Vishal Mega Mart is new to Goa and is our first good multi storey air conditioned supermarket.
made up of 3 floors, downstairs you will find homewares, mens clothes, kids and gifts.
2nd floor is ready made ladies clothes, sarees and salvar/churidaar suit materials.
3rd floor is more kids clothes.
You will find some good bargains here, but mainly you can just shop and relax, no haggling, no hassles, lots of checkouts.
We had excellent quality suits, shirts, skirts and trousers made in a few days from Supertailors. The man who runs the shop is really helpful and has the latest Next Directories to help you choose what you want or he can copy an item if you bring a picture of it. He has a wide range of fabrics and will spend time going through them all for you.
What to buy: All clothes are a bargain in Goa and I would recommend the tailors to get more formal wear and jackets.
What to pay: My husband paid about £200 for 3 suits (Itslian style) and 6 tailor made shirts which were excellent quality. I had 2 pairs of trousers and a skirt made for £35.
Excellent Leather Tailor who had a wide range of leather in many different colours. He has a book containing lots of pictures or you can bring your own picture and they will copy it.
What to pay: I had a lovely leather jacket made using the softest leather they stocked for £50.
We had my engagement ring made three years ago by Rocky.my ring has been admired greatly for which makes me proud.At the time Rocky sain me he would make me my wedding ring and he has ! Rocky has given us the best of attention, help and advise. we have also had bangles, bracelettes and earings made. if you are looking for an honesty quality and friendliness,Rockys the right place.
His shop is near hotel dona terezinha.
What to buy: Rockys quality is best then other jeweller in goa .
He is seling only hand made jewellery.
What to pay: he is your on budget jeweller.
Based in Candolim - Super Tailors - highly recommended. The tailor has catalogues for you to view ( even the NEXT directory ) you choose a style and fabric, the tailor measures you and the following evening you go for your fitting. Minor alterations are then made with the final fitting the following evening - what a great service. 10 pairs of trousers, 5 skirts and 5 jackets ( lined ) all made and posted to the UK - arrived 2 days after us all for ?280
What to buy: Specialists in Gents and Ladies Suits, Western Garments and Leather Garments.
What to pay: You can spend, spend and spend. The suits made for me would have cost me triple the price and thats for off the peg suits. These suits were made especially for me. Super quality.
Super Tailors Candolim. 24 Hour service
You can have all types of garments made or copied. Suhail has a large selection of matierals & colours for you to choose from,and he will make them up for you.Made to measure suits may take a couple of measurement sittings but he is quick & efficient.He also made copies of one of my shirts in different colours.He also made a copy of my partners coat and made her some linen trousers.
What to buy: Anything of your own clothes copied or anything made from his large selection of UK catalogues
What to pay: Suhail the shop owner told me " No deposit and If your not happy Do not pay"
The suit was £50
The shirts £7
Trousers £ 7
Opened last year these two book stores mean you never run out of good reading material. Excellent selection in both shops with Oxford having more fiction, and Sarkands more non-fiction. Some lovely glossy coffee table books at okay prices, good selection of classics for 90 rs, interesting indian cook books, indian authors. If you like to read these are the shops to check out.
Although most hotels supply the essentials it is always a good idea to buy some toilet tissue in the local shops, as for soap and shampoo there is a wide choice but for the women you should bring a supply of the tampons that you are used to because the Goan women seemed to be built a little different to the western woman although you can survive with the range that they have in the shops, and it's getting better.
After weeks of looking for a bikini (which is hard to find in India), I finally came across a gem of a classy boutique in Palolem, called CHIM. It's one of the few designer shops I saw and the merchandise as well as the sales staff were absolutely fantastic. It has fair fixed prices and there is no pressure to buy. One can browse at leisure and get styling tips from the friendly staff.
What to buy: There is an amazing variety of bikinis and swimsuits imported from a French designer.
The prices are 40% less than in Europe and the bikinis are chic, glam and immaculate quality!
They also have beautifully designed and impeccably crafted clothes and sandals. Definitely one of the best boutiques I came across while doing the tourist route in India.
What to pay: On bikinis, the prices start at rs.500 ($11) and go up to about rs.2000 ($40 for more) And there's every price in between. The other merchandise starts at Rs. 100($2.3) and go up to whatever. It's all great quality, handpicked by Product Designer Shefali Mahadik who travels India, Asia and Africa to keep this boutiques well stocked!
Everywhere you go in Goa, you can't help but fail to see Tailors willing to make dresses, suits, tops, skirts, trousers and pretty much anything you can think of.
What to buy: If you know what you want or already have it and want it in every other colour then just go in and ask.
One problem you may come across is that lycra is not that common, so if you want something tight....forget it!
There are jewellery shops everywhere so relaly look around before you buy
What to buy: I did not have the money myself to buy any, but my friends bought diamond rings, ear-rings and pendants.
Upon returning to England, they each had the gems valued for insurance and were advised they were worth considerably more then they paid for them
What to pay: As with everything, watch out what you buy!
There are lots of people wandering up and down the beach selling stuff - you can easily get sunglasses, fabric to use as sarongs, drums and jewellery brought straight to you on your sunlounger! There are also a few small stalls set up next to some of the restaurants with more jewellery and some clothes, so you don't even have to go to the main street!
You'll also see people on the beach offering massage and henna tattoos - see my things to do tips!
There is no such thing as cheap.
To give cheap there must be some quality missing or some other things mixed,
Do check for the above.
In gold the purity is in its carats check whether its 22 carat ( for jewellery) and for just plain gold its 24 carats
well depend which month you are travelling.south is nice and beautiful nrth is bussy.....
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What to buy: jewels,linen,bespoke tailoring/only from very special shops....which dont deal with commission.
most guys like taxi they get 50 percent commision at shop.also beware of kashmir people and kashmiri shops../call me for detail or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give a woman a shoe shop!!! And you will be there for hours try to avoid by distraction tactics, and cross the street before it’s too late!