21 of the top shops in Prague
Whether you’re looking for the perfect souvenir or simply need a new handbag, Prague has something for everyone. We round up 21 of the top shops in the city
Last November saw the much-anticipated reopening of Louis Vuitton’s newly revamped store in Prague, which has been at the same prestigious address for almost 20 years. For the first time, it now carries both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections. The ground floor is dedicated to travel goods, timepieces, writing implements and women’s accessories; the entire range of menswear and womenswear can be found upstairs, past a display of original works by French artist Lionel Estève.
Louis Vuitton, Pařížská 13, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 812774
Italian accessories label Tosca Blu is known for its use of high-quality materials and precise manufacturing methods. Founded in 1978, the brand soon moved to the forefront of the market in leather goods and accessories, its combination of great quality with trend-led designs gaining it acclaim.
Tosca Blu, OC Nový Smíchov, Plzeňská 8, 150 00 Prague, +420 702 054648
Tiffany & Co
For its first Czech boutique, Tiffany chose a prime location on Prague’s glamorous Pařížská. The elegantly appointed two-storey space, complete with bespoke lighting, features a unique-to-Prague touch: a ground-floor Tiffany glass sculpture by artist Graham Caldwell, an alumnus of the Academy of Arts in Prague.
Tiffany & Co, Pařížská 10, 110 00 Prague, +420 221 779966
Shakespeare and Sons
A little of the beaten track, Shakespeare and Sons is well worth seeking out if you like books. With a great selection of authors, from classics – including, of course, the Bard himself – to new discoveries, the reading enthusiast could easily lose themselves for hours among the well-stocked shelves.
Shakespeare and Sons, U lužického semináře 10, 110 00 Prague, +420 257 531894
Chopard’s elegant timepieces, jewellery and haute joaillerie collections have been dazzling discerning customers since the early 19th century. The Prague boutique, in the heart of the city’s luxury shopping district, is notable for its historic exterior and pristine glass and pale wood interior.
Chopard, Pařížská 16, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 310026
Dusni3 is a multi-brand concept store that carries more than 30 renowned international designers. Shoppers can browse John Galliano graphic-print tees, lacy pieces from Olvi, edgy Irie Wash stretch denim, Tara Jarmon’s retro styles and more.
Dusni3, Dušní 3, 110 00 Prague, +420 234 095870
In a minimalist space that would not be out of place in New York’s SoHo or London’s Notting Hill, Ingredients beauty boutique and concept store brings to the Czech Republic for the first time such highly coveted skincare products as Eve Lom’s cleansing balm and prestigious Sisley cosmetics – also used for the pampering phyto-aromatic treatments and facials at the in-store day spa.
Ingredients, Jáchymova 2, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 239477
Weekend Max Mara
Weekend, the Max Mara Group’s lifestyle line, takes up the idea of ‘utility de luxe’ to offer wearable and durable clothes with a difference: these are garments that you’ll really want to wear. Comfort and practicality rarely found in fashion-forward collections mean this is a range that the phrase ‘fashion staples’ was made for.
Weekend Max Mara, Na Příkopě 22, 110 00 Prague, +420 774 413885
Perhaps the best way to experience Marionety Truhlář’s offerings is at the store and gallery located in the Malá Strana district. Puppetry is a Czech tradition and this space allows customers to see the best the country has to offer, from traditional creations to more modern curiosities.
MarionetyTruhlář, U lužického semináře 5, 118 00 Prague, +420 602 689918
Tucked away just off one of Prague’s grand avenues is one of the finest concept stores in the Czech Republic: Kurator. Founded by artist Martina Small and graphic designer Jan Košátko, the space is part-gallery, part-boutique, hosting installations by exclusively Czech designers every six months and stocking only the best fashion to be found in the country, making it a must-see store in the city.
Kurator, Karoliny Světlé 17, 110 00 Prague, +420 737 144667
One of the most exciting designers in the city is Klára Nademlýnská, who has been working in the business for 30 years, having won recognition as a rising star in the 1980s. Her signature aesthetic has a clean style with simple lines, luxurious materials and a relaxed, classic edge.
Klára Nademlýnská, Dlouhá 3, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 818769
Jimmy Choo’s store in Prague is a bright, clean space, perfect for showcasing the eye-catching collection of shoes from one of the world’s best-loved footwear labels. The ivory and rose interior is minimalist without being stark, with plenty of invitingly soft seating.
Jimmy Choo, Pařížská 7, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 310102
Jain & Kříž
Jain & Kříž boutique combines a design studio and gallery space offering clothing, accessories and homeware from India. Pay a visit to browse its range of eco-friendly goods with a social conscience; everything is made in collaboration with non-profit organisations and enterprises in the Indian subcontinent.
Jain & Kříž, Kyjevská 4, 160 00 Prague, +420 777 822773
Located in the stunning Slovanský dům shopping centre at the heart of Prague’s historic Old Town is one of the city’s most beautiful boutiques, Hypnose. Building on its strong focus on quality, elegance and extravagance, Hypnose carries collections from a select number of world-famous luxury international brands including Versace, M Missoni, Galliano and McQ by Alexander McQueen.
Hypnose, Slovanský dům, Na Příkopě 22, 110 00 Prague, +420 725 921858
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot is known the world over for its striking creations, which don’t just look good but are also as impeccably made and accurate as you would expect. Its Prague store, with its black-on-black colour scheme and interiors crafted from carbon fibre and granite, was designed to mirror the fusion of premium materials.
Hublot, Pařížská 1, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 310907
Galerie Kuskovu takes its name from the Czech word for ‘piece of metal’, highly appropriate considering every object inside the gallery is made from metal of some kind.
Galerie Kuskovu, Biskupský dvůr 6, 110 00 Prague, +420 737 200127
The eclectic product range showcased at Prague’s Harddecore concept store revolves around beauty in all its forms. Fashion, accessories and homeware pieces all feature, with particular emphasis on original jewellery, light fixtures, glass and porcelain.
Harddecore, Senovážné náměstí 10, 110 00 Prague, +420 775 417230
Czech Labels & Friends
Czech Labels & Friends is a charming boutique, perfect for finding local souvenirs. With a range of clothing, jewellery and accessories, the store offers a comprehensive selection from the best Czech and Slovak designers.
Czech Labels & Friends, Železná 12, 110 00 Prague, +420 602 668927
Lovers of fine watches and jewellery should not leave Prague without visiting Carollinum, one of the city’s leading purveyors. Reflecting the nature of its wares, the space has a classic design, comfortable yet luxurious, the centrepiece of which is a stunning custom-made chandelier by local firm Hamřík.
Carollinum, Pařížská 11, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 810890
Like the Burberry London flagship, the Prague store has two floors and features large video walls and in-store digital screens which showcase brand content. Chief creative officer Christopher Bailey developed this concept to reflect the brand’s success in both traditional and digital retail, and to create the ultimate experience.
Burberry, Pařížská 11, 110 00 Prague, +420 222 317445
Traditional Czech sports-footwear brand Botas has been a market leader for decades, so the success of its lifestyle label Botas 66 is no surprise. Begun as a university project by Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš, it perfectly combines the quality and style of the parent brand, while embracing youthful, modern trends.
Botas 66, Křížkovského 18, 130 00 Prague, +420 775 676966
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