Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Parizska
Prague's shopping is somewhat limited, the centre is high-street, the outskirts are suburban, and Josefov is chi-chi. Parizska is the city's premier shopping mecca, with designer labels from Dunhill and Hermes to Vuitton and Ferragamo.
Zelezna
Zelezna is one of Prague's better shopping streets. Running between the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, past the Estates Theatre, is a little amalgam of some respected international designers and sophisticated stores.
Broadway Shopping Centre
A few shops worth looking in, but overall this small shopping centre has nothing you'll miss seeing. Use your precious shopping time more productively and try out one of the grander malls.
Lucerna Passage
If it wasn't for the wonderful statue of St Wenceslas sitting astride an upside down horse, hanging from the ceiling, not many people would visit the Lucerna Passage. However, a lack of decent shops, lighting or even bargains is a bit down-heartening
Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is surrounded by rather anonymous concrete buildings, occasionally interspersed with Art Deco/Art Nouveau wonders, housing department stores and five storey electrical shops, bookshops, shoe shops and general mid-market fashion.
Koruna Palace
What could be reminiscent of the Gallerie Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, is instead a low-rent jumble of shops with impressive sounding Italian names selling second-rate products.
Na Prikope
High-Street is how we would describe the shopping here
Slovansky Dum
Slovansky Dum is trying to up the ante on 'high-street' Na Prikope, the presence of some more fashion-conscious labels, a high-end cinema and the constantly buzzing Italian restaurant and courtyard garden, make it a pleasant place to shop.
Jungmannova Namesti
Being around the corner from Wenceslas Square could be seen as both a boon and a curse, here it's definitely a boon. Jungmannova, a small square, has a few upmarket shops, and is a far more pleasant experience than the retail behemoth around the corn
Myslbek
With a slew of slightly more upmarket shops, from the likes of Guess and Calvin Klein Jeans, and a few more 'high-street' names (Mothercare, Tie Rack and Next), Myslbek appeals to the mid-market crowd who shop Na Prikope.
U Prasne Brany
One would barely imagine that hiding a few steps into the tourist-orientated Royal Way is the exclusive collection of high-end international shops. If this is the end of your trek you'll thank the Lord not to be faced with more crystal and amber bout
Cerna Ruze
Modern three storey shopping mall hidden behind a 19th century facade, Cerna Ruze is making an effort to improve the quality of stores away from the high-street level, although quality isn't much above it.
Melantrichova Street
Melantrichova promises much, but delivers little of real quality. Manufaktura, a wooden toy shop will appeal to those with a 1950s nostalgia, while the vegetarian delights of Country Life has a growing fan base.

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