Shopping

«Vsi.Svoi» (All Ours), the largest platform of Ukrainian manufacturers, will be hosting the special pop-up market during the Champions League final. Ukrainian Design Market is a four-day event which will take place on Khreschatyk Street from 24th to 27th of May.

Shopping spots in Lviv now boast something for every budget from classy and pricey shops selling designer clothes to more affordable shopping malls selling mass-market popular brands. With Soviet-era austerity now a thing of the past, you can enjoy pleasant shopping experience in Lviv. In recent years Lviv turned into shopping destination of Western Ukraine with impressive selection of brand’s boutiques, shopping malls and pop-up fashion fairs.

These super cute felt toys are guaranteed to make you smile. The Ukrainian crafter makes adorable felted wool sculptures which make food look absolutely adorable. 

Odessa is a perfect place for many activities: relaxing on the beach, partying, going out to restaurants, enjoying beautiful architecture… Hmmm, looks like we have forgotten to add one more pleasant option to that list… Of course! Shopping! This is one more activity that most of us truly love. The best 5 shopping malls of sunny Odessa welcome us to satisfy our desire for buying new things and having fun!

The new collection by Luba Makarenko for a Ukrainian fashion brand Sayya was inspired by aesthetics of the 80s and 90s — the time when the whole world had been busy discovering various subcultures. Exquisite faded silhouettes, bright colors and flowing fabrics reflect the emotions and mood of that time.

On April 17, a new L’AKMUS Bags & Shoes store was opened in a popular shopping center Ocean Plaza in Kyiv. The brand finally entered offline retail after 3 years of successful sales online. An official distributor of famous brands like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, L’AKMUS found its place on the Ukrainian market. Let’s see what else it has in store.

In mere years wearing Ukrainian fashion brands has grown from an unusual trend to a common thing: many local manufacturers proved to be reliable, stylish and reasonably priced, earning their rightful place in Ukrainians’ wardrobes. This March, one more outlet appeared in Kyiv - this time on the left bank.

According to the legendary Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, black is a multifaceted color: it can be modest and arrogant at the time, lazy or seductive, and certainly mysterious. Another fashion legend, Yves Saint Laurent, established a trend of black turtlenecks, so popular among businessman for more than 50 years. Ukrainian fashionistas adore the color as well — that’s why a young couple from Ukraine decided to open an online store that sells exclusively black clothes, including those from the local brands.

Summer in Italy is always a kind of love adventure with the flavor of the sea and sweet flowers. Portofino with its fresh breeze, small ancient stony streets, bright flowers and white yachts became the background of the new Couture de FLeur SS’18 collection.

Kurazh Bazar, a monthly Kyiv-based event uniting flea market, live concerts, fun activities, bars and food courts, is going to open its 2018 season with an unusual China Start market. The guests of this year`s first Kurazh Bazar will have a chance to celebrate Chinese New Year (yes, in March!) in the light of Chinese lanterns, to taste Chinese cuisine dishes and to buy unique things from China and many other places.

The late coming of spring to Ukraine allowed us to enjoy winter trends like oversized 'duvet' coats longer that we probably wished to. As the sun shyly goes out, it's high time to check the wardrobe for the latest trends in spring. Some of them will certainly make a bold statement — just like they did in 80s. Destinations picked 5 fashion trends for spring 2018 you can easily find in various stores, vintage shops, and most importantly — in your wardrobe.

The new season is almost here, which means it's high time to check the wardrobe. If you find yourself in despair at the abundance of old, boring and faded clothes, fear not — Destinations picked best Ukrainian brands that will restore the lively mood and make it strong each new spring day.

Each year market is filled with more and more trendy shops, that usually belong to one or two monster corporations. Not only those shops promote so called 'fast fashion', harmful for ecology of our planet, but also have pretty poor quality of clothing: missing buttons, ugly seams or prints that lose their color after the first laundry… Luckily, with small and independent brands it's not a problem. Let's see which Ukrainian brands make the best menswear.

Headscarves have long been an accessory worn by monarches and movie stars — Grace Kelly wore it on the screen and in real life, once even to support the cast of her broken hand. Luxury brands and fast fashion continue the competition of making the best design, and throw in the new ideas. What about wearing the city? Possible, with Dvoira headscarves and her unique project of depicting Kyiv buildings on cloth.

While some are sure that Valentine’s Day is an exclusively commercial holiday, it is hard to deny the amount of sales and events held especially for this occasion. Kyiv shopping malls aren’t the exception - let’s see where you can enjoy the special program and gifts to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

When creating a new fancy style in front of the mirror, you surely need the right clothes to create the basic look, but remember that the spirit of any impressive image lives in details. Current mood and individual taste of a person are reflected in numerous accessories: bags, glasses, belts, socks, gloves… The list of these small but important elements of a fashionable image is almost endless. Let`s see which bright and trendy Ukrainian accessories will help us to look gorgeous.

During 2017, no new shopping malls have been opened in Kyiv, so in 2018 real estate developers are going to make up for the lost time. Though opening of some malls has been already rescheduled more than once, significant progress in construction works gives hope that new shopping locations will be opened in the nearest months. According to the latest news, several freshly opened malls in the different districts of Ukrainian capital will welcome their first visitors in 2018. Let`s get to know details about expected new shopping malls in Kyiv 2018.

Soon Kyiv will host one of the main events in the world of Ukrainian fashion – UFW, or Ukrainian Fashion Week. From the third to the eighth of February, guests will witness more than 50 shows from 55 designers, as well as presentations, special projects and lectures.

Litkovskaya Ukrainian fashion brand creates unusual bright urban-influenced women clothes that keep to concept of minimalism. The items offered by the brand are the perfect choice for ladies with creative personality and strong character, who think that style lives in details. On January 17, 2018, the brand presented its new spacious and light French-inspired showroom. The presentation was united with Liliya Litkovskaya birthday party.

Pop-Up Shop is a new concept store offering various DIY goods made by Ukrainian designers and artists. The store is located in Izone art space in Kyiv.

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