The Caribbean Shopping Guide

St. Jean

Christiane Celle

Retailing force Christiane Celle pioneered shopping in St. Bart's more than a decade ago, and since then, she's added eponymous locations all over the globe. She recently returned to the island to open a secluded, tree-shrouded new spot—the original one had closed—and loaded it with gauzy tops, crochet skirts, and her signature crinkled-silk wrap dresses.
Route de Saline, 590-590-27-78-39, calypso-celle.com

Products: Swimwear, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Beauty, Decorative/Lighting, Linens, Outdoor, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Jules

An offshoot of Lili Belle, this recently opened shop sells bright, hand-embellished pieces by little-known European designers, plus the house line of locally made Liberty-print and kente-cloth strapless smocked tops.
Pelican Plage, 590-590-29-21-79

Products: Women's Clothes
Type of Store: Boutique

Lili Belle

We adore Parisian labels Claudie Pierlot, Tara Jarmon, and Isabel Marant, but they're not always easy to find. At Lili Belle, they're plentiful and available for less than you'd find in the States. In a wise move, owner Virginie Marquant carries not just summery pieces but also ones that work in chillier climates.
Pelican Plage, 590-590-87-46-14

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

Mandarine Bijoux

This shoreside jewelry boutique purveys delicate nature-inspired designs, like fan-shaped, freshwater-pearl-dotted earrings and rings with raw slices of agate grasped by spidery prongs. Many of the pieces are displayed in a suitably organic manner: draped over a tangle of twigs, emerging from a whelk shell, or gracefully encircling the spine of a starfish.
Pelican Plage, 590-590-29-85-44, shopmandarine.com

Products: Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Terra

After years of living in the West Indies, American-born proprietor Annelisa Gee has learned a thing or two about how to dress stylishly for the tropics. With Terra, she offers countless covetable interpretations of the bright top/breezy dress/floaty skirt wardrobe that's the unofficial uniform of St. Bart's, with takes on each by names like Aoyama Itchome, Miguelina, and Graham Kandiah.
Pelican Plage, 590-590-27-57-50

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique