One just cannot leave Goa without taking back some souvenirs. Local handicrafts of Goa include excellent brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache, etc, which are available in the Government Emporia and at tourist spots. Little stalls along the beaches sell handicrafts from all over the country. The Friday Market at Mapusa is a fascinating excursion, where pavement stalls sell everything from curios and old coins to dried fish and spices. Mapusa has also jewellery shops noted for fine-filigreed gold ornaments.
All the beach towns of Goa have several shops selling
souvenirs and handicrafts from all over the country. The jetty at Dona
Paula has colourful kitsch, shops in Panjim sell everything from Lacoste
T-shirts to cashew nuts and lamps made from fish scales.
Famous Shopping Centres In Goa
Recently Goa has featured some up market outlets such as Wendell Rodrique's Boutique in Panaji, Camelot at Ribandar selling stylish home accessories, Luisa By The Sea a modern shopping mall at Cavelossim and boutiques at the plush hotels are evidence of this trend. Wendell Rodricks, a significant designeron Indian fashion scene has a well-appointed boutique on Rue de Ourim, Panaji. Nearby Ribander has shop, Camelot selling accessories for stylish interiors. Cavellosim, south Goa has a plush shopping mall called "Luisa By The Sea".
The 8-km stretch of road linking Baga with calangute and Sinqerium has hundres of Shops selling everything from leather garments to Tibetan jewellery, from gems to fur coats. Supermarkets in this area sell packets of readymade babinca, as well as pouches of ready to use powdered masalas for Reichado, Xacutti, and Cafreal.
The Wednesday Flea Market at Anjuna Beach is another lively spot where souvenirs, beachwear, trinkets and handicrafts are sold. The Mapusa Friday Market is a must see for every visitor. One line of pavement stalls sell touristy knick knacks; all the rest do brisk business in Kokum, homemade Tody vinegar, black jaggery, dried fish and prawns, Goa chillies and coarse sea salt, all indispensable in a Goan kitchen. If one is in Goa, port wine is also a must buy. Any liquor shop will provide one the stuff by bottle or in pouches.
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