Yes, that’s a Burberry store you see in Poznań. And Armani. Even Versace. You can wander through the vast, award-winning Stary Browar mall or the new Avenida Poznań spending złoty until you’ve solved the European debt crisis, but if you’re bringing gifts back to show your loved ones what a trip to Poznań is like, a Burberry bag made in London won’t cut it. That’s why throughout this section we’ve made an effort to list establishments selling gifts that actually say, “I went to Poland.”
To save time, hassle and luggage space do your shopping online in the Poland IYP Shop.
Sunday Shopping Ban
Shops have traditionally had more limited hours on weekends, but since March 2018 new regulations that will eventually ban Sunday trading in Poland entirely have gone into effect. Phased in gradually, in 2018 trade has been allowed on only the first and last Sundays of each month, forcing shops to close on the intervening Sundays. Beginning in 2019, trade will only be allowed on the last Sunday of each month. There are only a few exemptions to the rule, namely pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks, bakeries, open-air markets and souvenir shops (oh thank god). Note that the Sunday hours we list for venues are the hours they keep only on those Sundays when trade is allowed. The following is a list of Sundays when shops are allowed to be open:
Feb. 24 | March 31 | April 14, 28 | May 26 | June 30 | July 28
Aug. 25 | Sept. 29 | Oct. 27 | Nov. 24 | Dec. 15, 22, 29