Panama’s modern and varied shops are sure to surprise you. So whether you’re trying to find the best deal on appliances or looking for the perfect couch, there are many options in Panama. Much like any big city, Panama’s shops offer a wide variety: from the ultra-chic to the bargain basement!
In the shopping in Panama section, we try to provide an insight for those that need a quick overview
If you’re looking for small and medium-sized electronics, you will have many places to choose from! Major chains such as Panafoto, Audiofoto, and Multimax are located throughout the country.
However, sometimes small distributors are the way to go. The Panafoto on Calle 50 is the main branch, and they’ve got a Bose showroom that’s second to none in Panama. The Mutlimax on Via Brasil has got a fantastic video game section. As well as the cheapest flat-screen TVs I have found in Panama
For appliance shopping in Panama, I would suggest checking out places like Rodelag, Ryanco, and Value City. (Value City is behind the Riba Smith on Transismica.) These stores tend to have the best prices on well-known brands like Whirlpool, Panasonic, and Frigidaire. Of course, you can pick up appliances in chains like Novey, Do It Center, and many other hardware stores. But you may not find the same good pricing.
Furniture in Panama
Panama has a lot of options when it comes to purchasing furniture. Good bets are Jamar and Furniture City for good quality at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for the deals, head to El Costo or any of the small independent furniture places in Calidonia. For example, Creditos Mundiales.
For more high end, check out the many shops near MultiPlaza mall on the corner of Via Brazil and Calle Israel. They are not located inside the mall, but rather a few blocks from there. Roche Bobois, the crème de la crème of furniture stores in Panama, even set up a location here. I think the best showrooms for both Furniture City and Jamar are located on Via Espana.
For affordable office furniture in Panama, head to Raenco, Office Depot, or Rodelag.
Shopping Deals In Panama
So everybody likes to tout how cheap Panama is, but if you don’t know where to shop, you’ll end up paying more than you should. Here’s a list of our favorite stores and why:
Titan is great for quality appliances like blenders, toasters, etc.
It is affordable and has high-quality linens, kitchen goods, and home decoration.
Cool clothes for young and old. Locations that I know of are Via Espana, Avenida Balboa, and Los Pueblos Mall
Check out this pedestrian shopping area during the day. Great deals on things like shoes, small electronics, clothing, and super cheap appliances. You can also pick up bootlegged DVDs, CDs, and cell phones.
There are a handful of great little electronic stores near the El Rey supermarket. Including the one on the corner near Sportline. I’ve found their prices to be competitive for things like USB memory sticks, laser printers and etc.
Los Pueblos mall
Lots of good cheap clothing stores, including many sports apparel stores and cheap department stores.