Košice is definitely the best shopping place in the whole region. There are several shopping malls and centres throughout the city, just waiting for you to enter. The main street Hlavná ulica is inviting for a promenade, as well as side streets hiding designer label shops and souvenirs, together with some special places, posing as the shop window of the city and giving you a different shopping feeling. Don’t hesitate and buy yourselves something special to remind you of your visit to Košice!
The people of Košice love to shop and spend their free time in shopping malls. These shopping centres house shops of all major brands of your interest – from bijouterie through underwear, shoes, sportswear and equipment, bookstores, house accessories to toys. If you want to join the natives at their favourite shopping spots, go to SC Optima /Moldavská cesta 32/, SC Galéria /Toryská 5/, SC Cassovia /Pri prachárni 4/ or SC Aupark /Štúrová st./.
Shopping centres and passages of the main street Hlavná
Specialised furniture, house appliances and electronics shops are very popular.
There are also shopping centres full of smaller shops on the main street /Dargov – Hlavná 2, Tesco department store– Hlavná 111) or in the passage near Doubletree by Hilton Hotel /Hlavná 1/.
Hlavná ulica (Main street)
The main street and the passages of its buildings are full of shop windows with jewellery, designer and other clothes and shoes, books, music and other interesting or useful things.
Side streets – set out to find them
Sometimes you have to search for quality, and the same is true of Košice. Small streets hide ateliers of city designers and charming little shops.
Occasionally, you can buy nice things at unusual places or at various events. Sales of antiques are organised in the village of Budimír five kilometres away from Košice, and you can find a sale of Christmas presents in Kasárne/Kulturpark, or the Old Town and Christmas market on Hlavná street … Follow the information about all events in Košice.
Opening times and non-stop shopping
Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 or 10:00 till 18:00 during workdays and from 8:00 till 12:00 on Saturdays. They are mostly closed on Sundays. Shopping malls are open from 9:00 till 21:00. Hypermarket Tesco is open non-stop, just in case you need something urgently.
Košice, fashion and clothes
Lujza Flešár Kafka, fashion house /Hlavná 20/
Odette Fedorová, fashion house /Hlavná 58/
Jitka Mikulová, Fashion Studio JKlett /Zvonárska 18/
Ida Sandor /Obrancov mieru 2/
Gabriela Sýkorová Hyllová, www.gabrielasykorah.com
We are not sisters, wearenotsisters.com
The best brands: SC Optima, SC Cassovia, SC
Aupark, Hlavná street
The most beautiful shopping street: Poštová street
Stylish sportswear: Štúrova ulica, SC Optima, SC Cassovia, Vítezov dvor /Hlavná 40/, SC Galéria, SC Aupark
Hiking and mountain wear: SC Optima, Hlavná street, SC Aupark
From Košice with
Buy something to remind you of your visit to Košice
Košice Visitor Centre /Hlavná 59 / - new, designer or classic souvenirs, souvenirs of Košice 2013, brochures. ÚĽUV - folk art products
Design Shop /Hlavná 59 - Košice Visitor Centre/ - jewelery, fashion, design furniture and home accessories
MIC Košice /Hlavná 2 / - classic souvenirs
Ulička remesiel (Crafts Lane) /Hrnčiarska ulica / - souvenirs of traditional crafts
Books /printed guides, publications about
Košice and Slovakia, books in foreign languages/
Artforum /Mlynská 4/
Panta Rhei /Hlavná 72 and SC Optima - Moldavská cesta 32/
Atlantída /Hlavná 48/
Typical glass and porcelain ware (Slovak and
Sklo Porcelán /Hlavná 59 and Mlynská 22/
Bohemia /Hlavná 26/
Enjoy Košice in a shopping frenzy and treat yourselves to the very best!