Must see shopping in Chişinău

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    With a prime central location in the marvellous city hall building, this is the best all-around place for souvenirs. In addition to the standard maps,…

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    Carpe Diem

    This small, private wine shop and bar is one of the best places in town to purchase and taste Moldovan wine. Specialises in smaller wineries, and the late…

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    At once traditional and contemporary, Mândria represents the best of national-inspired fashion in Chişinău. Embroidered men's shirts and women's dresses…

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    Kishinǒsky Arbat

    Chişinău's own 'Arbat' is a row of souvenir vendors next to the Organ Hall. You'll find the usual Soviet trinkets, traditional textiles, bags, Putin T…

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    Mileştii Mici

    The outlet store for the Mileştii Mici wine cellars. Table wine is sold from a tap; a 1L refill is 13 lei.

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    Galeria L

    Galeria L is a treasure trove of paintings by local artists and hosts occasional exhibitions. Also has a few souvenirs crafted by local artists.

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    Cricova Shop

    The venerable winery sells good bottles of wine for as little as 35 lei, plus Bessarabia sparkling wine.

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    Carries a good range of maps, postcards, a few souvenirs, plus excellent picture books of Moldova.

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    Flower Market

    Delightful open-air flower market that runs along the northwestern edge of Parcul Catedralei.