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    ROSHEN: Ukrainian chocolate!

    by arturowan Updated May 29, 2014

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    Across the road from the main bus station on 'Moskva Ploschit', is a big shop with the logo of the ROSHEN chocolate company, founded in 1996 - I recommend you go there, or look for 200+ products, such as biscuits, waffles, & caramels, stocked in the supermarkets of Ukraine - I found this brand stocked in the Tavriya-V chain...
    The name of the company is derived from the surname of its owner Petro PoROSHENko - the new president of Ukraine!

    What to buy: Ukrainian chocolate is very high quality, because, unlike in western Europe, the confectioners in the Russian tradition, do not reduce cocoa content in favour of extra sugar, every time the international price of the main raw ingredient, increases...
    ROSHEN are the primary chocolate produce in Ukraine, & their confectionary is comparable in quality to LINDT or SUCHARD, & is often presented as a luxury...
    However, I found their simplest products to be as good as any chocolate I've tasted, & I ate many bars of their locally made, ROSHEN chocolate, during my stay, & I totally recommend you try it, especially the varieties with chopped nuts in...
    So, if you like confectionary, be sure to taste the home produced chocolate while visiting, & as with most food of local origin in Ukraine, the cost is a bargain...

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  • Gerbor: Showroom

    by rusinborg Written Sep 27, 2011

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    Furniture for the house and office. Children's furniture, drawing rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, vestibules.

    What to buy: Large shopping centre on district road, the big assortment of furniture, a novelty. Services of the designer. Delivery and furniture assemblage across Kiev and area

    What to pay: Payment in cash, a credit card.

    Gerbor shop Gerbor Leo Gerbor Victor Gerbor Valeria Gerbor Victoria Nova
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    Ukraina: Restored and Refurbished

    by hunterV Updated May 20, 2011

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    This huge four-storey mall was fully refurbished and now looks very nice borh from outside and inside.
    It is air-conditioned, has a lot of departments and an entertainment center upstairs.
    You can see a grand piano and a huge doll bear "playing" it.
    You can use escalators to get to the necessary floor (the restrooms are next to escalators on each floor).
    There is a supermarket on the ground floor.
    The first floor ofers perfumes, gifts, jewelry, shoes. There is also a bank and a cafe there.
    The third floor: World of Fashion and Sports;
    The fourth floor is occupied by the entertainment center: a movie theater and a cafe.

    What to buy: perfumes, gifts, jewelry, shoes, fashionable clothes, etc

    What to pay: 100 UAH and above

    A view from the outside, A view from the outside, Bear Victory Square opposite the mall
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    Any Mobile Shop: Buying Ukraine Mobile Phone UMC 'Jean' Sim Card

    by Jasen71 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can acquire the JEANS start-up package at any MTS office or at the MTS dealer outlets.

    What to buy: Having a phone is important in Ukraine, as people you meet will give out there phone numbers! So get a Sim Card!!

    What to pay: ABOUT $10 USD

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    various shops: second hand clothings shops in Kiyv

    by catnl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Synny rynok (Blue market) (17 Vorovskoho, 212-217, 2nd floor, shop 8A, open Tue.-Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). This place offers reduced-priced clothing from last year’s collections by well-known makers like Columbia, S. Oliver, Morgan, Street One, Esprit and many more.
    More than half of the items are brand-new and in line with Western fashion trends, while others are in like-new condition. Jeansgo for about Hr 150 (compare with Hr 500 and up for new), sweaters for Hr 100, skirts for the same price, and parkas for Hr 400 to Hr 500.
    Though the secondhand market by Lybidska metro (open Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) happens to be very small , lots of good stuff can be found in its several stalls. A Benetton sweater for Hr 20, a French-cut girly t-shirt for Hr 20, and stylish name-brand jeans for Hr 50 are just some of the nice items to be found there.
    Another of the very best secondhand markets can be found at Heroyiv Dnipra metro station. Situated in the depths of the new clothes market is a small covered pavilion that features a number of stalls selling recent ..blouses for Hr 40, jean jackets for Hr 60, and brand-new handbags for Hr 50?Better left by the way
    The secondhand market by Shulyavska metro (Open Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is the largest in the city, with covered stalls spreading on both sides of the street for hundreds of meters. Inside, it’s stuffy and crowded, with stalls arranged in a confusing way, but there are bargains galore. The cheapest clothes (from Hr 1) are lying in piles, while the more expensive items are on hangers. Occasionally, stalls have fitting rooms. The assortment of merchandise includes clothes for children, toys, bed linens, evening wear, shoes and sportswear, and the regular stuff: jeans for around Hr 40, soccer jerseys for Hr 20, coats for Hr 300 and even terry cloth bath robes in perfect condition for just Hr 25.

    What to buy: Another big spot is the secondhand “Euro-style” market at Petrivka metro, situated in a former warehouse building near the metro entrance on the right side of the street when facing McDonald’s.
    Well-lit and roomy, the place is crammed with long rows of hangers with all sorts of clothes on them: sweaters and trousers and pajamas from Hr 5 to Hr 20; coats and jackets for Hr 30 to Hr 50; and belts, ties and shoes.

    What to pay: Considerably smaller, but still rather extensive, is the open-air secondhand market by Lisova metro (open Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Some of the stalls simply consist of big piles of clothes priced from Hr 1. Delving deeper into the market you can find more decent-looking stuff, including brand-new winter boots from Hr 100 to Hr 200.

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    souvenir shops: Andrew's Descent

    by traveloturc Written Apr 19, 2009

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    literally Andrew's Descent) is one of the best known historic streets and a major tourist attraction in Kiev. It is often advertised as the Montmartre of Kiev.You can find many street vendors..I suggest you to visit the painters ...some of them are really great )))

    What to buy: Paints and souvenirs

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    Souvenir shop on Khreshatik: Little souvenirs spot to save some money

    by cold_dead_bunny Updated Jul 19, 2008

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    Shop itself is quite small but has lots of stuff - traditional handmade craft, some ukrainian military stuff, bright painted matreshkas and lots of other souvenirs. I cant call things that sold there special, but all of them cost quite much cheaper then on Maidan or Andreevsky - known souvenirs spots. Besides, they are not covered in dust, and usually given with special package.

    Souvenir magnet from this shop
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    Home Products: On-Your-Way Shopping

    by hunterV Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    What to buy: Walking about the city, especially uptown, you will see lots of vendors outside the metro station entrances that have been turned into small markets.
    This old woman was selling apples when we were going to the metro and we could not but stop and buy a kilogram. A talk with the seller is an inalienable part of the process of buying goods from the street vendors who bring their vegetables and fruit from the nearby villages to earn some money to keep their families.
    So don't trade with those people, just buy whatever you need, have a short conversation with them and don't be greedy about giving them a tip (or at least not taking the change).

    What to pay: Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) or $, as you wish (ask the vendor).
    It's a free market, you know...
    Everyone's happy to earn some money for living.

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    Good Books on/about Ukraine

    by om_212 Updated Jan 10, 2008

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    Baltia publishing house guide books have been mentioned many times by several members as a good source of information to sightseeing in Kyiv, Lviv and other Ukrainian cities. in addition to guidebooks, Baltia also has several good books in English on/about Ukraine.

    Baltia books can be purchased in the shops in Ukraine, Russia, Belorus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (see the web-site below for the shops and addresses)

    If in Kyiv, I would recommend purchasing from a publishing house retail bookstore. unfortunately, it's not centrally located by could be get to by subway or taxi. you will save up to 50% of the retail there. You can also order books on internet (in Ukraine). they also do home delivery in Kyiv (for additional charge).

    What to buy: Ukrainian Traditional Cuisine (250 HR=$50) will give you a good insight into Ukrainian traditional culture; it contains food recipes along with description of Ukrainian traditions - from Christmas to New Year. the book is big and heavy, but it is the bext cooking book I have seen on the market so far. there is also a smaller bilingual book, in English and Russian (60 HR=$12), which has just recipes.

    Ukrainian Wooden Architecture (60 HR=$12) and Castles and Fortresses in Ukraine (192 HR=$39) are also good coffee table books if you can ignore minor English typoes.

    Guidebooks to Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Trascarpathia and Chernivtsi (60 HR=$12)in English, German, Polish, Italian, French, etc.

    What to pay: the prices quoted above reflect ones on the website and the publishing house retail store

    Ukrainian culture and cuisine (Baltia webpage )
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    Mango, Promod, Motive, Naf Naf, etc.: SALES, or the best time to shop in Kyiv

    by om_212 Updated Jul 31, 2007

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    Generally speaking, women's (men') cloth (especially imported cloth) in Kyiv can be very expensive (most foreigners believe the prices are absolutely outrageous :) unless you know WHEN to shop :) more and more shops are adopting the SALE strategy (a rare thing even 10 years).

    The semi-annual winter SALE in Kyiv usually starts January 10 and lasts till the end of February; the summer one – about June 15, and lasts till the end of July.

    What to buy: European and International brands you can find in Kyiv include: Mango, Mexx, Motivi, Promod, United Colors of Benneton, Guess, Orsay, Puma, Adidass, Naf Naf, InWear, etc.

    What to pay: you can do as good as $5-15 for a T-shirt or blouse, $10-25 for a skirt, $25-40 for pants, $35 and up for the jacket, etc.

    time to shop :)
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    Argo Trade group and others: Shops Return/Echange Policy

    by om_212 Updated Jul 13, 2007

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    if for whatever reason you have decided to return cloths or other items what you have bought in Ukrainian shops, you should be aware of the Ukrainian (still very clumsy) return policy.

    First of all, you can return it only during 14 days after purchase.
    Second, you need to have a passport with you and fill in the form explaining why you are returning (meaningless procedure, but what can you do).
    Third, if two prior statements didn't scare you and you insist on returning your item, make sure you will be staying in Kyiv additional couple days, because to get your money back you will have to come back to a respective shop in 3 business days to get your cash back (or return to your credit card).

    you most likely ask "why is this such a lengthy and complicated process?" i was explained that this is the law that shops unfortunately have to follow. shops don't like it, and customers like it even less.

    so, to save your time and keep you in a good mood while they are working to change the law, the less painful solution would be to exchange (instead of returning) for something else (preferable of the same price or higher), or just keep it as a present to your friends or family :)

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    Andriyevsky Decent: Best Days to Shop for Arts and Crafts

    by om_212 Written Jun 20, 2007

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    A lot has been written about the Andriyevsky decent as the place to shop for local arts and crafts. My personal opinion, most of arts and crafts there are tourist-oriented and very often are not the best what Ukrainian artists have to offer.

    how’re, there are two days in the year when I ALWAYS go to Andriyevsky to stock for souvenirs: the Kyiv Day (last weekend of May) and the Independence Day (August 24). these are two holidays for which artisans from all over Ukraine come to Kyiv. I call these two days “the Arts and Crafts Feast.”

    What to buy: Then you can find beautiful pottery from Western Ukraine and Crimea, hand-made jewelry (enamel-painted earrings and bracelets), and many others things you name it.

    What to pay: the prices with vary, depending on what you are looking to buy. the prices are not final, you can always bargain ;)

    hand-made jewelry Ukrainian dolls oxen and doves
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  • Andreevskiy decent: U shoundt leave without souvenir from kiev

    by caprice_222 Written May 31, 2007

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    Oldest street of Kiev where u can buy everything related to our history, culture, simbols and many other interesting things u dont expect to see.
    Antique stuff, USSR symbolics, pictures, Dinamo t-shirts, russian style hats and coats, typical ukrainian outfit, dolls, ukrainian music, books.......
    Its a place which is evertyone must to visit while in Kiev. Except of all its beautiful, full of history, museums, theaters, oldest church, cafes, people etc...

    What to pay: from 2$ to 10 000$...depends on what u want to buy.
    But remember, prices r not fixed, so feel free to negotiate them

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    Supermarkets (Furshet, Velyka Kyshenia, etc.): some tips from a local connaisseur

    by om_212 Updated May 16, 2007

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    if you are looking to bring back some local food or dring, the best way is to go to western-type of supermarket chains like Fourshet (literal translation- stand-up party) or Velyka Keshenya (the Big Pocket). it's convient, you can take your time and wonder around, plus the quality is always good.

    What to buy: when I travel, I usually take:

    Ukrainian Chocolates: you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality and abundance of local chocolates. it's my personal (may be a bit biased) opinion but I think the quality of chocolates here is extremely good. they are may be not as well-known as Swiss or Belgian, but I can assure you, you or your friends won't be disappointed. Look for Ukrainian brands like: ROSHEN, Svitoch, AVK. My favorites are Vechirniy Kyiv (Kyiv at Night), Strila (Arrow) or Stozhary (Torches) (chocolate boxes) or any milk/dark chocolate bars.

    Ukrainian Brandy: if you like brandy (aka cognac), look for local brandy produced in Uzhhorod
    (Uzhhorod Cognac Plant) - Tysa (name of the river in Trascarpatia) and Karpaty (Carpathians). the second one is also available with souvenir brandy glasses.

    Ukrainian Horilka (aka vodka): Ukrainian Traditional Horilka is a pepper horilka. You will recognize it by the yellowish color and a small red pepper inside the bottle. Look for Ukrainian brands like Nemiroff. Another good brand is Hetman (the bottles carry portraits of Ukrainian military leaders of the past)

    Caviar: not an Ukrainian traditional product, but still a good present. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, go for red or black. Make sure it comes from the places like Sakhalin or Arkhangelsk.

    Tea: not an Ukrainian traditional product, it¡¦s imported from all over the world, but still a good present. Look for the tea department (Svit Chayu) which sells loose tea from the jars. The selection is amazing. You buy as little as 50 gr or as much as you wish ƒº

    The Kyiv Cake: last but not the least. If you have room and can carry a cake, the Kyiv tort is a MUST. It¡¦s as popular among Ukrainians and people from the former Soviet Union as Zacher Torte in Austria. bize flour, full of peanuts (traditional) or hazelnuts (new variant) and heaviest cream topping :). It comes in special chestnut-leaf themed box. Other cakes are Prague (chocolate, resembles Zacher) and Truffles. (brand - Roshen or any other)

    What to pay: chocalates (depending on the box size - $4 - $7), chocolate bars- $2-3
    brandy - $12-20 per bottle
    horilka - $3-10
    caviar - $7 and up
    tea - $4 per 100 gr. and up
    Kyiv Cake (depending on size) - $3 and up

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    Bidiban: Men's shopping in Kiev

    by aeolis Written Apr 6, 2007

    This is a well stocked store, with lots of men's shirts, pants, etc. The service is A-1, and the guys are eager to serve: they are always just around the corner helping somebody else. I bought a pair of pants, 2 shirts, and a sweater for about US $250.00. Check their website below.

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