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Top Choice Food & Drinks in Historic Heart

Kupetz Eliseevs

This Style Moderne stunner is 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 freshly baked breads, pastries and …
Top Choice Department Store in Historic Heart

Au Pont Rouge

Dating from 1906–7, the one-time Esders and Scheefhaals department store has been beautifully restored and is one of the most glamorous places to shop in the city. This glorious Style Moderne building is now dubbed …
Mall in Historic Heart

Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor

One of the world’s first indoor shopping malls, the ‘Big Merchant Yard’ dates from between 1757 and 1785 and stretches 230m along Nevsky pr (its perimeter is more than 1km long). This Rastrelli creation is not as el…
Market in Historic Heart

Apraksin Dvor

There's been a market here since the 18th century. Although parts of it are being upgraded, it remains mostly a gritty and chaotic Dostoevsky-style warren of stalls offering mainly cheap clothes, shoes and leather g…
Shopping Centre in Historic Heart

Passage

Built between 1846 and 1848, this arcade has a glass roof spanning the entire block from Nevsky to Italiyanskaya ul. Dostoevsky wrote a story about a man who was swallowed by a crocodile in Passage, after a live cro…
Arts & Crafts in Historic Heart

Perinnye Ryady

Scores of arts-and-craft stores can be found in this arcade in the middle of Dumskaya ul. Among them are Collection, with a wide range of painted works, several by members of the Union of Artists of Russia, and Pion…
Fashion & Accessories in Historic Heart

Tykva

Contemporary Russian designers for both men and women are represented in this stylishly minimalist boutique on the 2nd floor of a grand building that's undergoing something of a revamp as another creative cluster of…
Books in Historic Heart

Staraya Kniga

This long-established antique bookseller is a fascinating place to rummage around. The stock ranges from fancy, mint-edition books to second-hand, well-worn Soviet editions, maps and art (in the section next to the …
Clothing in Historic Heart

Military Shop

In a city with men in uniform on every street corner, this is where you can get yours (the uniform that is!). Buy stripey sailor tops, embroidered badges, big boots, camouflage jackets and snappy caps at decent pric…
Fashion & Accessories in Historic Heart

21 Shop

Pick up a locally designed T-shirt, sweatshirt, bag or other item of streetwear or accessory at this large unisex boutique with its entrance just off Bolshaya Konyushennaya – an affordable antidote to the high fashi…