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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Moscow

Crocus City Mall

The self-proclaimed "world’s largest luxury mall" is a sprawling affair of rising Doric columns, marble floors, and top-end boutiques. Sky-high prices ensure that there are never crowds.

Between miles 40 and 41 of the MKAD, Krasnogorsk, 011-7-495-727-2424,
Tags: shopping | expensive | shopping mall | designer


Taking up the eastern side of Red Square, this 115-year-old complex (the initials stand for State Department Store) has a steel-and-glass interior reminiscent of an ornate train station. Inside you'll find 1,200 shops.

Red Square, 011-7-495-788-4343,
Tags: family | shopping | expensive | shopping mall

Izmaylovo Market

This is ground-zero for Russian souvenirs – and even objects of substantial value. A fur hat, a collapsing doll, Soviet army paraphernalia, religious icons, and paintings – it’s all sold here in this immense outdoor market.

Tags: shopping | moderate | historic


Arguably Russia’s top fashion designer, Denis Simachev, with his aggressive, off-the-wall, “gangster-chic” style, has a boutique on the same pedestrian-only, cobblestone street that houses Hermes, Piaget, and Gucci.

12 Stoleshnikov Pereulok, 011-7-495-629-8085,
Tags: shopping | expensive | trendy | designer


A beacon on casino-heavy Novy Arbat street, this is where the wealthy come to replenish their supplies of fine silks, cashmere sweaters, and exclusive cosmetics.

19 Novy Arbat, 011-7-495- 783-6996
Tags: shopping | expensive | designer

Yeliseyevsky Gastronom

Opened in 1901 by a St. Petersburg merchant, this grocery store is housed in a late-18th-century classical mansion close to Pushkin Square.

14 Tverskaya Ulitsa,
Tags: shopping | moderate | historic | designer

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