It's hard to beat a good wander around the shops. The Algarve has a great range of stores, from global brands and large shopping malls to small local stores packed with hand-made items, from gypsy markets to designer outlets.
Traditionally linens, pottery and leather items were the best bargains. That's still true today, but keep an eye out for hand made jewellery, furniture (it can be shipped!), perfumes and gadgets. And don't forget cigarettes and alcohol - the prices are very competitive.
Lewis Andrews in Almancil is a very trendy and fashionable boutique packed with chic and cool items for guys and girls, for kids, and outdoor living. With lots of glamorous international brands and quality products, this is impulse shopper heaven where you can find everything from stylish resort wear and accessories to complete sets of quality outdoor furniture!