Many visitors to the beautiful island of Barbados choose this island, not only for our exceptional beaches and fantastic climate but also to indulge in the art of shopping.
So whether you are looking for gifts for others, or something special for yourself, there is certainly no shortage of shopping in Barbados!
Barbados is home to some of the best duty-free deals available in the world. A visit to Bridgetown, the capital city offers an array of high-end and medium-end duty free stores including Colombian Emeralds, Diamonds International, Facets and Harrisons, which are loctaed on Broad Street in Bridgetown.
Cave Shepherd, the island's lone department store, is also situated on Broad Street in Bridgetown and offers visitors an eclectic mix of international and local shopping experiences. Cave Shepherd boasts a newly renovated Ralph Lauren Boutique, MAC cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger, Clarins, QuikSilver and Victoria's Secret. This department store also offers an outstanding array of the lastest fragances, sunglasses, electronics, local music and a wonderful assortment of high quality souvenirs, all at great duty-free prices, with savings of up to 44% on US retail prices.
Shopping in Bridgetown is not limited to the luxuries of Broad Street. Many stores in Swan Street and other streets offer the latest in fashion trends and accessories at unbelievable bargains catering to all budgets. Not to be left out is the Arts & Craft Centre at Pelican Craft Centre. Pelican Craft Centre is located on the main road near the Deep Water Harbour just outside the main shopping district in Bridgetown. With 25 shops and countless workshops, a visit to the Pelican Craft Centre is definitely a must. On display and also available for purchase are various craft items such as glass designs, wood work designs, locally made cigars, paintings and so much more, all locally made. The Centre is very well appointed with air-conditioned shops, facilities for the physically or mobility challenged, parking and wash rooms.
The South Coast of the island is not to be left out, although known for its fantastic restaurants, there are plenty of areas to shop as well. The most popular malls and complexes include: the Vista Complex located in Worthing, Quayside Centre, Sheraton Mall and the recently opened Lanterns Mall (home to the only Subway restaurant on the island).
Sheraton Mall, just off the ABC Highway in Christ Church, is fully air-conditioned and houses over 120 specialty stores, an elegant food court and a brand new cineplex with 6 movie theatres and a VIP movie theatre.
West Coast shopping possibly offers the most varied shopping outside of Bridgetown. Athough it features many duty-free stores that are similar to Bridgetown, styles may vary. The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, located in Holetown opened in December 2010. The Centre is slated to take high-end shopping to the next level, with over one hundred luxury stores including flagship stores such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, and Piguet to name a few. The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre will also feature a food court, banking facilities, and a cineplex.
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