Shopping

Mall in Astana

Sary Arka

This mall is worth visiting for two stores. Red Carpet features ladies' fashion and accessories by Kazakhstan designers such as Aida Kaumenova, Gulnara Kassym and Aseem Nurseitova. Dresses and accessories at Dinara …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Astana

Empire

These (mostly) tasteful, high-end gifts include framed traditional silver belt ornaments and necklaces, locally designed crystal goblet sets, chess sets, jewellery boxes, leather wallets and fairly garish, nomadic-t…
Arts & Crafts in Almaty

Central State Museum

The ground-floor shop here has a good but pricey selection of Kazakh carpets (60,000T to 80,000T for a 2m-by-3m one) and other Kazakh souvenirs. The museum also hosts excellent Central Asian craft fairs, often on th…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Astana

Talisman

A mind-boggling array of all things Kazakhstan: felt yurts, hats and booties, replica nomadic objects, such as the phallic-looking vessels for carrying fermented mare's milk, models of the Bayterek Monument, porcela…
Arts & Crafts in Almaty

Amanulla Shafii

Amanulla's little shop has a decent range of reasonably priced Kazakh carpets and dearer ones from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
Maps in Almaty

Akademkniga

Best place in Kazakhstan for hiking, road and city maps; also has dictionaries and phrase books.
Sports & Outdoors in Almaty

Limpopo

For sports gear head to Limpopo, with mountain bikes and winter sports equipment.
Sports & Outdoors in Almaty

Robinzon

Equipment for hikers, campers, rafters, fishers and hunters.
Mall in Almaty

Ramstor

Almaty's burgeoning middle class shops at supermarkets and glitzy malls stocked with expensive, often imported, goods and at international stores such as Zara, Yves Rocher and Benetton, which you'll find dotted all …
Mall in Almaty

Mega Alma-Ata

The biggest and newest mall with small skating rinks (has a climbing centre too).