prague

Hello, prague

"Mother Prague has clutches," Franz Kafka wrote nearly one hundred years ago. Prague’s convoluted streets may keep you in those clutches loving every second of it. Anyone who has wandered around the city's cobbled streets and Gothic alleyways and seen the moon hover behind the towers and pinnacles of Europe's most beautiful capital will definitely come back.

Shopping

The Shopping to Visit

two friends are window shopping

Designer Clothes

Even though there are no clearly defined shopping areas for smaller shops with designer clothing, you will encounter a small concentration of them on Karoliny Světlé and Bartolomějská streets, in New Town. Boutiques such as Leeda and Girls Without Clothes flagship store are a good starting point.

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Wenceslas Square in Prague on a summer afternoon

Main Shopping Areas

Prague’s main shopping areas are situated in New Town: on Václavské námesti (Wenceslas Square), and, immediately below, in the pedestrian mall Na Příkopě. There are large individual shops and chain stores such as H&M, Zara, and Marks & Spencers, as well as several large department stores.

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Antiques Sign Shop in Prague, Czech Republic.

Antiques and Art

If you take a stroll from the market place Havelské tržiště in the Old Town, across Michalská street, you will find several antique shops and stores displaying typical Prague artwork along the way.

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Counter with bohemian glass in Prague

Cut glass

Czechia is deservedly well-known for its cut glass, and a wide range is on offer at the shops around Staroměstské náměsti (Old Town Square).If you are looking for some serious glass masterpieces, get an appointment at Rony Plesl Studio or the Artěl Design Store.

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Shaping glass in a studio for glass making.

Czech Design

The work of young Czech designers can be found at Qubus Design Studio on Ramova 3. Anyone looking for modernist designs (in cubism or functionalism traditions) can pay a visit to the shop of the Kibista gallery on Ovocný trh 19, also close to the Old Town Square.

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Prague - Palladium shopping mall

Palladium Shopping Centre

At the Palladium Shopping Center you can find a wide range of shops spread over five floors. You will most probably find what you are searching for, whether it be toys or clothes, among the 180 shops here. You can also take a break at one of the restaurants or cafes.

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