Shopping in Bridgetown

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The streets of Bridgetown are lined with great shopping opportunities so fully it almost doesn't matter which part of town you visit – you're likely to find a unique craft or a good deal anywhere.  If you're a serious shopper, however, head to Broad Street which has the highest concentration of duty free shops around.  Behind Broad Street you'll find Swan Sweet which focuses more on shoes and clothing.

In general you'll find shops throughout town to be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, closing at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and close on Sunday unless there is a cruise ship in port.  Goods to be on the lookout for include jewelry, perfume, alcohol (especially local rum), tobacco, and clothing.

One of the most unique things about Bridgetown is that you can buy handmade leather shoes cut and shaped to your exact foot right before your eyes.  If local crafts are what you're after, the Pelican Craft Center is where you should go.  No matter what you're hoping to purchase, you can expect to find savings of anywhere from 25 to 50 percent.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some gifts you might want to visit Best of Barbados Quayside, which is located in St. Michael Parish, in southeastern Bridgetown. There's something special about a shop that deals exclusively in locally made products. At Best of Barbados you can get paintings, ceramics, clothing, stationary, jewelry, and foods all made by people who live on the island. If you are looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (246) 622-1761.

Another option is Best of Barbados Cruise Terminal, which is located three miles (five kilometers) to the northwest of Best of Barbados Quayside. With nearly four decades in the souvenir industry, you can trust that Best of Barbados offers a selection of tried and true gifts. What sets this shop apart is that everything sold in the shop truly is the best of merchandise from local artisans and craft people. If you would like to call before you go, do so at (246) 431-0909.

Still another option is Harley-Davidson Bridgetown. You will find an assortment of Harley-Davidson brand items here that range from t-shirts and sweaters, to hats and glasses. You will also find novelty items like mugs and shot glasses. You will find them on McGregor Street.

View the chart below for more information about your options.

Gifts and Souvenirs Around Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Best of Barbados Cruise Terminal Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 431-0909 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Best of Barbados Quayside Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 622-1761 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Best of Barbados Southern Palms Hotel Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 420-8040 St. Lawrence Gap, 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Coco Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 427-1905 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Del Sol Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 434-2105 Eden Lodge, 3.1 mi. North of Central Bridgetown
Duty Free Caribbean Duty Free Store (246) 227-2121 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Gifts and Things Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 437-1196 Vauxhall, 3.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
Harley-Davidson Bridgetown Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 436-2489 Bridgetown
Sweet Creations Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 228-2182 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
The Barbados Shop Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (246) 262-5432 1.6 mi. North of Downtown Bridgetown
The Straw Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 428-3999 St. Lawrence Gap, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Tots to Teens Gift and Souvenir Shops (246) 228-1268 Vauxhall, 3.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown

Specialty Shops

One of the area's popular speciality shops is Roger's Scuba Shack. This store is located within downtown Bridgetown. Whatever your skill level, Roger can teach you how to take it to the next level. Begin with Discover Snorkeling, move on to Discover Scuba Diving, then really amplify your training with the Open Water Diving Certification course. You'll be able to find them on Bay Street.

A second option is Art and Stage, which is located a short distance away from Roger's Scuba Shack. In addition to being a viewing gallery to some of the the local works of art, Art and Stage also serves as a small shop for many of the works on display. They're located at 34 Regency Park, Christ Church.

On The Wall Art Gallery Champers: Monday through Friday the gallery is open from noon to 4:00 p.m., and then again from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. If you want to know more, call them at (246) 234-9145.

Many of the specialty shops located in Bridgetown are listed directly below.

Specialty Shops In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Ambo Jewel Care & Design Studio Jewelry Store (246) 228-1480 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Art Foundry Art Gallery (246) 418-0714 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Art and Stage Art Gallery (246) 228-0485 Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados Gallery of Art Art Gallery (246) 426-7822 Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados Photo Gallery Art Gallery (246) 230-4818 2.3 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Colombian Emeralds Cave Shepard Jewelry Store (246) 227-2192 3.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Colombian Emeralds Dockside Jewelry Store (246) 430-1331 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Colombian Emeralds Hilton Jewelry Store (246) 228-5528 1.3 mi. South of Downtown Bridgetown
Diamonds International Broad Street Jewelry Store (246) 430-2400 Downtown Bridgetown
Diamonds International Cruise Terminal Jewelry Store (246) 431-9216 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Hazell's Water World Dive Shop (246) 426-4043 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Lasage Jewelry Store (246) 235-8178 Downtown Bridgetown
Little Switzerland Bridgetown Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 60550 Downtown Bridgetown
On The Wall Art Gallery Champers Art Gallery (246) 234-9145 2.9 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Roger's Scuba Shack Dive Shop (246) 436-3483 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
The Dive Shop Dive Shop (246) 426-9947 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
The Royal Shop Bridgetown Jewelry Store (246) 429-7072 Downtown Bridgetown
The Royal Shop Cruise Terminal Jewelry Store (246) 431-0296 0.8 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Watch & Design Broad Street Watch Store (246) 430-2422 Downtown Bridgetown
West Side Scuba Centre Dive Shop (246) 262-1029 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? You might want to try Cave Shepherd Broad Street -- it's located in Bridgetown. There are three levels of shopping available at Cave Shepherd. The ground floor sells undergarments, makeup, and perfume. They can be found at 24 Broad Street.

Another place to consider is Timberland Shoes and Apparel -- which is found mi. ( km) from Cave Shepherd Broad Street. This location is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are looking to call ahead of time, you can do so at (264) 467-9555.

A third apparel shop you might want to visit is Harmony Barbados. Harmony only sells dresses. Everything from graduation dresses to everyday dresses can be found right here. Find them at 6 Swan Street.

The table just below enables you to learn more details on the 15 apparel shops located in Bridgetown.

Clothing and Apparel In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
A Taste Of New York Boutique (246) 427-3655 Haggatt Hall, 2.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
B Couture Boutique (246) 436-3160 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Beyond Surf Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (246) 431-0013 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Blessings Boutique Boutique (246) 437-3888 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Blossom's Boutique Boutique (246) 436-5493 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Cave Shepherd Broad Street Department Store (246) 629-4400 Bridgetown
Cave Shepherd Hilton Department Store (246) 227-2241 1.3 mi. South of Downtown Bridgetown
Cave Shepherd Vista Department Store (246) 227-2241 3.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
City Woman Boutique (246) 435-8331 Downtown Bridgetown
Fresh4Less Colonnade Shoe Store (246) 437-5377 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Harmony Barbados Clothing Store (246) 436-7485 Downtown Bridgetown
Katwalk Boutique Boutique (246) 436-1511 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Rainbow Boutique Boutique (246) 426-9095 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
The Shoe Palace Shoe Store (246) 426-5925 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Timberland Shoes and Apparel Shoe Store (264) 467-9555 2.6 mi. East of Central Bridgetown

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? T & M Gourmet Cheesecakes is located in St. Michael Parish, in eastern Bridgetown. Serving the best in cheesecake to Barbados, they also have a few other dessert specialties and make cake for events. They are located at 67 Second Avenue .

Glance through this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Bryans Bakery Bakery (246) 437-6424 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Carlton & A1 Supermarkets Grocery Store (246) 417-7675 1.9 mi. North of Downtown Bridgetown
Mall Mart Grocery Store (246) 430-8064 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Nature's Discount Colonnade Nutrition and Body Care Store (246) 625-9512 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Organic Earth Health Store Organic / Health Food Store (246) 426-2788 Downtown Bridgetown
Purity Bakeries Bakery (246) 426-1756 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
R.A. Mapp Grocery Grocery Store (246) 426-5953 St. Michael Parish
T & M Gourmet Cheesecakes Bakery (246) 233-2040 2.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Bridgetown
The People's Market Grocery Store (246) 418-4540 1.3 mi. North of Downtown Bridgetown
Trimart Supermarkets Grocery Store (246) 430-8000 3.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
 

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