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 enjoy shopping for souvenirs you might enjoy visiting Bijoux Duty Free Kingston, which is found in Kingston. Offering a huge selection of duty free jewelry and timepieces, Bijoux Duty Free is the perfect place to browse for a souvenir that is not only high end, but duty free as well. They're located at 7 Dominica Drive.

Some gift and souvenir shops in Kingston are listed in the following chart.

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 interesting specialty retailers in this area is Studio174. This shopping venue is located in downtown Kingston. In addition to teaching classes in various mediums of art, the center offers other education such as English classes. The artwork created by students here is on display for anyone who cares to stop by and see it. You will 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 30 years, Frame Center Gallery has been displaying local artwork, and hosting regular exhibitions of Jamaican artists. Some artists who are permanently on display here include Cecil Cooper and Henry Lowe. Guests will be able to find them at 10 Tangerine Place .

Bolivar Gallery & Antiques: On top of hosting a base collection of local and International art work, Bolivar will often put on exhibitions displaying new works and inviting guests to view and perhaps purchase them. On top of selling art, Bolivar has many other talents. You will be able to find them at 10 Grove Road.

Several specialty shops in and around Kingston are summarized right below.

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

Interested in shopping for clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Things Jamaican -- it's located in central Kingston. Things Jamaican is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Find them at 26 Hope Road.

Another option is Puma Store -- which is located less than a mile to the west of Things Jamaican. Specializing in sportswear, Puma got its start over half a century ago, and is today one of the most popular brands on the planet. You can shop Pump shoes, clothing, and accessories at this Kingston locale. If you want to know more, call them at (876) 754-5000.

A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Eagle Wing Sports & Things. A family run business in the Portmore Mall, Eagle Wing began as a peanuts and sweets shops, but over time transformed into its current incarnation of a men's fashion store. Offering both wholesale and retail prices, you can find everything to outfit the modern man -- and his son -- here. If you have questions, try calling them at (876) 965-8201.

The following chart offers some key facts concerning the 11 apparel shops located 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

Hungry? 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. Guests will be able to find them at 2F Valentine Drive.

View this table for more information about your options.

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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