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"Target", "CVS" or other convenience stores in Krakow

7 Aug 2007 /  #1
I'm sorry, I know this is a silly question, but I have to know...
Are there any convenience stores in Krakow, like CVS or Target? Where do I get toothpaste, shampoo, necessities like that in Poland?
7 Aug 2007 /  #2
Poles still wipe their bottoms with leaves ;).

Seriously, there are no CVS or Target stores in Poland (as far as I know), but you can buy the necessities and indulgences (if you have enough money) on every corner.
OP shopgirl27  
7 Aug 2007 /  #3
Thanks for the quick response, mlody.

I'll be sure to rake some leaves before my trip!
bookratt 6 | 85  
7 Aug 2007 /  #4
Shopgirl, they do not have Target or CVS there, but do have chemists/apothecary/pharmacy stores, and the bigger cities have Carrefour and Tesco stores, kind of like Aldi and Meijer in the states.

What part of Poland will you be in? Malopolski, Wielkopolski, etc?

I was just there in Krakow, and shopped at a Jubilat, which is kind of like the old Woolworths five and dime stores we used to have in the states, but with more grocery items. Maybe more like a lower grade Kmart?

Depending on where you will be, stores/selection will vary.
7 Aug 2007 /  #5
Thank you so much, bookratt. Your post has been extremely helpful.

I'm going to be staying in Krakow. So, I will be on the look out for a Jubilat.

7 Aug 2007 /  #6
Thanks, bookratt!

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