Macau Shopping

Within the last decade, Macau has become one of southern China's shopping capitals. Many luxury brands have opened shops in the city’s various resorts. Macau’s shopping centers are vibrant and atmospheric, giving visitors one-of-a-kind shopping experiences. Prices are low in Macau – sometimes even lower than Hong Kong! 

Macau Shopping Tips

1. Shopping Season in Macau

Many shops in Macau offer deep discounts during November and December.

2. Typical Opening Hours

Most shopping centers in Macau are open from 10:00 – 24:00, but this varies depending on the location.

Shoppes at Venetian: 10:00 – 23:00 (10:00-24:00 on the weekends)
Shoppes at Parisian: 10:00 – 23:00
Shoppes at Four Seasons: 10:00 – 23:00
Shoppes at Cotai Central: 10:00 – 23:00

3. Payment and Currency

The local currency in Macau is the “Macau Pataca”. Hong Kong Dollars and Chinese Yuan are also accepted by most stores in Macau, though the exchange rate is not always favorable (especially for CNY). Payment with credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, is available in most brand shops.  

Macau Duty-free Shopping

You can find some of the region’s best prices for luxury goods in Macau. Like Hong Kong, all shops in Macau are duty-free. However, because of a favorable exchange rate, Macau’s luxury goods are sometimes cheaper.

What to Buy in Macau

Whether you are looking for cosmeticsdigital products, or local souvenirs – Macau has countless shops that will meet your needs. The amount of local shopping choices can be overwhelming. This guide will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.


Where to Shop in Macau

Shoppes at Venetian

Take a walk by the Grand Canal in the Shoppes at Venetian and you may forget that you are in Macau. Its singing gondoliers and captivating street performers deliver a shopping atmosphere like no other!

Address: The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel, Taipa

Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (Sun-Thurs), 10:00-24:00 (Fri and Sat)


Shoppes at Parisian

Feel enchanted by the sights and sounds of Paris while shopping at over 170 luxury brand outlets at Shoppes at Parisian. With many hard-to-find European brands – some found nowhere else in Asia—it is a must-shop destination.

Address: The Parisian Macao, Taipa

Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (Sun-Thurs), 10:00-24:00 (Fri and Sat)


Shoppes at Four Seasons

Shoppes at Four Seasons is Macao’s premier high-end luxury shopping destination. With over 160 world-famous luxury brands to choose from, it is the perfect place to indulge your deepest shopping desires!

Address: The Plaza Macao, Taipa

Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (Sun-Thurs), 10:00-24:00 (Fri and Sat)


Shoppes at Cotai Central

For more adventure in your shopping experience, head over to Shoppes at Cotai Central. You’ll feel like a modern day explorer as you navigate your way through colorful waterfalls and rocky outcroppings. Its 140+ brand stores feature several family-friendly shopping outlets.

Address: Sands Cotai Central, Taipa

Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (Sun-Thurs), 10:00-24:00 (Fri and Sat)


Macau Shopping Reminders

1. Macao Consumer Council “Certified Shops” program

The Macau Government’s Consumer Council has awarded trustworthy outlets with a special seal of certification. It is recommended that visitors shop at places with this seal to protect their consumer rights and guarantee a safe shopping experience. For more information about the “Certified Shops” program, please visit the Macao Consumer Council website ( or download their mobile app.

If you encounter any issues while shopping for the reasons below, please contact these government offices:

Conflict with local shop or vendor: Macao Consumer Council (853 8988 9315)
Tourism Information: Macau Tourism Office (853 2831 5566)
Transportation Issues: Macau Transport Bureau (853 8866 6363)
Emergencies: Macao Police Department (853 999)

2. Border Customs Restrictions

Duty-free restrictions: Visitors are limited to 1 liter of alcohol and 250 g of tobacco (the equivalent of 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 100 mini-cigars).

Required Tariffs: Imported electronic devices will incur a 5% import tax. Antiques, jewelry, stereos, cameras, etc. do not need be declared upon departure.

Carrying Goods Across the Border: According to Macau’s customs laws, undeclared export commercial goods should not exceed MOP 5000. Goods valued over that amount should be declared at the border. If you would like to buy goods that exceed the limit, you can remove any wrapping, box, and/or tags before crossing.