I have always felt like so many stores are better in other countries – Zara, H & M, Mango, Pull & Bear… Even across the border in Letterkenny Primark is miles better! So when I was in Portugal last week I made a point to check out the shops. 😎
The start of my shopping trip in Portugal began at Parfois in Villamoura – It was my first time in this store so I was like a kid on Christmas morning!
It was Accessory Heaven – from boho necklaces to quirky robot key rings – there was something to suit all personal styles. 😍
I picked up this Flamingo Clutch for only €17.99. You can use it as a clutch or an across the body – so it’s great for day or night time!
I’m not usually a big fan of earrings, but I spotted these two pairs and fell in love! Both only €5.99 each!
After searching through all the treasures in Parfois, we wandered round Villamoura and found “Flute” – a Champagne & Boutique Bar! How fab!
We then drove to Albufeira Shopping Centre for the main event. Zara. It was the biggest Zara I’ve been in. It was almost overwhelming, everything was amazing!
After a lot of rummaging and trying on, I picked up these two tops:
Flamingo T-Shirt – €12.99
This flamingo t-shirt had been sold out online in my size for months and couldn’t find it in any stores over here!
Other great pieces I found in Zara:
After spending the majority of our day in Zara, we headed on to H&M which was equally as impressive! The Accessory section was huge! 😱
Other shops at Albufeira Shopping Centre included Bershka, Mango, Pull & Bear, Sephora and Tiger. Most of my favourites 😍 Next time – I will make sure I bring a Check In bag for the plane.
As well as High Street stores, you can always find a good bargain in the random tourist stores too or the market stalls, so don’t forget to check them out when you’re away.
This accordion bag was only €30! I thought it was so unique and quirky!
Finally! Something with my name on it! 🙌🏼 I found this bracelet and it was only €6!
How cute are these makeup brushes? These were in a little boutique in Villamoura.
Where is your favourite place to shop when you’re on holiday? Don’t forget to leave your comments below.