This store called here "hypermart" is located on the western outskirts of Luhansk and offers the registered customers lots of different goods, both for the office and for everyday use.
To become a registered customer, you have to be a company or a private entrepreneur.
This Cash & Carry store is huge by our standards and the prices are a bit lower than those in the city stores.
There's a cafe called Bamboo on the second floor where you can sit and relax after the shopping rush.
What to buy: food and drinks, office equipment, clothes.
What to pay: UAH 50 and up
It is located just opposite the Foreign Languages Lyceum and Intensive English School #30 40 Saint-Etienne Street, in the building with the sculpture of an archer at the entrance.
The shop offers a lot of works by local artists: canvases, embroidered shirts, blouses and towels, miniature souvenirs, etc. The prices are quite reasonable and you can get a value certificate stating that you are not taking out of Ukraine an object of historical and cultural value (nothing ancient).
What to buy: The pictures on sale at our Artists’ Gallery are very impressive. They belong to different genres and cost from $50 to $500. They were created mainly by local artists. Many of the pictures represent city scapes and landscapes of Luhansk regon.
My American friend likes this one and wants to buy it when he comes to Luhansk next time.
What to pay: $50 - $500
If you happen to be in the eastern outskirts of the city, or at the bus terminal, drop in at this new supermarket.
There are a lot of departments and all necessary service there.
There is another Leleka supermarket in Defense Street near the bus terminal and a new one in Budyonny Street.
There is also a big market area in that street.
It is called Eastern Market.
What to buy: food, drinks, etc.
What to pay: UAH 100 and up
This new department store in Titov Street offers lots of things : from local crafts to electronics and household appliances.
It held an advertising show called The First Body-Art Festival that attracted lots of young people in December.
Twelve body-art painters painted twelve girls within three hourse. The girls had the name of months and the spectators could vote for the body art masterpieces by calling the given mobile phone numbers...
The store has so many goods, I wonder if they ever sell them out...
My family decided to buy a new refrigerator in that store and it was a good deal!
What to buy: almost anything, except cars...
What to pay: UAH (Ukrainian hryvnias)
Whenever you want to take home some souvenirs from Luhansk, why not drop in at "Luga-Nova» company stores to avoid buying some fake drink.
The company has become well known all over Ukraine and abroad for its pure traditional vodka produced only with natural ingredients.
The store is quite small, but has a lot to offer: from mineral water to the best top shelf sorts of the local vodka.
This is the best guarantee for you to buy the real thing!
What to buy: There are lots of sorts of the local vodka: I think over 20.
The best known are the sorts: "White Queen", "Mendeleyev", and "European".
(on the picture from left to right)
They are available in souvenir packing as V.I.P. gift bottles, too.
The bottles themselves look very tempting.
What to pay: from $5 to $10 for a bottle, it depends on your choice.
You can buy flowers at any time of the day, even at night.
Now there's a new shop in Oboronnaya Street opposite Vanguard central stadium.
You can find lots of flowers there...They say they are brought from Ecuador. That is why they have the flag of that country on the window.
The choice is superb, you just cannot remain indifferent to the flower world...
What to buy: flowers from Ecuador and from Luhansk region
What to pay: UAH 30-90
We also have Artists Street - a short park street located not far from the central entrance to the market (behind the Heroes Obelisk).
Local artists and handicrafts specialists bring their ware here.
What to buy: Pictures, carvings, clay souvenirs made by local artists.
What to pay: it depends on what you are going to buy: pictures: maybe 50 UAH or more.
This place behind the Heroes Obelisk is known for its so to say flee market where they sell lots of local crafts: wood cutting, dolls, ceramics, etc.
The prices are quite reasonable and you can trade there.
There are also pictures by local artists and what not.
What to buy: Souvenirs from Ukraine
What to pay: UAH 50-100
There's a huge meat and fish pavillion at our central market where you can buy any sort of meat or fish.
Besides, there are other food products there, including vegetables and fruit.
You can also buy household appliances, clothes and what not at this huge area.
What to buy: meat, fish and vegetables
What to pay: UAH (Ukrainian hryvnya)
This department store observed its 30th anniversary in 2006.
It offers lots of departments, services, a big supermarket and what not.
It is advertized as the biggest store in Luhansk region with its 12,000 square meters of trading area.
It is visited by thousands of people who think it's a must to go there while in Luhansk.
What to buy: anything
What to pay: it depends
This new shop in the East End ohhers you several sorts of white and red wine that you can taste before buying.
There are several tables where you can make your decision.
You can even have the shop assistant mix some sorts of wine for you like my American friends did.
What to buy: Isabella red wine
What to pay: $5 a liter
This is how our local arts store is called. It belongs to the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
The “Arts Saloon” is located on the ground floor of a four-storey apartment house at 16 Vladimir Shevchenko Street across the street from the Russian Drama Theater. You will recognize the store by its white wooden door.
What to buy: Many local painters present their works here: miniature sculptures, canvases, embroidery, etc. Only members of the Ukrainian Artists’ Union can display their works here according to the rules. The works belong to different genres.
They can also accept your orders of creating this or that work of art: a portrait, a miniature sculpture, etc.
What to pay: UAH
Arbat is the name of the famous historical shopping street in Moscow.
This small street has long been called like that, too.
Besides, there is Arbat (named after the central shopping street in Moscow) store in this street.
You can also find a restaurant here where you can go after shopping.
What to buy: almost anything you want for everyday life.
What to pay: Ukrainian hryvnias (UAH)
Such stores are located on the ground floor of many apartment houses now.
This one is in Hudovantsev Street in October District.
It looked so attractive at night that I decided to take a picture of it.
What to buy: Lots of different items...
What to pay: UAH (Ukrainian hryvnia)
This store amounts to the closest thing you will find in Luhansk to a US supermarket. If you are non-Ukrainian speaking, you can shop for your food and drink here without a problem. Take small hryvnia with you too.
What to buy: All things like eggs and bacon to vodkas and beer, its a nice shop but realy pricey on the local economy.
What to pay: 50-100 UAH, it depends