The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Life  % width posts: 30

Please recommend - shopping in Warsaw


Maija
10 Dec 2011 #1
Moved to Warsaw recently and am wondering if anyone can recommend any funky shops/boutiques worth checking out?

Outside the major galleries such as "Zloty Tarasy" or "Mokotow", which I've already been to. By the way, I was in Poznan the other week and recommend the old brewery (Stary Browar).

Maija
bart123
11 Dec 2011 #2
Try Arkadia, the biggest Polish gallery, but to be honest nothing in Warsaw can be compared to "Stary Browar". Warsaw is one of the worst European cities when it comes to shopping, the prices are pretty high (but still lower than in major Polish cities), and you're lucky if you find anything special here.

Maybe try sportswear, like Dechatlons? They offer a lot of different clothes with an amazing (at least in Poland) guarantee including 30 days return policy. The prices also could be really nice, you could grab decent trekking shoes for 50-200 zl, Adidas/Nike running/casual shoes for 100-300 zl etc.

Have a nice stay.
OP Maija
11 Dec 2011 #3
Thanks Bart.... I've been to Arkadia. All the galleries seem to have the same shops. I'm going to try street shopping and get outside. I know there is Louboutin (Moliera 2), but that's a bit too expensive. Might stroll around Żurawia as there is a Wolford shop and I think Burberry is near... exploring :)

If anyone stumbles upon or has stumbled upon anything cool and worth checking please post.
pip 10 | 1,659
11 Dec 2011 #4
ul. Mokotowska- starts at Place Trych Krzyzy

There is also Chmelna and Nowy Swiat.
In Warsaw all the malls have all the same stores. If you go to these streets you will find some interesting things.

there is also a new high end mall across from Smyk on Jerozolimskie. It has all brand names if you are in to that- like gucci and prada. I will never go there but I imagine the prices are outrageous.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
11 Dec 2011 #5
Likewise, but the building is amazing, isn't it?
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
11 Dec 2011 #6
Has something been demolished to make way for it? I've not been in Warsaw for a couple of years, so I'm curious ;)

But I'll be back in a few weeks time :)

So I have a question: does anyone know how much a box of Ptassie Mleczko costs in Carrefour these days? The most up-to-date prices I could find are here:

okazjum.pl/blog/supermarkety/slodkie-podarunki,57.html

Are those prices really up-to-date? If so, it probably saves around £1.00 a box on UK prices, so it's worth my while taking a larger suitcase :)

The price of a box of Ptasie Mleczko is the way I decide on suitcase sizes for journeys to PL (silly I know, but I can easily eat ten boxes of chocolates, but I can't eat ten packs of kiełbasy lol!).
pip 10 | 1,659
11 Dec 2011 #7
ikewise, but the building is amazing, isn't it?

hell, yes.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
11 Dec 2011 #8
Ptassie Mleczko costs in Carrefour these days?

don't know about carrefour, but about 15zl
pip 10 | 1,659
11 Dec 2011 #9
the cheapest place I have found for groceries is Auchan in Piaseczno, you risk your life when you go in there though. The people are rude, it is always jam packed, the parking is a zoo and everybody eats the foods - like fruits and chips and stuff. Maybe just me but I get grossed out when I see people eating without washing the fruits and handling the other foods that maybe I was thinking of buying.
DrWhom - | 15
11 Dec 2011 #10
Has something been demolished to make way for it? I've not been in Warsaw for a couple of years, so I'm curious ;)

It was a vacant lot with a small pavillion shop on part of it. My neighbors kicked up a stink about losing light but they built anyway Try Panorama for shopping. It got a lot better than before.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
11 Dec 2011 #11
The people are rude, it is always jam packed, the parking is a zoo and everybody eats the foods - like fruits and chips and stuff.

Wow, Auchan in Poznan is a totally different place - funny how cities differ.

Such scum should be thrown out and permanently banned though.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
11 Dec 2011 #12
the cheapest place I have found for groceries is Auchan in Piaseczno, you risk your life when you go in there though.

It's probably full of Mafia members lol.

Ugh! Mind you, many supermarkets round here feel like you're in Lagos, so I'm sure i could cope with it. Piaseczno's a bit far out for me though :)

It was a vacant lot with a small pavillion shop on part of it. My neighbors kicked up a stink about losing light but they built anyway

upmarket shops aren't really my scene, but thanks. It will be interesting to see how much Warsaw has changed since I was last there :)
pip 10 | 1,659
11 Dec 2011 #13
Wow, Auchan in Poznan is a totally different place - funny how cities differ.

your funny.
so true. I was in the Auchan in Gdynia and it was quite nice. Generally speaking there are loads of rude people in Warsaw.
DrWhom - | 15
11 Dec 2011 #14
upmarket shops aren't really my scene, but thanks. It will be interesting to see how much Warsaw has changed since I was last there :)

The weird thing is that it cost a fortune, doesn't have any market and belongs to one person not a consortium. When were you last in Warsaw.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
11 Dec 2011 #15
When were you last in Warsaw.

Just over two years ago.
DrWhom - | 15
11 Dec 2011 #16
Wow - you'll see some changes. I go maybe 3 times per year and there's something new every time.
beliall - | 25
11 Dec 2011 #17
The cheapest shopping in Warsaw is in Targówek, sadly however its on the wrong side of the river and you have to drive through the slums to get to it
pip 10 | 1,659
11 Dec 2011 #18
What??? this is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. The wrong side of the river??? there are loads of nice places on the praga side- saska kepa is one.

as for the slums....that are around the mall is hardly a slum. that is the lower working class and elderly of Poland. not slums.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
11 Dec 2011 #19
The wrong side of the river???

They say this about my side of London as well. lmao.

as for the slums....that are around the mall is hardly a slum. that is the lower working class and elderly of Poland. not slums.

Exactly. I've been there, and it's nothing compared to the most run-down parts of England, definitely not a "slum".
beliall - | 25
11 Dec 2011 #20
Yes the new Mall on Ulica Bracka, there are also nice shops in that areas and streets around Pl. Trzech Krzyży
Maija - | 3
11 Dec 2011 #21
I thought I posted but anyway...

When I visit upper (more expensive) boutiques in Poland I feel I'm being measured up by the staff... cold stare/evil eye ... especially if I 'm the only one in the shop, not always but enough. I hate that kind of feeling... is it me or does anyone else have the same experience ?

Secondly, I'm used to being able to return items I purchased but it seems that in Poland all sales are final... when I ask about returns (without cause) they look at me like I'm from mars ? Not that I am a "chronic reterner" but on occasion I do have buyer's remorse.

Thanks everyone for the recommendations, I walked around Chmelna - lots of cool shop and I found these boots in a little boutique :) hurray !!!


  • my new boots :)
Wedle 16 | 496
12 Dec 2011 #22
boutiques in Poland I feel I'm being measured up by the staff.

That is the job of all sales staff they are on Commission.

is it me or does anyone else have the same experience ?

Not really, you tell them you will call them when needed, they back off.

Secondly, I'm used to being able to return items I purchased but it seems that in Poland all sales are final

I have never had a problem returning items in Poland, although not all shops will give a 100% refund,many will give you a credit against a future purchase, if fact I bought my kids sports some shoes last summer while I was in GalMoK they did not like them I took them back to Lacoste and got a credit note and used the credit note a year later for a purchase

when I ask about returns (without cause) they look at me like I'm from mars ?

Malja, if you go into a Polish store and your first question is about returns, they most likely believe you want to use the goods that night and get your money back the following day.

You can also try KLIF shopping mall, they have special shopping evenings every couple of months between 21.00 to 24.00 hrs, it is only open by invitation and many of the outlets use these evenings to clear stock at big discounts.
Maija - | 3
14 Dec 2011 #23
That is the job of all sales staff they are on Commission.

I'm talking about walking into a boutique and getting a cold stare like "what are you doing here". The sales people are less aggressive (clingy) than in the US and I like that, but some store are just plane cold war.

I'm a shoe obsessed and returns with shoes are easy cause you can tell if someone wore them and when returned they must be (look) unworn, so if you wear them for a night don't expect a return. However if I purchase expensive shoes (say $300) I may get home and realize I'm not as crazy about them as I thought... it would be fine if I had gobs and gobs of money or owned a shoe factory but that is not the case.

You can also try KLIF shopping mall.

Sounds interesting - how do I score an invite?
Wedle 16 | 496
14 Dec 2011 #24
Sounds interesting - how do I score an invite?

Contact them here: klif.pl/newsletter,2.dhtml in English of course and inform them you wish to be on the next list.
Maija - | 3
14 Dec 2011 #25
Wedle

I re-read my post and see I don't know the difference between plane and plain... oh well.

Wedle

Contact them here

cool - thanks for this !!
Zman
14 Dec 2011 #26
Your quite a lady Maija! Keep shopping girl and do not be deterred by anything! :-)
engin - | 2
23 Jan 2012 #27
Shopping in Warsaw, check it out ;)
janee - | 1
8 Aug 2013 #28
[Moved from]: Low price winter shopping in Warsaw?

Does anyone here know where to buy winter apparel like coat, winter jacket, and winter boots in warsaw for low prices (second hand stuff is okay)?or is there any sale before winter? I am from tropical country and I will stay in poland when it's winter. I'm afraid my baggage will be overweight if I bring that stuff from my country.
poland_
8 Aug 2013 #29
to buy winter apparel like coat, winter jacket, and winter boots in warsaw for low prices

Decathlon.
Mellfos13 - | 1
31 Jul 2018 #30
Merged:

Wedding dress - Warsaw



Hi.
Can anyone help me find the best shops for wedding gowns in Warsaw?
I have found a lot of shops, but no one that has the dress style that I'm looking for.
I want a mermaid dress with a lot of ruffles and tulle. Like example Mori Lee Leona dress. But I'm open to new ones too.

Please let me know where I can find good deals too!
Thank you :)


Home / Life / Please recommend - shopping in Warsaw
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.