April 5, 2007

Best Shopping in Moscow

By Verdict Staff

BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE

Shopping in Moscow is as varied and vibrant as in any other world capital, so forget any preconceptions you may have of bleak Soviet stores and long queues.

Moscow’s billionaires need places to spend their cash so the streets are packed with world-famous labels and designer boutiques. Some of the most exclusive areas include Tverskaya Street (including Kuznetsky Most, Stoleshnikov Lane and Tverskoy Boulevard), Petrovka Street and Kutuzovsky Prospect, where you’ll find a mixture of international brands and Russian designers.

GUM

GUM

One of the largest department stores in the world, GUM is as much an architectural marvel as a shopping center.

The name derives from an abbreviation of the Russian word for Main Universal Store, and GUM was once home to 1,200 shops, before it became nationalized after the 1917 revolution. Used as the headquarters for Stalin’s Five Year Plan, GUM was privatized after the fall of the Soviet Union and now features a large number of international brand outlets. But the pleasure in shopping at GUM comes from the grandeur of the building itself; its façade along Red Square is an impressive 794 feet and it has a glass ceiling designed by acclaimed architect Vladimir Shukhov.

+7 495 788 4343

3 Red Square, Moscow

www.gum.ru

BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE

BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE

Located in the affluent area of Barvikha – to the west of Moscow – Barvikha Luxury Village is a high-end shopping center nestled among pine trees.

The idea behind the village was to create a shopping area that reflects the beautiful surrounding Russian countryside through the use of natural materials. Visitors will find some of the finest brands in the world, such as Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Chloe, Marni, Brioni, Kiton, Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana, and even Harley Davidson and Ferrari outlets. Barvikha is also host to the famous Barvikha Sanatorium, a well-equipped medical center that has treated several Russian leaders.

+7 495 225 8880

Odintsovsky District, Moscow 143082

www.barvikhahotel.com

CARA&CO

CARA&CO

A concept store to rival Colette in Paris or 10 Corso Como in Milan, Cara&Co brings high-end fashion to Moscow, but with a difference.

Created with the idea of showcasing intellectual fashion, Cara&Co is a shop for people who are serious about clothes. Using the moto, ‘No Logos, Fashion Only’ Cara&Co features unique pieces of intricately designed clothing for those who are prepared to spend. Voted one of the top ten stores in the world in 2008 by the UK’s Observer newspaper, the shop also features a book zone, a vintage area and the Break zone, where customers can take time out from flexing their plastic and view the art and photography on show.

Julia Teplaya, PR Manager

+7 495 223 4111

4th Syromyatnicheskii per, h. 1, bld. 9, Moscow

www.caraandco.com

DENIS SIMACHEV

A shop and restaurant by day, a bar and disco by night, Denis Simachev is a unique destination store located in Stoleshinkov Perulok – the most luxurious street in Moscow.

The restaurant features booths designed as toilet stalls, and this eccentricity continues with the designs in the shop. Simachev has earned a reputation for his innovative, bizarre and often comical designs, which include classical Russian military uniform imitations and former president Vladimir Putin’s head surrounded by roses. A firm favorite with Russia’s social elite looking for eye-catching pieces to define their individuality.

+7 495 629 5702

12 bldg 2, Stoleshnikov pereulok, Moscow 103031

www.denissimachev.com

Fashion & Accessories

ALFRED DUNHILL Phone: +7 495 625 9435 Address: 12 Petrovka Street Website: www.dunhill.com
BALENCIAGA BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.balenciaga.com
BOTTEGA VENETA BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.bottegaveneta.com
BRIONI BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.brioni.com
BURBERRY GUM Address: Vremena Goda Mall Kutuzovksy Prospect 48, Moscow Website: www.burberry.com 
CHANEL Phone: +7 495 783 2840 Address: Stoleshnikov Pereulok 16-18, Moscow 107031
 
Gallery ‘Vremena Goda’ Phone: +7 495 967 3990 Address: Kutuzovsky Prospect, 48, Moscow 121108 Website: www.chanel.com
CHLOÉ BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.chloe.com
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Phone: +7 495 621 9040 Address: Kuznetzky Most 7, Moscow 107031 Website: www.dvf.com
DOLCE & GABBANA BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
FENDI Phone: +7 495 629 0100 Address: Stoleshnikov Pereulok, 5 Website: www.fendi.com
GIORGIO ARMANI BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.giorgioarmani.com
GUCCI BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS Phone: +7 495 620 2833 Address: Stoleshnikov Pereoulok 12, Moscow 107031 Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS Phone: +7 495 416 7304 Address: Roubliovskoye Shosse 48, Moscow Website: www.hugoboss.com
KITON BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.kiton.it
LORO PIANA BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.loropiana.com
LOUIS VUITTON GUM Website: www.louisvuitton.com
MANOLO BLAHNIK Phone: +7 495 258 8737 Address: 10 Nikolstraya Street, 109012 Website: www.manoloblahnik.com
MARNI BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.marni.com
MISSONI Phone: +7 495 924 3393 Address: Kutuzovsky, 35 Website: www.missoni.com
POLO RALPH LAUREN BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.ralphlauren.com
PRADA BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.prada.com
ROBERTO CAVALLI BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.robertocavalli.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Phone: +7 495 733 9207 Address: 16/18, Stoleshnikov Pereulok, 103031 Website: www.ferragamo.com
TOD’S BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.tods.com
VERSACE Phone: +7 495 921 3289 Address: Kusnetsky Most 19/1 Ph. Website: www.versace.com
YVES SAINT LAURENT BARVIKHA LUXURY VILLAGE Website: www.ysl.com
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Phone: +7 495 933 3033 Address: Kutuzovsky Prospect 31, 121151 Website: www.zegna.com

Jewelry & Watches

BREGUET Phone: +7 495 915 8395 Address: 3, Red Square, Moscow 109012 Website: www.breguet.com
CARTIER Phone: +7 495 937 9040 Address: Kuznetskiy Most 19 Website: www.cartier.com
CHANEL Phone: +7 495 967 3990 Address: 48, Kutuzovskiy pr-t m. Park Pobedy, Moscow Website: www.chanel.com
CHOPARD Phone: +7 495 933 3383 Address: 7 Tretyakovsky Proezd, Moscow 103012 Website: www.chopard.com
DE BEERS GUM Website: www.debeers.com
DIOR HORLOGERIE GUM Website: www.diorhorlogerie.com
JAEGER-LECOULTRE Phone: +7 495 730 4491 Address: 5, Petrovka str. Website: www.jaegerlecoultre.com
MONTBLANC Phone: +7 495 621 9201 Address: Stoleshnikov 14, 103031 Website: www.montblanc.com
OFFICINE PANERAI Phone: +7 495 721 9118 Address: Shopping Center Tretyakov Plaza 10, Nikolskaya Street, 109012 Website: www.panerai.com
TIFFANY Phone: +7 495 941 8929/8337 Address: St. George Street, 2 Europe Square, Moscow 121059
 
Phone: +7 495 249 4363 Address: Kutuzovskiy Prospect 31, Moscow 121059
 
Phone: +7 495 933 3375 Address: Tretyakovsky Proezd 1, Moscow 121059 Website: www.tiffany.com