Merchandise at  Ananov, St. Petersburg, Russia


Andrei Ananov has been called Russia’s modern Fabergé, crafting stunning eggs in the tradition of Fabergé as well as precious jewelry for men and women.

Anna Voloshko

Those looking for fur coats, hats or accessories can find a wide assortment at reasonable prices at Anna Voloshko. This small shop in the Passages shopping arcade features minks, sables and baby lamb coats, hats and fur-trimmed wraps, even mink teddy bears. The styles are not the most fashion forward, instead focusing on classic looks/

Interior View - Babochka, St. Petersburg, Russia


One of six multi-brand boutiques scattered around the city, this well-known women’s boutique is located in a beautiful old building in the heart of the historic city center and carries such brands as Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent. But beware that you will pay more for these clothes here than you would in the West.

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Beluga Deluxe

This one-stop shop is an excellent place to pick up a non-tchotchke souvenir, like furs, caviar, amber and hand-painted crafts.
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Bolshoy Gostinyy Dvor

Located just across from the Grand Hotel Europe this monolith shopping center was the world’s first mall and covers almost one-kilometer of Nevsky Prospekt. Inside, there are 3,000 vendors laid out in a seemingly random and labyrinthine order (you can get your keys cut, flowers arranged and reproduction art framed in three short side steps), so a visit to BGD (as it is known) is more about admiring the beautiful colonnade building designed by Francesco Bartolomeo and the day-to-day routines of Piter locals than it is a shopping destination.

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Day & Night

The go-to concept fashion store in St. Petersburg for over a decade, Day & Night carries men’s and women’s luxury fashion
Exterior View - DVK, St. Petersburg, Russia


Even on a thronging part of Nevsky Prospekt that is packed with tourists snapping pictures of the Church of Spilled Blood, it is impossible to miss this beautiful bookstore, the largest in St. Petersburg. Known for the enormous window displays and glass dome roof (a trademark of the Singer Sewing Machine factory which occupied the building until 1917), the store is open 24-hours a day and boasts a good selection of English-translated texts, Russian classics and reproduction Soviet-era propaganda posters that make great and unusual gifts.

Imperial Porcelain Factory

The factory founded by Empress Elisabeth in 1744 still produces exquisite porcelain as it did for Catherine the Great and many other royals.
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Larissa Pogoretskaya

Larissa Pogoretskaya and her daughter Alexandra are St. Petersburg-based fashion designers who have a cult following among Russia’s new wealthy. The pair has traveled widely and adores such modern international designers as Alber Elbaz and Jean-Paul Gaultier as well as classic maestros like Balenciaga and Christian Dior. One recent collection was inspired by the late Princess Grace of Monaco but all bear a distinctly Russian flair. They are best known for their glamorous satin gowns and evening wear but their cotton jersey knit tops and delicate silk blouses with ruffled sleeves and collars appeal to Westerners. Most everything is one-of-a-kind or made-to-order. Indagare members can contact our bookings team to arrange for a private visit to the designer’s atelier, which happens to be located in the historic attic apartment where Anna Pavlova once gave ballet lessons.

Exterior View -  Larusse, St. Petersburg, Russia


Most antiques cannot be taken out of the country but folk pieces can be and this is the best source folk paintings in the city.

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Lomonsov Porcelain Factory

This museum and shop—a 20-minute drive from the city center—reproduces original Tsarist and Communist porcelain designs

Sokrovishcha Peterburga

This antiques shop sells furniture and objects, including lovely vintage purses and jewelry if you are lucky. It feels like prowling through a turn-of-the-century attic but for the dogged, you may unearth a treasure.

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Tatiana Kotegova

Tatiana Kotegova is Russia’s version of Diane Von Furstenburg and Coco Chanel combined. Her fashions are sexy and feminist, and she is a role model to progressive women and fashionistas. She works with precious natural materials like cashmere, silk, fur and velvet for dramatic statement dressing. Among her fans are Russia’s most famous ballerinas and internationally adored photographer Deborah Turbeville.

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Yeliseev's Food Hall

This gourmet food specialty store is like the Russian answer to London's Harrod's Food Hall. Stop here to pick up caviar, pickled delicacies and vodka.

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