You will inevitably shop in Albufeira .. and find that much is of chinese origin and not a good fit.  Modelo shopping in town .. Continente clothing outlet is downstairs and branded `Mo` ... others include Sportzone... ... Algarve shopping is 15 mins out of town with mainly fashion, etc, shops. You can get clothes and shoes in Gypsy markets and elsewhere ..  can be bargains if you go prepared, particularly with sizes, and try them on wherever possible. There are also many shops and stalls in the busy tourist avenues of town to browse to your hearts content ... you`ll find something If you do plan to buy clothes, particularly, men`s .. it is a good idea to carry a roll-up tape measure and check the waist size, etc ... labels often incorrect ... bear in mind also that jeans & chinos are usually one size length ... so you may have to cut and stitch up.

Large shopping centres also in Portimao and Faro, plus the new Mar Shopping/IKEA in Loule, with an improved bus service ... timetable.


Large Gypsy Markets  at Albufeira Bus Terminal - 1st/3rd Tue (0900 - 1400)   .. photo above .. 

2018 -  Dec 19, Jan 2/16, Feb 6/20, Mar 6/20, Apr 3/17, May 1/15, June 5/19, July 3/17, Aug 7/21, Sep 4/18

Link to pdf shops list at Algarve shopping

   ... first bus goes in reverse direction

2018 FREE ALGARVE SHOPPING BUS .. 12 Mar - 12 Oct .. not Sat, Sun, Hol 
Arrives Shopping    .         1000,  1300, 1600    depart  1130, 1430, 1715
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Modelo main road     dep. 0900,    -   ,      -       return. 1200,     -   ,     -    
Main Pingo Doce       dep.    -   ,  1232, 1532          "         -   , 1500, 1745
Paraiso                         "    0901, 1231, 1531           "    1201, 1501, 1746
P.Doce at Worms          "    0903, 1229, 1529           "    1203, 1503, 1748
Casa Velha/Coyote       "    0905, 1227, 1527           "    1205, 1505, 1750
Riu Guarana                 "    0913, 1219, 1519           "    1213, 1513, 1758
Porto Bay Falesia         "    0914, 1218, 1518           "    1214, 1514, 1759
Sensimar Hotel             "    0915, 1217, 1517.          "    1215, 1515, 1800

please note ... does not stop at all hotels, but nearest main bus stop ... for instance, Oura Praia and others around there join at Casa Velha (1st bus) or Coyote bar  ... around Worms rdbt join at Pingo Doce stop ... does stop at Paraiso hotel ...  then along Cerro Alagoa (main road), join at Modelo stop (1st bus), or main Pingo Doce side.


Local Distances in km (m)
Vilamoura 13 (8), Quarteira 17 (10), Loule 29 (20), Faro 40 (25), Tavira 63 (39), VR S.Antonio 92 (57). Armacao de Pera 18 (11), Lagoa 25 (16), Portimao 33 (21), Silves 33 (21), Lagos 50 (31), Sagres 83 (52), Messines 25 (16), Monchique 54 (34),  Lisboa 280 (174).

Av Temp  jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
Day           16   17  19   20   23  26  29  29  26   23  20  17
Night           8    9   10   12   14  17  19  19  18   15  12  10
Wet days  12  13    9   10     7    4     1    1    3     9   10  11 

Sizes Chart Women                    Shoe Women
EU    34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48     38  .5  39  .5  40  41  .5  42
UK     6    8 10 12 14 16 18 20     4.5  5  5.5  6  6.5   7  7.5  8

Sizes Chart Men                           Shoe Men
EU    46  48  50  52  54  56  58     41   42   43   44   45  46 
UK    36  38  40  42  44  46  48      7   7.5  8.5   9.5  10  11

Men`s Shirts
EU    36    37   38   39   40   41  42  43
UK   14  14.5  15  15.5 16 16.5 17  17.5


Children`s Shoe Sizes                                  Children`s Clothes

EU   16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 27 28         (by height in cm) .... or age

UK    0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10

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