Panama Shopping

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Panama Shopping

  • Shops available for tourists

    The old town part is not typically used to shop for the cruise ship patrons. It can be "seedy" and make some squirmish to venture with locals. There are a string of shops set up just for tourists coming from the water right near the ship docks. They have all the souvenirs and trinkets you need. Then clothing, jewelery and food items are the main...

  • One of the biggest malls in C. America

    Albrook Mall is one of the the biggest shopping malls in Central America. I think it would take a couple of days to see all of the shops there. There are lots of boutiques and fashionable clothes are relatively cheap. There is also a massive food court in the centre of the mall.Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm; Holidays 11am-7pm

  • Panama hats

    Panama hats are made of “paha toquilla”, which is the toquilla straw plant growing in the north coast of Ecuador. So their origin is Ecuadorian but they took the name because they were first shipped in Panama, before being sold to the markets of Asia, and Europe. The peak trade of this popular hat is traced back in 1850 when the material of the...

  • furniture

    theres lost of places where u can shop that are not expensive confortfurniture citycasa galaconway storeelektrahome decorhomecenterselecta and more if u need more help contact me i live in panama.

  • Wood sculptures

    Jose Cruz Gonzales is the artist at this small studio. He is very friendly and will be happy to show you around. He will show you an album with his nicest pieces that you can order. He also has do engraving on wood while you wait.We bought a very nice welcome sign that he engraved with a hummingbird and hibiscus flowers.

  • Molas direct from the Kuna Indians

    The Malecon is the walkway along the ocean. Local artist sell their wares. Beautiful works lined the ground. We had to wake these Kuna Indians to ask about some of their works. Look for the molas that are their own designs. Avoid the 'tourist 'designs such as animals that do not exist in Panama. Make sure the work was hand sewn not machined. A...

  • The hong kong of Americas

    Shopping is a delight in Panama. You will find the latest in electronics, fashion and jewelry alongside beautiful arts and crafts, and the best brand names. Since the US$ is legal currency in Panama, there are no hassles with exchange rates. Panama City is a shoppers paradise! Clothes, Electronics and Duty Free Shopping Clothes and household...

  • Buy "Molas" where they were made!

    The Kuna Indians of Panama make beautiful designs in fabric by layering and cutting away the cloth to reveal the colors underneath. These fabric designs, called "molas," were traditionally sewn into blouses, but have now gained worldwide recognition as a unique art form.There are other nations like Costa Rica that recrently began selling Molas as...

  • Shop Tax Free

    Because of the canal, Panama offers duty-free shopping for goods from around the world. Swiss watches, liquors from everywhere, Japanese cameras and other electronics, French perfumes, and Italian silks are among the bargains available in Panama City.

  • Brand New Mall and Casino

    This is a new mall full of restaurants, clothing stores, bookstores, special items and a casino! I was very impressed. A beautiful building. There is a lot of new construction around this mall. Panama obviously has big plans for this area.

  • Shop untill up drop on the Avenida...

    Avenida Central (Central Avenue) is situated between Panama's colonial section known as Casco Viejo, the Canal Zone and Panama's business and banking district. Avenida Central is like an open air mall where a deal can be found on every corner from local artisans to major brands of merchandise. Several very good typical Panamanian restaurants can be...

  • Crafts to buy

    The old YMCA Building is located in Balboa in the old Canal Zone area. Now it is a locaton for local artisans to sell their goods. Just about anything can be found here from the molas made by the Cuna Indians to the wood carvings and baskets of the Emberá and crafts from other indigenous people of Panama including, leather goods and T-shirts. The...

  • Molas and more!

    The Artisan Market in Panama City is a warren of wonderful little stalls and stores where it is possible to find , under one roof, all of the local arts and crafts. The mola is an intricately stitched and overlaid piece of fabric that can be used for many purposes. I made several into throw pillows but be you can be creative! The tagua nut is a...

  • Finding a bargin

    For bargin hunters, the shops in Ave Central offers all sort of bargin. You can find a pair of cotton shorts for US$1.50!!! Bed sheets for US$5 or Towels for US$ 3For Cigar lovers, Panama makes cigar too, there is a factory in Penenome. They sell quality low cost cigars at factory price or visit: to get...

  • Panama hats

    Panama hats don't come from Panama. They originally came from Ecuador, which has been making them for nearly 400 years. They got their name of 'Panama' hats because Ecuadorian merchants began selling the hats in Panama, which meant that buyers began associating them with that country. Panama hats were popular with Winston Churchill and President...

  • More local craft but in a real shop

    Here they have a department of local crafts, they are more expensive, but maybe you can find more elaborated crafts. If you have time it is better to go to El Valle (see Must see activities), you will find here the same things but cheaper. Local Crafts.Soap Stone things, molas, clothes from the "My name is Panama" brand (very colourful and very...

  • Local Craft

    There are a lot of small shops where the indians themselves sell you their items, they give you good price if you talk to them for a while. I like very much to buy here. All kind of local crafts, specially MOLAS (kuna indians).

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