We were just in Prague for a whirlwind 36 hours and as usual checked out the vintage shops and local designers. Here’s a few must stops for a perfect weekend in this historic city that's somewhat off the beaten path and usual tourist stops.
Take an Uber to the Saturday morning Naplavka Farmer's Market and start your day there. We found some amazing gluten free and vegan baked goods, but there are so many delicious local treats to try. Grab a snack then continue along the river to take some pics at the Charles bridge before the throngs of tour groups arrive.
Cafe Savoy -
Cross over the Charles bridge to Malá Strana (Lesser Town) and stroll through the streets. Check out the Lenin Wall then head for brunch at the famous Cafe Savoy with its amazing historic interior and delicious fresh bread and pastries. Head downstairs to peak into the viewing window of the kitchen and see the pastry chefs at work.
Now that you're properly fueled up it's time to do some shopping. Many stores are closed on Sunday, so we recommend saving the Castle and other tourist spots for Sunday. From Cafe Savoy, head back across one of the many bridges towards Old Town again.
Deelive resembles an art gallery with its high ceilings and white walls and houses an amazing assortment of Czech design in one place. You can find locally designed jewelry, clothing, glass and art books here. Across the hall is a cafe and upstairs is an art gallery. All worth checking out.
Smetanovo nábř. 334/4, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
Leeda is a locally designed clothing line with a modern and clean aesthetic. We picked up a floor length grey denim maxi skirt that's to die for, but there were so many pieces to love including slouchy silk dresses that you could live in all year long, sheer accordion pleated skirts you could wear under a long sweatshirt, even some fun sequin pieces. We love this brand so much!
Bartolomějská 304/1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
Normally I focus on vintage or local designers when I'm in a foreign city, but this store carrying every high-end brand I love is definitely worth a stop. Denim Heads has an amazing selection for both men and women with shoes and clothing. Beautifully curated.
Konviktská 30, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
Now head to the Žižkov neighborhood either on foot or via Uber. You can orient yourself by heading for the large television tower structure.
As you get closer you can see the babies crawling up the tower. Nearby you can visit the Jewish Cemetery and the Palac Akropolis.
This Czech sneaker brand has an outpost in Old Town, but head to this location to see all the styles they offer. Definitely the coolest souvenir from Prague, the hardest part was choosing which style of these hipster kicks we wanted. We especially love the Rainbow Maker design. The good news is they ship internnationally.
Křížkovského 18 Praha 3 – Žižkov
Around the corner Bohemian Retro carries some great upcycled pieces created by the shop's owner as well as large selection of vintage clothing and accessories. The friendly and helpful owners have lived in the neighborhood for many years. Definitely worth a stop!
Chvalova 1202/8, 130 00 Praha 3 - Žižkov
From Žižkov it's a 10-15 minute walk to the Vinohrady neighborhood. There are a few boutiques there worth checking out and it's a beautiful walk through the residential neighborhood. For vintage shoppers there's Mint and Fifty-Fifty which are small vintage boutiques.
Ok, full disclosure, this shop was closed when we were there so we didn’t get to check it out, but looking at their website, Shit Happens is right up our alley. This is a porcelain studio with innovative and creative jewelry designs. We wish it was open on Saturday!
Anny Letenské 1191/8, 120 00 Praha-Vinohrady
Finish the day by taking an Uber to Ververkova street and and the Letna neighborhood (Praha 7).
First replenish with a coffee and snack at this local hangout. before hitting up the boutiques on this street. Bistro 8 has a full kitchen and is a favorite with locals.
Veverkova 1410/8, 170 00 Praha-Letná
Jakoby is a locally designed fashion line with a lovely minimalist showroom on Veverkova street. Very hip and modern pieces to choose from.
Veverkova 1410/8, 170 00 Praha 7-Letná
Recycle with Love
Recycle with Love is squeezed in between Jakoby and Bistro 8 and offers a great selection of upcycled vintage pieces and jewelry.
Veverkova 8, 170 00 Praha 7-Letná, Czechia
Finish the day at one of the amazing restaurants in Prague. We recommend the tasting menu at the lovely Sansho.
Sansho serves up Asian dishes from ethically-sourced ingredients in this open airy spot in Nové Město (New Town). Be sure and make a reservation ahead of time to ensure a spot in one of their seatings.
Petrská 1170/25, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia
Start Day 2 with breakfast at a local hipster spot in Vinohrady before heading to the tourist spots you bypassed yesterday.
Bistro Mezi Srnky
With vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options this little cafe serves up some amazing, delicious eats. We recommend the fried egg plate which comes with a side salad, pickled cauliflower, hummus and toast. They make their own kombucha in-house too.
Sázavská 19, 120 00 Vinohrady