Prague Department Stores

Prague has several department stores, both wilting remnants of the days gone by and flashy western newcomers. Department stores in general have been experiencing a decrease in the numbers of shoppers many of whom flock to shopping malls instead.

Below are some Prague department stores. Their opening times are subject to change. Please check the store website for current information.

Kotva Department StoreKotva (The Anchor)

The Kotva is an institution among Prague department stores. A remnant of socialist Czechoslovakia, it seems to be doing relatively well, even with the large, trendy Palladium shopping mall standing almost across the street.

Address: Náměstí Republiky 8, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Náměstí Republiky
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Website: www.od-kotva.cz

Tesco at Národní
My Národní

The My Národní department store is owned by Tesco, which has been in Prague for many years. It is located on Národní třída where the socialist Máj department store and later Kmart once stood.

Address: Národní třída 26, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Národní třída
Hours: Mon-Sat 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. / supermarket 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. / supermarket 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Website: www.mynarodni.cz, www.mystores.cz


Bílá labuť (The White Swan)

Bílá labuť Department Store at Na PoříčíThe Bílá labuť department store is a sad reminder of what shopping used to be like in Czechoslovakia of the 1970s and 1980s. Back then, the Na Poříčí store with its revolving swan above the entrance was the place to shop. Today, the depressing, ugly building stands almost forgotten. The reason to go there is to transport oneself back in time. The store at the top of Wenceslas Square is at a better location and seems in better shape. Its supermarket stays open until 11 p.m. daily.

Two locations:

Address: Na Poříčí 23, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Náměstí Republiky or tram 3, 8, 24 or 26 to Bílá labuť
Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Website: www.bilalabut.cz

Address: Václavské náměstí 59, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A/C to Muzeum
Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., grocery store: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Website: www.bilalabut.cz


Debenhams

The British department store opened in 2004 at a prominent location in the middle of Wenceslas Square.

Address: Václavské nám 21, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A/B to Můstek or A/C to Muzeum
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Website: www.debenhams.com, www.debenhams.cz


Marks & Spencer

The British chain opened in Prague relatively soon after the fall of communism. It can be found on Wenceslas Square and at many shopping malls, e.g. Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Metropole Zličín. The store offers a range of clothing for adults and children and a nice food section with lots of British staples. Some locations have their own bakery. The Wenceslas Square store has a nice café upstairs.

Address: Václavské náměstí 36, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A/B to Můstek or A/C to Muzeum
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Website: www.marksandspencer.cz