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The Perfect Shopping Trip to Baku: A Guide to Your Shopping Tour Around the City

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The Perfect Shopping Trip to Baku: A Guide to Your Shopping Tour Around the City

Are you planning a shopping trip in Baku, Azerbaijan? We’ve put together a guide to help you make the most of your retail tour, with tips for finding the best shopping areas and what else to expect during your visit.

The capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku, is known for its busy shopping area and unique stores. From local and international brands to small boutiques, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy in this lively city. You may even find some unique souvenirs or items to bring back with you. To get the most out of your shopping trip here, here is a guide to help you get around, know what to expect, and which spots not to miss.

Planning Your Trip

When it comes to planning your trip, there are few things to keep in mind. First, decide when you’ll be going so you can have an idea of what kind of weather you’ll have during your stay. Autumn and winter are cold temperatures, so make sure to pack accordingly. Summer is usually hot, so light and breezy clothing is suggested. Once you have your travel dates plus a clear idea of the weather forecast, you can more accurately plan what you’ll need for your visit.

Getting Around Baku

As Azerbaijan’s largest city and Europe’s second largest city with a population over two million, getting around Baku is relatively easy with its modern public transportation system. You can buy single-ride tickets or obtain unlimited tickets for bus and rail journeys – both valid for one hour from the start of the journey. The Metro has six stations with escalators and lifts for easy access for all ages. You can also take the Metro Bus line, and the regular buses are frequent and cheap. Taxis are widely available; simply download an app on your SmartPhone to book them. iabd.az is just one of the websites where you can book a taxi cab.

Shopping Areas in Baku

Now that you know how to get around the city, here are some top spots to shop during your visit.

28 Mall

Located within walking distance from Baku Boulevard is the 28 Mall, one of the largest and most modern shopping centres in Baku. You’ll find amazing interior design shops like Brunetto, Hugo Boss, Max Mara and everything in between in this beautiful grand building. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues for adults and children alike.

Souvenir Markets

For something more traditional, craft markets are full of variety close to 28 Mall and Upland Park. You can buy handmade Azerbaijani souvenirs here, like ceramics, jewellery, carpets and textiles, leather goods and wooden toys – all perfect as gifts or keepsakes. Baku Tourism Guide lists some of the best places where you can see these traditional crafts in action.

Wines and Spirits

A popular spot to shop for duty-free wines and spirits is Nasriya City inside 28 Mall – Al Zaqi supermarket for wine shopping being one of them. Prices are cheaper compared to regular supermarkets in the city centre, so it’s worth a visit if you’re looking for great value.

Where Else Can I Go Shopping?

If you’re looking for international stores, Baku has plenty of shops where you can find them, many spread around the Nizami Street lot near 28 Mall. Here you’ll find brands like Superdry, Armani Exchange, BCBGMaxAzria and Guess – to name just a few – as well as accessories stores like Red Canyon and American Eagle Outfitters among other shops.

If you’re shopping on a budget but still want quality goods, head to GWP Bakikhanov Plaza near Maiden Tower at Istiglaliyyat Street, where you can find good prices on polish cosmetics and skincare products from popular brands like Loreal and Garnier.

Finally, Baku has some great shops specialising in culturally inspired clothing from around the world. Bina Import Export Shop at Azneft Square is one of them; it sells imported fabrics from different countries around Europe, Asia and Africa as well as silks from India and Uzbekistan – perfect for embroidery work! You can also find traditional Azerbaijani clothing here such as national costumes for special occasions or everyday wear like tops and trousers in wonderful prints and designs at great prices.

What Else To Do During Your Shopping Trip

In addition to the main shopping areas in Baku there are plenty of attractions worth visiting too if you have the time. Some of these include going to its famous parks such as Azneft Square and Marina Park – ideal spots for people-watching or a stroll along the promenade after all that shopping!

Also be sure not to miss out on seeing iconic landmarks such as Heydar Aliyev International Airport (the biggest in Azerbaijan), as well as all the other beautiful buildings tastefully sprawling around everywhere like cascades of beauty throughout the whole city. Seeing flames from high up is also a must when visiting Azerbaijan; hence check out Yanar Dag (“The Burning Mountain’) too one of those places that would live up in your memory forever!

If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a daytrip out of town either by car or on organised tour bookable on GetYourGuide. You may be surprised at how certain villages have managed to stay above time!


As you can see there’s much more than just shopping when it comes to visiting Baku! From luxury retail centres to modern metro stations you get a true taste of luxury mixed with culture and tradition. So if you’re looking for something special while overseas researching online beforehand is key but actually walking around talking to locals enabled you to discover hidden gems! With this guide to shopping in Baku we hope that your trip will be even more enjoyable experience – happy shopping!

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The Perfect Shopping Trip to Baku: A Guide to Your Shopping Tour Around the City

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