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 searching 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.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/openstorelviv/
Rhizome Store | 24 Brativ Rohatyntsiv St.
Women’s clothing store.
Shchos’ Tsikave | 1 Koliyivshyny Square (near Staroyevreiska)
A shop of handmade jewelry, accessories, ceramics, and home decor.
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/
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 | 9 Nyzhankivskoho 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/
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.
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.
Antykvarna Lavka 11 Lesi Ukrainky St.
Antykvariat Halereya 23a Teatralna St.
Gothic Hall, 6 Rynok Square
Antykvar Salon 8 Lesi Ukrainky St.