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Things to do in Moscow • Shopping and style

Time Out’s Russian editors offer their insider’s tips on the best shops in Moscow – for the perfect city break in the Russian capital

Moscow GUM, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Things to do in Moscow: Retail therapy a-go-go at Moscow GUM in Red Square

Shopping and style in Moscow

Tsveynoy Central Market, Tsvetnoy Boulevard, Moscow, Russia

Tsveynoy Central Market, Tsvetnoy Boulevard

In Moscow, fashion is for outing and flouting; when going to dinner it’s always safer to dress stylish. For top of-the-range shopping, the Moscow GUM – facing Red Square – is a beautiful mall selling every imaginable deluxe brand; from luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior to popular high-street houses Calvin Klein and Zara and boutiques selling everything from jewellery to crockery. Though not the cheapest place to shop, the arcade’s grand architecture, rich Soviet history and tasty eateries should entice even the least fashion-inclined.

For a more down-to-earth experience of Moscow shopping, the Tsvetnoy Central Market is home to all the hottest high street brands, including Topshop and American Apparel as well as hipper high-end brands like Acne and Vivienne Westwood. A place for Russians by Russians, Tsvetnoy also hosts many contemporary designers including Aleksander Terekhov and Walk of Shame and is within walking distance of up-and-coming fashion houses Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto.

The most creative brands can be found at Kuznetsky Most 20, including the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Mark Fast and Commes des Garçons. Kuznetskiy Most 20 is a great place to pick up accessories, such as Nixon watches, glasses by Mykita and Linda Farrow and swimwear by We Are Handsome. There is also a store by Russian designer Gosha Rubchinsky (who is regularly stocked by Opening Cermony and Dover Street Market) and a large variety of menswear outlets.

 

Shop and market details

Moscow GUM Moscow GUM, 3 Red Square. +7 495 788 43 43.
Tsvetnoy Central Market Buildng 1, 25 Tsvetnoy Boulevard. +7 495 737 77 73.
Kuznetsky Most 20 20 Kuznetsky Most Ulitsa. +7 495 623 78 88.

 


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