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TsUM

TsUM (Petrovka Street 2, Moscow) – TsUM is a Russian acronym for “Central Department Store”. This six-storey building is one of the most prominent department stores in Russia, and has been a historic rival of GUM. Among the higher-end retailers at TsUM are Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss […]

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Stockmann

Stockmann (114-116 Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg) – this Finnish retailer is one of the newer department stores in St. Petersburg – located at the major avenue Nevsky Prospekt (similar in status to Broadway or Fifth Avenue in New York). Stockmann specializes in quality clothes, lingerie, toys, kitchen gadgets, linens, and bathroom goods, made mainly by […]

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Petrovsky Passazh

Petrovsky Passazh (Petrovka Ulitsa 10, Kuznetsky Most, Moscow) – this elite shopping center was originally opened in 1906 (designed by Vladimir Shukhov – who also designed the GUM Department Store in Moscow). This shopping center is a covered arcade with two wide three-storey galleries (covered with glass vaulting). During the 1990s (after the fall of Communism), […]

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Okhotny Ryad

Okhotny Ryad (Manezhnaya Pl., Moscow) – located near Red Square, this is an underground mall that’s connected to the Moscow Metro train station of the same name. The international brands found there include Adidas, Calvin Klein, Converse, Crocs, Gap, Lacoste, Le Coq Sportif, Mango, Nike, Pull and Bear, Reebok, Swarovski, Swatch, The Body Shop, Ugg […]

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Grandes almacenes GUM

GUM Department Store (Moscow) – this is a huge shopping centre — one of the largest in Europe. It is the most famous place to shop in Moscow, but it is also known for its architecture. It is situated on Red Square and the first part of it was built in 1812, under Alexander I. […]

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Galeria St Petersburg

Galeria St Petersburg (Ligovsky Avenue, 30, St. Petersburg) – this five-story mall has nearly 300 shops, a 10-screen cinema and a 27-lane bowling alley. Given its excellent location in the very center of Russia’s beautiful northern capital at the crossing of Ligovsky and Nevsky Prospect, the shopping center attracts residents, as well as tourists with […]

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Atrium

Atrium (Zemlyanoy Val 22, Moscow) – this three-level shopping center is one of the more poipular malls in Moscoq. It has retailers selling everything from apparel & accessories, to sporting goods, toys and luggage. International retailers there include Adidas, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein Jeans, Camper, Converse, Crocs, DKNY, Ecco, Fossil, Gao, H&M, Lego, […]

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Kluuvi

  Kluuvi (Aleksanterink 9, Helsinki) – this mall, located near the city’s old historic center, is smaller than its competitors (just 22 stores).  It also has 9 restaurants – ranging from fast food eateries like McDonald’s and Subway, to full-scale restaurants like Hanko Sushi (a fusion of the Finnish archipelago spirit and Japanese cuisine serving […]

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Kamppi Center (Urho Kekkisenkat 1, Helsinki)

Kamppi Center (Urho Kekkisenkat 1, Helsinki) – this six-level shopping mall (centrally located by the city’s main bus terminal, has 120 retailers, such as Calvin Klein, Clarks, Ecco, Esprit, Gant Store, Mango, Timberland, Benetton, and Angry Birds.  There are also a number of eateries, pubs and open-air cafés.

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Itäkeskus (Itäkatu 1-7, Helsinki)

Itäkeskus (Itäkatu 1-7, Helsinki) – this is the largest shopping center in Helsinki, with over 180 retailers, restaurants and other businesses.  They include Clarks, Ecco, Esprit, GameStop, H&M, Marimekko,The Body Shop, Stockmann, Yves Rocher, and Zara.   Various eateries and restaurants are also there, such as McDonald’s Olive Garden, Subway, and many others.