Shopping in Odessa will satisfy the most demanding shopaholic. Shoppers will be amazed by the number of boutiques carrying expensive, brand name shoes and purses, lingerie and accessories,
Privoz might be the famous open-air market in 0dessa, but a city with more than a million residents can support more than one such venue.
At Tsimes, you can buy all manner of food, including home-baked goods like cakes, jars of purified tomatoes, and bottles of homemade wine.
0ther vendors supply a wide variety of prepared food for takeout.
The traditional Pasasj shopping center is beautiful but offers a limited choice of shops, while the bigger and flashier Evropa and Afina malls are sort of soulless and rather expensive for Ukrainian standards.
If you want to taste or buy good Ukrainian wine, go to the cellar at Ekaterinenskaya Square of the Massandra winery. This winery was founded more than 100 years ago by the Tsar. The Massandra winery and its vineyards lie alongside the Crimea River. The specialties are the sweet wines, which they sell – for European standards – at quite a low price.
There’s a souvenir market with a crowd of artists and craftsmen demonstrating their works situated on Deribasovskaya Street. Prices are really low, and some items are gorgeous. Bargains are common. Don’t miss it if you want to get originally Odessan souvenirs.
This is a huge market that’s situated a bit outside Odessa, but doesn’t take long to get there – not more than 30 minutes from the center of the city. It goes from early morning until 2 pm or so.
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