WHERE TO SHOP in Macau
Hong Kong is renowned as a shopping destination but few people realise that Macau boasts a multitude of stores from global designers and brands, placing it in the same league. Shopping is so beloved by locals and tourists alike there is even an annual Macau Shopping Festival.
First stop (and possibly the last as it’s so massive) is Shoppes at Venetian. The Venetian Macao opened in 2007 and is the largest integrated resort of its kind in Asia.
Along with the 3000-suite hotel, sport, convention and conference centres and live concert areas and gaming spaces, it also has more than 30 restaurants, over 350 stores and a food court that can seat 1000. The complex includes replica architectural icons and canals from its Italian namesake. Should you want a break from the shops, take a ride in one of the 44 genuine Italian gondolas, which come complete with singing gondoliers. Brands
stocked at Shoppes at the Venetian include everything from high-end labels Prada and Dior to streetwear brands such as Fred Perry and Ed Hardy. Shoppers can also connect with Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Cotai Central and Shoppes at Parisian meaning you have access to 850 stores. This is shopping on steroids so set aside plenty of time, wear comfortable shoes and leave your own trail of breadcrumbs because it’s really easy to get lost. venetianmacao.com