Many new shopping centres and hypermarkets have been developed in Prague, especially in recent years.
Since the early 1990's, the quantity and quality of products available in the Czech Republic have improved considerably. The increase in competition has resulted in a wider selection of goods, including many European designer brands and an improvement in customer service.
There are a number of regional associations of regional artists and craftspeople along with some excellent shops of glass and crystal. Other shopping choices include pottery (particularly from Straznice and Kolovec), geyser stone carvings from Karlovy Vary, needle embroidery and delicate lace work from many Moravian towns, as well as china ornaments, semi-precious stones from Bohemia and blood-red garnets.
Myslbek is the first shopping mall which opened in Prague. It has got 30 shops and boutiques offering cosmetics, fashion goods, leather materials, electronics, sports wears, ties, pearls, baby carts and much more. The shopping centre also has a few restaurants inside.
Address: Na Prikope 19
Opening Hours: 8.00 - 20.30
This is a very large shopping centre with five floors featuring almost everything from electrical goods to cosmetics including a supermarket store. This centre is open throughout the week and even offers a tax free shopping service on the ground floor.
Address: namesti Republiky 8
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm mon - fri, 10am-7pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
This shopping centre only opened in 2007 and has become the Czech Republic’s largest mall. There are four floors, with more than 200 shops and over 30 restaurants and cafes. There is also some historical value behind the Palladium, as the foundations are associated with 12th century structures which have been integrated into the architecture of the shopping mall.
Address: Namesti Republiky 1
This is quite a historical shopping centre. The mall is fused by two buildings. The first building is from the 1840s and the second is from the 1930s. The arcade joining the two buildings is seen as a cultural monument. There are over 50 stores inside including designer shops such as Laroche and Pierre Cardin, as well as a few restaurants.
Address: Na Příkopě 12, 110 00, Prague 1
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 - 20.00, Sat 9.00 - 19.00, Sun 11.00 - 19.00
This is Prague’s most extravagant shopping centre and it is very popular amongst the locals and tourists. There are many designer stores such as Mexx, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Miss Sixty, Cerruti Jeans and Beltissimo. The shopping centre also offers a large outdoor garden to relax in, as well as the Palace Multiplex cinema and a nightclub.
Address: Na Prikope 22, Prague 1
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Beyond the Centre of Prague
This is one of the larger malls in Prague which opened in 2003. There are four floors of service filled with 120 shops, a food court and entertainment. Its 21 000 m2 area also covers a cinema featuring the only IMAX theatre in Prague. With an open central lobby it is a bright and airy environment suitable for shopping sprees of your favourite designer brands. It also houses the Orange Moon restaurant. (See restaurant page for more details.)
Opened in 1994, the new shopping centre (Vinohradsky Pavilion) once held the historic Vinohradsky Market Hall. The completely refurbished shopping centre is small but offers many exclusive designer brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and La Perla. There is also a supermarket in the basement.
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 9pm Mon – Sat, 12pm – 8pm Sunday.
This is a stylish and modern shopping centre, as well as a popular entertainment centre. Nový Smíchov is spread across three floors filled with 150 different shops, a food court and a Palace Cinema multiplex. There are several fashion boutiques, a large computer store, plus the French food chain Carrefour.
Address: Plzeňská 8 - 150 00, Prague 5
Opening Hours: Shops 9.00 - 21.00