Souvenirs and Shopping in Kiev
Souvenirs and Shopping in Kiev
Modern fashion-conscious Kiev (Kyiv) offers tourists a unique shopping experience. You will find excellent new shopping centres, bright modern department stores and traditional markets selling anything you can imagine. The shopping landscape in Kiev has changed beyond all recognition since the late 1990’s. Queuing for scarce basic products in old soviet stores has been replaced with the desire to own the latest designer labels and luxury brands. Kiev has shaken off its Soviet past and embraced the capitalist shopping lust to buy goods you cannot afford and shop for things you probably never needed.
What to Buy
The easiest shopping centre to find as it is situated at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) on Khreschatyk, the main street in Kiev. It was built in 2002 on the instructions of the mayor who had seen a spectacular shopping mall in New York and decided Kiev should have one.
Globus is a large modern retail centre with more than 190 stores built mainly underground. It is the deepest shopping Centre in Kiev and was constructed below national monuments so as not to disturb or affect the historical importance of the square. Globus is a sprawling underground complex, built on 3 floors which stretch between both sides of Khreshchatyk.
Actually there are two distinct parts to Globous. The street level entrance is situated behind Independence monument. Go through the glass doors and you will enter a very modern mall with escalators. Here you will find plenty of refreshments and food outlets, not to mention many of the stores familiar to us in the West. The other part of Globus can be accessed directly from the underground exit of the Metro or from various points situated around Independence Square.
Just about anything you want can be found here. High fashion, gifts, jewellery, perfumes and everything else you would expect to find in a shopping centre and a few things you would not. There are also ATM machines here and a kiosk to change foreign currency.
If you are missing the news from home you will also find a Press kiosk with a large selection of English and European newspapers and magazines.
Open daily 10:00 – 23:00
Khreschatyk (Red Line)
TSUM re-opened in January 2017. the iconic department store in the heart of Kiev, Ukraine has been redesigned internally and externally. on the top floor of the building, new restaurants and a rooftop terrace, offering views not only over the famous Khreshchatyk Street below, but also across the whole city. Below ground, there has been an additional 200 parking places provided within two levels of underground parking.
The complex is situated within the borders of Khreschatyk, the beginning of Boulevard Shevchenko (beside Bessarabskaya) and Krasnoarmeyskaya Street.
Very exclusive and expensive Plaza hosting names such as Versace, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Valentino, Mont Blanc, Bang & Olufsen and many more luxury designer brands. You will also find restaurants, cafes and Ukrainian fast food outlets to enjoy.
For those of you missing your favourite flavours there is a 24hr supermarket that stocks many imported items, you might just get lucky.
Underground car parking
Open daily from 10:00 – 23:00
Gullivers Shopping Centre
Palats Sportu (Green Line)
Brand new 8 floor shopping complex in Kiev offering a large choice of international and local branded stores. It is located close to the city-centre, about a block away from Palats Sportu and the Olympic Stadium.
Gullivers has combined shopping with an entertainment area consisting of a cinema, bowling centre, fitness centre and a rooftop swimming pool with a panoramic view over the Kiev. Other services include travel agencies, banks, a beauty salon and dry-cleaning. There is a decent English book store on the 4th floor and a supermarket on the bottom floor. A decent shopping mall with a range of shops to suit all. There is a parking for 450 cars.
Open 10:00 - 22:00
Entertainment zone until 02:00
Ukraina Shopping Mall
Poznyaky (green line)
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