Shopping in Prague Old and New Town

2 September, 2009

Prague caters to almost every kind of shopper. If you are into luxury, branded fashion like Louis Vuitton, then the elegant avenue of Parizska is the place for you. It is lined with international designer houses including Dior, Boss and Armani.
Shopping @ OldTown

In contrast, the winding lanes between the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge are thronged with tacky souvenir shops with their fair share of puppets, Russian dolls and ‘Czech Me Out’ T-shirts (get it? Play of words to ‘Check Me Out’)

Prices for these souvenirs are generally the same between the various souvenir shops along these lanes. If you want cheaper Czech Republic souvenirs, you might have to venture to Prague outskirts e.g. Karlstejn Castle where we practically experience the Great Prague Sale (in terms of souvenirs).

Shopping @ Prague

If you are looking for music megastores, big department stores and huge bookshops, you have to visit Wenceslas Square (situated in the Prague New Town area). Do note souvenirs here are sold a bit more expensive than those sold in the Old Town.

Shopping @ New Town

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (15)

  • euniceReply

    4 September, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    HALLO!! I bought Russian dolls from Prague! I bought one set with the smallest doll like the size of a red bean hehehe! Still find the dolls fascinating! 😀 Also, once I saw a 3D postcard with a little peeping hole that can see naked women inside, selling at 4Euro. But I thought of buying it for my bro at the end of the day but it was already closed and we had to leave the next morning. Unfortunately! LOL
    .-= eunice´s last blog ..The Old Water Village =-.

    • TingyiReply

      4 September, 2009 at 9:42 pm

      Hi Eunice, we saw that 3D postcard too. I wanted to buy and keep as souvenir as well till ZQ made a comment that it is probably someone’s grandma’s that we are looking at now… LOL… which definitely is not a good idea in the end.

  • AlvaReply

    14 September, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Thanks much for that nice post.

  • Margo OrtizReply

    14 September, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for the tip on cheap souvenir shopping in the old town and outlying areas of Prague. Will bear that in mind when i visit Prague next month.

  • Prague SucksReply

    3 October, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Better yet, don’t even go. Prague sucks. There are three kinds of people there: tourists, Czechs who legally rip off the tourists, and Czechs who illegally rip off the tourists. There are no Romas; they were all ripped off so badly by the Czechs that they left for Rome. Castle is so-so. Famous bridge is crap. Castle is so-so. Famous bridge is crap. I have been in hundreds of cities all around the world; Heart and Kabul in Afghanistan are better tourist spots, even today. All this just IMHO of course.

    • YarReply

      8 October, 2009 at 4:56 pm

      I agree that Prague is very touristy, and you can definately get ripped off here (I am writing from Prague on the last day of my vacation). I would not agree that the castle is so-so. The castle is magnificent. The bridge, however, is so-so. Prague, if you can see past all the touristy schlock, is pure eye-candy, and a photographer’s delight. It will leave you footsore, and yearning for more melodic voices, but I do not regret visiting, and will most likely return in a year with my wife and daughter.

  • JamesReply

    19 December, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I have heard Prague being over priced but also that is one of the best cities to go to. Prague Christmas markets is something I want to go and visit, which I think is also held in the old town square there. So much history to that place.

  • JorgenReply

    17 April, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Anyone got tips on where to shop for Armani and Boss in Prague, without getting ripped off?

  • Diana JonsReply

    19 October, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I bought czech cosmetics and magic stone Moldavit at the Shopping center Panská 6. There are also a lot of souvenirs, cheap prices. Magnets from 1 Euro.

  • MaryReply

    5 November, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Got lost in the very
    centre of Prague last week, fond this wondeful place, where
    all the employees are happy to help you whatever time you come! I bought the set of crystal
    handmade glases and jewelry
    with MOLDAVITE. Moldavite
    – a mysterious stone 14.7 million years old. This stone you can find only in
    Czech Republic.

  • EvaReply

    5 November, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Yesterday I visited shopping center in Prague, is placed in Panská 6, near of the heard of Prague. They sell souvenirs about 1 euro up, so nice. So I bought some magnets and also czech crystal jewelry. Stuff was very kind and helpfull. So my advice to you is go there.

  • TomReply

    11 February, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    We were in Prague in January 2016, to buy souvenirs at a super good price in Manor Street in Prague 6. You will be sure to stop.

  • Antonio CruzReply

    20 February, 2016 at 1:50 am

    My guide, a local, told me about this place and he was right!
    They have great prices. I bought souvenirs and gifts for my whole family.

  • ShavkatReply

    17 June, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Hi everyone. You can find souvenirs, jewellery, Czech garnets and cosmetics as well at Panska 6. All shops inside Info-centre. Here you can obtain useful information free. Staff kind. Prices also nice. Staff can speak in Russian, English and Czech as well. So if you will in Prague go there. I recommend it

  • JohnReply

    22 October, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Hello. Prague is historical city with sightseeing places. Garnets are part of Czech. If you will go to Prague, you should go to Museum of Garnet. Address of this museum Panska 6, Prague 1. Just go

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