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.
Sunday Shopping Ban
Shops have traditionally had more limited hours on weekends, but note that since March 2018 a new law has gone into effect that will eventually ban Sunday trading in Poland entirely. To be phased in gradually over the next two years, the law will initially allow normal trading days on the first and last Sundays of each month, while forcing shops to close on the intervening Sundays. There are only a few exemptions to the rule, namely pharmacies, gas stations, kiosks, bakeries, open-air markets and souvenir shops (oh thank god). The Sunday hours we list for venues are the hours they keep on those Sunday when trade is allowed. Sundays when the shopping ban will be enforced are the following:
September 9, 16, 23
October 14, 21
November 11, 18