Retail opportunities have come a long way since the days of queuing around the corner for the off-chance of buying a crust of bread. Today Wrocław's shop-fronts are stocked with everything you'd expect to find in a cosmopolitan metropolis, with bountiful pedestrian shopping opportunities around the market square, ulica Świdnicka and ulica Oławska. Odrzańska, Kiełbaśnicza and Mikołaja streets are home to upmarket boutiques and galleries, Jatki is known for its row of artisan galleries, and souvenir hunters will find plenty in the small stores hidden along the avenues underneath the Town Hall. For familiar international labels and big brands, look no further than one of Wrocław's glistening new shopping malls - there are several comfortably within the city centre. Lastly, don't miss visiting Hala Targowa for a truly Polish cultural experience while catching a bargain.
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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.
2022's shopping Sundays are: Jan 30 | Apr 10, 24 | June 26 | Aug 28 | Dec 11, 18.