The Very Best
Shopping Centers & Markets in Tbilisi
Written by Arthur Slotkin
In and around Tbilisi, there are a number of shopping centers, malls and markets at different price range. Brands lovers would find that most of the big malls are full of the mega brands we we used to find in other capital cities in the world like ZARA, PULL AND BEAR, H&M, LEVI'S, NIKE, ADIDAS and more. Markets on the other hand, offers replicas of the same brands, toys for children, home accessories, kitchen accessories, clothing and anything else that comes to mind.
Here are the most interesting points the city offer for shopping enthusiasts:
The newest mall in Tbilisi located on Liberty Square in the heart of the city center. The mall has several floors and a completely modern design. The mall offers many brands and its location makes it very attractive. The mall also has a food court on the top floor (tip! You can enter the southeastern restaurant and exit to its terrace from which you can see the entire square in an amazing & special way). There is also a large supermarket downstairs if you don't feel like eating out. There is a metro station connected to the mall with a separate entrance in the northern part of the mall and from there you can easily get around.
Opening hours - 10:00 - 22:00
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A fairly new shopping center built in the form of open air shopping streets and full of the well known chains and brands such as ZARA, ALDO, ADIDAS, BERSHKA, H&M and more. The center about a 15-minute drive from the city center of Tbilisi on the way to the airport. A nice and up-to-date place for a shopping day if you feel like spending a few hours pampering yourself. All the familiar shops are available in the complex and there is also a little mall with a nice dining area. A taxi from the city center to the complex should not cost around 15 lari.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00
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Located a bit further away from the city center and looks older than the rest of the shopping centers, Tbilisi mall was the main mall both for locals and for tourists before Galleria mall was around. This mall is also full of brands like ZARA, MANGO, NIKE, STRADIVARIUS, PULL & BEAR and local stores. The mall is quite large and consists of several floors where anyone will find shops that he may like. However, the mall is not particularly designed and is further away from other alternatives so most of its buyers are local. The mall is about 25 minutes from the city center and a taxi cost to the mall should not exceed 20 lari.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 22:00
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Lilo Market is the largest market in Georgia and contains everything that comes to mind. This is one of the best markets for those of you who love to walk in these narrow streets full of local products and feel the magical atmosphere. It is said in Georgia that all roads lead to Lilo and probably a significant portion of all the products you will see elsewhere in the country came from this market. The market consists of hundreds of stalls divided into 8 main areas from A to H. The market is semi-closed and very simple in appearance but most places are shaded. You can easily get lost in the market and you can definitely bargain on prices. There are replicas of brands like NIKE or ADIDAS and there are original products, there are electrical products and toys of all kinds for children as well as thousands of other items. Here you can see where the locals buy equipment cheap, really cheap.
A - Wholesale sale
B - Clothing and shoes
C - Textiles and rugs
D - Toys and accessories
E - Leather and fur products
F - Building equipment & Materials
G - Home products and kitchen utensils
H - Furniture and products for children
Opening hours: 08:00 -16:00
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Dry Bridge Flea Market & Artist's Bazaar
Tbilisi flea market and artists bazaar are located just a short walk from the city center (about a 5-minute walk) and offers a variety of Soviet-era souvenirs as well as great vintage products and different other special items such as vintage cameras, silverware, crystals, traditional items, swords and more. Between 2 parts of the flea market there is an area where artists display and sell diverse paintings in different styles. For those who like to search for rare vintage items, it is worth a visit.
Here is a tip for you - once you are done with the flea market, you can proceed to the nearby 9TH APRIL PARK which has been recently renovated together with the entire neighborhood, where you can walk and enjoy a great lunch in different restaurants or just take a break and see the wonderful architecture. Another great option is to walk down the pedestrian street called Aghmashenebeli where you can find nice cafes and restaurants and the best architecture in Tbilisi. The flea market is open as long as the weather allows it.
Opening hours: 11:00-17:00
Shota Rustaveli Ave
Probably the most famous street in Tbilisi. The boulevard is very special as it is the home of several Public Institutions such as the Georgian Parliament, the opera house, Georgian national museum, Rustaveli theater and more. You can also visit 5-star hotels, Galleria mall, casinos and even enjoy the architecture everywhere you look. In the part between RUSTAVELI metro station and FREEDOM SQUARE, there are many stores of different brands such as ZARA, NIKE, and more. In addition, you will find Western-style and local-style cafes and restaurants.
Tip - if you are there, you can go to Shalva Dadiani street and eat lunch or dinner in Bernard, 5th floor of the IBIS hotel or at PAUL.
Opening hours: Around 18:00 but every shop with its schedule
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