Shopping in Oranjestad

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The shopping capital of Aruba, Oranjestad has a little bit of everything, plus tax-free shopping to boot.  Whether you shop downtown where the malls and luxury apparel is, or you head to a craft market for local goods, you'll generally find variety to be the spice of life here.

As you become familiar with the way of life in this bustling town, you'll become accustomed to that fact that most businesses are open from 9:00 a.m. to noon close for lunch, then open again at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and then close up for the day at around 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. during the week.  Saturdays are usually half days, and Sundays most places are closed.  Keep this in mind as you head downtown where there are shopping malls in abundance selling high end fashion and luxury apparel.  

Another favorite spot is the newly re-vamped Main Street, which has been made into a pedestrian only shopping center featuring a trolly that transports guests from the cruise terminal and the downtown area.  Here, you'll find a craft-fair style setting where vendors sell mainly handmade wares which made for perfect souvenirs.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some gifts or souvenirs consider heading to Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat, which is located in downtown Oranjestad. Kok Optica was founded in 1996; it now has the latest fashion in eye wear from all over the world. They use the latest technology for eye examinations so that their customers can speedily obtain prescription eye wear, sunglasses and contact lenses. Visitors can contact them at (297) 583-7237.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops in Oranjestad are provided in the chart below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Antillian Souvenir Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-6885 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Arashi Souvenir Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-4088 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Berendz Food Candy & Giftshop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-7871 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Best 4 Less Souvenir Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-7581 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Ely's Souvenirs Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-6391 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Jay's Souvenir Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-8514 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Kenashkim Souvenir Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-6182 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Downtown Oranjestad
Lian Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-6878 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Noel's Gifts & Home Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-5906 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Ocean Blue Gift & Souvenirs Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-2678 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Seasons Office School Gifts & More Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-6367 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Shar's Gift & Flowershop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 583-2029 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Sun Specs Sunglass Boutique Aventura Mall Sunglasses Shop (297) 582-0105 Downtown Oranjestad
Sun Specs Sunglass Boutique Renaissance Marketplace Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-1820 Downtown Oranjestad
Tamarijn Giftshop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 583-7849 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
The Pretty Gift Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-4455 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Specialty Shops

One of the area's popular speciality shops is Royal Jewelers. This shopping venue is located in northwestern Oranjestad. Royal Jewelers is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitors can reach them at (297) 586-8696.

Another option is Gemani Jewelers, which is located just a few steps away from Royal Jewelers. For four decades, Gemani Jewelers has been Aruba's premier family owned and operated loose diamond jeweler. If you're in the market for a handmade, uniquely designed piece of jewelry, a stop at this shop is worth it during your trip to the island. If you have questions and want to call ahead, you can do so at (297) 588-4242.

Kay's Fine Jewelry: If you collect fine timepieces that are so well made that they will become family heirlooms, or are in the market for an investment piece of jewelry, head to Kay's Fine Jewelry and they will take care of your needs. You can contact them at (297) 588-3314.

Many of the specialty shops located in Oranjestad are shown in the following chart.

Specialty Shops In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery (297) 582-5882 Paradera, 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Bulgari Jewelry Store (297) 529-9900 Downtown Oranjestad
Cartier Jewelry Store (297) 529-9984 Downtown Oranjestad
Chopard Jewelry Store (297) 583-2567 Downtown Oranjestad
Colombian Emeralds Jewelry Store (297) 583-6238 Downtown Oranjestad
D'Orlahn Fine Jewelry Jewelry Store (297) 582-9544 Downtown Oranjestad
David Yurman Jewelry Store (297) 529-9900 Downtown Oranjestad
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Oranjestad
Flora Market Florist (297) 583-6468 1.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Gandelman Jewelers Renaissance Mall Jewelry Store (297) 529-9900 Downtown Oranjestad
Gemani Jewelers Jewelry Store (297) 588-4242 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Kay's Fine Jewelry Jewelry Store (297) 588-3314 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Louis XV Antiques and Used Merchandise Dealer (297) 741-5640 1.7 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Mademoiselle Jewelry Jewelry Store (297) 588-1524 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Milano 20 Jewelry Store (297) 588-9785 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Rolex Watch Store (297) 529-9900 Downtown Oranjestad
Royal Jewelers Jewelry Store (297) 586-8696 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Shakti Jewelers Jewelry Store (297) 588-6468 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Shiva's Gold & Gems Oranjestad Jewelry Store (297) 583-4077 Downtown Oranjestad
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Oranjestad

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? You might want to try Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall -- which is situated in downtown Oranjestad. This locale is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Find them

Another place to consider is Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad -- which is found a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall. The first Swarovzki Boutique to open in the Caribbean found its home in Oranjestad, Aruba. Offering a dazzling collection of products etched out of Swarovski crystals, this locale proves that all that glitters is not gold. You can call them at (297) 582-6399.

A third place to consider is Eva Boutique. The racks are crowded with up-to-the minute fashions for young women, and accessories are available as well. If you're looking to call before making reservations, you can do so at (297) 582-3199.

Lots of apparel shops located in Oranjestad are shown down below.

Clothing and Apparel In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Aruba Trading Company Department Store (297) 582-3950 Downtown Oranjestad
CH Carolina Herrera Clothing Store (297) 582-9059 Downtown Oranjestad
DIESEL Clothing Store (297) 588-9590 Downtown Oranjestad
EPK Children's Store Children's and Infants' Clothing and Accessory Store (297) 583-3413 Downtown Oranjestad
Ermenegildo Zegna Clothing Store (297) 588-6050 Downtown Oranjestad
Eva Boutique Boutique (297) 582-3199 Downtown Oranjestad
Faconnable Clothing Store (297) 583-3351 Downtown Oranjestad
Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Downtown Oranjestad
Lacoste Renaissance Mall Clothing Store (297) 582-5315 Downtown Oranjestad
Ladies Choice Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 588-0062 Downtown Oranjestad
Monalisa Boutique (297) 588-9712 Downtown Oranjestad
Panache Oranjestad Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (297) 582-0860 Downtown Oranjestad
Ralph Lauren Clothing Store (297) 582-3674 Downtown Oranjestad
Runners Aruba Shoe Store (297) 583-9966 Downtown Oranjestad
Sun Specs Sunglass Boutique Aventura Mall Sunglasses Shop (297) 582-0105 Downtown Oranjestad
Sun Specs Sunglass Boutique Renaissance Marketplace Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-1820 Downtown Oranjestad
Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad Boutique (297) 582-6399 Downtown Oranjestad
The Athlete's Foot Aruba Shoe Store -- Downtown Oranjestad
Victoria's Secret Lingerie Store -- Downtown Oranjestad
Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Downtown Oranjestad

Food and Grocery

Want to check out some local food offerings? Bread Boutique is found in northwestern Oranjestad. The menu at Bread Boutique is a delicious array of breakfast sandwiches, cold and hot sandwiches, wraps, tostis, soups, and salads. You will be able to find them at 160 L G Smith Boulevard.

Another option is Chocolaterie Taste of Belgium, which is located less than a mile away from Bread Boutique. One of four branches of the locally owned Taste of Belgium, the Chocolaterie is a chocolate shop in the Renaissance Mall selling all types of decadent chocolate confections. This shop has cafe seating so that you can enjoy a European-style atmosphere as you sample chocolates in a number of styles and flavors. To talk to them, call (297) 583-7316.

Look through the table below to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Al-Baraka Arab Bakery & Pastry Bakery (297) 582-2626 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Bread Boutique Bakery (297) 588-0490 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Candeis Minimarket Grocery Store (297) 588-2075 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Chines Supermarket Grocery Store -- 1.0 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Chocolaterie Taste of Belgium Confectionery and Nut Store (297) 583-7316 Downtown Oranjestad
Feng Da Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 583-8327 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Feng Wei Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 588-7655 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Hooiberg Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 585-0788 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Jing Ye Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 582-0458 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
La Ronda Rumshop Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (297) 583-4450 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Ng's Supermarket Grocery Store -- 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Paradijswijk Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 582-0481 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Reality Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 587-4772 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Sabana Blanco Food Market Grocery Store (297) 588-3844 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Tat Fat Oriental Foodmart Grocery Store (297) 583-2827 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
 

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