It is definitely worth spending some leisure time on discovering a vast offer of Polish- and international brands that can be found in Pomeranian malls. Dress fashionably from head to toe, refresh your style, or simply find a great deal. In addition to shopping centers, don’t forget to visit unique boutiques with extraordinary items delivered directly from seaside manufactures.
One of the most modern and best organized urban spaces in Tricity is the area of Forum Gdańsk where leisure, shopping, and exciting entertainment are interconnected with the vibrant city life. A creative and open space full of positive energy was created on Targ Sienny and Targ Rakowy – the historical areas of Gdańsk trade.
Forum Gdańsk is an unusual mall where one can comfort tired eyes looking at the green plants as they constitutes to almost one third of its area. On a space of two hectares there are around 33 thousand plants from over 80 species, among them such trees as chestnut or ash – nowadays they are nearly monuments. Thanks to that one can experience a unique ecosystem that produces clean air – so don’t hesitate to take a deep breath. The center is also a beloved place of butterflies and singing birds. The surroundings are very colorful, they’re blossomed either with spring and summer greenness or autumn’s redness. Regardless of the season the space around Forum constantly amazes with its esthetics and creativity.
The genius-like concept shapes the public space and the trading space is well integrated here. The mall is located in the central part of the metropolis, right next to the railway station Gdańsk Główny (Gdańsk Main Station), historic Old Town, public utility facilities, and well-communicated transfer hub Gdańsk Śródmieście. It all makes Forum Gdańsk a wonderful place for a whole day shopping.
Movies and shopping in Gdynia
However, the biggest shopping-entertainment center in the Pomorskie region is Riviera located in Gdynia. The design of the building was inspired by the French Riviera – thanks to various leisure zones, fountains, and many entertainment events, shopping there is a stress-free experience. Also the special area dedicated to kids invites whole families to spend some time together there.
On 70,000 square meters, there are about 250 worth seeing places including shops, bars, restaurants, and service points. At Riviera one can find shops offering renowned and reputable fashion- and beauty brands from Poland and other countries. Moreover, both Riviera and Forum Gdańsk often organize cultural events that integrate the local society. Visiting the malls is especially recommended in the summertime as it can be an exciting experience and a great opportunity to buy regional cheese, honey, and other treats straight from local manufacturers.
In Riviera there’s also a multiplex cinema – Helios, with comfortable, modern halls broadcasting movies using the newest technology that incomparably improves the quality. The mall is also a place dedicated to movie enthusiasts – every year Gdynia Film Festival takes place in Riviera’s cinema halls and brings actors and filmmakers from all over the world. The Polish cinematography is gaining increasing attention acknowledged by several international awards and nominations.
From Polish seaside
A visit at the Polish brand shops is highly recommended to the tourists, especially in the centers with such vast offer. Polish clothes- as well as cosmetic brands are growing in strength around Europe and the producers of leather shoes, business shirts, as well as sophisticated premium and business accessories reassert their position on the market. Casual clothing brands from Poland have become very popular in Europe – LPP portfolio from Pomorskie is unbelievably popular and loved by British women. One should also take a look at the vast offer of Polish cosmetics manufacturers – quality-wise the products are as good as most of the international merchandise, however, the prices are actually much, much lower.
One can also choose from a wide range of niche cosmetics by natural and vegan brands as well as seaside dietary supplements (like fish collagen). They are highly valued by dermatologists for their diverse healthy properties. Additional attractions bringing the customer’s attention are cozy boutiques and a unique Pomeranian phenomenon – amber jewelry galleries by the local manufactories. They are well-known in Gdańsk, however, both Sopot and Gdynia has several amazing shops where one can buy original, one of a kind jewelry.
It is worth mentioning that the works of Polish amber manufacturers are highly valued all over the world, and the most respected fashion magazines often show jewelry from unusual Polish collections. Amber placed in gold, silver, wood, or Plexiglass – that’s an exceptional souvenir. Every bargain hunter and fashion enthusiast will find something truly astonishing in the region of Tricity.