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The State Department Store, Ulaanbaatar

(4/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
Shop in a landmark building at The State Department Store, a modern shopping center that's the largest and reportedly most luxurious store in Mongolia. Established in 1921 as the Central Store in the country, the store today features a variety of international brands and local products such as cashmere and camel leather. You'll also find a number of services like goldsmiths, seamstresses, beauty parlors, laundries, and dry cleaning. There is a diverse and affordable food court, plus a supermarket on the ground floor; find souvenir shops on the 5th floor. Use our Ulaanbaatar vacation generator to add The State Department Store and other attractions to your Ulaanbaatar vacation plans.
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  • While the customer service remains non-existent, and the staff attitudes towards foreigners often blatantly hostile, they seem to have developed a new scam. When buying clothing, they will remove the ...  more »
  • The State Department Store carries the most eclectic and comprehensive range of goods in any single venue in UB. You will be dazzled by scores of outlets carrying quality clothes, footwear, carpets, s...  more »
  • The State Department store is the main address in Ulanbator, if you don't know where you otherwise could find. On four floors, there are a variety of different things. The ground floor there is a (quite expensive) grocery store, where you can find almost anything and in which we find many original German products. the three floors in there clothes (including met and many Kashmir products), toys and stationery, SIM cards, souvenirs, hiking and camping utensils and much more to buy. A Cinnabon, where there are delicious poppy snails :) is located on the top floor also Also, an ATM is located on the ground floor. The Department store is overall not exactly cheap, much is even more expensive than in Germany. If you however want to buy forgotten outdoor accessories for the hike in the steppe or horseback riding trip on-site, it is here the right address. We have also used much the supermarket, because we could Cook in our apartment. We found it is also practical to buy SIM cards, also in the country to remain accessible. Tip: Who prefer more authentic and cheaper shopping goes, should pay a visit to the 'Black Market' definitely! This is a great market just outside of the city centre, which is definitely worth a visit!
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  • A good place for tourists to start their shopping. It has almost everything you need to get started. Top floor is where you will find the cellular service providers for your local sim card. Bottom floor has the grocery store. In between is mostly clothes etc. Good place overall!
  • You get what you need here. Especially in winter, grab a hat, scarf and gloves for the negative twenty degrees centigrade in December. It is not cheap though as the SDS, that's what the locals call it, is the symbol of Western shopping in UB.
  • Not air conditioned so it's super hot during summer. There are many branded stores and sometimes they have decent sales. For foreigners looking to buy mongolian cashmere and wool products, this is the place to go to as it's located in the city center and they have a bunch of different cashmere brands at one location.
  • Here you can find almost everything you need. Maybe the most complete mall in Ulan-Bator.
  • Good selection of local merchandise great for gifts to take home as souvenirs. Good selection of cashmere products and all the normal department store goods.