Another vintage/Soviet store

svoya_polka_1Svoya Polka (“own shelf”). Just opened. Nizhnaya Syromyatnicheskaya 10, Metro Kurskaya.

Sellers rent a shelf and can keep anything they like there. So far vintage clothing seems to dominate but a few shelves have arts and crafts.

Shelf rental is something like 350 roubles ($11-12) per week.

Valenki (felt boots)

Ulitsa Stroiteley, dom 6, korpus 4
Tel.: 8 495 930 7584 (as dialed from Moscow)

Valenki is on my list of things I recommend you buy here. Especially if you live in cold climate. Valenki are comfortable in a remarkably wide range of temperatures, remain warm when wet, dry quick, and they don’t stink the way most footwear tends to. But they are clumsy. In fact “valenok” (single of “valenki”) is used to describe a dull, slow, and clumsy character.