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

Some of the gift and souvenir shops located in Kingston are displayed right below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Kingston
Name Phone Location
Carby's Gift Shop (876) 926-4065 Central Kingston
Toy Zone (876) 969-6685 Northern part of Kingston

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is Studio174. This store is situated 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. They're located at 174 Harbour Street.

Another option is Frame Centre Gallery, which is found 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. You will find them 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. Guests will be able to find them at 10 Grove Road.

Check the following table for information concerning specialty shops in this general 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
Frame Centre Gallery Art Gallery (876) 926-4644 Central Kingston
Irie Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 988-4976 Portmore
S K Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 984-0259 Spanish Town
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

Want to shop for some clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Things Jamaican -- it's located 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. They're located at 26 Hope Road.

Take some time to look through the table just below for more information about apparel shops located in this area.

Clothing and Apparel In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
All Wet Beachwear Showroom Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (876) 371-1649 Central Kingston
Shoe Gallery Shoe Store (876) 754-0231 Central Kingston
Things Jamaican Boutique (876) 928-5161 Central Kingston

Food and Grocery

Looking for some food? Purity Bakery is situated 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. You will be able to find them at 2F Valentine Drive.

Take a moment to read the table just below for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Angel's Mart Grocery Store (876) 602-6457 Spanish Town
Empire Supermarket Grocery Store -- Central Kingston
Empire Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 960-1309 1.7 mi. North of Downtown 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
Joong Supermarket Portmore Grocery Store (876) 998-1105 Portmore
Joong Supermarket Stony Hill Grocery Store (876) 942-9386 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Noland Hill
Lee's Food Fair Grocery Store (876) 924-3884 Northern part of Kingston
Munamar Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 749-6407 Spanish Town
Natural Vitamins Herbs & Vegetarian Place Nutrition and Body Care Store (876) 984-1305 Spanish Town
Purity Bakery Bakery (876) 924-1151 Kingston
Right's Bakery Bakery (876) 939-2799 Portmore
Young's Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 907-2587 Spanish Town

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