Eastern Ukraine shopping

Market in Kharkiv

Barabashova Market

For the ultimate post-Soviet bazaar experience, cheap jeans and Vietnamese food, head to this market, which rivals similar bazaars in Odesa for the 'biggest in Europe' title. It's really a mind-bogglingly huge affai…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Poltava

Ukrainian Souvenir

Excellent souvenir shop offering beautifully embroidered traditional shirts, blouses and tablecloths, all handmade by villagers from the Poltava region.
Books in Kharkiv


This modern bookshop, on a seemingly hopeless crusade to Ukrainianise a Russian-speaking city, serves as a club for Kharkiv's Ukrainian speakers and cosmopolitans. English speakers are welcome to participate in regu…