The Best Local Shopping Spots in Moscow

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Moscow? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

‘Chai-Cofe’ Shop – Chinese tea house

‘Chai-Cofe’ Shop – Chinese tea house

Image by Kate Smagina

“Chai-Cofe” shop in Moscow is built inside the ‘Chinese house’, built 1895-96. Today it’s a cafe that smells amazing and has my favorite fresh cakes.

Full Article by Irina Rakhmanova

ARTPLAY – Fairy place

ARTPLAY – Fairy place

Image by Evgeniya

“ARTPLAY” Moscow is quite large – you can take a short stroll in it enjoying street art exhibitions and wall paintings… Recommended for a weekend!

Full Article by Evgeniya Koroleva

Belye Oblaka – If you are interested in esoterics

Belye Oblaka – If you are interested in esoterics

Image by Rakhmanova Irina

“Belye Oblaka” in Moscow is only the largest shop of esoteric and spirituality goods in Russia! I’m not joking: you can find everything alternative here.

Full Article by Irina Rakhmanova

Central Childrens Store – For kids and parents

Central Childrens Store – For kids and parents

Image by Ilya Sokolov

“Central Childrens Store” in Moscow has always been considered a paradise for kids. I have to admit that this renovated building exceeds my expectations…

Full Article by Ilya Sokolov

Diktatura – Street-wear as Russians make it

Diktatura – Street-wear as Russians make it

Image by Diktatura store

“Diktatura” is a streetwear fashion shop that carries local independent brands for fair prices. Visit this shop and dress different!

Full Article by Andrey Berezkin

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