Shopping in Tbilisi
A trip is never complete without new things and gifts that you bring from a new country back home.
For all the shopaholics out there, Georgia is a place to buy all kinds of stuff – from clothes, accessories and souvenirs to really rare antiques, as the prices here are pretty average and you can find almost anything your heart and your wallet affords. The most interesting thing about shopping in Georgia, is that you can use Tourist card, have many discounts and get the comfiest adventure possible.
The most popular places to go shopping are located in the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi.
Tbilisi is full of brand shops and places to buy clothes. Their prices range from very low to very high. You may come across interesting things even just by wandering in the city streets.
Georgian capital offers a big variety of shopping malls – you can either visit them in the center of Tbilisi – Merani on Rustaveli Avenue and Galleria Tbilisi on Freedom Square (Tavisupleba Square), or you can plan a weekend shopping trip to the outer Tbilisi – East Point and Tbilisi Mall. All of the places mentioned above, feature not only stores but various other experiences including cinemas, local and international cafes, bowling, kids zones, et cetera.
Some streets in Tbilisi are known as tourist destinations, which are mostly located in the city center, like Kote Apkhazi Street, where you can find greatest amount of souvenir shops, such as Pirosmani – the house of souvenirs and Monte – where you can buy jewelry as well as gifts to take a little Georgia with you..
One of the most unique places for shopping in Tbilisi is the Dry Bridge – a local flea market. The river Mtkvari flow underneath but in early XX century the river bed was changed hence the bridge became a Dry bridge. The flea market is a must-go place for all the people interested in antiques, soviet artifacts and various other retro memorabilia.