Many people who visit the Cotswolds region make shopping a part of their trip.  The town of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds is the home of the famous clothing and home designer Laura Ashley whose shop there is a favorite stop for tourists.  Other towns in the region such as Moreton-on-Marsh and Cirencester are known for their open air farmers' and flea markets.  Other items popularly for sale in the Cotswolds are antiques; it is one of England's premier antiquing regions, as well as hand-made arts and crafts items such as jewelry and and hats.

For designer outlets, Gloucester has the beautifully restored Gloucester Quays set around the Historic Docks with plenty of places to indulge the shopaholic with classier tastes, the Cotswolds premier antique centre and plenty of eateries to suit every taste and pocket 

The Cotswolds' Tourist Board website has a shopping page which will be very helpful to those wanting to do some shopping in the region.  The page gives a general overview of the area's towns and their shopping options as well as a searchable directory of stores in the region.  Shops can be searched for by categories:  gifts, art & crafts, or antiques, or you can view all the categories at once to find shops that may interest you.