Shopping in Nassau

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As busy tourist hot-spot, Nassau's shopping opportunities range from the traditional straw markets to a string of duty free shops along Bay Street, and even a few malls.  The type of goods you're hoping to bring home with you will dictate the best spots for your shopping trips.

The Straw Market is something of a tradition in Nassau.  This is where you'll find nearly 500 local vendors selling handmade goods, local products, food and drink, and even doing hair.  Your best chance at getting good deals on duty free products like jewelry, rum, and clothing in on Bay Street, and finally don't pass up small art studios you encounter for some awe-inspiring pieces of fine art. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some souvenirs consider visiting Bahamia Store, which is located within downtown Nassau. For all of your Bahamian symbols, flags, shirts, and other patriotic images, the Bahamia Store is the place to be. They're on Bay and Frederick Streets.

A second possibility is John Bull Nassau, which is located a short distance of Bahamia Store. John Bull offers a selection of watches and jewelry that come direct from the manufacturer, as well as a large selection of designer clothing and authentic leather products. Additionally, the store is duty free, the prices are less than they would be in other nations. They're at 284 Bay Street.

A third option is Pure Caribbean. At Pure Caribbean, you will find a large selection of hot sauces, spices, and other flavors that while common in the Bahamas and Caribbean, may not be easy to find when you get back home.

Many gift and souvenir shops in Nassau are summarized in the chart below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Arcade Liquor Nassau Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
Bahama Palm Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 323-3380 Downtown Nassau
Bahamia Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 356-4512 Downtown Nassau
Big Kahuna Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 326-2684 Nassau
Business & Gift Center Gift and Souvenir Shops 377-1809 Nassau
Esquire Liquors Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
Express It Yourself Gift Baskets Gift Baskets and Care Packages Shop 356-0432 Nassau
Fornof Novelties & Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 393-4043 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gifts Plus Gift and Souvenir Shops 325-6220 Nassau
Gifts Remembered Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 394-5458 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Hallmark Gold Crown Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 393-6166 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
I Need a Liquor Store Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
John Bull Nassau Duty Free Store (242) 302-2800 Downtown Nassau
Jus Mal Sunglasses Haven Sunglasses Shop (242) 393-7908 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Maury Roberts Duty-Free Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
Pure Caribbean Gift and Souvenir Shops -- Downtown Nassau
Shelly's Personalized Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 394-6601 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Suntime Sunglasses Shop (242) 677-9434 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Todhunter Mitchell Duty-Free Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau

Specialty Shops

One of the area's popular specialty retailers is Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation. They are located in downtown Nassau. With hopes of honoring and promoting the works of Bahamian artists, collector Vincent D'Anguilar set up a foundation and gallery where locals and visitors can explore the pieced on display a well as learn about the creators and art as a whole. They are located on Virginia Street.

Another option is Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art, which is found a short distance away to the southeast of Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation. Aitken Imaging is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Visitors will be able to find them at 17 Madeira Street.

Airbrush Junkies: This shop specializes in air brushing t-shirts, jeans, sweaters and jackets, shoes, hats, murals, banners, signs, and more. They also do tattoo, piercings, and body art. Guests can find them on Marathon Road.

Check out the table just below if you want more information.

Specialty Shops In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery (242) 394-1003 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery (242) 325-1771 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery Art Gallery (242) 327-7562 Downtown Nassau
Cartier Boutique Jewelry Store (242) 302-2882 Downtown Nassau
Coin Of The Realm Coin Shop (242) 322-4862 Downtown Nassau
Colombian Emeralds Bay Street East Jewelry Store (242) 326-4745 Downtown Nassau
Colombian Emeralds Bay Street West Jewelry Store (242) 326-4745 Downtown Nassau
Cultural Gallery And Studio Art Gallery -- Downtown Nassau
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Nassau
Diamonds International Bay Street East Jewelry Store (242) 322-1851 Downtown Nassau
Effy Jewelers Frederick Street Jewelry Store (242) 326-5931 Downtown Nassau
Effy Jewelers George Street Jewelry Store (242) 326-5931 Downtown Nassau
Goldie's Jewellers Jewelry Store 322-5013 Nassau
Graycliff Cigar Company Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (242) 302-9150 Downtown Nassau
Hoffersport Sporting Goods Store (242) 322-8537 Nassau
Little Switzerland Jewelry Store (242) 322-8521 Downtown Nassau
Morley's Art Studio & Gallery Art Gallery 361-6006 Nassau
New Providence Art & Antiques Art Gallery -- Nassau
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Nassau
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery (242) 325-1957 Downtown Nassau

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Del Sol Nassau -- it's situated in downtown Nassau. For a unique gift for someone at home, or just for yourself, try some of Del Sol's unique clothing and accessories that change color in the sun! Visitors will find them on Bay Street.

A second place to consider is Cariloha Nassau -- which is found just a few steps away from Del Sol Nassau. Step into this unique boutique where all the clothes are made out of bamboo! This material is softer and cooler to wear than traditional cotton, making incredibly comfortable, especially in the hot Caribbean sun. They can be found at 29 Bay Street.

A third clothing shop to consider is Ross. Rows and rows and rows of clothes for men, women, and children fill every nook and cranny at Ross, where brand name clothes have been deeply discounted because they are off season or have slight imperfections. Ross also sells shoes, undergarments, accessories, and home wares. Guests can find them on East Street South.

The following table provides you with some details concerning the 20 apparel shops in Nassau.

Clothing and Apparel In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Adam & Eve Women's Clothing and Accessories Store 394-5767 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Bijoux Terner Boutique (242) 393-5560 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Cariloha Nassau Boutique (305) 677-9587 Downtown Nassau
Del Sol Nassau T-Shirt Shop (305) 677-9587 Downtown Nassau
Fashion Hall Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (242) 393-4807 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Fendi Store Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 322-6300 Downtown Nassau
Flaunt It Women's Clothing and Accessories Store 328-2111 Nassau
Glamour Girls Boutique (242) 394-5516 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gucci Store Nassau Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 325-0561 Downtown Nassau
J-Z Tees T-Shirt Shop (242) 393-4043 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
John Bull Marathon Men's Clothing Store (242) 393-4406 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
John's Shoe Store Shoe Store (242) 361-6876 Nassau
Rachel's Boutique Boutique 325-4415 Nassau
Ross Department Store 323-2009 Nassau
Shoe Fever Shoe Store 326-4358 Nassau
Sports Centre Nassau Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 393-7979 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Sports Centre Paradise Island Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 394-7660 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Suntime Sunglasses Shop (242) 677-9434 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
The Athlete's Foot Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 394-6905 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
The Bag Lady Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 394-4314 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau

Food and Grocery

Want to check out some local food offerings? Burn's Liquor Store is located in northeastern Nassau. Browse the incredible selection from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guests will find them on Marathon Road.

A second option is Island Wines & Spirits, which is found to the of Burn's Liquor Store. Stop in between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. They are situated on Mackey Street.

Purity Bakery: Purity Bakery offers the freshly made, world-famous Bacardi Rum Cake, a delicious mix of sweet dessert cake and the vibrant flavor of Bacardi Rum. The Bahamas is famous for their Rum Cake, so be sure to give it a try. Find them on Market Street.

You might want to look through the following table for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Nassau
Name Type Phone Location
Archer's Bakery & Deli Bakery (242) 341-4393 Nassau
Burn's Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 394-6792 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Cable Beach Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 327-8686 Northeastern part of Nassau
Captain's Cabin Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 393-2812 Nassau
Centerville Food Market Grocery Store 322-1852 Nassau
General Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (242) 394-2180 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gourmet Market Grocery Store 327-1067 Nassau
Greene Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 393-6474 Nassau
Harding's Food Store Grocery Store 393-6423 Nassau
Island Wines & Spirits Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 394-0632 Nassau
J B & Sons Wholesale Liquors Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 394-3764 Nassau
K & J Wholesale Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 392-0011 Nassau
Mystical Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store 322-3814 Nassau
New Swiss Pastry Shop Bakery (242) 394-7283 Nassau
Purity Bakery Bakery (242) 302-3000 Nassau
 

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