Shopping in Kingston

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Kingston has perhaps some of the best shopping opportunities in all of Jamaica, but it can be busy and overwhelming at times.  Depending on where you are in town, you'll find outdoor markets selling crafts and imitation luxury goods, department stores and boutiques in malls, and even artwork and collectables in funky little shops. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs you might enjoy a visit to Bijoux Duty Free Kingston, which is located in Kingston. The top selling items at Bijoux include a "One Love, One Heart" bracelet, Larimar jewelry which is only available in the Caribbean, Marahlago, and a new Doctor Bird inspired jewelry by Breuning. They also carry a wide range of high-end watches. You can find them at 7 Dominica Drive.

The table directly below enables you to get a few details concerning 3 gift and souvenir shops located in Kingston.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Bijoux Duty Free Kingston Duty Free Store (876) 953-9530 Kingston
Carby's Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 926-4065 Central Kingston
Toy Zone Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 969-6685 Northern part of Kingston

Specialty Shops

One of the popular speciality shops in this area is Studio174. This shopping venue is situated in downtown Kingston. A community center which encourages locals to get involved in the arts and simply create, Studio 174 is about using all forms of art to make daily life better. Visitors can find them at 174 Harbour Street.

A second option is Frame Centre Gallery, which is located 2.8 mi. (4.4 km) away from Studio174. For decades, Frame Centre Gallery has been the prime locale for the display of high quality Jamaican artwork. Both new and famed artists have their works featured here on a regular basis, with works in all mediums finding a home. They are located at 10 Tangerine Place .

Bolivar Gallery & Antiques: When it comes to purchasing art in Jamaica, Bolivar is a well-known name that you can trust. In business since 1965, Bolivar Gallery & Antiques is the longest-running art gallery in Jamaica. Named for the Latin American hero Simon Bolivar, this gallery features a collection of works by Jamaican and International artists in a wealth of mediums. They're at 10 Grove Road.

Check out the table below for specialty shops serving this area.

Specialty Shops Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Bolivar Gallery & Antiques Art Gallery (876) 926-8799 Central Kingston
Crafts Market Handicraft Dealers (876) 929-9200 Downtown Kingston
Discount Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 749-1976 Spanish Town
Flambouyance Jewellery & Gifts Jewelry Store (876) 988-1204 Portmore
Frame Centre Gallery Art Gallery (876) 926-4644 Central Kingston
Irie Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 988-4976 Portmore
Portmore Mall Jewelers Jewelry Store (876) 998-7101 Portmore
S K Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 984-0259 Spanish Town
Smoke Shack Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (876) 942-5471 Stony Hill
Studio174 Art Gallery (718) 218-7735 Downtown Kingston
Swiss Stores Kingston Jewelry Store (876) 922-8050 Downtown Kingston
Tropical Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 926-1227 Central Kingston

Clothing and Apparel

Enjoy shopping for clothing? Consider dropping by Things Jamaican -- it's situated in central Kingston. The diversity of the products avalale at Things Jamaican is immense, from wood carvings, ceramics, and jewelry, to a wealth of homemade food products and local rums. Guests can find them at 26 Hope Road.

Another option is Puma Store -- which is found less than a mile to the west of Things Jamaican. Whether you're an athlete or not, Puma offers comfortable and fashionable clothing, accessories, and shoes. Stock up on all your Puma-where at this shop, where there is a size, color, and cut for you. If you're looking to call before making reservations, you can do so at (876) 754-5000.

A third clothing shop to consider is Eagle Wing Sports & Things. Stop by and try a few things on beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. To talk to them, call (876) 965-8201.

The chart below enables you to learn more details regarding the apparel shops in or near Kingston.

Clothing and Apparel Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
All Wet Beachwear Showroom Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (876) 371-1649 Central Kingston
Eagle Wing Sports & Things Men's Clothing Store (876) 965-8201 Portmore
New Fashion World Clothing Store (876) 988-8303 Portmore
Pines Clothing & Shoes Clothing Store (876) 998-2059 Portmore
Princess Fashion Boutique Boutique (876) 939-6534 Portmore
Puma Store Shoe Store (876) 754-5000 Central Kingston
Reflexion Boutique Clothing Store (876) 988-7614 Portmore
Shoe Gallery Shoe Store (876) 754-0231 Central Kingston
Stunning Boutique Boutique (876) 929-8636 Central Kingston
Things Jamaican Boutique (876) 928-5161 Central Kingston
Wilbrom Whol & Dor's Boutique Boutique (876) 965-6431 Seaview Gardens

Food and Grocery

Want to check out some local food offerings? Purity Bakery is located in Kingston. For over 50 years, this company has been baking breads and buns in a variety of flavors using timeless, fresh ingredients. They keep the island's stores stocked with breads that everyone can agree on. They're located at 2F Valentine Drive.

Take a moment to read the following chart to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
A & E Market Organic / Health Food Store (876) 906-7605 Kingston
Empire Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 960-1309 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Kingston
Empire Supermarket Grocery Store -- Central Kingston
Family Pride Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 925-7925 Northern part of Kingston
John R Wong Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 926-4811 New Kingston, Central Kingston
Lee's Food Fair Grocery Store (876) 924-3884 Northern part of Kingston
Mcgregor Supermarket Grocery Store -- Central Kingston
Purity Bakery Bakery (876) 924-1151 Kingston
Shoppers Fair Supermarket Grocery Store -- Harbour View, Southeastern part of Kingston

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