Shopping in Slovakia is very easy because the country is filled with options when it comes to finding food items, groceries, clothing, home utensils, and electrical appliances. Supermarkets are the fastest way to find a range of products but food items are mostly purchased at nearby farmers' markets and city center shops mainly because of the cheaper prices and fresh products.
Many shops are typically open on Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, till noon on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays. In any case, there are no severe guidelines and numerous shops are open longer and some for 7 days a week, especially most of the souvenir shops, supermarkets, hypermarkets, and shopping centers. There is a possibility of online shopping as well.
Supermarkets are widespread and available at every corner within the country, the prices on items might vary slightly but generally the cost the same everywhere you go. The most frequented supermarket chains for international students, because of proximity and discounts and promos in Slovakia are; Tesco, Lidl, Kaufland, Billa, Metro Cash & Carry, which are popular European name brands as well. Coop, Delia, Kraj, CBA, and Fresh are also very good supermarkets with a heavy presence in local communities within the country.
Some basic Slovak phrases to help you when shopping ;
Prepáčte čo Je toto? – Excuse me, what is this?
Ďakujem – Thank you
Prosim – Please
Mozem mat – Can I have …
Supermarkets are everywhere, yet additionally, shopping and recreational centers are accessible in different Slovak areas. You can rest a little there, drink some espresso or eat in one of the numerous eateries and you can even as a foreigner appreciate numerous attractions accessible in pretty much every such mall. You can likewise discover films in a portion of these shopping/recreational centers.
Occasionally special shows and ceremonies happen there as well. You can discover the many shops with various brand names, that are popular all around the world. Buying items such as sports wears, shoes, branded clothing like Alain Delon, Orsay, Reserved, Lifeline, Levis, Kenvelo, Pierre Cardin, Benetton, Keyo, Terranova and so on in each shopping center.
There are a few malls that only sell in furniture and gadgets situated in Slovakia. There are staple goods in each town and town in Slovakia and the options they offer are extremely enormous and different. Additionally Town and downtown areas with numerous little retail shops offer great shopping.
Food supplies and different shops are normally open the entire day during the working week and on Saturday till early afternoon. Shopping and recreational centers are open roughly from 9 am till 9 pm consistently.
"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey