Macau’s free port status makes it a shoppers' paradise. People come here to purchase gold jewelry, branded fashion, porcelain, pottery and Chinese antiques. It’s also possible to pick up some great wines here, as well as fabulous watches, cameras and knit-wear, plus a host of electric gadgetry, all at duty free pricing. The main shopping centers are located around Av. Almeida Ribeiro (New Road), Av. Infante D. Henrique, Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva and Av. de Horta e Costa. Note that authentic Chinese antiques must have certificates confirming their provenance. Also, it’s perfectly acceptable to bargain in piazza venues.
- Street Shopping: In Macau’s central downtown, Senado Square is home to a great number of street retail outlets, well known for fashionable clothes.
- Rua S. Domingos: This area is known for its abundance of clothes, shoes and make up stores. There are stores selling clothes from brands such as U2/ G2000, Staccato, Nine West and others on the street. Go crazy buying duty-free makeup from stores such as Body Shop, Sa Sa, Angel, H2O+ and others
- Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva: A huge array of fashion, accessories and sportswear can be found here. There’s a short street called Rua da Palha here which sells quaint glass ware, artwork, delicate porcelain and water lily ornaments.
- Three Lamps District. In this area, you’ll find tons of shops selling jewelry, clothes, shoes, cameras and electronic gadgetry.
- Rua de S.Paulo Area: Here you’ll find several furniture and antique shops that sell authentic antique porcelain, ancient coins and rosewood reproductions of traditional Chinese furniture, different kinds of pottery, figurines, Chinese paintings and souvenirs.
- New Yaohan: New Yaohan is famous for electronic appliances and several varieties of Japanese cameras.
- Taipa Villa Bazaar: A bazaar is held in Taipa Village at 11 A.M. on Sundays, when you can buy a wide selection of handicrafts, clothes, toys, souvenir items and much more.
- Wine Stores: Macau is the best place to purchase excellent Portuguese wines at duty-free prices. Sample some great wines at the Macau Wine Museum and obtain professional advice on wine-buying before you hit the stores.
- Jewelry Stores: You can buy gold, pearl and crystal jewelry in shops on the antique street near the Ruins of St. Paul's and at New Road Area, Av. de Horta e Costa and the region close to Hotel Lisboa.