Harris Brothers (Monserrate #305, e/ O’Reilly y Progreso, Habana Vieja, tel. 07/861-1644, daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m.) has four stories of separate stores that sell everything from fashion and children’s items to toiletries.
The Plaza Carlos III (Av. Salvador Allende, e/ Árbol Seco y Retiro, Centro Habana, tel. 07/873-6370, Mon.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.) is intended for Cubans, not tourists. Its many stores range from electronics and clothing to a take on the original Woolworth’s dime store (with separate stores where everything costs CUC1, CUC5, or CUC10, respectively).
East of Av. de Italia (Galiano) is Calle San Rafael—a pedestrian-only shopping zone, known colloquially as “El Bulevar.” Havana ’s main shopping street retains many department stores from prerevolutionary days.
La Época (Av. de Italia, esq. Neptuno, Centro Habana, tel. 07/66-9414, Mon.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.) is a good place for clothing, including kiddie items and designer fashions.
The former Woolworth’s, today called Variedades Galiano (Av. de Italia, esq. San Rafael, tel. 07/862-7717, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.), still has its original lunch counter.
Galerías de Paseo (1ra Calle, e/ Paseo y A, tel. 07/833-9888, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.), at the foot of Paseo, has more than two dozen stores of varying kinds.
La Puntilla Centro Comercial (1ra Av., esq. 0, tel. 07/204-7309, daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.) has four floors of stores covering electronics, furniture, clothing, and more.
Similarly, there’s Quinta y 42 (5ta Av. y 42, Miramar, tel. 07/204-7070, Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.) and Complejo Comercial Comodoro (3ra Av., esq. 84, Miramar, tel. 07/204-5551, daily 8 a.m.–7 p.m.).
The largest supermarket is Supermercado 70 (3ra Av., e/ 62 y 70, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.), with all manner of imported foodstuffs.