St.Martin St.Maarten Shopping

It would surely be an ambitious task to discuss all the shopping possibilities that exist in St. Martin/St. Maarten; but there are shops and shopping experiences that a worth mentioning in any topic on St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping.

From jewelry made from locally mined precious stones and materials to exquisitely cut diamond, gold, silver, emerald and other precious pieces, St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping has every type of jewelry available. When visiting, hand crafted jewelry made by local artisans offer a touch of class with luxury with unique creations that are truly tropical yet ideal for an extravagant night out. St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping for jewelry offers so many names and brands that there is surely a wide variety of stores, to include Omni Jewelers, Little Switzerland, Oro Diamante, Shopper’s Haven, TFJ Tiffany’s Fine Jewelry, Diamond’s International, Touch of Gold, Pearl Gems, Majesty Jewelers, Om Jewelers, Little Switzerland, Venetian Jewelers and Zhaveri Jewelers, all located in Philipsburg Front Street.

Shopping in St. Martin/St. Maarten for shoes, hand bags, sun glasses, shoes, perfumes, leather products and accessories is equally fulfilling, as there is a wide variety of name brands, styles and sizes to suit everyone. Beachwear is just as easy to fine, and cuts to suit every figure and form are widely available. Stores for St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping like 5th Avenue and Endless Summer on Front Street in Phillipsburg, Celine, Longchamp and Hugo Boss on Rue de Gaulle in Marigot, as well as Max Mara bring the international touch and fashion that visitors can feel comfortable with local residents can easily access. St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping at Le West Indies, a newly built shopping mall in Marigot, has several internationally known boutiques like Lacoste, Hediard and Victory, to name a few. St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping at Plaza Caraibes is a pleasant experience and features names like Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Prada, Gucci, Moschino and Hermes.

St. Martin/St. Maarten is also a great place for shopping electronics. Appliances are available at 110 and 220 volts and therefore provide balance in this sense. Stores like Boolchand’s on both Harbour Point Village and Front Street provide a wide range of cameras, other electronic supplies from Sony, Sharp, Pinoneer and Panasonic, as well as watches featuring names like Fendi, Movado, Swiss Military, Movado and Condord. Swiss army knives, luggage and tanning lotion can be bought at Maneks on Rue de la Republique in Marigot.

The Puerta del Sol Plaza at Simpson bay Yacht Club offers one of the most amazing shopping plazas where shopping and dining can be done in comfort and style. This development features a recently constructed (2009) plaza that houses boutiques, yacht brokers, spas, restaurants, real estate agents and salons. For shopping in St. Martin/St. Maarten, this plaza is strategically located near major hotels and resorts like Palm Beach, Flamingo, La Vista and Pelican, providing confidence during visit and making it possible to get as much shopping and dining out possibilities available just within walking distance. For a complete sense of St. Martin/St. Maarten shopping, the Plaza has locations on the French side of the island where a wide array of famous and top wines, cognacs, champagnes and Armanacs can be purchased. The varieties of goods and brand names are endless.

Since the real estate market in St. Martin/St. Maarten is quite developed, building the home, obtaining supplies, furniture and building materials is not difficult. Items comes in from major cities around the world and the chances of getting any type of design to suit any lifestyle – modest, middle class or high end- are high. Shopping in St. Martin/St. Maarten is duty free, and goods can be imported free of charges as well, making prices lower and more affordable. For international and regional residents, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been identified as one of the best places within the region for shopping.

To conclude or begin a day of touring and shopping in St. Martin/St. Maarten, grabbing a few souvenirs of the island is a must. Island souvenirs in St. Martin/St. Maarten include books, T-shirts, hand crafted soaps and candles, paintings and sculptures can be purchased at various stalls along the side of souvenir markets and stores like Shipwreck Shops and Rima Beach World. St. Martin/St. Maarten is therefore, not just the destination for a summer or winter vacation, but also an island that can be visited with shopping St. Martin/St. Maarten in mind.

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