The commercial center of Thessaloniki has expanded considerably, offering a wide variety of products and prices. According to a general rule for shopping in Thessaloniki, the more you go uphill, the more prices fall!
Thus, for clothing, footwear and accessories of famous brands, Mitropoleos and Pr. Koromila streets, along with the alleys that connect them, are ideal. Along Tsimiski Street, there are almost all the international prêt-a-porter brands, as well as boutiques whose owners choose their items with good taste. This market also extends to the vertical streets on either side of the avenue, between Diagonios and Aristotelous. The display windows are large and shiny, and shopping is combined with a walk and stops for coffee.
On Venizelou, Ermou and Egnatia streets, prices fall significantly, well-known brands disappear and fake products are not uncommon.
For household items, glassware, etc., you will find reasonable prices and a great variety in the stores of Komninon Street, above Vas. Irakleiou Street and on Ermou Street. Most of them lay their merchandise on the sidewalk, making selection easier.
For food check the Kapani market where you can buy a wide variety of spices and nuts from specialized shops.
For antiques, there is Bit Bazaar of course, but if you are lucky, you may also come upon the regular bazaar of the antique shop owners of Thessaloniki in various parks around the city center.
Once, the jewelry stores of Thessaloniki were concentrated around Venizelou Street. Nowadays, most of them have moved to the area between Tsimiski Street and the seafront.
Bridal outfits shops are located in the area from Ionos Dragoumi Street to Fragkon, Ermou and the surrounding streets. In the same area, there are also shops selling fabrics and sewing and handicraft items.
If you are looking for handcrafted ornaments, jewelry and clothes, you can find them in small shops in the areas of Navarinou Square and Athonos Street. For more expensive items of the same kind, addressing a crowd with higher expectations, the area below Tsimiski Street is ideal.
Given the city's expansion and the mass use of cars, an entire commercial area has been developed to the east of the city center, on the road to the airport, where one can find everything in shopping centers or individual megastores of specific chains. There are also discount department stores. The area is served by public transportation.