Shopping in Munich
European stores chains
One of the most known and cheap chains in Europe is Primark. It is originally an English store, but it spread fast in many countries in Europe and became a chain for huge department stores, which are known for their medium-cheap prices. Today you can find Primart stores in England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherland and more.
Another big fashion chain in Europe is C&A, which was founded in the Netherlands at 1841. Today the chain has over 1500 stores all over Europe: Germany, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Italy, Romania, Croatia, Denmark and more. Around 200 branches are for children only, but most of the branches includes fashion, clothing and accessories for all the family: women's men's, boys and girls.
A "smaller" chain (but everything is
relatively...) is the successful and classic
The chain was founded in France in the 70's, originally
as a boutique that serves women. The boutique turned
into men's and women's clothing in France and from here
to all of Europe. Today in 50 countries in and outside
of Europe, you can find over 1060 stores: France, Italy,
Germany, Belgium, Spain, Romania and even China, USA,
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. The stores are
suited mostly for those whom are looking for good
quality in reasonable prices.
For full details about the branches, stores and clothing: Promod.
Another chain which established itself as suited for younger people, students and fans of the elegant sports look. The chain A.P.C was founded in late 80's and today is scattered around many countries in Europe like the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Germany, and Spain and even opened a branch in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
As stated the shop in very popular among students over the world and offers mostly new casual clothing.
Worthwhile shopping in European countries:
Beyond the big European chains, in many countries in Europe you will find unique stores, worthwhile sales, markets and local chains worth visiting.
Shopping in Munich
Munich is considered heaven for the shopping fans... The
city is loaded with stores, international brands and
markets, however the prices are high comparing to other
cities in Europe.
Munich has a number of main shopping areas. The pedestrian mall in the city Maximillianstrasse, is also one of the most luxurious places in the city. In the street you will find luxurious boutiques and designer stores, like Dolche & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Channel, Dior and more. In addition to the international luxurious brands, the street has also local luxurious stores of fashion, accessories and jewelry. Also for those not looking for shopping and reality, it is recommended walking around because it is characterizes in its interesting architecture and historical buildings. More info.
Half an hour walk from the main pedestrian mall, you will find another shopping center, which attracts mostly youngsters and local students. In the shopping center Schwabing, you will find mostly coffee shops, book stores, and second hand stores but also a fruit and vegetable market Elisabethmarkt, which is nice to walk around in.
For those looking for bigger and more worthwhile shopping centers, should go to east of the city, there you will find Riem Arcaden mall. The mall has around 130 local and international stores of clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, electricity and more like H&M, Levi's, Mango, Swarovski, Swatch watches, Tommy Hilfiger, ZARA and more, together with department stores like C&A. There is also a food court in the mall with different restaurants and coffee shops.
Another shopping center, the biggest in the city, is Olympia Einkaufszentrum Zentrum, or in its shortened name: OEZ. It is around 15 minutes’ drive from the city center and it is as mentioned, a huge shopping center that has in it over 130 different and varied stores - you will find in the center everything you can think of: shops, department stores, restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, exhibitions and shows.
For those tired from the luxurious stores in the city and looking for more worthwhile outlet stores, should go to the factory shopping center Ingolstadt Village. The center is located north of the airport, and in it over 100 outlet stores of local and international brands like: Armani, Billabong, Calvin Klein, Levi's, Puma, Versaca, Triumph and more. The outlet center is open every day, except do Sunday's. For more information about opening hours, directions and stores: Ingolstadt Village.