Shopping in Barbados

Shopping in Barbados

When they want to get away from the beach, many visitors go shopping in Barbados! Barbados has a wide variety of shops, ranging from small private craft shops to large multinational duty-free retailers, from casual outdoor markets to elegant air-conditioned plazas.

Jewelry, watches, crystals, cameras, audio and video equipment and fine fragrances are available duty free with prices up to 50% off. When making a duty-free purchase, you must present your passport or travel documents and then take your purchase with you or have it delivered to the airport for collection when you leave the country. Visitors to Barbados can also purchase tax-free for up to one year after their visit if purchasing by mail order.

Harrison’s and Cave Shepherd are the two biggest department store destinations when shopping in Barbados. Harrison’s has nine locations, including Broad Street, Hastings Plaza, the airport and various hotels. Cave Shepherd has locations in Bridgetown, DaCostas Mall, Sunset Crest, Bridgetown Cruise Terminal and the Airport.

Duty-free shopping for jewelry and gemstones is also available at Columbian Emeralds, Columbian Jewel, The Royal Shop, Correia’s Jewellery, Jewelers Warehouse, Diamonds International and Little Switzerland.

Columbian Emeralds has locations in Bridgetown, the airport and the Bridgetown cruise terminal. They offer a full warranty on all of their products, as well as free 90-day insurance for damage, loss, or theft, and certified appraisals on jewelry and gemstones.

Visit the Royal Shop for watches; manufacturers include Omega, Cartier, etc. they also stock a selection of jewelry, silver, and gemstones.

Correira’s jewelry specializes in loose diamonds, gemstones and gold and each stone comes with a certificate of appraisal from one of the certified gemologists on staff.

Jewelers Warehouse is a unique store with a traditional atmosphere and friendly service. Purchases are all guaranteed and certified.

When shopping in Barbados for fashion and accessories, visit Colors of De Caribbean at Bridgetownwhile Gatsby, with its nine boutiques along the West Coast and in Bridgetown, is the place to shop for designer clothes, shoes, swimwear, jewelry and accessories.

One of the joys of shopping in Barbados is finding one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by island artisans. Island artisans sell fine art and collectibles at craft fairs held throughout the year and at Daphne’s Sea Shell Studio, Earthworks Pottery, Fairfield Pottery and Gallery, Iron Gardens, and Pelican Village.

Many hotels also house small shops offering a wide range of local crafts and designer fashions, and many villages and towns have shops offering unique island handicrafts, as well as cigars, liquor and collectables. .

Shopping in Barbados is not limited to Bridgetown. Several small towns like Holetown in St. James and Speightstown in St. Peter offer craft shops and gift shops. Several malls and plazas are also located outside of Bridgetown. Chattel Village shopping areas are becoming increasingly popular in Barbados. They feature shops in a traditional chattel house style and sell souvenirs, gift items, clothing, and local arts and crafts. You can find these loose house villages in Holetown, St. James and St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church.

Business hours

When shopping in Barbados, stores are generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Most stores are closed on Sundays.

The beaches are beautiful but shopping in Barbados offers a unique and interesting alternative.