Shopping on SundaysBefore heading out for big shop on a weekend, there's one important thing to keep in mind:
Since early 2018, a law was passed requiring trade businesses to give their employees a mandatory day off on every Sunday except the final one with a few small exceptions. For this reason, many shops will be closed on the first three Sundays of each month. This ban, however, does not include petrol stations, pharmacies and post offices. Just to be clear, Restaurants and Cafés are not trade businesses and can be open on Sundays as they choose.
By now, we would've expected Sopot to have caved in to the pressures of it's tourism market! A tour around the Obwodnica (Tri-city Ring Road) will bring in the huge discount park which is Fashion House Outlet Centre as well as the huge hypermarkets of Carrefour, Auchan and Real.
Souvenirs and GiftsWhile you can find more information on them and how to get to them in our shopping section, we have put together a list of gift and souvenir suggestions, which might take a little more searching in order to find. Generally-speaking, however, shopping chains like Folkstar and Gdańsk's Galeria Sztuki Kaszubskiej are great for finding souvenir items with traditional Polish and Kashubian patterns.
Gdańsk is synonymous with Amber (also known as 'Baltic Gold') and, whilst you can find stalls all over Tri-city, your best bet is to head to ul. Mariacka in Old Town. Make sure you read up on how to make the best purchase!