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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…
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 specialt…
Arts & Crafts in Historic Heart

Perinnye Ryady

Scores of arts-and-craft stores can be found in this arcade in the midst of Dumskaya ul, amongst them Collection, with a wide range of painted works, several by members of the Union of Artists of Russia, and Pioners…
Fashion & Accessories in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Parfionova

Tatyana Parfionova was the first St Petersburg couturier to have her own fashion house back in the 1990s, when the New Russians turned up their noses at anything that was not straight from Paris or Milan. Now this l…
Homewares in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Imperial Porcelain

This is the convenient city centre location of the famous porcelain factory that once made tea sets for the Romanovs. If you’re determined to get a bargain, head out to the factory outlet where prices are far cheape…
Food & Drinks in Historic Heart

Vinissimo

With low ceilings and exposed brickwork, this little wine cellar is an atmospheric place to pick out a bon vin. There is no shortage of grands crus and pricey reserves if you are shopping for a special occasion, but…
Market in Historic Heart

Apraksin Dvor

There's been a market here since the 18th century. The gritty Dostoevsky-style warren of stalls is chaotic and offers mainly cheap clothes, shoes and leather goods, as well as food and snacks beloved by the multi-et…
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…
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 secondhand, well-worn Soviet editions, maps and art (in the section next to the a…