||As befits a capital city, Cardiff has everything
a shopper could dream of. Large, glossy department stores and all the major chains
alternate with chic little fashion outlets, small independent delicatessens and chocolate
shops - and numerous quirky outlets selling 200 different sorts of buttons or 60 kinds of
The city centre is compact, yet still
contains several large covered malls. What makes shopping in Cardiff such a special
experience , however, is the plethora of Victorian shopping arcades which weave in and out
of the more modern developments.