Shopping in Brno has exploded since the end of Communist reign. From Ikea to large supermarket stores, there’s plenty of mass market merchandise to shop for here.

But most of us can also shop at Ikea at home, so we are looking for a little something different while on a holiday. In that vein, then, there are some options in Brno. Many say that if you want to purchase a leather item, or jewelry or crystal, this is a better place to make that purchase than in, say, Prague. Your prices here will be much more competitive, yet the quality of the item will be the same. This is a good place to buy 'Blue Danube' china.

Most smaller stores won’t be open on Sundays, but Monday through Saturday. Monday through Friday most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to midnight. Larger stores like department stores and mass market stores are usually open Sundays as well and might stay open later on weeknights.