If you are interested in designer items, be it bags, shoes, clothes or jewelry, Munich is the city to get them from, when you are in Germany. The good thing about shopping in Munich is that you always get high quality items and the vendors allow bargaining for the best deals. You will find almost everything you want in Munich. There are shops for antiques, bookshops, crafts, food, souvenirs, wines and textiles. Get a beautiful Bavarian cloth at affordable prices and wear while you are in Munich to feel more at home.
There are interesting traditional Bavarian costumes found in shops such as Angermaier, Loden-Frey, Wiesn Trach und Mehr and Trachten Peterandl. You can get nice Lederhosen (Bavarian cloth for men) and a Dimdl for women. Get to the biggest bookstore at the Marienplatz if you want a variety of books. The store is called Hagendubel and you will get books on arts, science, fiction, history, calendars, travel guides, adult and children’s books among others. There are also audio books and the collection items include German, Spanish, French and many other languages.
Favorite shopping streets in Munich include Maximilianstrasse and Neuhauserstrasse. You will find a lot of shops including boutiques and designer shops. The best thing is that there are international chain stores on these streets hence you can get something from your favorite chain. The shops along Maximilianstrasse are more modern and sell fashionable things including the jewelry hence the prices may be a bit higher here. At the Neuhauserstrasse, you can shop for fruits, vegetables, chestnuts, souvenirs, flowers and other items from the vendors.
Foods can be shopped on Viktulienmarkt flea market. Viktulienmarkt open six days a week and is closed on Sundays. Here you will find fruit and vegetable stores, spice stores, flower stores and plant seed stores among others. You can also buy and enjoy some Bavarian beer and relax with it on either of the two beer gardens found in the market. Other flea markets are the Christkindlmarkt and the Elisabethplatz. The Christkindlmarkt is good for Christmas items such as gifts and the best time to shop at this market would be anytime close to Christmas.
The Olympic shopping centre provides you with all you need under one roof. The shopping mall has cloth stores, shoes, drugs, music, food stores and general stores. The food stores present a variety of cuisines to sample from Chinese to Mexican.