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.