Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

Aida KaumeNOVA
Drawing on influences from Brit-born Vivienne Westwood Aida Kaumenova is Almaty's very own version. Snap up an original design.
Aigul’Kassymova
Looking for a Kazah designer whose fashions feature modern twists? Look no further than Aigul Kassymova who can be found at AK Studio.
Alexander & Svetlana
Gadgets and Soviet memorabilia galore from this couple.
Antika
Fine antiques are on sale at this professional gallery.
Assia
The perfect boutique for picking up quality gifts.
Azat Akimbek Gallery
A stunning collection of art and antiques lie in this gallery, covering years of history.
Bacchus Winery
Wine tours and tastings from these experienced manufacturers.
Barakholka Market
There's so much going on at Baraholka market it can be hard to know where to look first; it's brimming with goods for both the souvenir-seeking tourist and seasoned local.
Caravanserai
Erbol
Hand-made carpets, brought to wherever is most convenient.
Ganni
A wide range of excellent carpets, sold by an experienced and helpful trader.
La Riya
Sexy and feminine, La Riya offers bold designs for the modern woman.
Oner
Selling mostly paintings and sculptures, Oner also deals in antique furniture and silver. A real treasure trove.
Oyu
Soviet and contemporary art line the walls of this quiet gallery.
Rakhat
Delicious Kazakhstan chocolates, one of the few brands authentically produced in the country.
Salta
Shock
A treasure trove of Sauvage sale pieces, this is one for those who are more max-it than plastic, and looking for bargains.
TsUM
There are some great textiles being produced and imported in Almaty the best of which can be found on the top floor of the Tsum department store.
Tumar
A good selection of handmade felts mean there's no need to trawl craft fairs.
Winter Fantasy
Exotic high-fashion furs from this designer label.

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