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    Souvernir Shops in Bucharest: Old Books, Music and Art

    by Romanian_Bat Written Jan 5, 2008

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    If looking for an old book, look up for an Anticariat (there are a few in the underground passage in University Square and there is another great one on Doamnei Street just after the crossing with Bratianu Avenue). The area around Lipscani Street is filled of places selling lots of junk…oh, sorry, souvenirs and artifacts. Good places where one can find interesting things include Amintiri (20 Gabroveni), Craii de Curtea Veche (14 Covaci), as well as the great Hanul cu Tei (63-65 Lipscani). For traditional items check out the Artizanat on the corner made by Selari and Smardan Street, as well as the one on the ground floor of Unirea Shopping Centre. The Village Museum and the Romanian Peasant Museum also have good folk art items on sale; the Romanian Peasant Museum has possibly the best place for traditional stuff in the city. On Selari Street, close to the crossing with Covaci Street, there is Filatelia Zimbrul Carpatin, a very good shop with old stamps and coins; they also have great postcards.

    Hanul cu Tei - Paintings on sale Hanul cu Tei - The Art Cafe Hanul cu Tei - Galleries Humanitas Bookstore Humanitas Bookstore 1
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    Piaţa Amzei Market: fruit, vegetable and flower market

    by iwys Updated Dec 15, 2007

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    For a capital city, Bucharest is not that well endowed with open-air markets. but, if you want to buy fresh fruit from a market stall while you are staying in the city, Piaţa Amzei market is a good place. Most of the fruit is local and in season there is a great selection of berries, including raspberries, bilberries and blackberries. There are both indoor and outdoor sections, including some colourful stalls selling flowers.

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    chinese Market - Dagonul Rosa: Chinese market - Dragonul Rosa

    by mvtouring Written Jan 21, 2007

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    The Chinese market is situated in one of the suburbs of Bucharest. This is one massive shopping complex where you can buy just about anything that you can imagine. A busstle with loads of people coming and going.

    What to buy: Shoes, leather jackets etc. in wintertime

    What to pay: low prices

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    None - streets shops: Books from the street

    by WanderingFinn Written Aug 20, 2007

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    Actually this is not a shop; it is a phenomenon; a local habit. Many people sell used or new books in their booths outside in the streets.

    Romanians are on the top of the world what comes to level and amount of reading. They really do read a lot.

    What to buy: Books; if you happen to find a non-Romanian language book.

    What to pay: Cheaper than in traditional "western" countries.

    One of the several outside bookstores Everyone is selling books Local salesman reading in shadow; newspaper hat
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    Various Malls in Bucharest: Cheaper Shopping

    by mingul Written Apr 2, 2008

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    Hi. There are a lot of shopping places in Bucharest. However I wouldn't know how much do you mean by inexpensive.

    There is a chain of shops called Miniprix. You can find them on Ion Mihalache street and close to the Mc Donald's in Piata Romana.

    You can also try Unirea Shopping Center and Magazinul Victoria for cheaper clothes.

    You can also try the malls of Bucharest: City Mall, Plaza Romania or Bucharest Mall. They all have websites.

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    Libraria Noi, Micul Paris & Salingers: English Bookstores

    by roomania Written Mar 17, 2006

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    For those looking for books in English, there are a few quality bookshops scattered around Bucharest. A fair bit of warning though, they can get quite pricey, depending on what you are looking for.

    Libraria Noi - located just north of Piata Universitate, is a large, popular, quality bookstore with tons of modern lit, books on art and a tremendous selection.

    Micul Paris - Is located in the Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, among other hotels. A good source for books, newspapers and periodicals for your English print fix.

    Salingers- located in the JW Marriott Grand is a fantastic bookshop that has a great selection of fiction and non-fiction, with some fairly recent titles.

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    Souvenirs and traditional Romanian artifacts

    by draguza Written Jun 13, 2006

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    If you want to buy handicrafts made in Romania look for the "Artizanat" stores which can be found throughout the city. There are quite a few of them in downtown Bucharest. These stores sell local artifacts like embroidered clothing and decorations, hand painted Easter eggs, pottery, carpets, carvings, dolls, masks, and other items. Other popular places to buy Romanian goods are the shops located in the Peasant Museum and the Village Museum. Many of the artifacts are top quality and inexpensive.

    Local Craft Artizanat Shop
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    Wagner: ART GIFTS!!

    by anaochiana Written Nov 11, 2006

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    Here u can can find marvelous pieces of art-handmade by artists...teapots, cups,dolls...great gifts!!
    Not always open on the schedule!!

    What to pay: here it depends of the gift..between 10 and 200 euros- it s your choice!

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    Plaza Mall Bucharest: Plaza Mall

    by Lecaro Written Oct 15, 2007

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    This mall bring all together the best shops and firms from Bucharest and from all the world...

    What to buy: in first place you can buy clothes... but you can buy grocery too because there is a supermarket too
    if you want a fast food to eat you have a whole floor for that (the last floor), where is an multi cinema too...

    What to pay: you can spend a lot or less it depends what you are looking for...

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    New mall at Lujerului: Mall trend in Bucharest

    by kek4la Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Romanians are atracted by the glamour of the western shopping style, and try to immitate it, not always succesfully. This in the picture is the second mall in Bucharest that actually uses the name "mall", even though there are other places as well that could cary the name.
    It's called Romania Plaza, a quite impersonal and stupid name, but who cares in Bucharest when its just what people need considering the new shopping craze. A good thing with malls in Bucharest is that people actually dress more nicely when going there.
    This picture is taken while the mall was being built. The mall is now open and its the biggest one in Romania.

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  • They got it all in Bucharest

    by ddlucy Written Apr 25, 2004

    They got it all in Bucharest.

    What to buy: No need to pack food or bottled water - you can buy it in several modern shopping markets "Bella" - plenty of well stocked small markets.

    There are several small "American style malls" and even some large "warehouse style stores" (Carefour).

    Nice Romanian Wines make a nice gift to bring home ($4-5/bottle)

    What to pay: Romanian souveniers were more expensive in the City, then out at the touriest sites.

    Food is very-very reasonably priced.

    Clothing is more expensive in Romania - then in the US.

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    Bucuresti Mall: Modern Shopping In Bucharest

    by jgacis Updated Jul 9, 2004

    The Bucuresti Mall provides four levels of shopping that you can find in many modern city malls. A center atrium with a glass ceiling and escalators provide the main starting point to begin your shopping travels. The upper floor provides a food court area where they serve some great Italian ice cream!

    What to buy: There are numerous clothing and retail stores of many merchandise available.

    What to pay: Prices are reasonable and vary throughout the mall. I bought several modern music (from Romania) CDs, the club music type, for about US$5 each. A Romanian movie DVD I bought was about US$26.

    Bucuresti Mall

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    A Good Books Shop

    by edvin_br Updated Dec 16, 2004

    When you are walking along Calea Victoriei north to the Revolution square you will find a good books shop on a classical corner building, you should go inside, check if you like something...

    What to buy: I bought 2 books about the city of Bucharest (both are in English), there is a lot of information about the history of the city and about the sights... There are other books in addition to tourists books, most of them are in Romanian i belive.

    What to pay: The prices are not high at all, i bougght 2 good books for about 500000 Lei (15 Dollars).

    The store at calea Victoriei

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    Unirii Shopping Center: From Gray Department Store To Cool Shopping Center

    by edvin_br Updated Dec 16, 2004

    Its not easy to define Unirii shopping center, it was built under the communist regime when Ceaucescu built his "favorite project"-Unirii blvd. Since that times it went under a lot of chnges and today its one of the most bustling shopping centers of the capital.
    Opening hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9-21, Sunday 9-15

    What to buy: The shopping center has huge potential has it one of the biggest in that part of Europe (there are more then 200 store and restaurant places) but yet the level of the stores nedd to get a bit better and the entertainment need to be finished until it will get a really good reputation.

    View from Bratianu boulevard

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    Galeriile Victoria: Victoria Store

    by edvin_br Updated Nov 27, 2004

    The Victoria store is a fashionable department store, similiar to those in western europe. It is located in a beautiful refurbished building at Calea Victoriei, in the heart of the classical Bucharest.

    What to buy: The store is divided by floors. Every floor consists an other kind of merchandise. The most importent sectors are the clothes and fashion of course...

    What to pay: About the same as in other shopping centers and high level stores in Bucharest.

    Victoria store at the Victory avenue

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