Warsaw has all the brand-name shops and malls you’d expect in any European city. For the most part, prices are a little cheaper here.
The main shopping area lies in the maze of streets between the Palace of Culture & Science and ul Nowy Świat, and along the eastern section of al Jerozolimskie and the southern section of ul Marszałkowska.
Forget the malls and generic chain shops. Real shoppers should take to the backstreets of Warsaw, where the art of handmaking products is still alive, and quality over quantity is paramount.