In the capital of Mallorca, you will find some of the best shops on the island, where there’s a wide range of shops and boutiques that sell clothes, leather, and accessories.
You can also purchase a wide variety of goods and other objects, ranging from cosmetics to works of art.
The most prestigious commercial street in the city are the Avenida Jaime III and Paseo del Borne, where the most exclusive shops are located. Exploring the little alleyways adjacent to these two streets you will discover some very original and attractive boutiques.
Outside Palma, most tourist centres are full of small and charming shops that sell souvenirs and all kinds of interesting objects, from clothes to hand made soap, ceramic objects, glass, etc. In the heart of the island, Manacor is well known for its pearls; Inca for its leather goods available at factory prices at many outlets.
There are also important shopping malls, some of which are in Palma such as Porto Pi that comprises wide variety of shops and cinemas, the recently opened Fan Mallorca, Alcampo, and the outdoor commercial centre Festival Park that has outlets, restaurants, cinemas and a recreational area.
The outdoor markets have a special charm and they are held on different days of the week at different places in Mallorca. Some of the most popular ones are the Manacor market (Mondays), Artà (Tuesdays), Sineu (Wednesdays), Santanyí and Inca (Thursdays), and the biggest market on the Island is in Consell (Sundays) where you can find all kinds of antiques and second hand goods.
The Mercado del Olivar in Palma, the largest indoor market on the island, is a delight to all the senses: delicious aromas, impressive displays, cheerful chats between the stall holders and customers and numerous bars. These markets are a clear example of the advantages of buying local, fresh produce.