When travelling to Warsaw make sure to leave some free space in your suitcase, as the chances are high that you’ll find some real bargains at the many markets, malls and boutiques.
If you’re looking for a shopping break, the Polish capital will not let you down. The city offers a wonderful mix of design brands and chain stores, international, as well as local. Find them in one of the many malls, hit the markets for some unique pieces and stop by the Old Town for traditional Polish souvenirs to take home. Whatever you’re looking for, Warsaw is the place to find it.
Expansive Shopping Malls
Warsaw has a number of rich malls to choose from. Discover luxurious designs, affordable clothing, entertainment and food in these huge spaces. Put on your most comfortable shoes and get ready for a long day of exploring exciting stores.
This relatively new mall attracts more than a million visitors a month and not without reason. Located in the city center, near the train station, the Zlote Tarasy, is easily accessible. Visit international stores like Marks & Spencers, Aldo, Clinique and Mango, dine at Hard Rock Café or catch a movie at the multiplex cinema.
Welcome to central-Europe’s biggest mall. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Arkadia, you never will. In addition to a great selection of clothing stores, the mall offers a wide range of electronics, home and interior stores, restaurants and a cinema. It is easy to loose track of time exploring this shopping haven.
Looking to renew your wardrobe? Then Promenada is the place to go. Indulge in fashion at stores such as H&M, Esprit, Lagerfeld, United Colors of Benetton and Zara. Spoil your feet with some new treats from Converse and Ecco, or make the day sparkle with a visit at Swarovski, Pandora and MOKOBELLE.
Factory Outlet Ursus
The city’s best spot for finding a real bargain is without doubt Factory Outlet Ursus. Revel in top fashion brands with 30-70% discounts. Renowned names include Adidas, O´Neill, Nike, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.
The Old Town
After a day of walking around the malls, a change of scenery might be nice. Why not head to the Old Town for quaint, charming surroundings as well as the city’s best souvenir shopping. Amber jewelry and crystal are among the most sought after gifts to take home with you from Warsaw. Make sure to visit a Cepelia store, offering paintings, sculptures, jewelry, carpets and wickerwork products, to name a few. Another must is a stop by one of the Boleslawiecs, which sells handmade and decorated ceramics. This pottery tradition is more than a hundred years old, and is truly worth looking in to.
If you want something unique then head to one of the city’s markets. There are many to choose from, depending on what your interests are. Take a look at the following reccommendations:
Bazar na Kole
Explore the stalls, run by salesmen from all over Poland, at this market, which specializes in antiques. Beautiful watches, furniture, silver, stamps and military artifacts are among the many interesting artifacts you’ll find here. Set aside som
e time and you’ll be sure to discover a hidden gem or two. It takes place at ul. Obozowa 99, on Saturdays and Sundays from early morning until 14.00.
This is a true must see for all photography enthusiasts out there. This market offers fantastic discounts on camera equipment, such as lenses, negatives, filters and so on. Whether you know what you’re looking for or are just curious, this incredibly cool market is worth experiencing. It is located at ul. Batorego 10 on Sundays from 10.00-14.00.
Targ Dobrego Jedzenia w Fortecy
A trip to ul. Zakroczymska 12 on Wednesdays will make your stomach rumble for sure. Enjoy a wide selection of fresh herbs, vegetables, cheese, meat, eggs and honey. This is the perfect place to bring your senses to life as you stroll around, tasting small treats along the way. The market opens at 08.00 and stays open as long as people hang around.
Whether you’re looking for clothes, antiques, food or equipment, the Polish capital delivers. The number of shopping bags is likely to increase during the day, so central accommodation might come in handy. Stay at the sophisticated Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw and easily drop of your bags as you go.