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If you want to buy something in Funchal that was definitely produced on the island, go for an item by the embroidery company Bordal. Craftswomen create the embroidered linens directly in the shop, where you can often see the women at work. They have over 40,000 drawings, which they use for patterns of their linens.
Shops dot Funchal throughout: clothing stores, art galleries and souvenir shops. You will easily find a variety of shops where you can buy traditional Portuguese embroidery, farmer's markets, and special Madeiran jewellery. Don't forget to bring your wallet, because it's certain that you will be spending some money in Funchal.