For many decades, Andorra’s shops have enjoyed an international reputation for courteous personal service, high-quality products, safe shopping, and very low prices. Whenever you go, and whatever you’re looking for, it’s the ideal retail therapy destination. Andorra has over 1,200 modern shops showcasing the latest seasonal trends, including a ten-kilometre mall offering everything your heart could desire.
While there are shops throughout Andorra, the biggest concentrations are in the parishes of Andorra la Vella (the capital) and Escaldes-Engordany. The Pas de la Casa has a wide range of retail outlets, and there are large shopping centres in Sant Julià de Lòria selling electronics, music, food, and household accessories. Avenida Meritxell, in the capital, and Avenida Carlemany, in Escaldes-Engordany, are the places to go for leading international brands and all the latest trends in fashion, accessories, fragrances, and upscale jewellery and timepieces. They are also home to Andorra’s widest selection of music, technology, gourmet food, and vehicle accessories.
Andorra Shopping Festival, Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany and El Pas de la Casa (end of October to mid-November). This creative festival to enjoy shopping to the beat of a fusion between fashion, art, leisure and culture… Street decorations, themed storefronts, urban art, street music and theatre, workshops and shows for children, food and a neverending list of activities. We’ll be waiting for you with offers, fantastic promotions and a wide range of activities. In autumn, head to Andora Shopping Festival and enjoy new and exciting experiences.
Shopping is also made easier by long opening hours. Shops usually open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and until 10 p.m. during the peak season. They close on only four days a year: 1 January, 14 March (Constitution Day), 8 September (Andorra’s national holiday), and 25 December. Some shops stay open until 9 or 10 p.m. on specific days.
There are two main sales periods: from mid-December to late February, and from late June to late August. They tend to begin a few days earlier than in neighbouring Spain and France.
Customs tax applies to purchases made in Andorra. Goods to a maximum value of €900 may be exported from Andorra free of customs duty.