It’s now easier to count the international brand names who are not present than those that are. So if your ambition is to shop until you drop while you are here we suggest the first place you look is at the list of hypermarkets and malls listed in our shopping section. While this is not a list of all, it is a selection of what we view as the best ones from each of the 3 cities. With Klif the closest mall to Sopot, Galeria Baltycka the most convenient large mall in Gdansk, and Designer Outlet Centre the Tri-city's largest discount outlet, you can sate most shopping desires there.
To save time, hassle and luggage space do your shopping online in the Poland IYP Shop.
Poland's Sunday Shopping Ban
Shops have traditionally had more limited hours on weekends, but since 2018 government regulations have increasingly restricted Sunday trading in Poland in hopes of enouraging citizens to return to a more ‘traditional’ family Sunday. Although phased in gradually, there are now only 7 Sundays in the entire year when shops are allowed to be open. Of course, there are some exemptions from the ban - namely pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks, bakeries, open-air markets, Żabka convenience stores (most of which close at 23:00), souvenir shops (oh thank god), package pick-up points, and any establishment where the owners themselves are behind the counter on Sunday.
Note that the Sunday hours we list for venues are the hours they keep only on those Sundays when trade is allowed.
2023 Shopping Sundays: Jan 29 | April 2, 30 | June 25 | Aug 27 | Dec 10, 17
2024 Shopping Sundays: Jan 28 | March 24 | June 30 | Aug 25 | Dec 15, 22