Shopping in Charlotte Amalie

When you ask seasoned tourists where the best shopping in the US Virgin Islands, the almost unanimous answer would surely be Charlotte Amalie.  Whether you're dropped off in town for a day ashore by your cruise ship, or you're spending your entire getaway here, knowing where to look for the best product and bargains is key.

In the Caribbean, it is common to purchase goods from locals hawking their wares on the streets.  In Charlotte Amalie, however, there are regulations that keep these type of stands in one location called the Vendors Plaza, which is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and Tolbod Gade.  You can shop here from 730 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (unless there is  cruise ship in port on Sunday, then some will come out in hopes of making a few sales) and pick up a number of handmade souvenirs plus silver jewelry, printed clothing, and imitation items like purses and watches.  You can also sample local food at different booths and take a picture with a donkey.  Tillett Gardens is another district for arts and crafts fo consider.

Most people spend their time shopping on Main Street, where many local businesses are located in buildings that were once warehouses owned by pirates.  Back Street and Waterfront Highway are other shopping spots, and a few malls scattered around as well.  It is in these locations that you'll find the luxury goods at low prices.  These include Swiss watches, diamonds and other pieces of jewelry, home goods, clothing, electronics, and more. 

A few tips for shopping in Charlotte Amalie include avoid shopping during cruise days if you're staying on the island and don't be afraid to haggle.  Typical store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday even on holidays, but most places are either closed on Sundays or only operate on a half-day schedule. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some gifts or souvenirs you should think about visiting Natural Livity Store, which is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Stop by the Natural Livity Shop and pick up some vibrant Caribbean clothing and gifts. This store is more festive than it is serious, and the items here make a wonderful gift or keep sake to remember the tropical and vibrant feeling of the island. They are located at 9A Norre Gade Street.

A second place to consider is Captain's Corner Downtown, which is found a quarter mile (a half kilometer) of Natural Livity Store. Much of what is sold at Captain's Corner is nautically themed, or tropical in some way, and many of their items are exclusive to the shop. This includes local crafts like shell jewelry and wood carvings. Find them on Main Street.

A third shop to consider is Duty Free St. Thomas. Duty Free St. Thomas is not in any way a small liquor store, this store is big and sells much more! At Duty Free St. Thomas, you will find a variety of local gifts and international brands, all under one roof. Guests will find them at 37 Main Street.

The table right below lists some details concerning 20 gift and souvenir shops located in Charlotte Amalie.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
American Paradise Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 774-8880 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Artland Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-4544 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Bernie's Treasures Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 774-8750 Charlotte Amalie
Boolchand's Havensight Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-0302 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Boolchand's Main Street Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-0794 Central Charlotte Amalie
Captain's Corner Cruz Duty Free Store (340) 776-6284 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Captain's Corner Downtown Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 774-8435 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Captain's Corner Havensight Duty Free Store (340) 774-7959 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Carnival Bazaar Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 774-4166 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Casa Blanca Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 777-9499 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Draughting Shaft Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-1822 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Duty Free St. Thomas Duty Free Store (340) 776-2303 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Get Charmed Main Street Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 344-6186 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Mohan's International Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-5481 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Natural Livity Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 715-1992 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Scandinavian Center Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-5030 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Southern Exposure Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 774-6767 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Sunglass Hut A.H. Riise Sunglasses Shop (340) 774-9030 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Valentine Gifts Raadets Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 777-9494 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Jonna White Gallery. This store is located within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Located on St. Thomas, Jonna White Gallery is a popular spot amongst tourists looking for a high end souvenir to bring home to help commemorate their time on the island. To minimize the risk of problems, if you plan to pick up one of Jonna White's mesmerizing works it is preferable to take your art work home with you. Visitors will find them at 30 Dronningens Gade.

Another option is Mango Tango Art Gallery, which is located a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the southeast of Jonna White Gallery. Voted as the Best in Fine Art and the Best Art Gallery by readers of the Daily News in 2012, Mango Tango pairs gallery owners who truly love helping new artists flourish, with local artists who have vision. Mango Tango is great for art lovers who are always on the hunt for something new. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at (340) 777-3060.

Bambini Fine Arts Gallery: Named for artists Vincent Bambini, Bambini Art Gallery Studio is located in a 200-year-old house that is in the process of being restored by Bambini himself and partner Elen Swane. Bambini'a cutting edge pieces have won him recognition the world over, even appearing in music videos on MTV. Visitors will find them at 5130 Trompeters Gade.

The table below has some key facts regarding the specialty shops located in Charlotte Amalie.

Specialty Shops In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
Admiralty Dive Center Dive Shop (340) 777-9802 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Alpha Jewelers Jewelry Store (877) 425-7425 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Bambini Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery (340) 514-1200 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Blue Island Divers Dive Shop (340) 774-2001 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Camille Pissarro Gallery Art Gallery -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie
DYNASTY DAZZLERS Jewelry Store (340) 774-2222 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
DYNASTY DAZZLERS Jewelry Store (340) 776-8935 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Fish Face Art Gallery (340) 775-5129 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Gallery St. Thomas Art Gallery (340) 777-6363 Charlotte Amalie
Imperial Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 776-8570 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Jewels Main Street Jewelry Store (340) 777-4222 ext. 10000 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Jonna White Gallery Art Gallery (340) 774-1201 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Liberty Jewelers Jewelry Store (888) 436-7937 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Little Switzerland A.H. Riise Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 10110 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Mango Tango Art Gallery Art Gallery (340) 777-3060 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Okidanokh Goldcraft Jewelry Store (340) 775-3060 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Pandora Main Street Jewelry Store (340) 774-3672 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Renaissance Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 774-4510 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Trident Jewels Jewelry Store (340) 776-7152 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
West Indian Treasure Company Jewelry Store (340) 776-1234 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? You might want to visit Olga Gloves -- it's found in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Olga Gloves features gloves for ladies, gentlemen, teens, and youth. They also offer accessories such as hand bags, wallets, belts, and roller brief cases. Call them at (340) 776-4340.

Another shop to consider is Essentric Shoe St. Thomas -- which is located 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) from Olga Gloves. Stop by and browse their selection any time from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can find them at 5406 Store Tvaer Gade.

Another clothing shop you might enjoy is Mr. Tablecloth. With over thirty years of experience, the original Mr. Tablecloth has been making wonderful cloths, gowns, jackets, and other items of their own design made out of a special fabric. They specialize in customized orders and provide the highest of quality to everyone. Guests will find them at 6 Main Street.

Lots of apparel shops located in Charlotte Amalie are provided right below.

Clothing and Apparel In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
BCBG Max Azria Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (340) 775-8921 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Benetton Main Street General Clothing Store (340) 777-4881 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
CLASSIC USVI Clothing Store (904) 410-8390 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Cache Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Clover's Shoe-Tique Shoe Store (340) 714-7220 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Crocs Havensight Shoe Store (340) 776-0300 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Eaze Fashion 81 Boutique (340) 774-9122 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Esquire-Polo Boutique Boutique (340) 774-8018 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Essentric Shoe St. Thomas Shoe Store (340) 774-7800 Charlotte Amalie
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie
I Levin Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (340) 774-2060 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Louis Vuitton Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (340) 779-6262 Charlotte Amalie
Mr. Tablecloth Clothing Store (340) 774-4343 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Olga Gloves Boutique (340) 776-4340 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Players General Clothing Store (340) 776-4540 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Soft Touch Boutique Boutique (340) 776-1760 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Sunglass Hut A.H. Riise Sunglasses Shop (340) 774-9030 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Tommy Hilfiger Boutique Boutique (340) 777-1189 Charlotte Amalie
Universal Tee's T-Shirt Shop (340) 774-7788 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Zahara's Closet Boutique (3 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie

Food and Grocery

Want to check out some local food offerings? Belgian Chocolate Factory is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The Belgian Chocolate Factory houses some delicious treats that people of all ages will be after. From creamy truffles to sweet chocolate covered strawberries, you will be able to find all kinds of chocolate here. They're located at 37 Main Street.

Another possibility is Laline Drake's Passage, which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Belgian Chocolate Factory. Look your best with the products and gifts from Laline Body Store. You will find everything from moisturizers to lipstick on the shelves at Laline. Find them on Main Street.

Cost-U-Less St. Thomas: Cost-U-Less is a typical grocery store in a warehouse setting. So, they sell plenty of grocery products in bulk, plus fresh produce, bath and beauty products, and office supplies. Guests will be able to find them at 4400 Weymouth Rhymer Highway.

Take a minute to read the table just below to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location
A&F Bakery Bakery (340) 776-5145 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Amir Grocery Supermarket Grocery Store (340) 777-4442 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Belgian Chocolate Factory Confectionery and Nut Store (340) 777-5247 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Break and Cakes Bakery Bakery (340) 774-4143 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Charlie's Hangout Grocery Store (340) 777-4194 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Cost-U-Less St. Thomas Grocery Store (340) 777-3545 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Daylight Bakery Bakery (340) 776-1414 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Delicious Delicacies Bakery (340) 776-3868 Charlotte Amalie
E&M Grocery Grocery Store (340) 774-6836 Charlotte Amalie
Friendly Grocery Grocery Store (340) 776-2523 Charlotte Amalie
Jerry's Bakery Bakery (340) 775-0455 Charlotte Amalie
Jungle Food Supermarket Grocery Store (340) 777-5642 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Laline Drake's Passage Nutrition and Body Care Store (340) 775-1382 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Muhsen's Supermarket Grocery Store (340) 775-3027 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Weekes & Weekes Bakery Bakery (340) 776-0663 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
 

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