Nevsky Souvenir Shop
Nevsky Souvenir Shop is perfect for one-stop shopping for mementos of your time in St. Petersburg or to buy gifts for loved ones back home and is priced to fit any and all budgets. The store's wide selection includes hand-painted matryoshkas, chess boards and boxes presenting different schools of painting, the icon and the realist traditions; stunningly designed Faberge-style eggs and natural amber necklaces; hand-blown glass figurines and ornaments, along with quirkier items such as scarves, puppets, magnets, key chains and oven mitts. Clothing items include standard T-shirts, and they also offer some beautiful traditional-flowered scarves and embroidered linen peasant shirts and aprons. The helpful English-speaking staff can also help you book tickets for the theatre and tours.
Pavloposadskie Platki Shop
This is the shop to go to if you are interested in purchasing a high-quality scarf or shawl. Their designs feature many variations of the traditional flower motif, along with more subdued houndstooth patterns for men or depictions of playful animals for children. Particularly unique are their silk scarves decorated with depictions of Russian saints and art deco patterns, among other distinctive styles. All of their products are manufactured in Russia and created solely from natural materials - wool, cotton and silk.
Babushka Art Store invites guests to the wonderful world of Russian art. Decorated in the style of a 17th-century nobleman's house, Babushka's rooms contain a wide, varied collection of Russian souvenirs and presents to suit all tastes and budgets. This homey, stylized store (its name means "grandma") is part of a group of souvenir stores around St. Petersburg offering a large selection of lacquer boxes, amber and other jewelry, matryoshki, and many other unique gifts.
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory
Named after the father of Russian porcelain, Mikhail Lomonosov, this factory was established in 1744. It was originally an imperial factory, founded to manufacture tableware for the tsars. The factory includes a shop and a museum, which offers tours in English. Shops are also located at Vladimirsky pr. 7 and Nevsky pr. 160.
This is one of the places where local soldiers, policemen and naval offices buy their uniforms. It is the a good place to pick up unusual badges, telnyashkas (the striped shirts iconic of the Russian Navy) and those funny wide-brimmed officers' hats. Shops are also located at ul. Goncharnaya 9 (Metro pl. Vosstaniya) and ul. Kirochnaya 24 (metro Chernyshevskaya).