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Décor and clothing shopping - Khreshchatyk street, Kyiv

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Kyiv is not only the largest city in Ukraine, and a centre of economic and political life; it is the epicentre of all fashion events of the state. Here, the heart of Ukrainian fashion and style beats steadily. Every guest of the capital can notice how stylish and creative in their outfits are the people of Kyiv. There are a lot of shopping malls with fashionable boutiques located in different parts of the city. In this article, I want to invite you to try shopping on Khreshchatyk Street - the paradise for décor and clothing.

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Khreshchatyk - the main street of Kyiv

There is no tourist or person who came to Kyiv to do business without getting to Khreshchatyk - the main street of the capital of Ukraine. Khreshchatyk is the real heart of the city, or rather, the artery that leads to the main square of the country - the Independence Square. There are a few municipal buildings on Khreschatyk: Kyiv City Council and Kyiv City State Administration, State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, New Ukrainian House, etc. The main street of Kyiv is not so broad as you think, its length is just over one kilometre. However, Khreshchatyk can be considered the most stylish street in the capital. In addition to the important office buildings, there are many restaurants, cafes and chic boutiques that will be discussed in this article. I have identified two locations that are the best for shopping on Khreshchatyk.

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TSUM - the state-of-the-art luxury shopping mall

From outside, the building of the Kyiv Central Department Store resembles the usual post-Soviet building of a large department store. You will be surprised when you open the doors of this mall. In 2016, the updated TSUM was opened. It became the first department store in Ukraine. This is a shopping space where each floor is designated to one or more product categories organised by departments rather than individual shops. In TSUM, you will find boutiques of both world-renowned brands and leading Ukrainian fashion designers. Kyiv TSUM is one of the most beautiful and modern shopping centres in the city. Even if you don't plan on shopping, you definitely need to visit this high-fashion and design venue in Kyiv, and at the rooftop of the mall, you can dine or have a coffee at the gourmet restaurant.

TSUM, Khreshchatyk Street, Kiev
TSUM, Khreshchatyk Street, Kiev
Khreshchatyk Street, 38, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001

Vsi. Svoi - the largest Ukrainian-only store in the world

Vsi. Svoi is the world's largest store of Ukrainian design and decor brands. Here, you can find products of more than 150 brands from different cities of Ukraine. Vsi. Svoi store has three floors with a total area of ​​1500 m². The first sells utensils, ceramics, kitchenware and accessories, home décor and office supplies. Upstairs, you can buy upholstered and cabinet furniture. On the ground floor, lighting, carpets, textiles, home wear and cosmetics are on sale. There are many products in the range of natural materials: wood, wool, hemp, flax, metal, marble, porcelain and more. We recommend that you pay special attention to Ukrainian ceramics. In this market you will not only be able to buy something from a Ukrainian manufacturer but also learn a lot about our design and culture in general. Khreschatyk is a street where décor and clothing meet and you should definitely come here for shopping.

Vsi. Svoi, Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv
Vsi. Svoi, Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv
Khreshchatyk Street, 27, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001
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Marusia Bilous

Marusia Bilous

Hi, I’m Marusia from Lviv, Ukraine. My life is a permanent movement in a search for unforgettable impressions and interesting people. I promise that your virtual trip to my country will be interesting, and you will definitely plan one of your travels to Ukraine.

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