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The largest area for shopping is called D'Mall, offering a central market with fashion and specialty shops, supermarkets and a fruit, fish and meat department. In addition, there is a large minimart in the Tourist Center, which includes currency exchange markets, pharmacies and more. See the Tourist Board Info page for more information.
Check out the talipapa (market) for cheaper bargains and souvenirs.
Bongo drums at the Plazoleta
Wiggles has a nice selection of gifts and souvenirs such as silver jewelry, picture frames, hand-made paper notebooks, bags and sarongs.
Another interesting one is Juan Lu, (towards the back of the Mall, near the wet market). Check out the wind-chimes, dream catchers, bamboo lamp-shades, rain-sticks and hand-made jewelry, amongst other unusual treasures.
The best place for silver and pewter jewelry is Crystal Shack, near Hey Jude bar. They have just about every kind of pendant you can imagine, as well as pretty bracelets, anklets and rings.
Next door, Colors has a lovely collection of sarongs, shell belts and accessories, and for more modern beach-wear, a visit to Ticket boutique is a must.
Jewelry at Juan Lu
It's hard to miss this colourful shop in the old wing of the mall.
Funky Lighting sell a weird and wonderful variety of lamps in many different styles and colours, and they are all hand made on the island. You won't have seen anything quite like these before.
There are many different styles, some made from handmade paper, others made from cocoa or mango leaves. Check out the cute 'gecko' lamp.
They can also arrange for orders to be packed and shipped home for you.
There are several shops in the Plazoleta selling native instruments and crafts. You can buy bongo drums of all different sizes, flutes, pan pipes and rain-sticks, and if you are lucky, the musicians will be around to give you a demonstration.
Aside from the beautifully crafted instruments, you can buy hand made leather bags, bamboo lightshades inset with coloured glass, unusual jewellry, windchimes, and many other treasures.
This shop sells an array of beautiful things from the home, including lampshades, fabrics/rugs, artwork, wall-hangings, cushions, tablewear, ornaments, carvings and furniture. Many of these things are Philippine made, but there are other treasures from Thailand, India and Bali. This shop is not believed to be linked to the books of the same name.
Run out of reading material for the beach? Don't panic! You can now buy and trade books at Boracay bookstore,in the Plazoleta.