No holiday is complete without a bit of shopping!
Whether you are looking for clothes, shoes or even essentials this small state has everything you need to satisfy the shopaholic within you.
Here’s a list of places to shop in Goa
Malls in Goa
Mall de Goa – If you are trying to decide where to shop in Goa, Mall de Goa should be at the top of your list. It is currently the biggest mall in Goa located in Porvorim. Mall de Goa houses popular international brands like Marks and Spencer, Levis, United Colours of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and lots more. It also houses stores like Shoppers Stop, Max and even Big bazaar. The mall has an Inox theatre, entertainment zone, a variety of restaurants and a food court. You can find everything from shoes, clothes, accessories to household items and even books.
Caculo Mall – Caculo Mall is located in St. Inez Panjim. One of its popular stores is Westside. Here you can choose from an array of apparel both western and Indian at reasonable rates. Some of the other brands you can find here are AND, Lee, Wrangler, Inc 5, Cotton-world and Broadway.
The mall also has a food court, gaming zone and the popular KFC restaurant.
The best Supermarkets in Goa
Delfino – Delfino is a life saver when you are in need of shopping for essentials. It has everything you need in one place and is located right on the Porvorim highway. If you want to avoid the busy local markets or looking for more premium brands of foods you can find them here. Delfino stocks fresh fruit, vegetables, cold cuts, meats, dairy products, cookies, chips, chocolates and every snack you crave. It also has toiletries, wines and alcohol and other household requirements. Within its courtyard, it has food stalls and a pharmacy. Truly a one-stop place for the basic necessities.
Newton’s – Located in Candolim, Newtons is another supermarket that will surprise you with its variety of packaged food items. Here you can find packaged snacks, chocolates, toiletries, and other necessities. It’s a well-stocked supermarket in Goa for all your basic need and snack cravings.
Boutiques and designer stores in Goa
If you are the type that steers away from the regular brands and looks for something unique, try out the boutique stores in Goa. Here you can select unique ‘one of a kind’ items by designers from all over the world.
These boutiques in Goa have unique pieces that will have your fashion senses tingling in excitement.
Some of the most popular boutique/designer stores in Goa are :
Wendell Rodricks Design Space – The ultimate fashion destination for style lovers by Goa’s Ace designer. Located in Campal, Panaji
Paperboat Collective – Concept store in Goa that has apparel, accessories, and jewellery created by small scale artists and craftsmen. Located along the Chogm Road, Sangolda
Sacha’s Shop – Unique dresses, cross-stitch towels, leather puppets and resort wear. Located in Panjim and Assagao
Ceshire cat – Jewellery handmade by expert craftsmen that reflect beauty, uniqueness, luxury and personal style. Located in Assagao as well as within the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bambolim
You could also try out OMO, Sosa’s, Tuk Tuk, the small stores at Villa Blanche, Thalassa, and La Plage. Tia and Tan, Como, the Flame store, and Malini Ramani.
Saturday Night market in Goa
A mix of shopping and entertainment, visit the night market in Arpora. The Saturday night market in Goa is a unique concept where the market comes alive after the sun sets. Live music, food, and dozens of stalls selling unique items from all over the world is what makes this a wonderful experience.
These stalls are run by people of many nationalities. They offer up unique items for sale that you would not find anywhere else. Friendly storekeepers will be more than happy to explain to you all about their items for sale. They will even share stories from their country back home. You will find clothes, bags, jewellery, strange instruments and unique items.
Open only on Saturdays during season time
Anjuna Flea market
Located at the Anjuna beach, this market comes alive only on Wednesdays during season time. Here you can find a vast variety of items right from clothes and unique jewellery to even spices and music instruments. The people selling these items are not only locals but people from all parts of the world. This market is often referred to as a ‘hippies paradise’.
Local markets in Goa for fresh produce
The Friday market in Mapusa – One of the most famous markets in Goa. Here you can find everything from clothes, jewellery and shoes to fresh produce of local vegetables, fruits, chicken and meat. Local vendors from all over bring their wears to sell by the road at the market. The market also has a small space where clay items are sold in varied shapes, a bread market which has the freshest pao and numerous local sweets like coconut
cakes, cookies and the famous Bebinca. Every city in Goa has a local market, but the Mapusa market is by far one of the best in terms of variety.
Street shopping along the coastal areas
Love the idea of sifting through roadside stalls and bargaining for the best price? At the entrance of every popular beach is a street road lined with stalls. These stalls sell beachwear, sun glasses, hats, souvenirs, and lots more. Here you are spoilt for choice with colourful clothing items and bags with mirror work and shelled designs. If you love shopping in Goa, walk along the lanes lined with these stalls and you will be excited to see the variety of items neatly displays in small stalls.