There are two fairs at NDK that might be interesting to the visitor. The Choose the Bulgarian/Made In Bulgaria fairs take place twice a year, in Spring and Winter. Next one coming, Nov.24 till Dec. 3, 2006. Floors 0 to 5 are filled with many stalls selling Bulgarian made goods, usually cheaper. Mostly clothes but also shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, gifts, etc. Gets crowded at times.
At the book fair, also held twice a year, the newest Bulgarian books can be found, sometimes presented by their authors. There are also some books in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian, also maps, calendars and CDs. Next book fairs: May 24-28, and Dec. 13-17, 2006.
In the underpass of NDK there are also numerous shops selling cheap clothes, including fakes, etc. There's also a post office and a railways office.
What to buy: Clothes (including good and cheap childrens' clothes), shoes, etc. Some goods are of very good quality, some arent'.
What to pay: Normally prices are slightly cheaper than at retail stores.
Check the entrance of NDK - if there are colorfull advertisments - maybe you are there on the right time. Several times during every year there are Trade Shows in NDK - the whole building becomes a big market. There are different types of Trade Shows organized "Made in Bulgaria", "Christmas time", "Winery", etc.