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City Hunter: Top Unusual Moscow Shops
May 24, 2012 13:34


We continue to explore the most unusual and attractive places in the Russian capital. Today, we would like to draw your attention to several Moscow shops. It is likely that you will decide to buy something memorable before leaving the country and we can recommend to follow our guide while looking for books, flowers, cosmetics, tea, Russian handicrafts and various pretty things.
Here are several shops we consider worthy of your attention.

The House of Violet
Unique flower shop in Moscow. Great collection of rare violets and other house plants. Seeds, soil, beautiful pots, books. Flower exhibitions.
Open: 10am-8pm on weekdays, 11am-7pm on weekends.
Address: 20/2 Pyatnitskaya str. Metro: “Novokuznetskaya”, www.domfialki.com.

 

Biblio-Globus
The biggest and the most popular Moscow bookshop. You will find books in different languages, CDs and DVDs, deluxe editions, rare and antique books, old prints and engravings. There is a department where you can discover beautiful pens and unique notebooks and diaries.
Buy a collection of Russian classical literature or a beautiful art albom with reproductions of Russian paintings.
Open: 9am-10pm on weekdays, 10am-9pm on weekends.
Address: 6/3 bldg 1, Myasnitskaya str. Metro: Lubyanka/Kuznetsky Most, www.biblio-globus.ru.

Eliseevsky Store
Old, big and beautiful grocery store located in the centre of Moscow. The historical building with stunning interior and rich choice of foods: fresh bakery, exotic fruits, handmade sweets, ready dishes, wines, etc. This gastronome was the first Russian shopping mall with foreign delicacies.
Open: 24/7.
Address: 14, Tverskaya str., www.eliseevskiy.ru.

 

 

 

Red Cube
It is a Russian network of shops selling unique souvenirs and gifts. The company is very popular among Muscovites due to interesting assortment: toys, plates and dishes, vases, handmade cards, lighting gadgets, décor elements made of different materials. New collections according to the season. Online shopping.
Open: 10am-10pm.
There are a lot of shops in most Russian cities. The address of one of the central Moscow shops: 18, Tverskaya str.,Tverskoy Passage Shopping Center. Metro: “Tverskaya”/“Pushkinskaya”, www.redcube.ru.

Samovar Shop
An original shop selling antique and modern Tula samovars (Russian tea machines) of various sizes and colours. This place can be a real find for those who want to buy traditional Russian souvenirs. In addition to samovars, the shop offers such attractive things as matryoshkas (Russian dolls), Zhostovo trays, Pavlovo-Posad shawls, porcelain items, etc. Online shopping.
Open: 9am-9pm.
Address: 14, Rastorguevsky lane. Metro: “Ulitsa 1905 goda”, www.samovary.ru.

 


Nouvelle Etoile (Novaya Zarya)

This beautifully decorated shop makes you feel like in a perfume heaven. Dozens of fragrances for men and women from the legendary Russian perfume and cosmetics producer. The company leads its history from 1884. Rich choice of products: perfume, creams, lotions, soap, etc. Traditional Soviet fragrances.
Open: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am- 7pm.
Address: 4, Ilyinka str, “Gostiny Dvor” Shopping Centre. Metro: “Kitay-Gorod”, www.novzar.ru.

Tea-Coffee
The tea house located on Myasnitskaya street, where one can find different types of Chinese tea and rare types of coffee.
 The historical building in Chinese style dates back to the 19th century, when one of the most successful tea merchant Sergey Perlov decided to build a house with tea and coffee shop on the first floor. 
 What you can buy here: elite sorts of tea and coffee, Italian chocolate, cakes and candies, almond nougat, truffles, etc.
Open: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-7pm.
Address: 19, Myasnitskaya str. Metro: “Chistye Prudy”/”Turgenevskaya”/”Sretensky Bulvar”.

Petit Jardin
Little cozy shop recently opened in Moscow. Gifts and accessories, interior and garden design items, vintage furniture and clocks, flowers, cosmetics, toys. Unique pieces that can be found only there. Online shopping.
Open: 10am-10pm.
Address: 26/1, Prospekt Mira str. Metro:”Prospekt Mira”, www.petitjardin.ru.

Whisky World
  Russian vodka is not what you must necessarily bring from Russia. Try elite whisky, cognacs, rum, tequila and wines from Whisky World. Accessories for wine, glasses, cigars, etc. Online shopping, special offers, discount system. A collection of rare whiskies.
Open: 10am-9 pm.
Address: 9, Tverskoy Blvd. Metro: Pushkinskaya/Tverskaya/Chekhovskaya, www.whiskyworld.ru.

Natalia Semicheva.

Image courtesy: www.otdihitalia.com, www.domfialki.com, www.biblio-globus.ru, Livejournal, www.redcube.ru, www.samovary.ru, www.novzar.ru, The Village, www.petitjardin.ru, Smachno.


Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian tourism Moscow City Hunter Russian shops  

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