Not far from the Sampierdarena station, the airport and the famous Aqcuarium of Genova you will find a large shopping mall, known as Fiumara, where you will be able to find lots of clothes, accessories etc. for a more affordable price. For other reasonably priced italian label clothes and accessory boutiques you could also go to Via San Luca. Disigner outlet stores, offering great discounts on the most famous labels can be found in Via Caffa.
If you are looking for a place to buy the local food, head to the Mercato Orientale in the centre of Genova, where you will find many fresh, italian products. In the many wine shops the city offers you will be able to find wines made in Liguria as well as different wines from other regions.
In Genova shops generally work from 9:00 to 19:00/20:00 with a two or three hour break from 13:00 to 16:00.
However, some are opened all day and sometimes also on Sunday mornings. In January, when Italy usually holds its annual sales, the best bargains and reductions can be found.