Most visitors head for TZUM, a relatively small shopping mall opposite the Sheraton, or the boutiques lining Vitosha Boulevard, Sofia's main shopping street
Pirotska (near TZUM, opposite the mosque) is another popular shopping street, and it's a more pleasant experience than Vitosha Boulevard
Stroll down here or head north after a few blocks to get to the Zhenski Pazar. Stepping into this open-air market after Vitosha and Pirotska feels like time travel, with the clientele picking through heaps of fresh produce a century away from their high-heeled counterparts perusing the racks in glitzy boutiques
It's like any department store you will find in developed countries. You'll find clothes, shoes, bags, jewelries, perfumes and toiletries - almost everything except for customers. You'll see in my photos that there are hardly customers to be seen. Average Bulgarians can't afford the prices here.
Well, I remember the Central Department Store since I was a child, but I hadn't visited it for a long time. Several years ago it was reconstructed, so it became a better store than it was when I was a little child.
Most people think it's expensive store. It is really an expensive one, but it's like all other malls where you can find clothes and other goods. At the Central Department Store you can also find some other expensive stores, especially if you'd like to buy an expensive present.
The atmosphere is very pleasant, there are some bars and restaurants, and there are a very nice place for children, so you can just leave them there while you visit the stores:)
What to pay: It depends on the money you can spend:) You'll definitely like to spend your money there.
Back in the good old communist time , Where this dinosaur of TZUM ( TZentralen Universalen Magasin - Cental Universal Shop ) originates from ,it was the main purpose of visit from the people from the province. They were oraganising a daily excursion to come shopping in this 4 floor department store.
Once the biggest shopping mole in Sofia - actually that is a thing that is no more certain, but it used to be back at the time. Now that the place is no more centrally ruled by the Sofia city, it consists of different fancy shops mainly from famous wetern brands ( who else could afford the high rental rates of the place ?!!!)
This 5-storey-building's packed with shops and boutiques, selling all kinds of things: toys, clothes, shoes, perfumes, TVs...
What to pay: All the shops here are much more expensive than others.
if you like shoping for nice cloths tsum centeral departament store is the place it probablily has some over 100 or 200 stores who sell Gucci, vercaci ,Rolex watches and more.