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Shopping in Pristina

Pristina's retail therapy opportunities are mediocre. As a legacy of economic neglect over many years, the city centre has a lot of smaller independent shops selling prosaic everyday goods, particularly corner stores.

Key areas

At Antika (Agim Ramadani) and Ginger (Edith Durham 82), look for quirky souvenirs and bric-a-brac, such as reproductions of the famous Dardinian goddess statue. International NGO promoting women's rights, Women for Women, has an outlet on UÇK 42 selling beautiful handicrafts.

Markets

The city bazaar is more rewarding for its hustle and bustle rather than veggies and fake designer labels. On the plus side, Kosovan craftspeople produce some fine handiwork such as silver filigree and wood engravings - although Prizren is a better city to buy such items.

Shopping centres

Larger supermarkets are springing up in the suburbs. In the Industrial Zone, you'll find Pristina's City Park Hypermarket, a two-storey shopping complex housing several clothes shops.

Opening hours

General city shopping hours are Monday to Saturday 0800-1900 with hypermarkets typically open 0800-2100.