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John Gilbert of PanamaKeys – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Clothing display at Ropa Americana La Cosecha, Volcan, PanamaYou can buy good clothes in Volcán. In fact, Volcán is a destination point for people wanting to buy American-style clothing in Chiriquí. There are many “Ropa Americanas” that bring in outlet-style clothes with brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Levi’s, Wrangler’s, and other American-style clothes. 

Ropa Americanas are where we’ve purchased blue jeans for $5, name-brand shirts for $6 or $7, and routinely find name brand children’s clothes like Gymboree for under $5. 

A lot of people come up here and shop weekly in Volcán for these kinds of clothes. The shipments of Ropa Americanas tend to come in weekly, so it’s a situation where the quantity of clothes is small, so they tend to get picked through, but they get replenished often. 

The shoppers who like to shop for American-style clothes that are brought here in Volcán look at the inventory of the stores once every couple of weeks. There are about ten Ropa Americanas within a 6-mile radius here in Volcán, and consumers just go from shop to shop checking them out to see what these stores have in stock.
 
(Store display at Ropa Americana La Cosecha, Volcan, Panama, pictured.)
Linda Jensen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Welcome to adventure shopping in Volcan. This small highland village has a smaller population than Boquete and much smaller than David. With that said it is a charming place with  a number of small shops, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, and grocery stores.
 
Clothing is available; shoes, pants shirts and not always the best quality but they are durable and functional. Volcan, looking west from the Kids World Restarant. – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
A church offers discounted American brand names. Some of the shoes may be knock offs but you can find something for everyone in Volcan.
 
Stores seem well stocked and prices are about average. If you don't find what you need  or want just ask and someone will help you. The people are a bit shy but more than willing to help you find what you are looking for.
 
This picture below is of me in my $8.00 blouse from Conway the day we visited Volcan.  Shopping is not too difficult but you should try on because sizing is all over the map!
Blouse from Conway's in Volcan, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living

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