For years the Karavan Jazz Club, heart of Baku’s jazz scene, occupied this building whose repurposing into a chain fashion boutique was emblematic of the city's evolution towards a culture of conspicuous consumption…
This stone-fronted but totally contemporary branch of the London department store has far more sales folk than customers most days of the week but it is the flagship of Baku's ambition to be seen as a cosmopolitan E…
Although the wide range of knick-knacks is mostly fairly corny tourist tat, this two-storey complex also includes genuine craft artists' workshops and is worth perusing en route to the tourist office, which is upsta…
Sells an amusing selection of hagiographic literature about both Әliyevs, as well as postcards and several guide-pamphlets that you could have got for free from the tourist information office.
Stocks detailed Azerbaijan 1:500,000 topographic and road maps (AZN5), slightly dated postcards plus many booklets that would be free if you'd asked at the tourist office.
Şəki is famed for its super-sweet, syrup-soaked halva, which is actually more like a form of paxlava. Yəhyə is our favourites of countless local brands.
English-language bookshop with decent range of classics, bestsellers, travel guides and locally relevant titles, and a good souvenir section.
The showroom of Şəki’s silk factory (kombinat) stocks high-quality carpets and some attractively simple silk scarves (from AZN20).
Ziya is well stocked, but overpriced, and aimed at Hyatt guests who can’t be bothered to shop around.
Luxury cars and branded accessories for millionaires with spare cash.