5 cool places to shop in Goa
Paperworks: Looking for quirky gifts for friends back home? Head to Paperworks in Panjim. Popular for their delightful collection of handmade paper products, the little place has products like coasters, lamps and jewellery made from paper. (00-91-832-2425841; F-2, Pinto Arcade, DB Marg, Campal, Panjim; 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat; paper from â¹25/ sheet, paper products from â¹10)
Artjuna: Located in the heart of Anjuna, Goa, Artjuna is run from an old Portuguese house, this lifestyle store is home to a wide range of jewellery, furniture, accessories, curios and apparels. Head to the in-house cafe once done with all the shopping. (00-91-832-2274794; www.artjuna. com; Shop No 972, Monteiro Vaddo, Market Rd, Anjuna; 9am – 10pm, 9am – 8pm monsoon from â¹50).
The Linen Shoppe: Looking for home furnishings? Head to the Linen Shoppe. This little place has a beautiful collection of bed, bath, table and kitchen linen collection. The store also has matching accessories that perfectly complement your linen. (00-91-832-2223404; opp Kala Academy, Campal, Panjim; 9.30am – 6.30pm Mon – Sat; from â¹100).
Sacha’s Shop: This little store belongs to writer and stylist Sacha Mendes. Sacha’s Shop has everything from dresses to leather puppets and paper birds. (00-91-832-2222035; Casa Mendes, E-526, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Panjim; 10am – 8pm Mon – Sat, Sun by appointment only; from â¹500).
Saturday Night Market: Just as the name suggests, this market in Arpora opens up every saturday evening during tourists season. The market has everything from spices to silver and handicrafts. (00-91- 9922100009; www.snmgoa.com; Calangute–Anjuna Rd, Xim Vaddo, Arpora; 4pm onwards, Saturdays, Nov – Mar; from â¹100).
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