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, Reserved, KappAhl and New Look, though those with credit cards tend to head in one direction alone: Peek & Cloppenburg, Lidia Kalita, 50 Style, Gaultier and Lacoste. Other needs come catered for in the shape of Home & You and cosmetic and beauty store Apteka Super-Pharm. Added in the last year has been the first Stradivarius shop in town, as well as a store operated by 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 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!).