Top Choice Market in St Petersburg

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…
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…
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.
Homewares in St Petersburg

Imperial Porcelain

Dating back to the mid-18th century, this is the company that used to make tea sets for the Russian royal family. Formerly known as Lomonosov China, the company continues to produce innovative designs – the specialt…
in Moscow

Russian Gift

Secondhand in St Petersburg


Inside the Tkachi 'Cultural Space' is this paradise for anyone after some Soviet accessories, vintage jackets and secondhand clothes of varying styles. The friendly owner may take it upon herself to find just the ri…
Hypermarket in St Petersburg


If you can’t find something anywhere else in the city, then head for this conveniently located hypermarket, just a short walk from Obvodny Kanal metro. You’ll find a huge range of food, clothing, household products …