One look at young Canarios and it's clear that fashion plays an important part in their lives. As such fashionistas should find clothes shopping on Tenerife highly rewarding with prices on average slightly lower than other popular European vacation destinations. For craft goods, lace is still a good purchase, but much better is the more contemporary hand-made jewellery and pottery featuring Guanche designs. Many shops observe siesta times, opening 10am-1:30pm and 4:30-8pm, but modern centers remain open from 10am-10pm.
Santa Cruz -- Calle Castillo links Plaza España with Plaza Weyler. In between, familiar names such as Banana Republic and H&M mix with local designer shops selling uniquely vibrant fashions (10am-8pm). For bargains, stroll the Sunday Rastro (Avda. Jose Manuel Guimerá. 9am-2pm). Amongst the cheap pap are hand-painted tiles and Guanche inspired jewellery. The most interesting place to browse is Nuestra Señora de Africa market (Avda S. Sebastian. 6am-3pm). The North African styled entrance leads to a maze of stalls selling fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. This is the place to pick up savory goats' cheeses and honey.
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