BABOCHKA opened in 1988 and has since become the shopping destination of choice for those in search of luxury and renowned brands. With more than 200 names in fashion, the store offers all kinds of goods, from perfumes to home décor. However, they are most well known for their selection of high-fashion brands: Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Berluti and others.
BABOCHKA, Nevsky Prospect, 153, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 955 25 65
Au Pont Rouge
This department store has a truly royal history. Built in 1905, it became the first multi-story shop in Russia, offering the best selection and experience. For 10 years, this shop was known as the most luxurious in the country and had a customer base that included Russian aristocracy—even the last emperor’s wife, Alexandra Fyodorovna, shopped here. In 2009, the building was restored, and each floor now has a theme. For example, guests visiting the third floor can browse brands with distinctive and unique style, such as AMI, Carven, Gosha Rubchinskiy and others.
Au Pont Rouge, Moyka River, 73, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 800 250 1907
Passage opened in St Petersburg in 1848. Today, under the glass roof, shoppers can explore the boutiques on either side of the 180-metre (590 ft) main gallery. The shops offer a little of everything, from furniture to fine jewellery to a very impressive selection of women’s clothing.
Passage, Nevsky Prospect, 48, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 325 1306
Bolshoi Gostinyi Dvor
More than 3,000 brands all under one roof—this is Bolshoi Gostinyi Dvor. Construction on the building started in 1761 and was completed in 1785, when it quickly became a city landmark. This place is almost like a town itself, and you might worry you could get lost, but just follow the endless corridors, and slowly explore everything Bolshoi Gostinyi Dvor has to offer.
Bolshoi Gostinyi Dvor, Nevsky Prospect 35, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 630 54 08
Tatyana Parfionova is a truly unique Russian designer with a distinctive style and outstanding collections, including haute couture, casual wear, wedding wear and more. Taking inspiration from St Petersburg, Russian culture, art and nature, Tatyana Parfionova creates true works of art. For those who want something one-of-a-kind, they offer tailor services, and you can connect directly with the designer to collaborate on your perfect piece.
Tatyana Parfionova, Nevsky Prospect, 51, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 (812) 713 14 15
Comme Des Garçons
Designed by the legendary Rei Kawakubo, the St Petersburg location of this Japanese brand is as impressive as the rest of the Comme des Garçons creations. The space is set in such a manner that invites visitors to explore the visual identity and values of the brand. Check it out to learn more about the brand and to find some unique clothes.
Commes des Garçons, Nevsky Prospect, 156, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 717 10 63
Centrally located, the Grand Palace offers all the best brands and renowned names of the fashion world along with some local brands, as well. Visitors can easily spend the whole day there, as the mall is also filled with restaurants, cafés, a cinema and cosmetic salons.
Grand Palace, Nevsky Prospect, 44, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 449 93 44