Interior at  100% Capri, St. Barth's, Caribbean

100% Capri

An outpost of the well-known Italian boutique on that other island of indulgences, Capri. You’ll find exquisite clothes and sheets in the finest linens. You can order custom sets with edging, contrast and embroidery to your specifications; all will be made in Italy and shipped to you. But you can walk out with one of the finely cut jackets or shirts.

Merchandise at Alma, Havana, Caribbean

Alma

This boutique, housed in a pink mansion in Miramar, features Cuban artists and artisans who incorporate recycled and natural materials to create exquisite handmade wares. Owner Alexandra Oppmann sells expertly curated items such as river reed hand-woven clutches, creative jewelry and unique gifts.

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Apparels at  Bamboo, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Bamboo

A source for fun beach wear with a slight hippy edge. Slinky white crochet cover-ups and flowing maxi dresses as well as super skimpy shorts are some of the staples.

Merchandise at Baya, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Baya

Sonia de Baya, who was born to a Toureg father in Tunisia, has scoured much of Africa to bring special treasures to St. Barth’s. Her boutique is named after her beloved grandmother. Don’t be surprised if you find her opening boxes from Ethiopia, Mali or Kenya. Artisans send new products weekly. Among our favorite finds: hand-made baskets from Senegal, soft throws from Tunisia and pottery from Ethiopia.

Belkis

This antique shop located in a large mansion offers a diverse selection of pre-Revolutionary antiques such as glassware, furniture, ceramics, art, jewelry and a delightful array of trinkets.

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Beth and Tracie

This cheerful shop sells swimsuits, cover-ups, dresses and accessories as perfect for the beach as it is for a night out on the town.

Apparels at Big Planet St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Big Planet St. John

This large shop has three floors stocked with everything teens and tweens might need for a day at the beach: sun-proof shirts, Reef sandals, Quiksilver surfer wear, cool shades and a great collection of suits. A few doors down is the sister shop for kids, with cute blowfish tees, toddler-size flip-flops, brimmed hats, beach toys and sunscreen.

Interior at  Blue Rooster, Harbour Island, Caribbean

Blue Rooster

This upscale shop, situated in a historic Harbour Island house (painted white, with deep blue shutters) features fashionable resort classics like Bahama Hand Prints sundresses and Manuel Canovas swim trunks for men, Mystique and Skemo sandals. Other items include accessories and furnishings for the home and stylish men’s and women’s clothing.

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Apparels at  Cabane, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Cabane

This little shop in the arcade just in front of Nikki Beach sells a broad selection of beach cover-ups and bathing suits by local and international designers. Look out for the great boys’ bathing suits and colorful kaftans that come in adult and children’s sizes so fathers and sons and mothers and daughters can wear matching beach outfits. They also have straw fedoras in a rainbow of colors.

Exterior at  Christian Liaigre, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Christian Liaigre

It’s doubtful the French designer would have a boutique on St. Barth’s if he didn’t happen to have a house here, but thankfully for island homeowners, he has both. In a traditional whitewashed cottage with a red peaked roof right on the harbor, the minimalist master displays his contemporary furniture and objets. Guests who fall in love with the spare beauty of Le Sereno hotel, whose interiors Liaigre masterminded, come here to order similar pieces for their own homes. The clean, cool lines seem particularly well suited to an elegant tropical life.

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Clic

Beach chic in this Gustavia outpost on the town's main drag means an easy mix of bohemian dresses, coverups, hats and other fun accessories that are just right for life at the beach. You'll also find whimsical tote bags, artwork, photography and art books, all culled and curated by former Calypso founder Christiane Celle.

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Dake's Shoppe

Housed in a classic Bahamian cottage with cherry-red shutters, Dake’s Shoppe specializes in breezy-chic accoutrements required for island life.

Eudovic’s Art Studio

Artist Vincent Joseph Eudovic has his studio and gallery at Morne Fortune, off the beaten track in the hills of Castries, but it’s absolutely worth a visit for anyone interested in woodcarving. Eudovic studied under Ricardo Vicente in Trinidad before traveling to Africa on a UNESCO scholarship to learn about local carving techniques. Considered one of the Caribbean’s most gifted wood artists, he primarily uses mahogany, teak and red and white cedar. My favorite large pieces, however, are made of laurier canelle roots, abstract works whose smooth spheres reminded me of Henry Moore’s flowing lines. To fully appreciate the artisanship and vision that go into these pieces, ask Eudovic, who is usually on the premises, to show you the sturdy, amorphous roots he starts with. You can find the artist’s small handmade objects at the studio’s shop, but don’t miss the gallery’s beautiful larger works.

 

Interiors at Filles des Iles, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Filles des Iles

Some of the prettiest jewelry on the island can be found in this fashion boutique, which also carries women’s fashions and accessories. The highlights are the soft cotton t-shirts and linen blouses and jewelry by 5Octobre, a delicate line that mixes gold and silver and semi precious stones.

Interior View - French Indies Design, St. Barth's, Caribbean

French Indies Design

The founder of French Indies Design Karine Bruneel comes from a prestigious textile family in Lyon. She moved to St. Barth’s in 1999 and opened an architecture and design firm that has worked on such iconic on-island properties as Eden Rock as well as many private residences. Now with her shop in the historic Brigantin building on Gustavia harbor, it is possible to browse and buy from her eclectic home and fashion collection. You’ll find beach accessories and comfy cotton t-shirts mixed in with housewares, furniture and lighting.

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Interiors at Galerie S.E.E.A., St. Barth's, Caribbean

Galerie ASIE

Jean-Pierre Hennequet owns this gallery of art and antiques from Asia and Africa. In addition to the special statues and relics that he has found on his travels, he carries beautiful shawls from the Himalayan Cashmere Company, the same company that makes scarves for specialty stores like Takashimaya and others.

Human Steps

This is the shoe shop in Gustavia with serious designer offerings--from Jimmy Choos to YSL. It also carries a pleasing assortment of handbags, totes and accessories. Carrie Bradshaw would be in heaven here.

Apparels at Imrie, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Imrie

This surfer chic shop has sister outposts in Maui and Montauk and other hip beach destinations. Its owners source designs from all over the world, including jewelry by cult goldsmith James Colarusso in New York and reversible bathing suits in Italy that are made exclusively for Imrie.

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Jenni Blanc

Thought pricey, the home furnishings and gifts at this shop in Holetown are very elegant and make for excellent hostess presents. The style is Caribbean-chic with a touch of London sophistication.

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Apparels at  L-Joy, St. Barth's, Caribbean

L. Joy

Lisa Schiller came to St. Barth’s in her 20s and she has a great sense of the island’s style for both day and night. Her sheer blouses and cover-ups come in great prints and her cotton pique jumpsuits or silk pants are perfect for time off the beach.

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Merchandise at Laurent Effel, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Laurent Effel

With two shops on the island, Laurent Effel has become a St. Barth’s favorite. The sign that hangs outside its main store in Gustavia on the Passage de la Crémaillière bears a crocodile that declares the boutique’s specialty: exotic skins. You’ll love the leather goods from wallets and bags to shoes in new and classic styles, including knockoff Birkins and Hermès H sandals—a great array of skins and colors at very good prices for those who don’t have to have the real thing. Everything is made in the company’s factory in Milan and can now be ordered online. The driving moccasins in every color are perfect for island wear. There is also an outpost on Rue du Général de Gaulle selling women’s shoes and bags.

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Le Gout Du Vin

One of the best wine shops on the island, Le Goût du Vin stocks vintages from around the world to please the very discriminating customers who arrive by yacht and private plane each week.

Interior View - Le Toiny Beach Club Boutique, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Le Toiny Beach Club Boutique

Mandie Vere Nicoll has set the trends in beach style on St. Barth’s for decades. First out of her tiny boutique by the bar at Isle de France. Now, she is doing the same with her tiny boutique on the beach at Le Toiny. Set in a restored stone farmer’s cottage, the tiny shop is packed with treasures that reveal her spot-on beachy taste. She buys in limited quantities so guests who come throughout the year will always be surprised and you will not see the same designs on others.

Exterior at Ligne St. Barth, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Ligne St. Barth

Founded by Hervé and Birgit Brin, descendants of some of the first French families to settle on the island, Ligne St. Barth is a beauty line based on the plants, fruits and flowers of the Caribbean. Their sunscreen is placed in most high-end hotel rooms on the island; it’s renowned for its effectiveness at shielding skin from tropical-sun damage and its lovely scent. You can now pick up their products in a Ligne St. Barth boutique in Gustavia and have specially trained therapists from Ligne St. Barth visit you in your villa, hotel or yacht for a variety of massage treatments.

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Limegrove Mall

For a shopping mall, the Limegrove is particularly chic, and is home to such highbrow retail outlets as Cartier, Ralph Lauren and Vilebrequin. There are also some great, casual dining options scattered throughout.

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Interior at  Lolita Jaca, St. Barth's, Caribbean

Lolita Jaca

Founded by Faby Jaca, a former entertainment publicist, in 1995, this boutique is one of the prime places to pick up elegant resort fashions, including caftans with colorful embroidery and silk dresses, pants and tops in sophisticated tropical prints and kimono-esque cover-ups. Some of the silk-satin prints resemble slightly souped-up Pucci prints.

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Mandarine Bijoux

The shop’s earthy but elegant jewelry includes matte-gold bangles with semiprecious stone pendants and lariat-style necklaces with hammered-gold disks and semiprecious stones.

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