Shopaholics visiting St Barts are in for a real treat. With more than 200 shops and boutiques ranging from luxury brands and international designer labels to local shops, this charming Caribbean island has everything you need for a memorable tax-free shopping experience.
Travelers will find the best stores in the capital of Gustavia on Rue de la Republique, Rue du Général de Gaule, and la rue du roi Oscar II…
Whether you wish to buy that cool handbag from Louis Vuitton or go shopping for jewelry at Bijoux de la mer, this guide to the best places to shop in St Barts has got you covered.
Thanks to the island’s upscale clientele, there is no shortage of luxury stores on the island of St Barts. Travelers who wish to purchase fine jewelry can look forward to visiting the world-famous Cartier, while luxury Breitling watches and many rarities by Panerai and Richard Mille can be found at Carat. For designer clothes and perfumes, it’s best to satisfy your shopping craving at Ralph Lauren.
Louis Vuitton in St Barts is definitely inspired by this Caribbean tropical island. Each summer, the brand launches new summer collection of bags with lettering spelling out “Saint Barth”. The color for the limited edition bags changes every year and these LV bags are only available for purchase in St Barts. In addition to bags, Louis Vuitton offers everything from leather goods to shows and other fashion accessories.
Shopaholics on vacation in St Barts will want to pay a visit to Hermes in Gustavia. This high-end retailer offers everything from the brand’s signature apparel to scarves handbags and other accessories.
For some upscale clothing, check out Bulgari and find your favorite jackets and coats. Female travelers will be pleased to hear the brand successfully expanded into the area of women’s outerwear and offers everything from swimwear and bathrobes to scarves and bags.
Luxury watch stores
These luxury shops are not the only ones you can find in Gustavia.
You can find for example large luxury watch shops such as Rolex or Diamond Genesis.
Diamond Genesis is a boutique that offers a selection of watches & jewelry from the most famous houses.
This store has been present on the island for more than 30 years and you can find there very beautiful watch manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre... as well as the big names of the jewelry: GRAFF, Pomellato, Boucheron…
If you like luxury watches, this is the place to be.
You can also find the famous Rolex watches at Goldfinger Rolex Boutique St Barth.
All watches are authentic and you will have access to their worldwide network of Rolex trained watchmakers.
Fabienne Miot is without a doubt one of the best spots to shop for high-quality and unique jewelry in St Barts. Operating since 1975, Fabienne Miot specializes in everything from precious stones to pearls and rings. If high-end jewelry is what you are after, a visit to Fabienne Miot in St Barts is simply a must.
Bijoux de la mer
There is also the world-famous Bijoux de la mer, a lovely boutique famed for its exclusive jewelry creations. The designs by Maryvonne include some of the most beautiful pearls in the world mixed with sea glass, smooth stones, gold, silver, and even shells. All of these unique pieces of jewelry are created at her atelier here in St Barts. Travelers searching for the latest trends in the jewelry industry should definitely pay a visit to Bijoux de la mer.
Pati de St Barth
Tourists on vacation in St Barts will be delighted to hear that the island is home to many amazing clothing stores and boutiques. Head out to Pati de St Barth, a concept store with locations in both St Jean and Gustavia. Expect to find light cashmere and outfits made from natural fabrics.
Poupette St Barth
If you are looking for local brands, make sure to check out Poupette St Barts. From dresses to tunics, there is plenty to look forward to when shopping at this local store which was founded by Poupette back in 1995.
Selling items from major brands, Volver is one of the finest boutiques on the island of St Barts. Visitors can look forward to purchasing items from major brands like See by Chloe, Tete by Odette, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Silvia Tcherassi, Charo Ruiz, Blumarine, Alexander Wang, Jerome Dreyfuss, and many others.
From vintage and trendy Louis Vuitton handbags to items from luxury brands such as Valentino, Zimmermann, Balmain, Chloe, and Givenchy, Montaigne Market offers something for every shopaholic who wishes to follow the latest fashion trends.
Home Accessories and Concept Stores
Welcome to Baya, a cute store run by Sonia who has a photograph of her grandmother Baya on the wall. The store sells accessories from all around the globe. From Moroccan pillows and Portuguese candles to textiles from Bolivia, Baya is a great place to score some amazing home décor accessories.
Located in Gustavia, Clic is a concept store where visitors will find everything from lined dresses and Apolis bags to coffee table books. This place was actually a bookstore and a gallery opened by a stylist called Christiane Celle back in 2009. Nowadays, this concept store is one of the most unique shopping destinations in Gustavia.
A bohemian-inspired local brand, Lolita Jaca is a great place to find some laid-back designs. The owner and designer, Faby Jaca found inspiration while traveling around the world. Nowadays, you can purchase her crochet dresses and silk tunics here at Lolita Jaca.
Located in the center of Gustavia, Varda is one of the newest concept stores on the island. The talented owner, Djordje Varda is well-known for his spectacular floral installation designs. At his ultra-stylish concept store, you will find a list of carefully selected brands including Vanessa Bruno, Aesop, Leica, etc… from spirits and wine to candles, cosmetics and a variety of other accessories from major brands, Varda has it all!
If you wish to purchase some cool swimwear, look no further than Gustavia’s Vilbrequin. Their stylish swim shorts will definitely bring your poolside style to the highest level!
Fine Grocery Stores
Le Cellier du Gouverneur
If your idea of having a good time in St Barts includes fine wine and spirits, make sure you pay a visit to Le Cellier du Gouverneur. Here, you will find a variety of imported spirits, grands crus, champagnes, and wines from around the world.
Foodland la Boutique
Foodland la Boutique is the main supplier of meats and seafood in St Barts. Operating for over 30 years and catering to some of the finest hotels and restaurants on the island, foodland allows you to sample the best products imaginable.
Marine Urbain and Djordje Varda decided to open one of the most unique places in St Barts. Step inside Sin Garden for the ultimate pastry experience. If you have a sweet tooth, enjoy a wide range of delicious and nicely designed desserts.
A family-run business, Linge St Barts offers amazing beauty products of the highest quality. Their products are locally produced by hand right here on the island. Another interesting fact is that Ligne uses solely natural ingredients with floral scents when making their beauty products.