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Shopping in Goa

While Goa has always been popular for its beaches and wildlife, shopping is one  activity that is equally indulged in by tourists visiting Goa. The Emerald state offers equally good bargains in flea markets and designer boutiques and Goa markets, unsurprisingly, are thronged by foreigners and locals shopping for brassware, shell work, terracotta, carved furniture, bamboo work, crochet etc. souvenirs are another item on the hitlist of shopaholics.

There are several government emporia that trade antiques and handicrafts at bargain rates. North Goa, in comparison, has a denser concentration of stores and markets and most shops are open for the better part of the day. Spices and nuts are also commonly shopping for and you get excellent quality of cashews, pista and chillies sold at roadside kiosks. Goa is also famous for its night bazaars, which open at 6 in the evening and close only in the wee hours of the morning. This page here enlists all the popular flea markets and the fascinating night bazaars plus the popular designer stores in Goa.

Best Places for Shopping in Goa

Mapusa Market

If you want to take the real flavor of Goa to your home, walk around the Mapusa market. You can shop for textiles, Goan pottery, fruits, homemade pickles, antiques, traditional handicrafts, spices, sausages etc from here. Make sure that you visit this market before the sunset as it closes down afterwards. This is a weekly village market that is organized every Friday. Although there is not much for sightseeing in Mapusa town but you can easily spend 3-4 hours at the market. Shop till you drop and later, relish sumptuous lunch at any of the small restaurants, lined along the main road. This is not a regular tourist market but a simple village market, where the prices of the products are reasonable. However, there is still some space for bargaining. This market is popular amidst traders and farmers for fresh farm products.
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Anjuna Flea Market

If you want to shop for the best souvenirs, Anjuna flea market is the place. Organized every Wednesday, it begins around 9.00 am and shuts down at sunset. The market planned from the month of October and throughout the peak season, it is a must visit. Organized at the southern end of the Anjuna beach, it is a major crowd puller and quite popular amongst the tourists, locals and foreigners, alike. You can shop for amazing clothes, handicrafts, accessories, footwear, artificial jewelry as well as beach wear. Anjuna flea market currently has 500 stalls offering a huge variety of the available products. Popular as Shopaholic’s Disneyland, this market is perfect for you if you love wall hangings, Tibetan and Kashmiri ornaments, silver jewelry, wooden carvings, Goa Trance CDs etc and know how to bargain. If you get tired and want to eat something nice, then delicacies of both Indian and International such as Spanish and Chinese cuisines are also available.
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Calangute Market Square

Calangute is one of the well-known beaches of Goa- full of shacks, hawkers and tourists. Calangute streets are home to various kinds of shops selling a variety of souvenirs such as jewelry, leather products, metal handicrafts and clothes. Along with this, there is also a Tibetan market that also attracts Kashmiri merchants offering exquisite embroidery fabrics, carpets etc. The stretch of around 4 miles has stalls and shacks, selling sea shell knick-knacks and beautiful sarongs. You can also gorge on some fried prawns along with beer. The list of available stuff includes textiles, carpets, clay, leather and metal products, textiles as well as accessories. Along with shopping, there are other interesting options such as astrologers and fortune-tellers, roaming all around the beach. In fact, at Calangute Market Sqaure, you can also splurge on silverware, gems and wooden statues of Hindu deities along with Buddha.
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Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar

Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar is organized on the Arpora- Baga strip, between the months of November and April, which is also the peak-season in Goa. Along with enjoying the nightlife of Goa at one of popular happening spots, you can also shop for interesting gift items for your loved ones. Organized every Saturday, the market begins at 6 PM and is on till late hours at night (around 1 AM). You can shop for the best of antiques here. The whole place is quite full of activity with live music being played by the local bands. The bazaar is dotted with numerous eating joints offering multi-cuisine delicacies. You can not only shop for a variety of products but can also relax around the Baga River. Nearby is a dance floor as well, where you can go crazy. At Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar, you can enjoy amazing performances from Indian and International artists, performing juggling, fire acts, belly dancing, acrobats etc.
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Ingo’s Saturday Night Market at Arpora

If your idea of fun is dance and music, Ingo’s Saturday Night Market at Arpora is the place for you. Along with shopping, you can enjoy great live music and amazing multi-cuisine delicacies. The food stalls at the market offer great cocktails as well. Magicians, musicians as well as jugglers are the prime attractions of this market. There are performers from all across the globe. Organized every Saturday, between the months of November and April, this Ingo’s Saturday market in Arpora is filled with traders from not only Kashmir and Rajasthan but also from all around the world. You can shop for anything and everything, beginning from knick-knacks to amazing handicrafts, apparels, footwear, accessories and more. Along with this, you also get the best of Indian teas, spices, silver jewelry, Kashmiri carpets to unique creations of International market. Visiting this market is a great experience with food, music, local as well as international stuff-everything at the same place.
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Popular Stores in Goa

  1. Casa Goa
    Address: Cobra Vaddo, Calangute-Baga Road, Tel. 0832 2281048

  2. Leela Art Palace

  3. Subodh Kerkar Art Gallery
    Address: Gaura Vaddo, Calangute, Tel. 0832 2276017

  4. Sangolda
    Address: E2-6 Chogm Road, Sangolda, Tel. 0832 2409310

  5. Monsoon Heritage
    Address: 601 Fernand Wado, Porvorim, Bardez, Tel. 0832 6515298

  6. Soto Décor
    Address: Sotohaus, 1266/f, Anna Vaddo, Candolim, Tel. 9822983321

  7. Janota
    Address: Janota, Aldeia Aurino, Porvorim, Tel. 0832 2412129

  8. Earthworm
    Address: 264/79, First Floor, Green Valley, Alto Porvorim, Tel.0832 2410871

  9. Literati
    Address E/1-282, Gaura Vaddo, Calangute, Tel. 0832 2277740

  10. Velha Goa Galleria
    Address: Fontainhas, Panjim, Tel. 0832 2426628

  11. Wendell Rodricks Design Space
    Address: 158 Campal, near Luis Gomes Garden, Panjim, Tel. 0832 2238177

  12. Sôsa's
    Address: E-245 Rua de Ourem, Panjim, Tel. 0832 2228063

  13. Barefoot - The Home Store
    Address: 31st January Rd. Panjim, Tel. 0832 2436815

  14. Fusionacess
    Address: Dias House, 13/32 Rua de Ormuz, Panjim, Tel. 0832 6650342

  15. Acron Arcade
    Address: Candolim, North Goa

  16. Fab India
    Address: Panjim ( Campal ) and Candolim, North Goa

  17. The Reading habit

  18. The Bombay Store

  19. Cottage Industry Export

  20. Barson

  21. Poshak

  22. Bombay Bazaar

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