Alley of Artists: Local crafts in the Alley of Artists
An open-air exhbition and sale of local crafts some of which are unique even for Russia.
What to buy: Original art works of local painters, handiwork made of wood and Ural stones (malachite, jasper, lazurite, etc.), things made of Russian bast, other souvenires.
Also you may have your portrait painted (gouache or coal) in just 15-20 minutes!
What to pay: The prices are very cheap and depend on an item, but don't forget that it's not a shop, so you can bargain there!
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Various shops: Shopping line on Vainer Street
Various shops and boutiques line along the pedestrian part of Vainer Street, a central street crossing Lenin Prospect. You can buy practically everything in the four shopping malls there: GUM, Uspensky, TSUM and Passazh. If you stay with your back to Lenin Prospect, the right side of Vainer Street houses mostly shops of world famous brands such as Benetton, Sisley, Mango or Max Mara. And they offer discounts and sales practically all the time. On the left side of the street there are mainly local shops and shopping galleries with cheaper goods, but always check the goods' quality!
What to buy: This is the central shopping area, so you can find anything you need there - from food to furniture.
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