The Cartama shopping districts are mainly in the pueblo and the estacion. In these two communities, you'll find a nice collection of stores that can meet your basic shopping needs. Here are some that we think you'll find really useful.
If you're staying in a holiday villa rental with a self-catering arrangement, you'll have to go out to buy your own groceries (unless of course they provide shopping service). If so, you can get your groceries from any of these three hipermercados (supermarkets):
Supermercados Rosi along Calle de Lope Vega; Mascomo along Calle de Gonzalez Marin; and Cobiran along Calle del Ojen. They all sell fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish. You can also find other items like soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and many others there.
Note that, if you avail of a villa rental's shopping service, you'll have to pay a fee. This will free you of the hassle of having to go to town. This arrangement is ideal if you really want to stay put in one place. However, if you want to explore the town and meet the locals, then buying your groceries on your own can help you hit two birds with one stone.
Flamenca Biznaga - If you want to get your own flashy flamenca attire, you can check out this shop along Calle Marbellies.
In Estacion, walk along Avenida Andulacia, where you'll find many little shops. Among them are Farmacia Mercedes Aguera (a pharmacy), Zapateria & Complementos Avedida (a shoe store), Productos Carnicos Molino de Calderon (a meat shop), and Anamar (a haberdashery), among many others.
Trujillo - This flower shop sells lovely Spanish flowers. You might need them for a business function, a birthday celebration, wedding, or simply a present for your loved one to greet her on a bright Mediterranean day. Trujillo can be found along Calle de la Alozaina.
If these shops are not enough, then we suggest you just head out to nearby Malaga, where you'll find larger shopping centres. Malaga is just about 17 km away, so you can shop the whole day and go back to the place where you're billeted in Cartama once you're done.