Directory and Forum about Shopping in Ukraine

Shopping in Kharkov, Ukraine

With approximately 1,5000,000 people, Kharkov is the second largest city of Ukraine. As anyone would expect, it offers lots of choice for choppers – in number of shopping malls, big department stores and in diversity.

Here a list of some of the popular places to shop:

Kharkov mall – Karavan –  http://kharkov.karavan.com.ua/en

Palladium Shopping Mall – http://palladium.kh.ua/eng/index.html

Core Electronics – http://yadro.in.ua/

Cobra – http://www.cobra.ua/

Mamindom – http://www.mamindom.ua/

Eldorado – http://www.eldorado.com.ua/

12Volt – http://www.12volt.ua/

Christi – http://mainstream.kharkov.ua/shop/christi

Symbol Plaza – http://symbol.ua/

Shopping and entertainment center «DAFI» – http://www.mirumir.name/index.php/en/portfolio/shops/229–lr-.html

Some interesting links about shopping in Kharkov:

Trip Advisor – http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g295369-s405/Kharkiv:Ukraine:Shopping.html

Lonely Planet – http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ukraine/kharkiv/shopping

Mapia.ua – http://mapia.ua/en/kharkiv/shopping-malls

 

 

Ukraine Women Know How to Dress Elegantly

Shopping in Ukraine is one of the sights. Ukraine is full of beautiful ladies who are walking alone or with their beautiful girlfriends just along the street. Abroad such a picture to watch is unbelievable! So many pretty women not married and just in the street! I mean not in some fancy places or reastaurants, or in the cars of expensive brands – but just in the street walking to work, home whatever! Come here – and you will see this with your own eyes! So that’s why the cities here are occupied with lots of things which ladies like – and all ladies like shopping molls!!!

Ukraine Shopping Center

Here you will find famous fashion names, including Naf Naf, Mexx, Donatto, InWear, Alessandro, Marks&Spencer and Closed. Fashion, sports wear, footwear, cosmetics, perfumery and souvenir stores sell just about anything you can imagine. Usually they are not just a shopping centres – a huge fast food restaurant occupies the most part of the territory. The design and theme of each cafe is supported by audio and video accompaniment by eight, ten or whatever large plasma displays. The service is the newest free floor self-service, which is a kind of a large buffet where one wouldn’t have to wait for a waiter, but would choose the dishes displayed in a great number of showcases.

Popularizing a healthy lifestyle, the molls made sure that the restaurant’s cuisine were not only savoury but also healthy. Especially for that there is unique equipment for cooking without salt and oil. Having had a good rest and dinner, the customer of such supermarkets in the big cities of Ukraine as Kiev, Odessa, Sevastopol, Kharkiv and others can purchase all the necessary groceries and goods. In these projects, combined chic interior, modern equipment, excellent service and low prices.

Ukrainian Women Fashion

The malls also hosts a massive supermarket, department stores and a number of restaurants serving most styles of cuisine. What makes Ukraine worth visiting, especially for the casual tourist, is the gallery of Ukrainian fashion boutiques adorned with the creations of local designers.

Visit Ukraine and go shopping here!!!!

Interesting Insight about the Privoz Market in Odessa, Ukraine

One of the sights of Ukraine is the oldest place in Odessa called “Privoz”. The “Privoz” market is one of the largest farmer markets in Ukraine.
Fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, milk, butter, sausages, honey and other various groceries, along with different supplemental articles are
daily sold there. The market is famous for plenty of its goods, great prices and notoriously colorful language of local salespeople.

According to the history books, the Privoz farmer’s market started in 1827 when wares were first sold from the back of several horse-driven carts in Privoznaya  Street. This was an offshoot of a nearby market known as the old Stary Bazaar which was Odessa’s first bazaar. Slowly the trend of selling different goods from this location caught on and people of all sorts started selling virtually anything here. Soon, a market grew and the Privoz farmer’s market became an institution. To this day, the Privoz market at Privoznaya 14 is still one of the best places to go shopping for fresh produce.
Privoz Market in Odessa, Ukraine

It is easy to find as it is located right beside the train station. Here we see the reality, energy and dynamism of the local farmers market. It’s a
very big market and best value here are the extensive range of fresh food products – meat, fish, vegetables and locally made products.

Great place to see and offers a view of reality and great prices which you most certainly do not find in the affluent tourist sectors of the city. It’s also surprisingly ethnically diverse with trades’ people from all over the region, Russian republics and even China. There is a market in the market of Chinese goods. If you are going to stay in an apartment bring a big bag and fill your fridge with lovely fresh products from Privoz. Maybe it will be a nice idea to ask your Ukrainian wife to cook something Ukrainian for you!

Odessa is not Only a Nice City for Vacationing, it also offers Great Shopping

Odessa is Ukraine’s fourth-largest city, with just over a million people. Set in the country’s south along the Black Sea coast, Odessa was founded in the late 18th century as a Russian naval fortress. For many years in the mid-19th century, it was a free port, becoming home to a multinational populace. In 1905, it was the site of a major Russian Revolution uprising by crew members of the Battleship Potemkin. The nice old town area has a beautiful theaters, opera, philharmonic society, lots of cathedrals and churches, museums, city zoo and other sights and of course the city has many great sandy beaches.

Odessa was a typical colonial port town in Ukraine. Under the influences of Russian, Jewish, Greek, and other cultures, Odessa developed a unique culture of its own. Praised by many writers, that uniquely Odessa’s culture is now gone for a variety of reasons including influx of rural population into Odessa, mass emigration of Odessa’s Jewish population, and Soviet-era faceless industrialization. Odessa municipality erases the remaining traces of the old Odessa with mammoth construction projects geared toward generating a quick buck for the officials involved. Visitors to Odessa can walk Deribasovskaya Street toward Primorskiy (Seaside) boulevard to exhaust the sightseeing opportunities in Odessa. Odessa is now famous by Arcadia nightlife district operating in summer.

Victory Gardens Shopping Center in Odessa, Ukraine

Brand-name shopping in Odessa, and generally in Ukraine, is more expensive than in other countries. Shopping in Odessa will satisfy the most demanding shopoholic, who wishes to “burn” her (better his :) credit card. One will be amazed by the number of boutiques, with expensive brand shoes and purses, lingerie and accessories, etc. and then seeing these things on Ukrainian ladies :) yes, they like to dress up with chic. There is famous “Tolchok” or “The Seventh Kilometer” market on the outskirts of Odessa where tens of thousands of small shops sell goods mainly from China, Turkey, India and other countries. The “Tolchok” prices are famously low, making Odessa a popular shopping destination in Ukraine.

There is a huge market where you can get by bus number 4, 7, etc, or by marshrootka of the same numbers. It’s situated a bit outside Odessa
but doesn’t take long to get there, not more than 30 minutes from almost the centre of the city. It works from early morning till 2pm or so.
You can find almost everything there – men and women clothes, shoes, bags, perfumes etc. And the choice is quite big. Prices are
much cheaper compared to the ones in the shops. You can buy a nice pair of shoes for something like 50$ and a pair of fashionable jeans for 80$, but there are things there much cheaper than that. Enjoy! ;) Because they sell pretty the same in shops around, but the price is 2-3 times more expensive. The bottom line is: you will not fail to impress your Ukrainian bride, if you take her shopping :)

Ukraine Offers Great Shopping – in Small Local Stores and Big Shopping Centers

With a population of approximately 47 million people, Ukraine offers a big choice of stores to its residents and to its visitors as well. The selling outlets vary from small artisan stores to big modern shopping centers. In big cities such as Kiev, there are shopping malls that are just as diversified and modern as any shopping mall in the USA or Western Europe.

Among the differences of products offered in Ukraine versus countries of the west, the quality and choice of clothes is obvious. Whether it is local clothes or designer clothes, there are beautiful fashion clothes that virtually cannot be found anywhere else. The prices are also quite reasonable, compared to the prices in North America and Western Europe countries similar stores.Kiev Shopping Mall

Ukraine stores also offer a wide choice of artwork consisting of quality paintings, ceramics and jewelry that are mostly locally made. Also, Ukrainian embroidery, weaving and lace-making may be purchased quite cheaply in many art galleries or directly from the artists on the street. Because of certain customs laws, it is wise to inquire about what can be brought out of Ukraine before making purchases.

Among Ukraine’s famous shopping malls, the Alta Center located in Kiev, was the first one built in the Ukrainian capital. If offers a wide diversity of quality stores offering beautiful local clothes as well as designer clothes, cosmetics and perfumes, souvenirs and of course, beautiful and affordable jewellery. The mall is also home to bid department stores, a big supermarket and several restaurants offering not only delicious Ukraine meals but also an international menu.

Shopping in Ukraine, whether in small local store or in the big modern shopping centers, is always a nice experience. The main reason is the difference in the products compared to
what most visitors are used to see in their local stores. Especially, when it comes to clothing, most tourists will go back home with beautiful clothes that are unique to Ukraine.

Before planning your trip to Ukraine, make sure you will have contacted your credit card company to inform them about your trip – to prevent their anti-fraud software to temporarily freeze your card due to unusual purchases. Ukraine stores usually accept the US dollar and the Euro.