differing from prices in Milan, London, and Dubai boutiques. Among DLT exclusive brands are Billionaire, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford and many others.

Galeria St. Petersburg

The largest shopping mall in the center of the city and a stone’s throw away from the Moscow Railway Station. The shopping center’s five floors are home to more than 300 shops, 28 restaurants and cafes and 10 cinema screens (including IMAX) so it’s everything you would expect from your modern shopping mall and more. It boasts the largest selection of brands in St. Petersburg, from high street brands like Uniqlo, Michael Kors, Mango, Zara, DKNY, Victoria’s Secret, Patrizia Pepe, Meucci, Armani, Calvin Klein and French Connection to accessories, sports equipment, quality footwear, gift shops and more local Russian designer brands as well.

Udelny Rynok (Udelka flea market)

The Flea Market at Udelnaya metro station is the most famous market in Russia, virtually one-of-a-kind in St. Petersburg and one of the largest flea markets in the world. The place is famous for the abundance of things that remained from the Second World War as well as for genuine Soviet merchandise, unlike those Chinese-made items that fill out gift shops in the city center. The market offers a variety of goods such as antique samovars, sacred images and busts of Lenin.

Kupetz Eliseev’s Warehouse (Eliseyev Emporium)

This Style Moderne stunner is St Petersburg’s most elegant grocery store, selling plenty of branded goods from blends of tea to caviar and handmade chocolates as well as delicious freshly baked breads, pastries and cakes. Kids will love watching the animatronic figures in the window display and there are pleasant cafes on the ground floor and in the former wine cellar. In the basement, the brasserie is decorated in Art Nouveau style. Custom made chairs and sofas have been upholstered with the finest fabrics. Enamel tables with old Russian names and pictures of produce recreate the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century. The hand painted wall pattern is in harmony with the original features of walls and ceilings of the famous old basement warehouses.

 

 

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