Top 10 Prague Traveler
Top 10 Shopping in Prague
To start off our Top 10 Prague shopping, we’re keeping it tradish. Kotva Department Store is a traditional, Czech-owned and operated establishment featuring old-school Czech brands. Spanning 5 floors and housing more shops than you can imagine, this is the perfect stop for a rainy day. Also the home to a cinema and supermarket, there is no way you won’t be entertained at Kotva—well, unless you stay in the parking lot. Open Mon – Fri 9 AM – 8 PM, Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, and Sun 10 AM – 6 PM.
9. Blue Praha
Are you feeling blue because you can’t find that perfect souvenir for every person in your extended family? Head to one of the four Blue Praha shops scattered around the city center: they are a great place to find all things Praha without the usual cheap souvenir factor. Featuring a gorgeous line of hand-made glass items, this shop keeps it cool and does everything in a shade of blue. Blue bowls, blue vases, blue figurines—the only thing that won’t be blue is you! Open 10 AM – 7 PM daily.
8. Havel’s Market
If you prefer to do your Top 10 Prague shopping in the open air, Havel’s Market is the place for you. One of two permanent markets in Prague, this city gem offers everything from delicious fresh fruit and vegetables to gorgeous flowers to handmade leather goods, arts, and crafts. They even have stands selling wooden toys and puppets for the young travelers! Stop by the market to pick up lunch and a few souvenirs, your tummies and your kids will be pleased. Open daily 9 AM – 6 PM all year round.
The largest mall in Prague has earned its rightful place on our Top 10 Prague shops by being not only the biggest, but also the best. Over 200 unique shops get to call the Palladium their home, and fashionistas: this is your go-to for all things fashion. Boasting ultra-modern flair and selling all the hottest brands, you’ll be leaving the Palladium in style. And don’t miss the adorable cafés sprinkled throughout the center—yum! Open Sun – Wed 9 AM – 9 PM and Thurs – Sat 9 AM – 11 PM.
6. Shakespeare & Sons
To buy or not to buy? That is the question you’ll be asking while at the most whimsical bookstore in Praha. Shakespeare & Sons houses a collection of classic and modern English books ranging back to the days of good ol' Shakespeare. This little shop sits in a picturesque building with a super-cool reading room where you can see the Charles Bridge (a Top 10 Prague attraction!) Take a break from your travels and lose yourself in a book that you can buy, or not buy. Open daily 11 AM – 11:30 PM.
5. Wenceslas Square
You haven’t lost your mind travelers: Wenceslas Square was one of our Top 10 Prague attractions but is also a great place to pick up that perfect souvenir for your mom you’ve been searching for! Both a historic wonder and a hot spot for great shopping, Wenceslas Square is a must-visit. With a collection of international shops, neat cafés, and amusing street performers, it’s also a perfect spot for an afternoon espresso. But beware hipsters: you’ll burn your tongue if you drink it before it’s cool. Hours vary by shop.
4. Slovanský dům
Earning the award for the most well rounded entertainment option in Prague is Slovanský dům—a shopping center with all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of (well, maybe not all, but a lot)! Slovanský dům offers a series of high-end luxury shops, shops for travelers on a budget, a collection of irresistible restaurants, an in-house cinema, spa facilities, and a gorgeous French garden. It’s housed in a historic building, so you don’t even need to stop sightseeing to shop ‘til you drop! Open daily 10 AM – 8 PM.
3. Pařížská Street
Alright swanky travelers, we didn’t mean to leave you out of the fun. Linking the Old Town Square with the Čechův Bridge is perhaps THE most exclusive (and thus, most expensive) shopping street in all of Praha: Pařížská. You won’t find a higher concentration of high-end, high-class shops, folks. This Top 10 Prague shopping district is oozing with designer brands, upscale fashion, and ultimate luxury and is a shoe-in for fun. Whether you are there to real-life shop or window shop, we know this street will suit your needs.
Sick of all the souvenir shops having exactly the same items? If you want to get unique, head to Pragtique. This amazing shop is leading an innovative movement—high-end souvenirs (gasp!) Forget the silly t-shirt designs and the key-chains, this Top 10 Prague shop sells incredible, handmade souvenirs from local Czech residents. Come find the one present that won’t disappoint your picky mother. Open Mon – Fri 10 AM – 7 PM and Sat 11 AM – 6 PM. Closed Sundays.
1. Na Příkopě
Crowning the Top Ten Prague shops is the mecca of shopping in Praha: Na Příkopě Street. All along this street are historic buildings, royal palaces, and oh yeah, some pretty stellar shopping destinations. Some of our previous Top 10 Prague Shops are even located along this famous street—you can never do too much shopping, right?! Beautiful to look at and beautiful to shop in, Na Příkopě is a must visit while in Prague. If dressing well is in your jeans, say “sew what” to that price tag!