Must see shopping in Azerbaijan

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    A selection of very genuine regional sweets, preserves and variants on halva/paxlava (baclava) are sold in this delightful little shop. It's in a stone…

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    In a newly restored 19th-century building, this centre is predominantly a community project to support local potters in their craft. You can watch…

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    Çiraq Books

    For two decades, Çiraq has been Baku's leading English-language bookshop. It has a decent range of classics, bestsellers, travel guides and locally…

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    Təzə Bazar

    The big, bustling bazaar sells everything from pottery, metalwork and carpets to masses of fresh food. Saffron comes in a wide variety of qualities, the…

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    Baku Book Center

    A marvel in this age of closing bookstores, this impressive palace of reading opened in 2018 and holds regular book signings and exhibitions.

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    Rolls Royce

    Cars to get you noticed. The showroom, shared with Mini, is in one of Baku's most elegant examples of 'oil boom' architecture, originally built in 1901…

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    Crafts House

    Although the wide range of knick-knacks is mostly fairly corny tourist tat, this two-storey complex also includes a couple of genuine craft artists'…

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    Halvaçi Yəhyə

    Şəki is famed for its super-sweet, syrup-soaked halva, which is actually more like a form of paxlava (baklava). There are dozens of local brands but Yəhyə…

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    Park Bulvar Mall

    Opened in 2010, Park Bulvar was Baku's first international-style shopping mall. It remains one of the most popular, though some residents complain that it…

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    Gəncə Mall

    Locals remain entranced by what is Azerbaijan's fanciest mall outside Baku, but despite the soaring glass-roofed atrium, the place is full of 'could be…

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    Karavansara Bazarı

    While the majority of the wares on sale here are a little tacky, it's worth taking a quick look inside if only to admire the architecture of one of Baku's…

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    Təzə Bazar

    For everything from caviar (sometimes with tastings) and photogenically piled fruit to assorted homewares and Lənkəran tea, head to this fairly central,…

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    Attractively contemporary small store selling local nuts, dried fruit and ground coffees. There's a cafe section too, though oddly the coffee served there…

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    Tom Ford - Men

    The Tom Ford men's couture store occupies a classic Baku mansion that once hosted Charles de Gaulle during a secret 1944 stopover en route to Moscow.

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    Bakı Gallery

    This small commercial art gallery is more affordable than many, with a particularly good selection if you want impressionistic canvasses of Baku.

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    Port Baku Mall

    Upmarket shopping mall housing international names like Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.

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    Şəki İpek

    The showroom of Şəki’s kombinat (silk factory) stocks high-quality carpets and some attractively simple silk scarves.

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    Baku showroom for the New York–based jewellery chain where old romantics still hope to bump into Audrey Hepburn.

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    Baku Lamborghini

    Luxury cars and branded accessories for millionaires with spare cash.

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    The Baku flagship for the Italy-based international luxury brand.