Local handicrafts and artisanal items to pick up on your trip

Porcelain

Imperial (Lomonosov) porcelain is elegant tableware made in St. Petersburg since 1744. Available at numerous retail outlets across the city. http://www.ipm.ru/

Russian Lacquer Boxes

The Russian craft of lacquer miniature painting on papier-mâché boxes of all shapes and sizes has evolved to include scenes of St. Petersburg. Purchase at Lakir, 2 Muchnoy Pereulok.

Handmade Jewelry

Unique, handmade pieces by the best Russian jewelers are available at Yakhont Jewelers in the old Fabergé building, 24 Bolshaya Morskaya Street. Tel. 7 812 314 4235.

Hats and Furs

The three-store Natalia Kvasova chain (main shop at 51 Nevsky Prospekt) specializes in custom-made, designer winter wear.

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