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The 11 best places to go shopping in Prague

Looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir or some new threads? These are the absolute best places to go shopping in Prague

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Auburn Scallon

Ready to splash some kuna? You’re in the right place. When it comes to shopping, Prague is a bit of a haven, stuffed full of designer stores, indie boutiques and quirky bookshops. There’s something for everyone ​​so long as you know where to look. 

So after spending your days sampling Prague’s best cultural attractions and things to do, make sure you check out its shopping hotspots for something to remember it by. For trinkets, fashion and vintage threads, here’s exactly where to shop in Prague. 

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Auburn Scallon is a writer based in Prague. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines

Best places to go shopping in Prague

Photograph: Dagmar Vyhnálková

1. Pragtique

The intricate (and witty) designs printed on T-shirts, tote bags, notebooks and accessories at Pragtique are the perfect antidote to Old Town Square’s cheesy slogans and same-old Russian dolls. Rest assured this small design boutique puts money straight in the pockets of the local creatives behind their superlative souvenirs.

Photograph: Vojtěch Tesárek

2. Vnitroblock

There’s an effortlessly cool (or secretly-working-hard-to appear-so) vibe everywhere in this cavernous warehouse space, typical of the formerly industrial Holešovice area. At open-plan Vnitroblock you’ll find speciality coffee, shoe shops, a dance studio, mini-cinema, plus a calendar of eclectic events. Browse the limited-edition trainers at FootShop and order a flat white from Signature to blend in with the hip AF crowd.

Deelive Designs & SmetanaQ Showroom
Photograph: Deelive Designs

3. Deelive Designs & SmetanaQ Showroom

Come for the coffee and cake, stay for the independent shopping. This multi-purpose building on the banks of the Vltava blends shopping with art, fashion and interior design exhibitions. The galleries can be found on the third floor, while the second-floor houses fashion studios and the SmetanaQ Showroom, where shoppers can meet the designers themselves. Deelive’s homeware and glass accessories share the first floor with SmetanaQ café – popular with the digital nomad set and students from the neighbouring TV and Film Academy.

Bohemian Retro
Photograph: Bohemian Retro

4. Bohemian Retro

Prefer your second-hand shopping more curated than chaotic? Head to Bohemian Retro in the Žižkov neighbourhood. Rebecca, the British owner, will help guide you around as you browse racks of vintage men’s and women’s clothing and jewellery. If your purchases are a little on the bulky side, there may even be a second-hand suitcase or handbag here that can save the day.

English-language bookshops
Photograph: Shakespeare & Synové

5. English-language bookshops

The legends, fairy tales and turbulent history of the Czech Republic could easily fill thousands of pages. Need proof? Peruse the shelves of Shakespeare & Sons in Malá Strana or the Globe Bookstore in the New Town. Their selection of English translations of Czech authors (think Milan Kundera, Franz Kafka) is particularly rich.

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NeverEnough, in the shadow of Zizkov’s famously weird TV Tower, is a compact but satisfying streetwear boutique, specialising in clothes featuring designs by some of the city’s most respected print makers. The nicely laid-out shop (which has a very nifty bar at one end) also functions as a venue of sorts, with DJs providing entertainment every now and again. A great place to swing by and chat with the area’s fashionable, laid-back locals (while sampling some of the country’s best craft breweries) if you have a bit of time to kill.

Rocking Horse Toy Shop
Photograph: Rocking Horse Toy Shop

7. Rocking Horse Toy Shop

If you’re looking for a gift for a little one, take a few steps beyond the Prague Castle gates to Rocking Horse Toy Shop. This small boutique brims with charming wooden toys and games for children and is delightfully free of cheap plastic. Bonus points for choosing anything related to Krtek (‘The Little Mole’), who became established during the Communist era and is essentially the Czech equivalent of Mickey Mouse.

8. Prague Thrift Store

You’ll find all manner of exquisite second-hand clothes, books and homeware at Prague Thrift Store’s two locations in the Vinohrady and Holešovice neighbourhoods. First-time visitors can apply for a 30 percent discount voucher by email before they arrive. True bargain hunters will want to coincide their visit with full moon sale for 50 percent off all clothing (and 30 percent off everything else).

Fashion Arena
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9. Fashion Arena

More into your brands? Jump on the free ‘shopping shuttle’ from Old Town to Fashion Arena, about 25 minutes out of town. This outlet mall hosts 200 international labels – the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Adidas – and offers more breathing room for tax-free shopping than Prague’s city-centre malls. The complimentary shuttles run from three central locations, leaving around 11am and 3pm daily with rides back into town at 4pm or 7pm.   

Žižkov’s craft booze shops
Photograph: Viktor Lom

10. Žižkov’s craft booze shops

It would seem irresponsible to write about Prague without a single mention of beer. The BeerGeek Pivoteka (bottle shop) and F.H. Prager cider shop in Žižkov offer an ideal combination of drinking and shopping for visiting booze connoisseurs. Save some space in your luggage (and check customs limits on your flight) to sneak a taste of the Czech Republic back home with you.

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