Prague has several department stores like Kotva (The Anchor) or Bila Labut (The White Swan). These are a reminiscence of the former Czechoslovakia. However, the great expansion of the Western brands and the construction of the shopping malls left them in a shadow and behind what is trendy today. Official websites: www.od-kotva.cz and www.bilalabut.cz.
The most famous Western brands in Prague are the British Marks & Spencer (official website: www.marksandspencer.cz), followed by Debenhams (official website: www.debenhams.cz). Both of them are located in Wenceslas Square.
Here is a selection of Prague shopping malls and shopping centers, ordered by location (from the city center to the outskirts).
Myslbek Shopping Gallery is the first shopping mall opened in Prague in 1996 and is located in Prague 1, Na příkopě 19/21. You can get there by metro line A/B to Můstek and you can find brands like Gant, Intesport, Korres, Next, Mothercare etc. Official website: www.myslbek.com.
Černá růže (Black Rose) is also located in Prague 1, Na příkopě 12. It has more than 50 shops and several restaurants. You can get there by metro line A/B to Můstek. Official website: www.cernaruze.cz.
Slovanský dům (Slavic House) is located in the same area as the two others above: Prague 1, Na příkopě 22. Official website: www.slovanskydum.cz. You can find here stores like Nautica, Mexx, Miss Sixty, Tommy Hilfiger, Cerruti Jeans. Lots of restaurants and cafes will help you to relax. There’s also a large outdoor garden and the Palace Cinemas multiplex theatre.
Another shopping gallery situated in the centre of Prague is Palladium. You will find there stores like Benetton, C&A, ECCO, H&M, L’Occitane, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, Sparkys, Starbucks and Villeroy & Boch, many restaurants and cafes and 900 parking places. It is easy accessible using public transportation by taking metro line B to Republiky station. Official website: www.palladiumpraha.cz.
Vinohradský Pavilon (Vinohrady Market Hall) is a mini-mall and somehow left aside due to the fact that larger and more conveniently located malls were built. You can get there by taking the tram 11 to Vinohradská tržnice. Official website: www.pavilon.cz.
Palác Flora is one of the largest malls in Prague with 120 shops, a food area, cinemas and even an IMAX. One entrance of the mall is right from the metro, Flóra station (line A). Official website: www.palac-flora.cz.
Nový Smíchov is a very modern shopping mall that houses 150 shops, a food court, cinemas, a large Tesco supermarket and an electronics store. It is located near the metro station Anděl (line B). Official website: www.novysmichovoc.cz.
Arkády Pankrác was opened in 2008 and contains a large variety of clothes shops, shoe shops, an Interspar supermarket, a bookstore and a food court. Here you find almost everything you need in one place. To get there you have to take metro C, direction Pankrác. Official website: www.arkady-pankrac.cz.
Metropole Zličín differentiates from the other malls above because it houses the famous electronics brand Electro World. It has a large cinema and a 24 hour Tesco supermarket. Although it is not located in the city center, it can be easily reached by metro line B to Zličín. Official website: www.metropole.cz.