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    Souvernir Shops in Bucharest: Old Books, Music and Art

    by Romanian_Bat Written Jan 5, 2008

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    Hanul cu Tei - Paintings on sale
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    Piata Europa

    by Tom1971 Written Jan 19, 2003

    Piata Europa is a very large market on the outskirts of the city. Prices here are much lower than in any department store or other market nearer the centre. To get there take the no. 21 tram from Bulevard I.C. Bratiancu (on the right some 150m up from piata unirii) right to the end of the line (approx 40 mins). Piata Europa is about 200m up on the right.

    What to buy: In piata Europa you can find all kinds of clothes and household goods at very low prices. The goods are generally of the same quality that you'll find in other markets and shops around Bucharest at the lower end of the price scale.

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    OUTLET STORE: outlet in Bucharest

    by Lecaro Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    I just discovered yesterday... I couldn't believe it how I always passed by it and never entered at least to see what is in...
    There are a lot of beautiful brand clothes at small prices. I couldn’t resist and not buy anything… I left from the shop with some awesome jeans from Pepe Jeans… and it coasted only 22 E.
    Just go and see it… maybe you will find something that you like at a great price.

    What to buy: women's clothes
    men's clothes
    shoes

    What to pay: not much

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    traditional romanian goodies

    by lchelle Written Apr 28, 2008

    If you are looking for traditional Romanian stuff to buy as souvineirs or gifts there is one good shop i have found.

    It's on Blvd Unirii as you walk towards Causescus house its on the left hand side. Its called RomArt and has a wide variety of embroidery, dolls and carvings etc.

    If you are looking to buy some of the woven rugs, wait until you visit Sucaeva they are much cheaper at the monastery called Veronet.

    If you are in the piatra neampt area, take the journey out to the red lake 'lacu rosu' - along the way is a market set up in the shelter of the cliff wall with great woolens, embroidery etc.

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    Unirii Shopping Centre: Unirii Shopping Centre

    by timtregenza Written Jan 3, 2005
    Unirii Shopping centre

    This shopping centre gives an impression of how Bucharest stands at the moment, with very expensive shops rubbing shoulders with shops selling very cheap stuff. There seems to be no middle ground.

    What to pay: How much have you got

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    Forgotten something?? Dont pay too much!

    by lchelle Updated Apr 28, 2008

    You forgot to pack something which you realise you desperately need. Or you run out of something. Dont pay too much.

    Steer clear of shops on the main drags. Youll be digging deeper into your pockets than is ever necessary! There are several markets which run in Bucharest where you can save a lot of $$$$!!!

    There is a particularly good one at Bucur Obor which sells everything from fruit and veg, to clothes, bags, music, school books and personal hygiene products.

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