Portugal – the most western state in continental Europe
Shops are open on weekdays from 9.00 to 19.00, a break – from 13.00 to 15.00. On Saturdays, the shops close at 13.00 (in December – at 19.00). Some shopping centers in resort areas are open from 10.00 to 24.00.
In Portugal, you can buy high-quality and fashionable shoes and clothes, gold products, ceramics, original white or red port (from 3-6 USD for a bottle of regular port to 10-30 USD for a bottle of port wine of ten to twenty years, then the price increases depending from excerpt), the world famous Portuguese wine madeira (prices range from 16 EUR for a ten-year Madera, to 500 EUR for a two-hundred year old). Continue reading
Denmark is a state in Northern Europe
From Denmark you can bring porcelain and glass, handmade silver.
Shops are open from 9.00 to 18.00 on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturday. In Copenhagen on Saturdays, many shops are open until 17.00. Specialized tourist shops, as well as shops located in resort areas, are usually open on Sunday.
The value added tax (MOMS, 25%) is included in the cost of all services and goods, so prices are quite high. Tourists from non-EU countries can return almost all VAT paid (about 20% of the cost of goods) when leaving the country. To do this, you must make a purchase in the amount of not less than 300 DKK, present a passport and fill out a special form, which is then presented when leaving the country. The goods must be sealed and have no signs of use, as well as have a receipt and cash voucher. Continue reading
Great Britain is an island nation in Western Europe
Shops are open from 9.00 to 17.30. All products sold in stores are subject to value added tax of 17.5%.
Porcelain, glass, books, “a la Sherlock Holmes” tubes, bags, handbags, bracelets, watches, English tea with the addition of Kenyan bergamot or delicate jasmine are often brought to friends and family from London. The Scottish plaids, bagpipes, kilt kilts and, of course, Glenfiddich – malt whiskey are known all over the world.
For the year in the UK there are two major sales – the winter Christmas (in January) and the summer (in July).
London is considered the capital of shopping and fashion. There are more than 40,000 stores and 83 main street markets.
The central shopping street of the capital is Oxford Street. Continue reading