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Lodz is a perfect shopping venue full of both small boutiques and large commercial centres that offer top quality goods, catering for all pockets and tastes. The most famous and most convenient way of doing the shopping is walking along Piotrkowska Street, the longest and the most elegant of all streets of Lodz. It is here that one can find a wide variety of shops, some of which offer world-famous brand goods. If tired of shopping, one can have a snack or sip a coffee in one of numerous cafes and restaurants Piotrkowska Streets is lined with.

Lodz also boasts large commercial centres, of which ''Galeria Lodzka'' (Lodz Gallery) and ''Manufaktura'' are the most famous ones. Both consist of a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes. They are not only popular shopping centres, but venues for cultural events which are regularly held there. ''Manufaktura'' – the largest trade centre in Lodz – is also an important entertainment centre which offers to the shoppers film screenings, art exhibitions, sports activities, etc.With such a tempting offer of goods and services, the commercial centres of Lodz become weekend meeting points for families and friends.

Here comes a list of selected shopping centres in Lodz and its environs

manufaktura lodzManufaktura
Address: ul. Karskiego 5
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Manufaktura Culture-Trade-Entertainment Centre is one of the largest commercial centres in Poland and in Europe. It is situated in the heart of Lodz at the junction of Ogrodowa, Zachodnia, Karskiego and Drewnowska Streets. Its location is significant as it is here that Izrael Poznanski, one of the most famous 19th century entrepreneurs of Lodz, established one of the largest textile factories. The complex, open in May 2006, covers the area of 27 ha. Most exteriors of the original buildings have been preserved, which adds special ambience to the place. The only exception is the main shopping gallery, made of steel and glass, which was built from scratch. The most representative part of the Lodz Manufaktura is the former five-storey cotton spinning mill in Ogrodowa Street, which will be turned into a four-star hotel shortly. The real feast for shoppers is the two-storey Mall with over 200 boutiques, medium-sized shops and hypermarkets which have a wide array of goods from Polish and foreign manufacturers on offer. The unique ambience of the site makes shopping a real pleasure. Manufaktura is not only a shopping but a cultural centre as well. It is here that one can contemplate on art, see artistic exhibitions and learn about the history of Lodz. As for recreation, Centrum Manufaktura has a lot to offer to people of all ages. Kids, adolescents and adults can learn about the laws of nature in the Experymentarium – an interactive museum of science and technology. The movie lovers can enjoy themselves watching the latest films screened in the Multi-Cinema Complex with IMAX Theatre as its part. The Jazda!Park – a drink bark with billiards and video game simulators - is also attractive to Manufaktura visitors. Those who are fond of an active way of spending their free time can find something that will suit their taste. The Gymnasion Fitness Club and an artificial climbing wall offer sports activities both to amateurs and professionals all week round. Additional attraction is the old fashion Manufaktura tram which takes customers all around the commercial centre grounds. Manufaktura is a must to all Lodz newcomers!

Address: Al. Jana Pawla II 30
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Pasaz Lodzki, open in October 2000, is one of the most modern commercial centres in Poland. This air-conditioned shopping gallery, famous for its unique and aesthetic decor, occupies the area of 34,000 square metres. With its wide array of goods and services offered by 66 world-brand boutiques, 6 medium-sized shops and service outlets, a Real hypermarket, Feu Vert car service station, the Pasaz Lodzki attracts over 4 million shoppers annually. The high quality services and attractive prices are among the top advantages of Pasaz Lodzki. If feeling thirsty or hungry after a long shopping feast, one can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and cafes situated in the grounds of the Pasaz Lodzki. One can choose from a cafe (Cafe Romance), three restaurants ( Firley, Sphinx, Sai-Gon) and a wine store. Moreover, the Pasaz Lodzki is not only a shopping gallery, but an entertainment centre as well. It is here that a lot of cultural events are held regularly. Come with your family and entertain yourselves!

Address: ul. Rzemieslnicza 35 Rzgow (near Lodz)
Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Centrum Handlowe PTAK is situated in Rzgow near Lodz, close to the A1 Warsaw – Katowice road. It is one of the largest retail and wholesale centres in Poland. For 15 years Centrum Handlowe PTAK, occupying the area of 25 ha, attracts 4.5 million customers per year. The main shopping part consists of as many as 7 trade halls with over three thousand shops and boutiques specialising in clothes, footwear and related accessories. The world-brand clothes stores are also located here. Apart from clothes, one can do traditional shopping in a supermarket, have a meal in one of the numerous restaurants, withdraw money from cashdispensers, change currency in the bureau de change. In 2005 the Centrum Handlowe PTAK was awarded by the economic daily ''Business Pulse'' in recognition for its dynamic growth and the status of a reliable business partner. Both individuals and corporations enjoy shopping for clothes in the Centrum Handlowe PTAK. See for yourself!

Address: ul. Brzezinska 27/29
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Centrum Handlowe M1, situated 5 km to the north-east of the city centre of Lodz, is a perfect shopping centre. It is here that one can buy anything that is needed. The Centrum Handlowe M1 consists of Real hypermarket, DIY-related Praktiker store, Media Markt, Adler Fashion House and a shopping gallery full of world-brand boutiques and shops. There are also restaurants and cafes in the Centrum Handlowe M1. The restaurants to choose from are as follows: Italian ''Sbarro'', American ''Burger King'' and Chinese ''Manchu Wok''. Additional attraction is M1 Cinema. Come to enjoy the shopping and international cuisine!

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