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Halifax has a pleasing mix of shops, from mainstream retailers to offbeat boutiques. There's no central retail district to speak of; shops are scattered throughout downtown. Two indoor malls are located near the Grand Parade -- Scotia Square Mall and Barrington Place Shops, flanking Barrington Street near the intersection of Duke Street. Another downtown mall, the 85-shop Park Lane Shopping Centre, is on Spring Garden Road about 1 block from the Public Gardens.

For souvenir shopping, head to the Historic Properties buildings on the waterfront; for idle browsing, try the shops on and around Spring Garden Road between Brunswick and South Park streets.

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