Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Moscow

Room 109
A chic store selling vintage jewellery and designer clothing in Moscow’s Arbat District, Room 109 is a must-shop for fashion lovers.
Stoleshnikov Pereulok
The Russian equivalent of Bond Street and the perfect place find high heel shoes lacy underthings and the mistresses of oligarchs.
Helen Yarmak
Think of Russia and you think of people wrapped up warm in fur coats. Helen Yarmak is the place to go for just that, and much more.
Vernisazh Market
One of the top attractions for tourists in Moscow, this market has a wide array of traditional Russian gifts as well other more contemporary choices.
Vesna
COX
Designer menswear and womenswear produced by up-and-coming Russian talent, often resulting in innovative and sometimes quite unique results. The place for something a little bit different.
Tretyakovsky Proezd
If you are looking to spend a lot of money on a few special items look no further than this classy cobbled street where you'll find Ferrari only a stone's throw away from Gucci.
GUM
A mall-like department store that is steadily filling with more upscale boutiques and stuffed with many familiar international brands.
Konkovo Market
A chance to pit your wits against the traders of Moscow's Konkovo market. Practice your poker face and be prepared to walk away if you don't get your way.
Pyatnitskaya Fish Market
A fish supermarket, ladies and gentleman. And a good place to get your cheap caviar at that.
Marki Boutique
Marki Boutique has a philosophy of combining good basic brands with post-Soviet era designers and each piece is handmade and utterly unique.
Old Arbat
Both shops and street vendors hawk their wares in Arbat and it is one of the places to go to buy the fur hats and Soviet paraphernalia that no trip to Russia would be complete without.
Petrovsky Passage
This shopping passage is a smaller but sparklier version of GUM, also owned by Bosco di Ciliegi. It houses names such as Bosco Donna Uomo Kenzo Etro and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
State Central Museum Shop
This museum shop is a great place to buy prints of Soviet era posters - interesting from both a historical and aesthetic perspective.
Podium
Podium hosts a veritable cornucopia of well known international names, as well as Russian designers.
TsUM
Yeliseev’s Grocery Store
Yeliseev's is a beautifully restored mansion turned grocery store with marble counters, chandeliers and stained glass.
Buro Nahodok
This shop is filled with a staggering variety of once-defunct objects transformed into fintifilushki (bits and bobs). A quirky delight.

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