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  1. Male Local Market

Shopping in Maldives becomes exciting as soon as you enter Male Local Market. This huge market is one of the most popular street markets in Maldives located on the north waterfront. A favorite of locals, this bazaar tempts foreigners as well with numerous stalls selling local handicrafts, mementos, and gift items. Kiosks selling local snacks are the highlights of these market.

2. Majidi Magu

One-Stop Shopping Destination Located in the middle of the city, Majide Magu is a huge street market in the Maldives. Everything from clothing, accessories to electronic goods is readily available. Do not negotiate while shopping in Maldives. There are some amazing food options such as café-Asiana where you can have delicious Maldivian food.

3. Le Cute

A Fancy Duty-Free Beauty Shop If you are fond of beauty products, especially perfumes, then visit Le Cute, a well-known retail beauty shop in the Maldives. It is a voluntary store dealing with cosmetics, toiletries, health care products and herbal products which are some of the best things to shop for in Maldives.

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4. STO Trade Center

A bustling shopping hub STO Trade Center provides a Maldives shopping experience. The first level has a domestic segment while the second and third levels have souvenir counters. Visited by many locals and tourists every day, STO Trade Center is a bustling superstore and definitely one of the best places to shop in the Maldives.

5. Island Market

An elegant European style boutique The shopping experience at the island market will always be unique as this classy and posh boutique not only sells stylish lifestyle products, but also promotes the intricate handicrafts of local artisans. Be it a cushion, a shoulder bag, or a hand-made fridge magnet, the designs are beautiful and unusable. It is one of the best places to go shopping in Maldives if you want to give some unique and elegant gifts to your near and dear ones.

6. Centro Mall

Filled with Glamorous Brands If there are luxury brands, dining options, and game zones, you are about to visit the Centro Mall in Hurumale. Hosting over 30 brand outlets and flagship stores, classy salons, spas and world-class dining outlets such as the Manhattan Fish Market, it is undeniably the most luxurious place in the Maldives.

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7. Chandni Magu

The best of local and imported goods Artifacts and jewelery in a Maldives shop image Source Chandnahi Magu is also one of the popular shopping places of Maldives. This is the place where you will find amazing collections of local goods as well as foreign goods. As most imported goods are purchased from Singapore, locals often refer to Chandania Magu as the Singapore market.

8. Nala Boutique

a fashion store in Maldives Mannequin wearing mannequin in a store in Maldives image Source The collection of elegant and expensive attire and accessories will surely fascinate you in the Nala boutique. Located inside the Kurumba Maldives Resort, it is one of the popular gift and clothing shops in the Maldives. From beach toys, children's costumes, women's costumes, the shop has every fashion item you need.

Shopping expenses in Maldives can be costly, so plan your travel according. In order to help you do so, we have written an article on things to know before going to Maldives which may help you plan a cost-friendly yet luxurious travel.