UA Made is definitely a place to have on your list if you didn’t have much time in Kyiv, but what you did see you liked, and you want to take a part with you.
A compact store located in the very center, underneath the Independence Square, has anything you might think of when planning to buy a piece of modern Kyiv: local brand clothes, underwear, small tasty special things like home confiture or salted caramel, souvenirs like symbolic “vyshyvanka” passport holders or phone cases, accessories like watches, wallets, umbrellas, toys and kid’s clothes, things for your home – from arty key holders on the wall to real furniture, kitchen stuff like cups, tableware and dishes, postcards, jewellery and goods for pets.
This entire list is united by one issue: only young Ukrainian brands. All of them are also either related to the Ukrainian national idea or have a funny idea themselves.
Regularly, but not often, all the brands go out to a UA Made weekend fest in a bigger space for all the people to represent their brands themselves.
Shop of the shops, I tell you!