As befits its status as a major European capital, Warsaw is a magnet for brand names and in particular for smart wear – as demanded by the many business travelers visiting the city.
However, the city’s charm and individuality remains intact, as eager shoppers will discover delightful small boutiques in the many of the city’s enchanting streets.
BEST SHOPPING AREAS/DISTRICTS
Warsaw offers the visitor a truly diverse shopping experience.
In addition to the modern shopping malls, there are many character streets waiting to be discovered by the discerning shopper looking for that ‘je ne sais quoi’. Plac Trzech Krzyży (Three Crosses Square) is one such street where you’ll find international super brands such as Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna and Georgio Armani, while Mokotowska Street is perfect for boutique lovers. The Old Town is also home to various shopping streets such as Ulica Krakowskie Przedmieście and the neo-classical Ulica Nowy Świat, with its numerous restaurants and cafés. In particular, the legendary café Blikle at 33 Nowy Świat boasts a 130- year tradition and apparently has the best doughnuts in town.
BLUE CITY MALL
Spread across more than two million square feet and seven floors, the massive, glass-domed Blue City Mall is one of Warsaw’s top shopping and entertainment centers.
A Kart Center and Skate Park will keep the kids (and even the husband!) busy while you indulge in the Mall’s 230 shops, including high-end, quality brands such as Gino Rossi, Alberto Gozzi, Gerry Weber, Attraction Paris and more.
+48 22 824 4555
Al. Jerozolimskie 179, Warsaw 02-222
Złote Tarasy is the newest and most renowned shopping center in Poland.
Offering a diverse selection of food, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to more than 200 stores, this architecturally elaborate, lifestyle shopping center is an ideal place to spend a few hours and flex your plastic with the help of a personal stylist. The mall is host to innovative store concepts such as Almi Décor – a furniture store with a café, and La Passion Du Vin – a wine store-restaurant fusion, in addition to the biggest cinema in Central Europe, Multikino. The cinema can accommodate up to 770 people, with a special VIP Velvet Bar and lounge. Unsurprisingly, Złote Tarasy was awarded Retail Destination of the Year in 2008.
+48 22 222 2200
ul. Złota 59, Warsaw 00-120
FLASH MODA BOUTIQUE
Flash Moda Boutique (for women) is located on the refined, high-fashion street of Mokotowska.
This elegant boutique carries Jil Sander, Strenesse by Gabriele Strehle, Acne, and the exquisite Derek Lam. The boutique’s philosophy is to discover the customer’s underlying personality and to help her express it through her own style. Two experienced personal shoppers/ stylists, namely Maciej Slomkowski and Ewa Ambroziak will dedicate themselves fully to understanding and guiding each client through the process.
48 22 621 9943
ul. Mokotowska 26, Warsaw 00-591
Galeria Mokotów is a grand shopping mecca, which includes a multiplex cinema, bowling alley, and entertainment center as well as many cafés and restaurants.
Hugely popular, it’s estimated that around one million visitors visit the Galeria every month, drawn by its 240 diverse shops. The Lila Moda and Marc Cain boutique is a standout example of the center’s shopping collection, offering luxe labels such as Versace, Pinko, Pollini, Dolce & Gabbana, Villeroy & Boch, Rosenthal, and Lacoste. Needless to say, the boutique is the ideal destination for fashionistas where you can add a touch of Warsaw to your luxury wardrobe.
+48 22 541 4141
ul. Woloska 12, Warsaw 02-675