Among the archways, Italian fashion and international stores line the streets. The strong retail trade is remarkable: Merano shops such as PUR Südtirol sell only local products.
Merano is home to the world-renowned beauty salons Piroche Cosmétiques. Terme Merano, Merano’s thermal baths, also relies on natural cosmetics. Other South Tyrolean products, handicrafts and artworks are offered in markets such as the Merano Market, which is held on the Corso della Libertà/Freiheitsstraße street every Saturday morning from March to October.