Shopping in Bulgaria - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques
Shopping in Bulgaria has certain specificity. All goods in the country can be divided into two categories: imported and local. Prices of imported clothing, cosmetics, and perfumes are quite high, although, in comparison with European countries, shopping in Bulgaria will still be much cheaper. Local goods are of low price and small variety. In resort towns, you can buy mostly beach clothing, but in them you can find several shopping centers with a decent choice. Shops in Bulgaria are open until 6PM, and large shopping centers work longer. In small shops, especially in small towns, there is often cashless settlement system.
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The opportunity to bargain for price is an integral part of the whole Balkan culture. However in large shopping centers with a fixed price, an attempt to achieve discounts will be completely inappropriate. The tradition has remained exclusively in the markets. You can ask for a discount in a small souvenir shop, but locals can refuse such a service. The best opportunities for shopping can be found in Sofia, Varna and Burgas. At the resorts, you can also find a lot of interesting things. In beach shops, there is a wide range of souvenirs; products of locals. Such goods are incredibly original, and therefore, during recreation on the sea, you should definitely buy something for yourself. Also, you should definitely look at local markets and bazaars. There you can find unique items at ridiculous prices.
In Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, the most expensive and elegant boutiques are located in front of the Palace of Culture, in the central part of the city. On the Vitosh Boulevard, you can find clothes from the most famous designers from around the world. In local stores are the brands Pierre Cardin, Mango and Ecco. Also on the boulevard Vitosh, is the largest outlet of the capital "Sofia center", where you can find things with a discount of 50-70%. On the Sinyatkovo boulevard is another major shopping center, where you can find models from both recent and previous collections. In the complex "Serdika", you can find goods on any purse. In the shopping and entertainment complex Paradise, you can not only buy clothes, perfumes, cosmetics, household goods, but also relax in a cinema or one of the restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In Varna, lovers of shopping should definitely visit the two largest shopping centers of the country: "Grand Mall Varna" and "Mall Varna". In the "Grand Mall" are boutiques of famous European designers, shopping in this shopping center will be quite diverse; it presents stores of different categories. Special attention is paid to the boutique Dafne, offering clothes from Bulgarian producers. In the "Mall" the choice of goods is somewhat less. However, in it you can find a wide variety of sports, casual and business clothes. A huge number of shops with foreign and local brands can be found on the Vladislav Varnenchik Boulevard.
Vargas also has several shopping centers and streets, where you can buy clothes and goods of European and local brands. One of the largest is "Bourgas Plaza". A walk will along the shopping streets of Alek Bogorodi and Aleksandrovsk will be very interesting. Here you can buy goods of Bulgarian brands: clothes, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. Bulgarian footwear is often made from leatherette, while it has a very low cost compared to European models. Among the cosmetic companies, one of the best local firms is Refan. Also worth paying attention to is the Bulgarian textile. It is distinguished by an inexpensive price and high quality.
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As a souvenir from Bulgaria, you can bring wood products with carving. Local craftsmen offer tourists a large selection of pottery. Bulgarian ceramics are of high quality and they are much appreciated all over the world. Textiles with traditional embroidery "Shevici”, will also be an excellent purchase and a wonderful gift from the trip. Practically in every city of the country there is a street of artisans, where you can buy unique things from copper. Special attention is deserved by real copper Turks, in which you can boil incredibly delicious coffee. Rose oil and rose water is another classic Bulgarian product. And, of course, when leaving Bulgaria, you cannot fail to buy local sweets on the road. Due to the characteristics of the recipe they are perfectly preserved, without losing their taste.
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