Top Choice Music in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky


From the courtyard, look for the black metal door that leads down into this dungeon of a shop, which houses room after room of CDs, in every genre imaginable. If you are curious about the russky rock scene, this is …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky


One of Russia’s oldest furriers, this place has been manufacturing shapky (fur hats) and shuby (fur coats) since 1912. While Yekaterina has always maintained a reputation for high-quality furs and leather, its desig…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kremlin & Kitay Gorod

Gus-Khrustalny Factory Store

Since the glass production factory was founded there in 1756, the town of Gus-Khrustalny (east of Moscow) has been known for its high-quality glassware. This little factory outlet carries a small but choice selectio…
Market in Moscow

Izmaylovsky Market

This sprawling area, also known as Vernisazh market, is packed with art, handmade crafts, antiques, Soviet paraphernalia and just about anything you might want for a souvenir. You’ll find Moscow’s biggest original r…
Books in Meshchansky & Basmanny


Moscow’s favourite bookshop is huge, with lots of reference and souvenir books devoted to language, art and history, and a good selection of maps and travel guides. A user-friendly computerised catalogue will help y…
Market in Moscow

Vernisazh Market

Good value, but rather far-flung, this market has a huge collection of handicrafts, knick-knacks, souvenirs, clothing and art.
Mall in Kremlin & Kitay Gorod

Okhotny Ryad

The best part of this underground mall is the fanciful troika fountain that splashes the shoppers as they enter and exit from Alexander Garden. Aside from the clothing and electronic stores, there is a big, crowded …
Food & Drinks in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Magazin Chai-Kofe

In 1894 the old Perlov Tea House was redecorated in the style of a Chinese pagoda. Today this fantastical facade contains the Tea-Coffee Store – a simple name for a place that is filled with coffee beans from Italy,…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Prosto Tak

For quirky, clever souvenirs, stop by this network of artists’ cooperatives. Each outlet has a different name, but the goods are more or less the same: uniquely Russian gifts such as artist-designed tapki (slippers)…
Art in Presnya


This outlet of the clever artists’ cooperative that has shops scattered around Moscow, features handmade, original and totally impractical stuff – great gifts or fun souvenirs.