Prague has become a major tourist destination, and the city has really come a long way in the last few decades. However, the quality of the items in a lot of the souvenir shops which are hard to miss spotted all around the historic areas of the city all push the same tired items. Shot glasses and key chains from China. And after all, there’s nothing wrong with buying something like this, but for those of you who would like to bring back something from the city which is hand crafted by people actually living in the city then you’ll have to venture just a bit outside of the center.
A handful of boutiques in Prague now offer an assortment of handmade items and gifts. Starting with one situated right near Old Town’s most viewed tourist location, the Old Town Square church and astronomical clock. Down a small pasage right on the walk to the Charle’s Bridge you’ll find Fashion Shop Parazit where a smattering of Czech Designers sell their goods ( Bliss Farm included! )
Fashion Shop Parazit
Another little shop can be found on Truhlářská 29 right past the large shopping center Paldium. Here you will find some hand made goodies as well as some well curated pop surreal items from around the world.
And of course no quest for handmade and unique gifts without stopping into our humble little store just a 5 minute tram ride from near Flamingo Park! Grab the 26, or the 9 tram to Lipanska, and walk up the hill behind the church ( Cajkovskeho 22 ) and stop in and say hi and peruse our assortment of strange pop surreal paintings and silk screened t-shirts. Everything in the store has been altered by either me or my wife Jana. From boxes to postcards, you’ll find something you absolutely need (yes, that includes a painting of chewbacca fighting a large cat) . :D