Shopping in Mallorca14/06/2011
Mallorca offers lots of varied shopping opportunities, which are sure to delight shopaholics.
Beaches, villages, great food, traditions... The island of Mallorca has lots of things to attract tourists, and one of those is shopping. On every trip, you can buy gifts in well-known clothing, shoe and leather shops, as well as presents and other items typical of the area, such as siurells (clay figurines) and aubarques (a type of footwear).
Palma's shopping areas combine the austerity of the city's streets with the presence of recognised luxury labels, everyday names and a large number of small retail businesses with great prices.
The Old Town's pedestrian streets (such as San Miguel, Jaime III and those around the church of San Nicolás) are also highly recommended for shopping.
Manacor is known for its locally-produced furniture and jewellery. The company Perlas Majórica sells beautiful accessories for women: jewellery made from cultured pearls.
Shoe lovers won't be able to resist Inca. The city is home to popular footwear brands such as Camper, Lottusse, Yanko, Barrats, Bestard, Tony Mora and Farrutx, as well as other unknown shoemakers and craftspeople.
Inca is the perfect place for trying on (and buying) shoes, and always at great prices.
Mallorca has lots of popular markets to visit, such as those in Consell and Santa María. At these markets, you can find some amazing buys, try Mallorcan products and enjoy the lively local communities.
Santa María's street market (held every Sunday morning) offers the usual colourful atmosphere of the fruit and veg stalls. But there's a bit of everything to be found on the stands that congregate on Plaza Nova: vegetables, fruit, handicrafts, flowers, clothes and more.
Consell's flea market (also held on Sundays) is more quirky, gathering together all sorts of local people and animals alongside unlikely objects. There are more than 300 stalls, with antiques, second-hand clothes, books, records, curiosities... even the junk on show has its charm!