Aside from the top designers presenting their masterpieces on world catwalks, Russia is also home to hot young talent conquering the fashion world in Russia and beyond. If you love hunting for unique fashion creations when travelling, check out our guide to the best designer showrooms in St Petersburg.
GATE31 was created in 2015 with the idea that fashion has to be simple and minimalist. Started from a small shop in the historical center of St Petersburg, it now has six different stores and keeps growing. The carefully curated collection of brands and designers both from Asia and Russia, as well as convenient separation of clothes by color shade in the store, have helped GATE31 to win over St Petersburg fashionistas.
This store focuses both on young and established Russian designers. They select clothes which are created in limited edition, so if shopping here, you can be sure you won’t meet someone else wearing the same threads. 8 store has recently moved to New Holland island, a great venue full of restaurants, regular events and concert, so be sure to check out the scene and have some fun after your shopping is done.
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This mono-brand store showcases creations from talented young designers. Lovers of loose but feminine clothes and pastel colors will find everything here, from summer dresses through to winter coats.
Stremyannaya Street, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 950 030 13 23
Weshalki‘s mission is to create a platform for Russian emerging designers – as a result, their selection of brands mostly consists of young talents. Go there to hunt for some really unique clothes – who knows, maybe tomorrow the young designer of your choosing will become the new Lagerfeld.
Vladimirskyi Prospect, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 +7 911 151 77 23
Polaroidd is probably one of the most fun showrooms out there: supporting local St Petersburg designers, from Monday to Friday it functions as showroom and café. When the weekend comes, however, it greet visitors with DJ sets, shots and lots of dancing.
Birzhevoy Pereulok, 4, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 911 741 92 26
The Museum store unites 200 brands and designers from Russia, Asia and Europe. Started in 2015, the project was inspired by museum spaces. The stores uses bright color accents, depending on the season and collection. The whole selection of brands and space design is an absolute work of art, celebrating the beauty of women’s fashion.
Moiki Embankment, 59, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 812 966 71 18
Freedom Store is the biggest project supporting Russian designers so far, and is also emblematic of a new approach displaying clothing. The store is filled with designer collections, and the assortment is rotated every week.
Nevskyi Prospect, 114-116, St Petersburg, Russia, +7 963 346 68 46
This is a perfect shop for gentlemen to find unique designer clothes from young brand Medooza Apparel. Their range has everything, from branded T-shirts and hoodies, wooden glasses, as well as checked shirts and even some barber accessories.