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If you are looking for handicrafts, pottery, terracotta, you will find it in Goa as also cashewnuts, feni, bebinca, and the famous Goa sausages. The excellent local handicrafts of Goa are easily the most popular souvenir items and include brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache, etc. These are available in the Government Emporia and also at shops and stalls near popular tourist spots.

Another item which is on the list of every traveller to Goa is its famed cashewnuts—easily the best in India with shops specialising in selling only cashewnuts.

There are also many fascinating options in the lifestyle and fashion shops which have come up in recent times. Some of these are located in fabulous old Goan houses which have been painstakingly restored. These shops make the best selections in home styling and fashion available to the tourists at quite reasonable prices.

It is also a fascinating experience to go around and shop in the traditional markets of the Goan towns and villages. These markets are a mirror of Goa's ethnic culture and provide a glimpse of the typical Goan way of doing business.

Two of the most famous such market areas are Mapusa and Anjuna. The Friday Market at Mapusa, is the most popular, selling everything from curios to old coins, from dried fish to spices.

The Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach started by and for foreigners is an extremely lively spot where souvenirs, beachwear, trinkets and handicrafts are sold at bargain prices.

The best of the West is easily available in Goa with all top international brands having outlets here. The charm of shopping in Goa is all about bargaining and haggling to your heart’s content. The successful bargain hunter will not rest until he or she beats down the price to a third of its quoted rate.