Shopaholics will like to know that Porto has a little bit of everything and it has prices for all budgets. With large multinational fashion brands there is a combination shop-workshops belonging to youths - and not so young - Portuguese designers. For the table, you will find the best wines - in particular Port wine and for the calm wines of the Douro -, cheese and sausages to eat and cry for more, olive oils of excellence and various other products. Authors of jewellery, soaps and centennial brands and t-shirts allusive to the city - nowadays, shops selling souvenirs have keepsakes of a younger nature and more careful design - these being yet another temptation.
Be sure to brave the Rua de Santa Catarina, the most commercial artery of the city centre. Take a peek at the new businesses of downtown Porto and its historic centre. Buy contemporary art in the Arts Quarter. And in Boavista, toward the Foz, look for the most chic shops in town.