Shopping

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 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 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 …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Vasilyevsky Island

Artmuza

This is one of the city's largest 'creative clusters' with around 13,000 sq metres of space over several floors hosting a variety of art galleries, studios, fashion boutiques and designers. On the ground floor look …
Homewares in Smolny & Vosstaniya

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 speciali…
Arts & Crafts in Sennaya & Kolomna

Rediskа

Near the courtyard of the Berthold Centre, this delightful shop has lots of eye-catching objects, much of it made in-house or produced by St Petersburg artisans. You'll find jewellery imprinted with famous paintings…
Music in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Phonoteka

This cool store will thrill anyone interested in music and cinema, as it sells a very cool range of vinyls from all eras (it’s particularly strong on rare Soviet discs), a great selection of CDs from around the worl…
Fashion & Accessories in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Tatyana Parfionova

Tatyana Parfionova was the first St Petersburg designer to have her own fashion house back in 1995, when New Russians turned up their noses at anything that was not straight from Paris or Milan. Now this local celeb…
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…
Shopping Centre in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Galeria

This extraordinary place has rather changed everything for shopping in St Petersburg – there are probably as many shops here as elsewhere in the entire city centre. Spread over five floors, with around 300 shops (in…