Moscow is one of the most popular destinations of the world tourism. The choice of souvenirs and presents is incredibly large. Every guest of this wonderful city will find amazing gifts for friends and family.
Usually most tourists purchase key chains, magnets, cards with the symbols of the city, because of their inexpensive price, as well as their lightness and compactness. Also, there are a lot of interesting gifts for those who want something more. Fans of traditions and customs can find some true Russian souvenirs such as a samovar, matryoshka dolls, jewelry boxes, khokhloma toys and so on. Beauty and elegance lovers will be pleased finding imperial porcelain. And if you like something unusual and modern - there is an opportunity to purchase creative products by A. Lebedev. Moscow is a real book paradise for book lovers. Here you can buy every book you want, books about the city's history, the history of Russia and so on.
Purchasing gifts is very exciting activity, at the same time, it may be difficult! We are happy to tell you that here we present the information about souvenirs, shops, malls and other "souvenir" places of the city.
"The smallest doll in the collection is being made the first one, it is a complete one piece"
Matryoshka doll is the main Russian souvenir. This famous Russian doll appeared in the late XIX century – at that time there was an intensive economic and cultural growth in Russia. Because of the growing interest to Russian art and Russian culture, numerous workshops and galleries were opened. They manufactured colorful painted products, where the special attention was paid to the traditional toys of Russian peasant children. The idea of creating such an interesting toy like "matryoshka" was born in one of these workshops. The name of this wooden doll is full of meaning. The name Matryona at that time was the most common one, it is based on the word "mother." Moreover, the name is very symbolic, because, as we all know usually one Matryoshka doll consists of several others ones.
The first Russian matryoshka (which consisted of 7 dolls) was created by the talented craftsman V. Zvezdochkin. The doll was based on sketches by artist S. Milutin. By the way, the idea of creating a multi-detachable doll belongs to Milutin. He was inspired by the toys from the Japanese island of Honshu, which were brought by the wife of the famous Russian merchant and patron Savva Mamontov.
The covering painting of the doll might be not only round-faced peasant girls, but also fantastic characters, monuments of ancient architecture, copies of famous artworks, as well as the well-known politicians, athletes, musicians and so on. The number of dolls in one set may be different.
There is the Museum of Matryoshka Dolls in Moscow (also, there are several museums in others Russian cities). Address: Leontyevskiy per., 7 (the entrance is free).
"It is known that vessels which are similar to the samovar have been used in China and Iran to heat the water"
Samovar is the symbol of Russian identity. According to the legend, it is believed that the first samovar appeared in Russia during the reign of Peter the Great, who brought the first samovar from Holland. However, it might be not the truth, but just a guess.
The homeland of samovars is the city of Tula. The first samovars started to be produced here in 1746 year. By 1850, 28 factories were opened in Tula, they produced 120 thousand samovars each year. Samovar Tea Party becomes the main attribute of Russian culture that days. Samovar is mentioned almost in every piece of Russian classical literature.
“Day faded; on the table, glowing,
the samovar of evening boiled…”
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
There are several types of samovars:
- Coal (wood);
Of course, the electric one is of greatest demand nowadays, but still in Russian villages coal and wooden samovars are used. The tea which is made in Russian samovar is very delicious and tasty, like the food which you cook in open fire.
Khokhloma is the well-known Russian folk craft, which is famous all over the world. For the first time Khokhloma painting appeared in the XVII century in the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the village "Khokhloma" (the same name). The village was a major trading point that days. Today Khokhloma production centers are the city Semenov and the village Semin.
The main feature of Khokhloma is its beautiful ornaments, lacquer top, and the most important - a unique wood coloring method "like the gold". As a rule, the painting is made in these colors: red, yellow, green, orange, blue, and, of course, gold. There are painted wooden spoons, cups, tea sets, saucers, trays and vases, clocks, chess and so on. Because of the best materials and the special secret of production all products are not only incredibly beautiful, but also very durable.
Pavloposadskiy scarf is one of the most popular Russian gifts - not only because of its beauty, but also because of its comfort. Pavloposadskie scarves are mainly woolen – they are very warm, It is good to use the in cold winter.
Some historical facts: Pavlovo manufacture was opened in the end of the XVIII century. Its founder was Ivan Labzin - a farmer from the Pavlov village (nowadays it is the city - PavloPosad). In the second half of the XIX century, the company become one of the largest manufactories in the whole country. The manufactory was given the title - the supplier of the imperial court.
Today Pavloposadskiye scarves are the 450 varieties of amazing products. There are wool and wool-blend shawl, silk scarves, stoles, cotton scarves. All the scarves have unique patterns and beautiful ornaments and patterns. Lots of colors are used in the patterns.
The one of the oldest Russian crafts is Dymkovo toy. It has been producing for more than 400 years and it is till produced now. The origin place of these wonderful toys is Vyatskaya Sloboda Dymkovo (“Вятская Слобода Дымково”) which is located in Kirov (its Zarechnaya part).
The history of the clay toys is associated with a very merry holiday when the local women make the figures of people, animals, and decorate them with bright colors. The people stopped celebrating the holiday, but the tradition of it is still alive.
The most common figures of toys: a sheep with gold horns, a lady, young people, nannies with children, clowns, roosters, turkeys, horses. Each toy is the exclusively handmade product.
Gzhel is the traditional folk craft and the style in painting. It appeared in the XVIII century. The word "Gzhel" is pretty unusual, it indicates the connection between Gzhel and pottery. Gzhel means "to burn the clay." And it is true! In fact, the village Gzhel (which is located in Ramenskoye district of Moscow region) is famous for its clay. This fact was of the great importance to this place. In addition to the brick production and pottery pipes production, Gzhel produced pottery toys and then delivered them to Moscow. 25 factories of cookware production were opened to the XIX century.
The traditional color which is used in patterns is the deep blue. Nowadays there is a wide choice of Gzhel production: china sets, vases, plates, spoons, cups, teapots, salad bowls, sugar bowls, pottery, clocks, figurines of animals, easter eggs.
Zhostovo painting is an old Russian folk handicraft of painting on metal trays, which still exists in a village of Zhostovo. The production of such trays started in 1825. The main Zhostovo’s pattern is a bouquet of garden and wild flowers. The main feature of Zhostovo’s painting is that the picture is very realistic itself. The most common background for the painting is black, but there are also green, beige, red, blue backgrounds. The trays can be a nice decoration for your place, or they can be used in kitchen, etc. There are different forms of trays: round, oval, rectangular.
A nice jewelry box is a perfect gift, especially for women. The main purpose of the jewelry box, of course, is to store your accessories and jewels! Besides, the box is not only a beautiful accessory, but also an element of the interior. In other words, any woman will be able to use it properly. If you have a jewelry box – you always will find something to fill with.
There is a wide choice of such boxes: unique author’s ones, with popular designs, khokhloma’s boxes, and carved ones. Also, the sizes of boxes are different: small, medium, large. As a rule, the box is made of wood. Pictures can be dedicated to Moscow, the heroes of Russian fairy tales, nature, seasons and so on.
"Beresta is the material which is made of birch bark. The Birch barks’ harvest is takes place in the end of May to mid-June". Beresta is the art craft, which is well-known in Russia. There are lots of famous national thigs of this material: birch bark baskets, cups, tea sets, jewelry boxes, bread bins, sugar, pepper, napkin holders. Moreover, there are numerous decorative souvenirs such as bast shoes, magnets, accessories and so on.
In addition, we want to point out the decorative panels which made from birch bark. They are famous for their beauty and elegance thanks to Russian painter Evgeny Ushakov - the creator of birch mosaic paintings.
"The first products of lace appeared in Europe, to be more specific - in Italy"
Vologda lace is the wonderful arts, which appeared at the beginning of the XIX century near the town of Vologda. It is a lace, which is weaved with the help of special wooden sticks (koklushki). The main material of lace is linen.
In Russia, the first people who began to weave lace, were serfs who made the trim to their dresses in the Western European style. This fact relates to the first in Russian lace factories. By the beginning of XX century there were more than 40 thousand masters in the Vologda lace factory. They supplied all Russian cities with excellent lace-products.
Lace become the one of the most developed crafts. Today Vologda’s factories produce a huge range of goods: stoles, collars, scarves, tunics, jewelry, gloves, ties, handbags, tablecloths, home furnishings, bedding and more.
The Fabergé egg are symbols of wealth and luxury. They are the most beautiful art works of the world, which were created by the famous Russian jeweler - Carl Faberge. The first egg was created in 1885 by the order of Emperor Alexander III, who granted it to his wife as an Easter gift. After the first egg, Carl became a court jeweler who was producing such eggs for the imperator. It took a year to make only one egg, such a long time, but the result was worth it.
The imperial eggs were very popular so Faberge and his firm started to produce them for other very Important persons, among them were A. Kelch, F.Yusupov, Rothschilds and other famous customers.
The eggs are made of: gold, silver, precious stones, rare woods and even rhinestone. There is the firm print to verify the authenticity of the product.
There are 71 Faberge eggs, 54 belong to the imperial court. Today there are only 62 of them, mostly they are stored in the most famous museums of the world. Nowadays, there are lots of Faberge souvenirs - egg-boxes, which are very popular among tourists.
Addresses: Working Hours
- ulitsa Arbat, 51/1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 22:00, everyday.
- ul. Ilyinka, 4, Gostiny Dvor ("Гостиный двор"). Working Hours: from 10:00 to 19:00.
- ulitsa Arbat,4/1. Working Hours: from 9:30 to 20:30.
- Pyatnitskaya ul., 8. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00.
- Myasnitskaya ul., 17/2. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday - from 10:00 to 19:00.
- Palashevskiy Malyy per., 6. Working Hours: from 9:30 to 20:00.
- ul. Petrovka, 17. Working Hours: Monday – Saturday from 12:00 to 19:00, Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00.
- ulitsa Arbat, 32. Working Hours: from 9:30 to 20:30.
- Lavrushinskiy per. 3/8. Working Hours: from 11:00 to 22:00.
- ulitsa Arbat, 12. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 22:00.
- Malaya Nikitskaya ul., 33. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 21:00.
- Dubininskaya ul., 70. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 21:00.
- Bolshaya Pirogovskaya ul., 37/43. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 19:00.
- ul. Saratovskaya, 14/1. Working Hours: from Monday- Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday are days off.
- ul. Sretenka, 26/1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00.
Ushanka fur-hat always is associated with Russia. It can be noticed especially in Hollywood movies, when you see a Russian person he or she is always in such a hat. Of course, this is a stereotypical image of Russian man, but nevertheless a cap with ear-flaps indeed is one of the symbols of the country.
The appearance of such caps is connected with the time of the Mongol invasion of Russia. The warriors of the Golden Horde had almost the same hates, which were named "malakhai". They were made of the sheep wool; they were high and they had wide lapels. Also, it is thought that the style of modern "earflaps" is possibly influenced by the hats which solders were wearing in the Kolchak’s army.
There are lots of similar hats in many other countries, but our hats with earflaps are the unique ones! Such a cap can be an amazing funny gift, not only for you and your friends but also for your ears.
There are male and female hats for sale. The hats are made of leather and fur, suede, karakul, wool and so on. There are lots of colors and applications to choose.
- per. Kovrov, 8/1. Working Hours: Monday- Friday from 11:00 to 18:30, Saturday and Sunday are days off.
- Elektricheskiy per., 12. Working Hours: from 11:00 to 21:00.
- ulitsa Generala Belova, 43/2. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 11:00 to 20:00, Saturday – Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00.
"The unique style of the crockery is called "Cobalt net ". It is created by the artist Anna Jackiewicz."
Imperial porcelain is the well-known Russian brand. Its history began in 1744. At that time the Imperial Porcelain Factory was founded in St. Petersburg. Nowadays it is the oldest and the largest factory in the whole Europe.
Porcelain is a works of art. Every piece is a unique one. It is luxurious and elegant. There is a great selection of tea sets, decorative plates, teapots, coffee pots, tableware, glassware, sculptures, furnishings and so on.
The idea of creating porcelain belongs to Empress Elizabeth. She was interested in it. She entrusted the production of porcelain to Baron Ivan Cherkasov, who in his turn, entrusted the production to thewell known art master - Dmitry Vinogradov. The best artists of St. Petersburg and the whole country (one of the artists was Kazimir Malevich) were working on the production. So, to the XX century the porcelain production became a real artistic creativity. The most famous imperial porcelain products can be seen in the Historical Museum (The Red Square, 1).
- Krasnaya ploshad, 3;
- Tverskaya ul., 27/1;
- ul. Petrovka, 19;
- Kutuzovskiy pr., 17;
- Pyatnitskaya ul., 6/1;
- Myasnitskaya ul., 40A;
- ul. Maroseyka, 4/2;
- Leninskiy pr., 36.
Working Hours: everyday, from 10:00 to 22:00
There is a huge choice of souvenirs with the views of Moscow. If you visiting the city’s market shopping stalls and numerous kiosks, you will see this great variety. The traditional images are the Red Square, the Kremlin with the Moskva River, Saint Basil's Cathedral, The Annunciation Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Gostinyy Dvor, The Museum-Estate "Arkhangelskoe", the Russian flag, coat of arms, and so on. There are: key chains, magnets, souvenir plates, spoons, cups, teapots, T-shirts, caps, notebooks, calendars, diaries, gift balloons, passport covers, cards, paintings, jewelry boxes, tea, candy, bags, wallets, umbrellas and so on.
- numerous kiosks in subways (central metro stations: “Okhotnyy Ryad”, “Teatralnaya”, “Kuznetskiy Most”, “Pushkinskaya”, “Tretyakovskaya”, “Kitay-gorod” and others);
-souvenir’s tents - (central streets such as The Red Square, ul. Tverskaya, Manezhnaya pl);
-numerous shops in Arbat street;
-shopping pavilions near the subway stations (“Ploshchad' Revolyutsii ”, “Arbatskaya”).
Russia has always been famous for its folk art, which includes musical instruments. They are not just instruments, but also, through them comes the persons’ expressions and feelings. Traditional musical instruments relate to the traditions and customs of ancient people, they perform specific sacred functions, they are engaged in rituals and ceremonies. Each instrument is a unique one, it has a unique shape and sound.
The most famous instruments:
- Strings instruments- harp, balalaika, accordion, domra, guitar, seven-string guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, kalimba;
- Noise instruments - bells, rattle, shepherd's drum, musical spoons, Rubel, slapstick;
- Wind instruments - pipe, horn, whistle, bagpipes, flute, pyzhatka.
- Ogorodnyy pr-d, 20/1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00.
- Barklaya ul., 8. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00
- ul. Dmitriya Ulyanova, 24/1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00.
Moscow, like St. Petersburg, is a whole world of the book. Any city of Russia can be jealous to such number of bookstores. Here you can find all the necessary you book you want. Moreover, you can order the necessary book if it isn’t in a bookstore. All books in stores are divided into several categories: "Painting", "Fiction", "Architecture", "Psychology", "Medicine", "Music" and so on.
Of course, there are many books, brochures, gift editions, which gives details on the capital, the history of Moscow, books about the main attractions of the city - all of them are accompanied by bright, beautiful illustrations. For those who need a short information about the city, there are special directories, where, besides the main text you can find out about the Moscow’s infrastructure: entertainment, shopping centers, cafes, restaurants, transport - with addresses, maps of the city, the plans of Moscow’s subway.
Addresses of big Moscow’s bookshops:
- “Torgoviy Dom Knigi “Moskva” ("Торговый дом книги “Москва"), Tverskaya ul., 8. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 1:00, everyday; ulitsa Vozdvizhenka, 4/7, round-the-clock;
- “Moskovskiy Dom Knigi” ("Московский дом книги"), ul. Novyy Arbat, 8. Working Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 до 23:00, Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 to 23:00;
- “Biblio-globus” ("Библио-глобус"), Myasnitskaya ul., 6/3, Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 to 22:00, Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00;
- “Bukberi” ("Букбери"), Nikitskiy b-r, 17/1. Working Hours: Monday – Sunday from 8:00 to 00:00;
- “Molodaya Gvardiya” ("Молодая гвардия"), ul. Bolshaya Polyanka, 28. Working Hours: Monday – Saturday from 9:00 to 21:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00.
All the antique lovers will be delighted! This city provides an excellent opportunity to plunge into the wonderful world of boundless antiquities. Just think how wonderful it is - buying antiques. It is like you touch the story, and make a new one just having it.
Believe me, here you can find everything you want. There is a great variety of antique goods - it can be: sculpture (bronze, cast iron, porcelain), drawings and paintings, interior items (lamps, furniture, floor / wall clocks), old coins, products of arts and crafts, jewelry, tableware (samovars, silver spoons, china sets), glassware, old books and postcards, music players and so on.
- ulitsa Arbat, 36/2. Working Hours: from 11:00 to 19:00.
- Bolshoy Afanasyevskiy per., 36. Working Hours: Monday – Saturday from 12:00 to 20:00.
- Skatertnyy per., 15. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00, Sunday is a day off.
- ulitsa Arbat, 9. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 21:30, everyday.
- Malaya Bronnaya ul., 38. Working Hours: from 11:00 to 20:00.
- Taganskaya pl., 86. Working Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 to 18:30, Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00, Monday and Sunday are days off.
- ul. Myasnitskaya, 13с3. Working Hours: from 11:00 to 19:00, Saturday and Sunday are days off.
Confectionery, perhaps, is one of the most pleasant gifts for every sweet tooth! In Moscow you can find a lot of shops with delicious pastry. There are lots of the most famous candy factories of the country: "Red October" ("Красный Октябрь"), "Rot Front" ("Рот Фронт"), "Udarnitsa" ("Ударница"), "Korkunov" ("Коркунов"), "Babaevskiy" ("Бабаевский"). They produce chocolate candies, chocolate, marshmallows, jellies and other sweet and delicious things. The traditional Russian sweet treat is the cake "Ptich’e Moloko" ("Птичье молоко"). There is a list of most popular sweet souvenirs:
- Chocolate "Alenka" ("Алёнка");
- Marshmallows in chocolate, candy "Sharmel” ("Шармэль");
- Chocolates, jelly beans, halvah "Rot Front" ("Рот Фронт");
- Cranberry in powdered sugar by the factory "Udarnitsa" ("Ударница");
- Tula gingerbread;
- Chocolates sets "Korkunov" ("Коркунов");
- Candy "Karakum" ("Каракум"), "Rakovie sheyki" ("Раковые шейки"), chocolate "Alenka" ("Алёнка) - by the factory "Red October" ("Красный октябрь");
- Belevsky candy;
- Candy "Zolotoy Step" ("Золотой степ"), chocolate bars "Masha I Medved’" ("Маша и медведь") ( by Babaevskiy factory);
- Chocolate candies "Vdochnoveniye" ("Вдохновение"), "Mishka" ("Мишка") by Babaevskiy factory;
- Roasted nuts in chocolate;
- Assorted chocolate box by "Konfael" ("Конфаэль").
- "Rot Front" ("Рот Фронт"), 2-y Novokuznetskiy per., 13/15. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 17:00;
- "Red October" ("Красный Октябрь"), Bersenevskaya nab., Povarskaya ul., 29/36. Working Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00;
- "Babaevskiy" ("Бабаевский"), Malaya Krasnoselskaya ul., 7. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 20:00;
- "Udarnitsa" ("Ударница"), Mytninskaya ul.,40. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday are days off;
- “Slavyanka” ("Славянка"), Komsomolskaya ploshchad', 3; Izmaylovskiy b-r., 47; Planernaya ul., 7; Paveletskaya pl. , 1. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 21:00.
- “Tul’skiye Pryaniki” ("Тульские пряники"), ul. Mozhayskiy Val , 1. Working Hours: from 9:00 to 21:00 Monday – Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00, Sunday is a day off;
- "Konfael" ("Конфаэль"), prospekt Andropova, 8. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 22:00, everyday.
In Moscow you will find a large selection of creative and extraordinary gifts. All of them were designed for lovers of something new and unusual, and at the same time modern. The variety of unusual gifts is great - from funny t-shirts to delicious food. Such a gift totally will please your friends.
Chocolate by "Konfael" ("Конфаэль")
"Konfael" ("Конфаэль") factory is the most famous brand of chocolate souvenirs of premium class. All factory’s products are made of delicious Belgian chocolate. "Konfael" offers more than 5 thousand types of products, including exclusive handmade products. The company is pleased to offer you chocolates for a holiday: a birthday, New Year, a wedding, a prom and so on. They take orders for producing individual and corporate gifts. As you can see, there is a huge selection of chocolate paintings, chocolate sculptures, books, postcards, medals, cosmetics, handbags, and even chocolate fountains.
- ul. Novyy Arbat, 11. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 22:00, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 21:00.
- Nikitskiy b-r, 12. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 22:00, Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00, Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00.
- Kutuzovskiy pr., 33. Working Hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 22:00, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 20:00.
- Lomonosovskiy prospekt, 29/1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00, everyday.
This art studio isfamous all over the country by its creative and unusual gifts. Each gift is a unique masterpiece, which is distinguished by a special form and content. If you visit the shop, you will realize that our world is much more interesting and varied than it seems for a first glance. Lebedev’s production is a completely new wave of the souvenir design.
Mikrofibrus Metropolitenus ("Микрофибрус Метрополитенус”): the napkin which is made of a special material - microfiber, it is used for surfaces which require a careful care (for glasses, lenses, etc).
Postcards of Moscow: a set of 12 cards, which show unusual views of the Russia’s capital.
T-shirts, mugs, bags with logos of Moscow: all the stuff is labeled, it indicates the affiliation to the city and a special love for Moscow.
In addition to gifts with the symbols, in the shop you can purchase a lot of other interesting things such as a great variety of books, toys, posters, paintings, stationery, furnishings, dishes, clothes, accessories, food and candy products.
- Bolshaya Nikitskaya ul., 35. Working Hours: every day from 8:30 to 23:00;
- Bankovskiy per., 5. Working Hours: every day from 9:00 to 23:00.
"Heart of Moscow" is the main souvenir brand of the country. All the products show the endless love for Moscow (the famous logo "I Love Moscow"). The main purpose of the design project is to tell people about Moscow’s peculiarities, its rich history and incredible beauty. Most of the products are styled with brand common design - red and white ornament. "Heart of Moscow" shows us Moscow in a completely different perspective.
Products: postcards, magnets, badges, clothes, bags, stationery, toy cars, and so on.
- Krasnaya ploshad, 2. Working Hours: Monday – Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00;
- ul. Novyy Arbat, 19. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 22:00, everyday;
- Tsvetnoy b-r, 15. Working Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday from 11:00 to 22:00;
- ul. Petrovka, 25. Working Hours: Monday – Wednesday from 12:00 to 20:00, Thursday from 13:00 to 21:00, Friday – Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00;
- ul. Okhotnyy Ryad, 2. Working Hours: Monday – Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00.
“Mosazbuka” is another Moscow’s souvenir brand. It reflects city’s culture and its character. Russian famous designers and the Department of Russian together created the famous Mosazbuka’s design. There is a certain theme for every product, for example - "Old Moscow", "Russian patterns", "Sadovoe Ring", "St. Basil’s Cathedral", "Parks of the city". There are products for both, for children and parents: the original magnets, mugs, plates, badges, Christmas decorations, stationery (diaries, notebooks), clothing (T-shirts with pictures of streets, sights and even the famous Moscow’s traffic jams), accessories (jewelry, scarves, umbrellas, phone cases and so on. All things decorated with the images of the famous cultural and historical monuments, parks, buildings, symbols of the city), for children - T-shirts, designers, notebooks, badges.
- Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya ul., 5/1 (in the building of Moscow Planetarium). Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00, Tuesday is a day off.
- Zubovskiy b-r, 2/7 (in the building of Museum of Moscow History). Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00, Thursday from 11:00 to 21:00.
Are you a collector? Do you want to purchase something special and exclusive? If yes, you should visit
Moscow’s antique and flea markets! They offer a great variety of rare and unique goods - antiques, old books, knives, accessories, unusual clothes and shoes of 60-70’s years, retro stuff (gramophones, or retro music players the Soviet Union telephones and so on), kerosene lamps, etc. You won’t find something like that in ordinary boring shops!
Address: “ Partizanskaya ” metro station, Izmaipovskoye sh., 73Ж. Working Hours: Monday – Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00.
Izmaylovskiy Market is the main city’s fair of antiques. Here you can find vintage leather and fur clothes, wood things, purchase stylish vintage clothes, handbags, wallets, hats, retro furniture, electronics and much more. Here you can also just walk around looking at acquaintances and just enjoy items of previous years.
How to get there:
- By bus № 873 from “ Skhodnenskaya” metro station to the bus stop “Vereskino”;
- By train from Leningrad Station ("Komsomolskaya" metro station).
Novopodrezkovo is the most popular city’s market because of a wide variety of products and low prices which cater for people on a budget. There is everything in sale! You can purchase here absolutely everything you want from samovars of the XX century and to the banana-jeans and so on. The prices will please you.
Address: Tishinskaya pl.,1. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00, works every day.
The market offers a great variety of vintage goods, but not in large quantity. But there are seasonal several fairs with lots of goods.
Market "Na Shkolnoy" (“Рынок на Школьной”)
Address: the market is located between two metro stations – “ Ploshchad' Ilyicha ” metro station and “Rimskaya ” metro station. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 17:00 in the fist and the third Saturday of each month.
Market "Na Shkolnoy" is the place where only retired people can sell goods, products and food (the special project of Moscow’s government). Visitors can also buy interesting retro things: books, dishes, plates.
Flea Market near the “Preobrazenskiy” Market
Address: ul. Preobrazhenskiy Val,17. Working Hours: from 8:00 to 19:00, everyday.
This flea market is not so big, but here you can find some rare unique thing, such as old gramophone, antique clock, or an old picture.
If you are a fan of football, or even a fan of one of the Russia’s football clubs, the first places you should visit are flagship stores, where in addition to souvenirs, you can purchase sportswear, accessories, kitchenware, household items, all stuff with the symbols of the football club. Also, there are gifts for kids (T-shirts, scarves, caps) and VIP-souvenirs (soccer ball autographed by the whole team, icons, various sculptures, figurines, posters, and so on) on sale.
Souvenirs: mask with the players’ faces, icons, magnets, keychains, balls, bracelets, souvenir-playing cards, stationery (notebooks, pens, calendars), books, cards, stickers, pins.
Clothing: T-shirts, jackets, vests, sweatshirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts.
Accessories: scarves, caps, hats, watches and wall clocks, alarm clock, bags, backpacks, umbrellas.
Leather goods: purses, wallets, key holders, money clips, bags, covers for passports, women's cosmetic bags, wallets.
Housewares: mugs, glasses, carafes, flasks for water.
Home stuff: towels, linens, pillows, bathrobes, slippers, blankets, hygiene products. Symbols of Champions League: T-shirts, caps, pens, magnets, key chains, badges, hats, gloves, backpacks.
Addresses of football club “Spartak” ("Спартак") shops:
- Komsomolskaya pl., 2. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 21:00, everyday;
- ulitsa Krasnaya Presnya, 21. Working Hours: the shop works every day from 10:00 to 21:00.
- Volokolamskoye sh., 69. Stadium “Otkrytiye Arena”. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00.
Addresses of football club “CSKA” ("ЦСКA") shops:
- ul. Zemlyanoy Val, 8. Working Hours: Monday - Sunday from 10:00 to 21:00;
- Leningradskiy pr., 37Б. Working Hours: from 10:00 to 20:00, everyday;
You’ve read this article so now you know what you can bring from Moscow! Your family, friends, colleagues at work will be surprised and happy about such souvenirs!
We wish you a good shopping and excellent mood!