Opened in 2002 Galeria Łódzka became the first modern shopping centre in the city, with some 160 retail units occupying a space of 45,000 sqm. On the fashion front consumers needs are met by stores like Zara, H&M, Sunstage and Reserved though those with credit cards tend to head in one direction alone: Peek & Cloppenburg, Lidia Kalita and 50 Style. Other needs come catered for in the shape of Home & You and cosmetic and beauty store Apteka Super-Pharm. The first Stradivarius shop in town is in here as well the trendy Spanish clothing brand Pull & Bear. Food-wise there’s the standard mall mix, with all the big Yank franchises represented, as well as Hana Sushi, Sphinx, Costa Coffee, Berlin Döner Kebap and North Fish. Ranked as Europe’s Best Shopping Centre in the 2004 ICSC Awards, GL realised their expansion plans fitting in even more stores than before. It’s within walking distance from Piotrkowska, though car owners can choose from 1,400 parking spaces (the first 3 hours are free!).