Discover Kyiv: Where to shop until you drop in the city?

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,358 views

Wanna check out the shops and malls in town while you are in Kyiv? The Ukrainian capital has a large number of shopping centres and malls catering for to everyone’s taste and gusto. You name it and you have it, from international designer-wear to local fashion. Today we will have a look at where to shop until you drop in the city!

There are lots of shopping centres and malls in Kyiv offering both local and international designer apparel and gear. You will find many international brands in Kyiv and high street fashion stores. There are a lot of nice quaint shops at Khreshchatyk Street, Taras Shevchenko Boulevard etc.

When it comes to shopping Kyiv is often referred to as a shoppers paradise as you can find everything here; from top notch shops to high street stores, from high class luxury designer-wear to the latest international fashion-wear.

Locals in Kyiv are both fashionable and trendy. My absolute favorites are the Gulliver Shopping Centre and the Tsum Department Store, both located right in the heat of Kyiv.

Gulliver offers its clients both shopping and entertainment. It’s amongst the most popular malls in town and it is located right in the heart of Kyiv. Did you know that the 2005 Eurovision venue the Sports Palace is just opposite the mall? Gulliver  is all set to welcome Eurovision and has dressed up for the occasion.

Sergio at Gulliver with the backdrop of the Eurovision logo on the floor

TSUM Department Store is aptly located on Khreshchatyk Street and is one of the most iconic stores in town catering both international and national designer-wear. There are many nice cafes and restaurants on Tsum’s last floor. I highly recommend the Lyiv Hand Made Chocolate Cafe, it is absolutely amazing!

A coffee break at Lviv Handmade Chocolate in Kyiv is a must when you visit TSUM Mall


Mandarin Plaza is yet another popular mall located in the centre of Kyiv at Bessarabia Square and not far away from Gulliver. It is the ideal place for luxury shopping!

Another famous shopping Centre is Arena City also located in the heart of Kyiv offering a great choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs.

Globus Center is located right in the nucleus of the Ukrainian capital, yes we are talking about the Independence Square!

OMG! I would go totally crazy at the Ocean Plaza Mall as you can find practically everything here; high street shops, restaurants, cafes, cinema, etc. It has a total of 300 store and is the 2nd largest shopping centre in town! Don’t forget to visit the Aquarium!

Check out the Ocean Plaza video courtesy of Ocean Plaza

Most shopping malls in Kyiv have food courts, restaurants and cafes so if you wanna have breakfast, lunch or dinner then you can combine it with your shopping spree!

Shopping Malls

Remember to bring your credit card and let’s go on a shopping spree in the 2017 Eurovision host city!

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