I am planning on visiting Warsaw and Krakow soon. One of my missions in my European trips is to shop, shop, and shop. I don't usually buy clothing as Euro sized clothing seems too tight for me. I guess our Euro cousins are slimmer than us. However, I would like to buy local food, home decor items, cookware, comfortable shoes, and pet supplies. One of the most important criteria is that they must be quality made in Europe. I don't want to buy cheap junk made in third world countries.
For buying items of my interest, is Poland a good destination? I will also stop in Germany prior to Poland, should I stock up in Germany instead of Poland? I know more about German brands (e.g., Birkenstocks, Emsa kitchenware, Fissler cookware...etc.).
By the way, I discovered an excellent brand of cookware from Austria: RIESS. http://www.riess.at/ These are enamel pots and pans: no teflon! Interestingly, they are slightly cheaper in Germany than in Austria, at least from online vendors.