Charlottetown is a city with a strong town feeling. A day shopping around will demonstrate that statement to be true. Your shopping experience can span everything from  visits to the malls to leisurely strolls around arts and crafts markets and flea markets.

If you like shopping in malls, you have two in town: Charlottetown Mall and The Shops of Confederation Court Mall . Both places feature the known brands and the usual stores that you will find in any mid-size city.

The city boats an array of arts and crafts stores that offer the best crafted items locally produced such as quilts, pottery bowls, woodworking and woven tapestries. There are some crafts products not as traditional as the knitting and weaving and woodworking products that will make great gifts: handmade soap, furniture and puppets. Pay a visit to the stores in Charlottetown offering these products: Cows Prince Edward Island  (ice cream, humorous cow-themed t-shirts), Northern Watters Knitwear  and Stepping Stones Gift Shop among others.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts houses an exceptional gift shop with a huge collection of artwork produced locally.

If you are an antique and weird-who-knows-what-I’ll- do-with-this-purchase fan, don’t miss Charlottetown Mall's Flea Market and Craft Show.