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Macau Travel Guide

Macau — Shopping and Leisure

Macau offers a range of shopping experiences, from glitzy malls to street markets. However, it also boasts some of the most competitive prices in Asia, so shopping until you drop is a main draw. Most of the new casinos have integrated shopping areas or have incorporated malls into their design. So if you don't want to leave the casino or want to celebrate your winnings right away, shops can be found just around the corner. The Wynn has the most popular venue, Retail Esplanade, where Alfred Dunhill, Bulgari, Chanel, Christian Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Ferrari, Giorgio Armani, and other top designers can be found.

Away from the bright lights and glitz, there is more down to earth shopping in Senado Square. The roads leading in and out of the square are lined with a combination of brand name and boutique shops selling clothes, shoes, souvenirs, and imitation goods. Many consider this the place to buy reasonably priced clothing. A more local take on shopping can be found at the Inner Harbour, more geared toward household items and everyday needs. There are many food stores, supermarkets, groceries, and so on. The best souvenir shops can be found on Avenida do Infate Dom Henrique.

Antique hunters can hit the outlets around the ruins of St Paul’s and Largo do Senado, but the offerings are not as extensive as those found in other regional destinations. Prices for the most part are uniform, but bargaining is acceptable in small outlets, although visitors should not expect haggling to go much beyond an initial discount on the original asking price.

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