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  • 1. GUM

    Kremlin/Red Square | Department Stores

    A series of shops and boutiques inside a 19th-century arcade, this shopping emporium sits on Red Square, across from the Kremlin. GUM, which...Read More

  • 2. Imperial Porcelain

    Western Outskirts | Ceramics/Glassware

    Founded in the 18th century by the order of Queen Elizaveta, daughter of Peter the Great, this firm (also known as Lomonosov) sold porcelain...Read More

  • 3. Russkaya Vyshivka

    Arbat | Crafts

    Specializing in traditional Russian linen, this old store stocks beautiful embroidered christening gowns as well as table linens, rag rugs,...Read More

  • 4. Tsvetnoy Central Market

    Kitai Gorod | Department Stores

    What was once a central market selling food and utilitarian household items is now an upscale mall, offering everything from furniture to fashion...Read More

  • 5. Yeliseyevsky

    Ulitsa Tverskaya | Food/Candy

    Historic, sumptuous, upscale—this turn-of-the-20th-century grocery store is the star of ulitsa Tverskaya, and even if you're not feeling hungry...Read More

  • 6. Arbatskaya Lavitsa

    Arbat | Crafts

    In this large, old-fashioned store you can find Gzhel china, linen tablecloths, nesting dolls, ivory work, wooden toys, and national Russian...Read More

  • 7. Art boutiques of the ulitsa Varvarka churches

    Kitai Gorod | Crafts

    These boutiques are inside the Church of St. Maxim the Blessed and the Church of St. George on Pskov Hill. They carry a fine selection of handicrafts...Read More

  • 8. Art. Lebedev Shop and Café

    Arbat | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Artemiy Lebedev is probably the most successful graphic designer, style guru, and blogger in Russia. At this outlet you can find wittily designed...Read More

  • 9. Atrium

    Eastern Outskirts | Department Stores

    One of the most popular shopping malls among Muscovites is in front of the Kursk station and is yet another symbol of modern Moscow. Everything...Read More

  • 10. Chasy

    Arbat | Jewelry/Accessories

    Chasy is "watch" in Russian and this small shop offers a wide choice of Russian men's brands, such as Raketa, Komadirskie, and Sturmanskie...Read More

  • 11. Culture Pavilion

    Northern Outskirts | Crafts

    Part of the Soviet showpiece that's now called the All-Russian Exhibition Center (abbreviated VVC in Russian), the elegant, white Pavilion No...Read More

  • 12. Danilovsky Rynok

    Southern Outskirts | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This bustling outdoor market surrounds a covered circus-shaped hall. Inside are meats, spices, vegetables, pickles, flowers, and pyramid-shaped...Read More

  • 13. Denis Simachev Shop & Bar

    Ulitsa Tverskaya | Clothing

    This Russian celebrity designer is known for his humorous reinventions of traditional Russian fashion—think enormous fur accessories and enlarged...Read More

  • 14. Dorogomilovsky Rynok

    Western Outskirts | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    This large covered hall is next to the outdoor Veshchevoy Rynok (literally, "Market of Things," which is certainly an apt name). Inside are...Read More

  • 15. Evropeisky

    Western Outskirts | Clothing

    This huge, well-laid-out mall has a European theme that expresses itself in the form of a conspicuously vulgar sculpture of a euro sign in the...Read More

  • 16. Flacon Design Factory

    Northern Outskirts | Crafts

    This former industrial complex is now a center of design studios, showrooms, advertising agencies, and workshops for all sorts of creative types...Read More

  • 17. Globus Gourmet

    Zamoskvorech’ye | Food/Candy

    Gourmands flock to this 24-hour grocery store that supplies Moscow with high-quality imported foodstuffs. Among the wide array of deli foods...Read More

  • 18. Ikonnaya Lavka

    Kremlin/Red Square | Crafts

    The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan houses this compact icon shop. In addition to icons, you can purchase religious books, silver crosses, and...Read More

  • 19. Izmailovsky Flea Market

    Eastern Outskirts | Gifts/Souvenirs

    In terms of choice and value, this is really the best stop for those looking for traditional Russian souvenirs in Moscow. Matryoshki (nesting...Read More

  • 20. Konditersky

    Zamoskvorech’ye | Food/Candy

    This cozy, old-fashioned candy store, which will weigh out chocolates for you, has a good choice of Russian brands, including Krasny Oktyabr...Read More

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