Quarter Square is one of those shops that not only satisfy your hunger for elegant lifestyle products but also some freshly brewed coffee. Here the art of design meets the pleasure of having a good cup of coffee. This elegant coffee shop makes its own coffee blends, giving you an unmatched experience. The atmosphere over here depicts class and sophistication, and creativity, that is brimming through the vast collection of designs. Head to Quarter Square because it is not just a coffee shop, it is much more.
The award winning Lord Stow's Bakery is a local favorite and celebrated by Japanese tourists. Though small, this neighborhood bakery boasts a wide selection of cakes, breads and pastries. On the "worth trying" list is their healthy egg white cake loaf, Portuguese-style egg tart and mud cake. The open-fronted bakery, featuring a floor tiled with small green mosaic tiles, also makes customized foods upon request. Not particularly expensive and definitely worth a try.
Located within the luxurious Macau Four Seasons is this lavish shopping mall, which aims to have the best of the best. Over 160 luxury brands reside here and to top off the luxurious experience, shoppers can select personal shopping and limousine services. Luxury brands represented here include Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton and Chanel; there are also several high-end furniture and accessory stores to browse through as well. There are limited dining options but visitors can enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate their purchases at the Moet and Chandon Bar.
Eye-catching tiles make up the floor of the Largo do Senado (Senate Square), which provides the city's focal point and is the start of most people's exploration of Macau. From the central fountain, visitor's glance falls upon stunning colonial architecture, including the imposing Leal Senado, the Santa Casa da Misericordia, and finally Sao Domingos Church. Lanes leading away from the square unveil markets, vibrant streets and rows of gift shops.
Situated between the junctions between Avenida do Almirante Lacerda and Avenida Horta e Costa, Red Market is a historic wet market which was built in 1936 by the legendary architect Julio Roberto Pasto. The market gets its name from the red bricks used to construct the building. The market is a great place to get your hands on some of the freshest and high-quality fish, produce, and meat available in the city.
Located in the One Central Mall, Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian fashion boutique which stocks footwear, leather products, apparel, perfume and style accessories for men and women. The unique feature of the products that you get here is that they have all been made and imported from Italy, and hence you can be rest assured that whatever you purchase will be of premium quality. They also have separate sections for children's toys, fine jewelry, and watches at their store.
Valentino is one of the most well-known names in international fashion, offering a wide selection of high-end apparel, bags, footwear and fashion accessories for men and women. This is a place where traditional meets contemporary, giving you unique additions to your wardrobe that adds style to your personality. You can also shop by category from their website and get your orders delivered to your doorstep.
Just after lunch, a small group of street vendors start gathering along the pavement of the Rua De Tercena, roughly around shop numbers 46 to 50. Goods are displayed on old sheets and tablecloths, while vendors chat and gossip nearby. Although there is a range of bric-a-brac, including ceramics and smaller household goods, this flea market is particularly well-known for its selection of old Macanese coins. Bargaining is a must, especially for Western tourists who are seen as having money to burn!
Giordano is a world-renowned Italian fashion brand stocking apparel, jackets, denim, season wear and accessories for men and women. You can also shop by category through their global website and get your favorite Giordano products delivered to you.
Small stalls selling all sorts fill the small streets behind the Largo Do Senado. Particularly plentiful are the stalls selling women's clothing, but there is also a good selection of kid's clothing, as well as shoes, bags and women's underwear. Shops fronting onto the market streets sell an equally disparate selection of goods including souvenir T-shirts, household linens and dried shark's fins. At the center of it all is the municipal market, where foodstuffs such as fresh meat, vegetables and fruits are sold. One final note—watch out for mad moped drivers careering through the market!
A stroll from the Largo do Senado towards the inner harbor along the Avenida Almeida Ribeiro is sure to make anyone's head spin. This section of the street is pretty much wall-to-wall gold shops. The shop windows are filled with gleaming pieces of ornate jewelery, mostly made of 24-carat gold, which is preferred by most Asians who buy gold as an investment. As gold is imported into Macau duty-free, prices are astonishingly low. Solid gold jewelery is generally sold by weight, which is measured in taels, whilst precious gems should be bargained for.