The Caribbean Shopping Guide

Gustava

Calypso and Calypso Next Door

The Caribbean's coolest trove of hard-to-find designer labels—Alice Temperley, Chloé, Azzedine Alaïa, Thomas Wylde—resides at these neighboring shops. Aside from their overflowing stock, both Calypso and Next Door routinely have items that have long since sold out stateside: On our visit, Lanvin's sought-after patent ballet flats were spotted on the shelves; back home, we could only find them on eBay—for twice the price.
Le Carré d'Or, 590-590-27-69-74

Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Chichipompom

Swing over to the residential side of Gustavia's harbor and check out this teensy cottage, filled with an arsenal of trend-centric jewelry. While the Euro generally doesn't do you any favors, everything here is priced so low, the exchange rate won't factor in to your debate over that wood-bead necklace or pair of chain-drape earrings.
La Pointe, 590-590-29-37-90

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

The House

While this Southeast Asian-themed store originally sold only furniture, over the years its repertoire has expanded to include modern tabletop wares, clothing, and accessories, along with offbeat picks, like lacquered fish statues and giant triptychs of Indian temples.
Rue du Général de Gaulle, 590-590-27-88-04

Products: Women's Clothes, Jewelry, Decorative/Lighting, Furniture, Linens, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Human Steps

This chainlet started with a now-legendary shop dedicated to footwear by big-name designers (Yves Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi, Prada), then spawned a sleek, label-heavy fashion outpost called Goes Fashion.
Steps: Rue de France, 590-590-27-60-46;
Goes Fashion: Rue de la République, 590-590-27-93-79


Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Kokon

Hip European lines have always been the focus here, and with all the buzz around Danish designers, it only made sense that pieces from relaxed-chic Copenhagen-based labels—like Day Birger et Mikkelsen and Munthe plus Simonsen—were crowding the racks.
Rue Fahlberg, 590_590-29-74-48

Products: Women's Clothes
Type of Store: Boutique

Les Artisans

Husband-and-wife team Albert Yaphet and Jo-Anne Quetel focus on jewelry with a bespoke quality, like coral-bit necklaces inset with fire-opal shards and chunky rings embedded with Roman intaglios.
Rue du Roi Oscar II, 590-590-27-50-40

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Lolita Jaca

This glam, beachy line provides all the essentials for a lazy island day: eyelet kimonos to toss on after a morning swim, floor-dusting caftans perfect for an afternoon snooze, and obi-sleeved mini dresses made for a sunset walk by the shore.
Les Hauts du Carré d'Or, 590-590-27-59-98, lolitajaca.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothes
Type of Store: Boutique

Mia Zia

Chemises trimmed with silk-knit buttons, pillows bordered with colorful tassels, sandals fringed with pom-pom clusters—the embellishment on the clothing and bedding here is exquisite, and everything has a Marrakech-meets-Mumbai feel.
Rue du Roi Oscar II, 590-590-27-55-48

Products: Women's Clothes, Linens
Type of Store: Boutique

Sabina Zest

For years, a Sabina Zest garment has been the ultimate take-home-from-St. Bart's souvenir: Each of the hand-dyed, bias-cut silk slip dresses, linen tops, and lacy cardigans are fairly priced, made on the island, and have an enduringly stylish French sensibility that guarantees you'll wear them for years.
Cours Vendôme, 590-590-51-18-55;
Villa Créole (St. Jean), 590-590-27-90-01,
sabinazest.com

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Women's Clothes, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique