Lviv Shopping Guide

An Alternative Shopping Guide
to Lviv’s City Center

Ukraine’s craft industry has really taken off in the last few years. As a result, hundreds of independent brands and designers have appeared on the market. These local artists and entrepreneurs are creating a whole range of high-quality products, from handcrafted jewelry and designer clothes to authentic souvenirs and handmade leather goods.

Fortunately, several places in Lviv showcase these unique products. This is fantastic as it demonstrates that amidst the kitschy touristy Lviv, an authentic and alternative Lviv thrives. These are great places to see the wonderful creativity of Ukrainians and to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of these young businesses.

Below I complied a list of independently owned stores selling Ukrainian-made clothing and accessories. If you are seeking for a unique souvenir, gift, or are looking to update your wardrobe with a one-of-a-kind piece, these are the places to go.

At the end I’ve also included a few places to look for another type of unique souvenir — antiques, including vintage embroidery, Soviet-era vinyl, and old books.

Ukrainian-Made Clothing & Accessories

Open Store Lviv | 8 Fedorova St., across from Dominican Church

Concept store of modern Ukrainian clothing.

A unique space in Lviv, with a wonderful atmosphere and very friendly staff, Open Store Lviv is one of a just a few showroom-boutiques that sell quality designer clothes from dozens of Ukrainian designers.

While you are checking out their wide assortment, make sure you look up! You can see authentic Renaissance crossbeams with engraved solar signs — symbols that protected homes from evil and misfortune.

Instagram: @open.rhizome
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rhizomestore/

Rhizome Store Lviv | 24 Brativ Rohatynstiv St.

Exclusive avant-garde women’s clothing by Ukrainian designers.

Owned by the same two women as Open Store, you can be sure there is always an impressive collection of high-quality and interesting pieces. If you are looking for a unique dress or top that will turn heads, this is the place for you. And if you are looking for that perfect scent, try the original and affordable Datura perfumes, which are made by a young man from Odesa.

Instagram: @open.rhizome
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rhizomestore/

Shchos’ Tsikave | 13 Rynok Square (courtyard)

Art gallery, cafe, shop handmade.

Tucked away in one of the courtyards off the Rynok Square, this cute space hosts an outdoor art gallery, a cafe, and a shop of handmade jewelry and accessories.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/somein13/

Pravda, B | 30 Virmenska St.

Store and Gallery of Wild things.

Pravda, B is jam-packed with all sorts of jewelry, steam punk-themed accessories, folk and hippy inspired clothing, and artwork.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PravdaB.Lviv/

KARP store&studio | 7 Kurbasa St.

At KARP you will find artsy and theatrical clothing and accessories as well as artwork created by young local artists. You can also rent costumes for parties and photo sessions.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/karpstudi0/

ETNO | 2 Valova St.

Clothes of Ukrainian craftsmen; shoes and accessories; authentic and modern stylized embroidery for adults and children.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/etno.lviv.ua/

Goodz | 7 Brativ Rohatyntsiv St.

A beautiful and unique take on Ukrainian folk clothing and embroidery, as well as wreaths, jewelry, and other accessories.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goodz.lviv/

Vinyl Club | 24 Brativ Rohatynstiv

Lviv’s only store dedicated exclusively to vinyl.

A locally owned independent record shop selling both vintage and contemporary vinyl of Ukrainian and foreign musicians, as well as record players. 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vinylclublviv/

ONE : ONE | 19 Dudayeva St. (entrance from Stefanyka St.)

Showroom & Coffee.

Made in Ukraine clothing as well as a very large collection of accessories and trinkets.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oneonelviv/

Haluzka | 4 Havryshkevycha St.

Art glass. A new look at nature through glass.

Beautiful works of glass including decorations, jewelry, broaches, and mirrors, in a modern, laconic interior.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/haluzka.art.glass/

Antiques

Davnyi Narodnyi Odiah | 1 Kopernyka St. (in courtyard)

Vintage Ukrainian embroidered blouses and folk costumes.

If you want to buy authentic Ukrainian embroidery, this is the place to go. Here you can find handmade blouses, kraiky (belts), zapasky (traditional top skirt), coral necklaces, and anything else you may need to put together a folk costume. Most of these items are antique, dating from before the war.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/folkshirt/

Vernissage | Vicheva Sq.

Photo credit: Volodymyr Nikitenko / Shutterstock.com

Lviv’s flea market where you can find prewar and Soviet antiques, authentic as well as contemporary Ukrainian embroidery, artwork, and souvenirs.

Book Bazaar |near the statue to Ivan Fedorov

A second-hand market featuring loads of antique books, vinyls, photographs, postcards, and other types of antiques from prewar and Soviet periods.

Antique Shops

Antykvarna Lavka 11 Lesi Ukrainky St.
Antykvariat Halereya 23a Teatralna St.
Gothic Hall, 6 Rynok Square
Antykvar Salon 8 Lesi Ukrainky St.

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