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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Kostroma

Art Polka

'Polka' means 'shelf' in Russian, and every shelf here contains handmade wares from a different local artist – it's like a miniature craft fair. You'll find everything from lucite-encased flower jewellery and woodcu…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Historic Heart

Taiga

Like several other of Piter's trendy hangouts, Taiga keeps a low profile despite its prime location close by the Hermitage. The warren of small rooms in the ancient building are worth exploring to find cool business…
Top Choice Market in Petrograd & Vyborg Sides

Udelnaya Fair

This treasure trove of Soviet ephemera, pre-revolutionary antiques, WWII artefacts and bonkers kitsch from all eras is truly worth travelling for. Exit the metro station to the right and follow the crowds across the…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Yekaterina

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…
Top Choice Music in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky

Transylvania

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 …
Food & Drinks in Historic Heart

Kupetz Eliseevs

Recently renovated this Style Moderne stunner is once again St Petersburg's most elegant grocery store selling plenty of branded goods from blends of tea to caviar and handmade chocolates as well as delicious freshl…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Volgograd

Memorable Souvenir

A terrific souvenir shop with shelves of over-the-top Soviet and WWII-themed shirts, hats, medals, models, flasks and loads of other perfect take-home mementos.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Rostov-Veliky

Dom Remyosel

This little crafts shop tucked away down a side street is perfect for browsing through gifts and souvenirs, handmade by local artists in a variety of styles: ceramics, woodcarvings, pillows, painted figurines and th…
Arts & Crafts in Suzdal

Maria Frolova

The affable Maria learned the rare and delicate traditional art of filigree embroidery from her grandmother; she often sells her beautiful wares – jewellery and miniature framed needleworks of flowers, birds and rus…
Food & Drinks in Veliky Novgorod

Alkon Distillery

The Alkon distillery has been in operation for over 100 years, producing a range of infused vodka (honey, thyme, rosemary) and high-quality sadko vodka, along with traditional nastoyka cranberry liqueur. Pick up a c…