Posted by Tamara on August 26, 2001 at 21:29:06:
In Reply to: Some specifics. . . posted by Lexa on August 26, 2001 at 16:27:58:
Kyiv might be more expensive than the city where I usually stay, but, I can tell you that I always score some great deals on good clothes in Ukraine. I always buy shoes, maybe a leather bag, and a good pair of slacks. Everything around twenty bucks or less. Also, one of my cousins can make me a tailored skirt, lined, out of good quality fabric for about 5 bucks.
There are second hand stores there, and people selling their posessions on the street, but, probably you won't like that kind of stuff.
There are lots of knock-offs of designer track suits, jeans, everything that you can imagine. I think you will do better buying the stuff there.
: Thank you. . . But I don't really know what can be found/not found in Kyiv. One friend told me that just about everything is available--for a price. Our income is on the lower end of the spectrum, and I'm used to buying things (like clothing) second-hand in the U.S. Are there resale shops or thrift stores in Ukraine?
: As it is, I've been trying to plan what my children will need for the next two years for clothing. Should I instead just pack what they will need now and buy it in Kyiv?
: Also, we want to bring a lot of books--hard to do with a weight limit! How available are English language books? How expensive are they?
: Thank you.
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