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Is clothing expensive in Prague?
Shopping in Prague isn’t just about the huge shopping centers, but also the small shops (and markets) spread around the city. Whether you want to go clothes shopping in Prague or look for a nice vintage piece, there’s something for everyone in this city.
Tourists may get sticker shock when they first visit Prague. Everything from dining to accommodation and travel costs more than at home, so naturally it can be expected that clothing will be the same. Clothes are different. They are expensive in comparison to most other things, like food; accommodation; gasoline; transportation, etc.
Fashion in Prague
As a cosmopolitan city, Prague’s mainstream fashion is usually more on the relaxed, smart-casual side largely affected by the season of the year. Summer temperature (low 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit) starts hitting around May, while the cooler months start in September. Spring (March, April, and May) and early fall (September to early October) are the best times to visit.
With a wide variety of home-grown and global brands housed in the Czech capital’s shopping hubs, how much do you expect to spend on basic clothing items?
Clothing Prices: Average Rates
The cost varies depending on the brand. Here’s the price range of some standard items for women and men:
- Ladies’ T-shirt: $6 to $38
- Men’s T-shirt: $6 to $32
- Ladies’ dress: $16 to $63
- Men’s polo shirt: $18 to $59
- Ladies’ jeans: $23 to $63
- Men’s jeans: $18 to $59
- Ladies’ pants: $11 to $81
- Men’s trousers: $16 to $59
- Ladies’ jacket: $27 to $122
- Men’s jackets: $59 to $181
The city also has plenty of sporting goods shops. The following are the price ranges of popular footwear:
- Ladies’ ankle boots: $90 to $136
- Men’s ankle boots: $72 to $163
- Ladies’ sneakers: $45 to $72
- Men’s sneakers: $72 to $90
- Ladies’ slip-ons: $90
- Ladies and men’s sandals: $45 to $72
- Men’s walking shoes: $23 to $72
- Ladies’ running shoes: $56 to $158
- Men’s running shoes: $113 to $181
Clothes in Prague: Where to Shop
Prague’s shopping places are spread across the city. If you’re looking for some retail therapy, try starting with these five most popular shopping stops:
Nám. Republiky 1078/1, 110 00 Petrská čtvrť, Czechia
+420 225 770 250
The five-level Palladium shopping mall on Republic Square is home to more than 150 tenants carrying international clothing brands—such as Marks and Spencer, H&M, Calvin Klein, Promod, Esprit, Guess, and Mango to name a few. Meanwhile, you can shop around for footwear at Bata, Geox, Mixer and more.
Toys, houseware, health, beauty, and book shops are also found here, along with over 20 bars and restaurants. The establishment stands on the site of the Army’s 18th century Josef Barracks building, which retained its neo-Romanesque facade when it was reconstructed in 2005.
Veselská 663, 199 00 Praha 9, Czechia
+420 221 742 400
Also the nation’s largest shopping centrum, the 125,000-square-meter Letnany Shopping Center boasts over 180 shops. Some of the top clothing stores include casual brands like s.Oliver, CROPP, GANT, and names in formal wear such as Blazek. For footwear, try Humanic and Bata for dress shoes or SportsDirect, Adidas, and more. Jewelry and accessories shops such as Swarovski, Pandora, and Alove have branches at OC Letňany.
After shopping, you can head for Palace Cinemas, Sportcentrum Avion’s indoor tennis courts, or the mall’s two indoor ice-skating rinks.
Zamenhofova 440, 108 00 Praha-Štěrboholy, Czechia
+420 606 069 307
More than 100 shops featuring over 200 local and international brands are at the Fashion Arena, where garments, accessories, and shoes are sold at discounted rates of 30% to 70%. It carries brands like Armani, Boss, Lacoste, Ecco, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, and much more.
This tourist-friendly establishment in Prague’s Šterboholy village offers a free bus service from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Currency exchange, as well as tailoring and repair services are available.
Roztylská 2321/19, 148 00 Praha 4-Chodov, Czechia
+420 272 173 677
Measuring 100,000 square meters, Centrum Chodov is the second largest shopping mecca in the capital next to OC Letňany. It’s connected to subway station and bus terminal Chodov along the edge of Prague. More than 260 shops are spread across its four floors, including relatively some new entrants to the Czech Republic’s apparel market—Anson’s from Germany, Falconeri from Italy, Steve Madden from New York, and Oysho from Spain. More well-known names such as Gap, Zara, and Nike also have shops here.
Na Příkopě 1096/19, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
+4202 24 239 545
With a glass and metal facade, the six-story Myslbek Shopping Gallery is like a gem amid Baroque-style buildings along the pedestrian-only Na Příkopě Street—the main shopping street in Prague’s New Town. Its assortment of stores includes Barbour, Camel Active, Diva, Karl Lagerfeld, Kookai, Next, and Vagabond. French sports goods brand Intersport occupies three levels.
The shopping arcade’s glass facade is considered the largest glass sculpture in Central Europe. The metal installation floating above the ground floor entrance is like a gate that opens and closes at the start and end of the day.