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Saint Petersburg Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

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Saint Petersburg Shopping

In addition to the  rich culture and history of the city, you will also find great shopping. Here is a guide to the best shopping in Saint Petersburg.

Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor

The largest and oldest department store in Saint Petersburg is Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor. The translation of Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor is “Guests’ Court” and inside you will find that it is set up like a Turkish bazaar. There are many different independent shops inside as well as a cafe bar. You will find souvenirs, music, cosmetics, shoes, and caviar on the first floor. On the second floor there are numerous designer boutiques and clothes. The shops are open from 10am to 10pm each day. This is a good place to purchase various products from clothes to postcards.

Passage Shopping Center

The Passage Shopping Center is the most elegant shopping center on Nevsky Prospect. It is located across from the Gostiny Dvor. Inside the shopping center there are two stories of upscale stores. This is a good place to purchase clothing as well as nice gifts. The prices of items vary and it is possible to find some good deals.

Grand Canyon Shopping Mall

The Grand Canyon Shopping Mall opened in 2006 and is the largest shopping mall in St. Petersburg. It is located close to the metro and offers all of the big Russian chain stores including Savage and other European lines. There is a long row of restaurants as well as an indoor riverwalk. The mall also has a large game zone called Crazy Park and a Cinema.

Souvenirs

You can find many souvenir shops inside most of the attractions in Saint Petersburg. Inside the churches you will find small gift shops that are typically located near the exits.

Located in front of the Aurora ship is a large area of souvenir and gift stands. In this area you will find many unique items such as sailor shirts and captain hats.

There is also another area located near Saint Isaac’s Square that offers several stands that sell fun souvenirs. There are many popular items found here at reasonable prices.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Saint Petersburg shopping.

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