Taipa Island Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Taipa Island
With Macau’s status as gambling hub, high-end shopping options naturally follow suit. Nearly all of the recently opened casinos include shopping areas where the world's leading brands can be bought at duty-free prices.
Beyond the more contained, air-conditioned malls, the local market in central Taipa Village sees a crowd emerge to work their way through the quality produced crafts, leather, jewelry, clothes and scrumptious delicacies. Shoppers can revel in the contrast between the two main shopping areas; one as a symbol of Macau’s ever burgeoning prosperity, another of its still existing past.
All Shopping Places in Taipa Island
The Venetian Macao
This mammoth resort and casino houses the worlds most illustrious labels like a who’s-who of trend setting brands, this is definitely a place where the urge to spend could quite easily overwhelm. With everything from underwear, accessories, men and woman’s clothing, utilities and furniture on offer, the Venetian Macau is a shoppers' paradise, a veritable treasure trove of dazzling jewels and couture-style clothing and pretty much everything else that comes in between.
The shopping here is decidedly deluxe, but there are still some high-street style stores beyond the Prada and Hermes, for those of you have not been so lucky at the tables. Visitors can bask in the idea that they are shopping by a Venetian canal at The Grande Canal Shoppes, which can be quite unique – whichever way you look at it.
The Weekly Fair
Taipa’s weekly market offers ample opportunity to pick up some fresh produce, traditional gifts, toys and clothes, while taking in its cultural and recreational treats. Located in the heart of Taipa Village ,the stalls lined up against each other are literally spilling with bits and bobs to be bought up at market prices – or less if your bartering skills are up to scratch.
Unlike the air -conditioned mega-malls within the casinos, the market takes place outside and offers a refreshing perspective into the Macanese way of life. Sitting down for egg tarts and a coffee after a market spree is the perfect way to end the Weekly Fair experience.