Passage Shopping Center opened its doors for the first time in May 1848. Three-story luxurious galleries shone with dazzling light under 180-meter transparent roof — the first example of such a large-scale glass cover in St. Petersburg. This remarkable unique object defenltely stroke all the contemporaries.
That was not just a store! The owner, Count Essen-Stenbok-Fermor, conceived Passage as the center of northern capital’s cultural and social life and the Count brilliantly put the best of his ideas into practice. The gallery remained intact until the 20s of the 20th century. Just take a look on unique locations you could visit in Passage — anatomy museum, “mechanical theater”, “wax figure room”, a cabaret, unusual dioramas, a concert hall, where the most famous Russian and European artists and musicians performed. Also Passage was famous for its first and undoubtedly gorgeous motion picture theatre in city.
The names of many prominent figures of Russian culture are closely connected with Passage. Among them are Dostoevsky, Nekrasov, Turgenev, Ostrovsky, Shalyapin, Komissarzhevskaya, Agnivtsev and Bulla.
The change of conception and modernization of Passage holds on to the main principle of the founder of the House — Passage is more than just a store. This is a place of delight and surprise. Passage represents the progress itself. It is a taste for life and its center!
We became a part of this historic place and settled on the second floor, in the department store SLAVA. It is a big and an extraordinary space. Here you can spend time not only for pleasant shopping, but also to listen to interesting workshops about beauty and current trends in the fashion world. If you’re in Saint Petersburg, you have a unique opportunity not only to see and feel the quality of our clothes, but also to purchase the stuff you like best.
Address: Saint Petersburg, Nevsky Prospekt, 48, 2nd floor, Department store SLAVA
Working hours:Mon – Sat:
10.00 - 22.00
10.00 - 22.00
Department store “Au Pont Rouge”
If you’re in Saint Petersburg, you may purchase our clothes in Department store “Au Pont Rouge”.The history of the building of the Au Pont Rouge department store ("At the Red Bridge") in its modern form begins in 1905, when the representatives of the board of the famous Belgian-Dutch trading firm "S.Esders and K.Scheefhals", the world supplier of ready-made women's and men's dresses, bought plot of land and a corner house on the embankment of the Moika River, 73, and Gorokhovaya Street, 15.
With its design and convenient placement of shopping and showrooms, storage and office premises, the building fully complied with the standards of the best European department stores of the early 20th century. At the same time, the building became the first multi-storey store in Russia!
For ten years, until 1917, the Trading House on the Moika was considered the most fashionable and rich trading enterprise, offering comfortable conditions and a wide range of goods for wealthy buyers of St. Petersburg. It was a chic, spacious, light-flooded grand magasin, where everything was sold, from lace and gloves to cloaks and hats.
Among the customers of the store were members of the imperial family, including the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the wife of Nicholas II.
The building is an architectural monument of federal significance and it is included in the UNESCO world heritage site "Historic Center of Saint-Petersburg".
Address: Saint Petersburg, Moika river embankment, 73 А, 3rd floor
Working hours:Mon – Sun:
10.00 - 22.00