Where to go shopping, withdraw money or print your works

shops and services in Lodz



Banks & ATMs

You can find several banks in Manufaktura and every Polish bank has its office in Piotrkowska Street. If you want to open a free student web-based account, try MultiBank (www.multibank.com.pl), Lucas Bank  (www.kontostudent.pl) or BGŻ (www.bgz.pl). There are a lot of ATMs along Piotrkowska Street, a few in Manufaktura and Plac Wolności. The closest one to the Academy is next to the post office.

Post offices

The closest one to the Academy is located in a tower block in Sporna St. There is only one post office operating 24/7, next to Łódź Kaliska station.


A new commercial, cultural and entertainment complex, redeve-loped from a 19th century textile factory. With 27 ha, it’s one of the biggest of its type in Europe. Around the main square you’ll find restaurants, bars, cafeterias, shops, a cinema and an excellent museum of modern art; in the huge shopping mall there are do-zens of boutiques and a hypermarket. In winter there’s an ice rink, and any time of the year there are concerts and various cultural events. The city’s New Year’s Eve Party is held there. Because of the proximity to the Dormitory, you’ll visit this place a lot ;) Don’t forget to check out the art museum (ms2), Cepelia, Wedel’s chocolate bar, Pierrogarnia, Elektrownia, Stratosfera and many other places described in this guide. www.manufaktura.com/en

Galeria Łódzka

A shopping mall located in 15 Piłsudskiego Av., one block away from Piotrkowska St. The mall organises some cultural events like fashion shows or bike trips around Łódź during summer weekends. On the top floor you will find cafeteria Italia with the best ice-cream desserts in the city.

27/4 hypermarkets

Generally, hypermarkets are open from 7-8am to 21-22pm, but there are two Tesco 24/7 hypermarkets. One of them is located on the corner of Włókniarzy Av. and Pojezierska St.; you can get there with the bus line 99 or the night line N5 (you can catch the buses on Zachodnia St. near Manufaktura).

Żabka shops

A chain of small shops with frog sign became very succesful in Łódź. We don’t recommend to do regular shopping there as it’s quite expensive. However, these shops are usually nearby and you can always go there if you forget to buy something to eat on time – Żabka opens from 6am to 11pm.

Open air markets

The biggest and most famous market lies near the Dormitory and is called Bałucki Rynek. It’s divided into two parts – the upper part is roofed, while the lower one still operates open-air. You can buy everything from food and clothes to animals and vintage stuff there.

Manufaktura shopping centre

Artist supplies

We have a little store in the Academy on the ground floor, Pavilion B. Another shop is across Wojska Polskiego St. Its owner also provides high quality metal plates for printmaking. Near the Dormitory you’ll also find a toy & paper shop. The biggest choice is available at 12 Wigury St. (near Galeria Łódzka), and 13 Więckowskiego St. (next to Teatr Nowy).


Poland’s largest media chain, offering books, magazines, newspapers, films and music from all around the world. Also a language school. | 81 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura, Galeria Łódzka


Chain with a long history of selling traditional Polish
handcraft pieces. The most obvious place to find
uniquely Polish souvenirs and presents.
1/3 Zamenhoffa St., Manufaktura

Chocolate shop

Don’t miss it if you are a chocolate lover!
31 Piotrkowska St.

Gingerbreads from Toruń

A place with loads of pierniki (gingerbread cookies and cakes) traditionally coming from the city of Toruń.
16 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura

Atak Design

Fancy furniture and other fashionable or classic gadgets.
1/3 Kopernika St.

Mała Litera

Art Bookshop, cafe, exhibition space
7 Nawrot St.


English-speaking dentists, open Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm, Sat. 10am-2pm.
Corner of Sienkiewicza St. and Brzeźna St.

Manufaktura shopping centre


Prices of digital prints start from 2.50 zł per single A4 full colourpage. The more you print, the cheaper each page gets. Large format prints cost around 100 zł per sq m. Printing on sticky foil, bags, t-shirts, buttons, mugs etc. is also possible.


Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm | 4 Piotrkowska St.

Druk Cyfrowy

Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 10am-1pm
19 Wólczańska St.

Media Press

Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-2pm
19a Wróblewskiego St.

Pery Plate

Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm, Sat: 8am-2pm
45 Rewolucji St. | peryplate.pl


Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 10am-2pm
38 Zamenhofa St.

Photo Labs & Equipment


Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-2pm2/6 Pojezierska St.


Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 10am-2pm2 Narutowicza St.


Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-2pm96 Pomorska St.


photo equipment100 Pomorska St.


Textiles & haberdasheries


big warehouse with haberdashery and accesories
1/3 Kilińskiego St.


fabrics and knitwear, some decorative textiles53
Piotrkowska St.

Silky Way

shop with silk fabrics
175 Piotrkowska St.


small shop with a wide range of fabrics, high quality and high prices
6 Pomorska St.


haberdashery, nice cotton and woolen yarns
90 Struga St.


the biggest warehouse and retail shop
with knitwear, attractive prices
6/8 Szparagowa St.

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