Sofia - Shopping
Since the end of communist rule, Sofia has blossomed into a shopper’s paradise. If you’re after high-end designer boutiques or just the inexpensive and simple pleasures of a good rummage around a local market, then Sofia is guaranteed to satisfy your shopping needs. Vitosha Boulevard and Graf Ignatiev are Sofia’s main shopping areas where you will find the familiar line up of international high street fashion chains. If you’re looking for something a little more exclusive then head for the Tzum department store located in nearby Sveta Nedelya Square. This mall is home to some of the top designer names in the fashion industry.
If you’re after a one-off original, then Shipka, Oborishte and San Stefano St, near the Alexander Nevski Church are thronging with small boutiques. If the hustle of the market is more your thing, then around the Alexander Nevski Church you will find all manner of antique and craft stalls selling everything from religious icons to lace doilies. Other markets of note: the Women’s market on Stefan Stambolov Boulevard, which is probably the most popular market in Sofia and selling all manner of goods, the Book market in Slaveikov square, while the Central Hali shopping centre, a turn of the century covered market on Ekzarh Yosif St is the place to pick up excellent Bulgarian food.
Mall Of Sofia
This is the first mall in Sofia and currently one of the most popular in Sofia. Daily visited by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors of the capital. There are many shops and fast food restaurants here like KFC, McDonalds, Subway etc and shops like Playlife, Replay, Bobo Zander, Ceelio, Esprit, Kenvelo, Mango, United Colors Of Benetton, Salsa Jeans, Lee Cooper, Adidas, Speedo, Intersport etc. You can also watch a movie in the “Cinema City” or “M-Tel IMAX 3D”.
This mall is relatively new. Opened in early 2010 and is the biggest mall in Sofia. Like “Mall Of Sofia” there are fast food restaurants and shops of famous brands.
The Mall is located on boulevard “Tsarigradsko shoes” 115 in the newly “Hermes park”. At this mall you will find shops like Benetton, Adidas, Intersport, Deichmann and other shops within fashion, accessories, toys and beauty. If you fill hungry they have restaurants like Alfreddo, Burger King etc.