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For quality artwork produced by local creators, try this shop cum gallery at the corner of Pushkin and Bucuresti Streets. Art is both exhibited (entry to the gallery comes at a micro fee) and sold.
Shopping is an enjoyable affair in Chisinau, with plenty of local products on offer to suit any budget. Apart from a couple of bottles of wine that every visitor simply must make room in their suitcase for (if in doubt, go for Cricova, Mileştii Mici or Purcari), there are Moldovan art and traditional crafts, which span knit accessories and embroidery, wood and stone carvings, pottery, woven rugs and intricately painted souvenir eggs.