St. Barth is not an unmissable shopping paradise, but if
you're on the team of those who don't come home without
a new purchase, you can be excited! Gustavia, the
island's capital, concentrates much of the trade and is
the ideal place to do some shopping - if you're willing
to open your wallet, of course. Don't expect to find
great deals; Euro prices in a luxury destination like
this can scare the unsuspecting.
The highlight of the
island is due to Gustavia's galleries and street shops,
which sell all kinds of products, from the most
luxurious to the simplest souvenirs with the island's
name printed. Be sure to walk through the main streets
in the center, which have famous stores like Cartier,
Longchamp, Ralph Lauren and Roberto Cavalli. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage scarves.
Supermarkets and pharmacies, even though they are not
refined places, can be interesting to do some shopping,
due to the French products they sell. Pharmacies offer a
wide range of beauty and cosmetic products, and sell
brands like Vichy and La Roche-Posay, for example.
Gustavia is the capital and the busiest area of St.
Barth. In this region are concentrated designer stores
and local brands, restaurants, bars, supermarkets,
pharmacies and other service providers that you may need
during the trip. There are also the Ferry Terminal, the
Port and anchored vessels.
Among the busiest streets in the place are Rue du
Bord de Mer, Samuel Fahlberg, du Général de Gaulle,
If shopping is your plan, Gustavia is the place to
be. Be sure to walk around and see its galleries.