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Gabriela Estrada of Gran Pacifica – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yes, you absolutely can buy good clothes in Nicaragua!
 
We have 4 big shopping malls, but besides that we have a lot of great stores scattered all around the city, in Managua. 
 
I can name you some of the brand stores we have here like United Colors of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Nine West and Steve Madden for Shoes, Hush Puppies for Men, Crocs Store, Us, Polo Assn., Moose, Kenneth Cole, and so many more.  We also have a big department store where you can find everything and anything you may need. The store is called SIMAN and it is a department store in all Central America. It offers you all brands of clothing for both men and women like very nice and fancy suits, ties and shirts, blouses, etc, etc, to the best brands in colognes, perfumes and makeup for the ladies. 
 
In that same store you can find items in all categories like electronics, furniture, entertainment, toys, sports, baby, home and optics, home, and so on.
 
As I mentioned before there are a lot of really good independent stores, scattered all around little plazas, that have really good clothes.  
 
Also, as very good news to Nicaragua, not only because we get better options when shopping, but we also get a lot of job opportunities for the country, is that Walmart is under construction now, so you will have a lot of options for your clothing, either within an economical range, or expensive brand clothing. 
Larry Dewhurst of Pacifica Asociados SA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
To find name-brand clothes in Nicaragua, you need to visit the shopping centers and malls in Managua.  Two of the malls are located on Carretera Masaya: MetroCentro is located next to the Intercontinental Hotel at Rotonda Ruben Dario and the Galeria is located a little farther toward Masaya at Rotonda Jean Paul Genie.  Centro Commercial is one of the original shopping centers of Managua and is located in the Altamira area; it has a large variety of stores. One of the newest shopping malls is Multicentro Las Americas. This mall is away from the central tourist zone in the Bello Horizonte area - not too far from the airport.  Plaza Inter is located next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Tiscapa area.
 
 
Although not known for fine clothing, the many local mercados (markets) have a large selection of items and come in all sizes and shapes.  You can get a real flavor of Nicaragua by visiting the mercados. In Managua one of the favorites of tourists is Mercado Roberto Huembes in the Altamira area and it is a good place to buy small gifts for friends and family back home.  You should avoid Mercado Oriental.  In Masaya visit the tourist market, not the local market.
 
Most small towns (pueblos) have a market and a visit can be an interesting experience. And as always, protect your personal belongings from pick-pockets when in the crowded markets.

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