Prague Department Stores

Prague has several department stores, some of them wilting remnants of days gone by and others more modern and lively. Department stores in general have been experiencing a decrease in the number of shoppers many of whom flock to shopping malls instead.

Below are some Prague department stores. Please check their websites for opening times and other 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. An interesting mixture of high-end names and specialty stores make Kotva a shopping destination in itself.

Address: Náměstí Republiky 8, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Náměstí Republiky
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. My Národní is now in the shadow of the neighboring hip Quadrio mall that was opened in 2014. Walking from one building to the other offers a fun comparison between the old and the new, customer service and restrooms included.

Address: Národní třída 26, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Národní třída
Website: www.mynarodni.cz, www.mystores.cz


Bílá labuť (The White Swan)

The Bílá labuť department store, founded in 1939, 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 neon revolving swan above the entrance was the place to shop. Today, the depressing building stands almost forgotten and has become more or less just a convenient place to buy your necessities. 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.

Bílá labuť Department Store at Na PoříčíTwo locations:

Address: Na Poříčí 23, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro B to Náměstí Republiky or tram 3, 8, 24 or 26 to Bílá labuť

Website: www.bilalabut.cz

Address: Václavské náměstí 59, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A/C to Muzeum

Website: www.bilalabut.cz


Desirred

A department store 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


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
Website: www.marksandspencer.cz