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 enjoy shopping for gifts or souvenirs you might want to visit 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. If you are looking to call ahead of time, do so at (297) 583-7237.

A second place to consider is Hot Look Sunglasses, which is found approximately four miles (approximately six kilometers) to the north of Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat. HotLook Sunglasses' sleek store, right near Palm Beach, houses a large collection of stylish eye wear to protect you from that Aruba sun. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (297) 586-1830.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops in or near Oranjestad are listed here:

Gifts and Souvenirs Around Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Amazonas Souvenirs Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 586-6628 Sabana Lider, 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Ely's Souvenirs Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 588-6391 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (297) 586-1830 Palm Beach, 4.0 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Downtown Oranjestad
Kok Optical Paseo Herencia Mall Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Lian Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-6878 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Marjorie Souvernir Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-7901 Sabana Lider, 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Noel's Gifts & Home Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-5906 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 Palm Beach Mall Sunglasses Shop (297) 586-1830 Palm Beach, 3.7 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Tamarijn Giftshop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 583-7849 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
The Mask Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 586-2900 Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
The Pearl Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-8918 Sabana Lider, 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad

Specialty Shops

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

A second option is Gemani Jewelers, which is located within a quick walk from Royal Jewelers. Gemani specializes in loose diamonds from .5 carats to 20 carats, as well as other unset gems like rubies, emeralds, tanzanite, and sapphires. Swiss watches are also available, and there is a certified GIA appraiser on staff. For customers who want to call before making reservations, 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. Visitors can contact them at (297) 588-3314.

Be sure to look through the following table if you want more information.

Specialty Shops In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Bulgari Jewelry Store (297) 529-9900 Downtown Oranjestad
Cartier Jewelry Store (297) 529-9984 Downtown Oranjestad
Chopard Jewelry Store (297) 583-2567 Downtown Oranjestad
Cigar Emporium Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (297) 582-5479 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
Lucor Jewelers Jewelry Store (297) 582-0500 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
Shiva's Gold & Gems Oranjestad Jewelry Store (297) 583-4077 Downtown Oranjestad
Tanzanite International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Oranjestad
The Craft Shop Art Supply and Craft Store (297) 587-8272 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Toys 4 Us Toy and Game Store (297) 583-3947 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Consider dropping by Eva Boutique -- it's situated in downtown Oranjestad. A shop founded by a girl who loves fashion for other girls who love fashion, this shop offers the latest trends at low prices. If you have questions and want to call before you go, do so at (297) 582-3199.

A second shop to consider is Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall -- which is found just next door to Eva Boutique. Featuring a collection of high quality and colorful resort wear for men, women, and boys, most of the clothing in this collection is reminiscent of something you'd imagine wearing while sailing on a yacht. Soon they will be offering a line for young girls as well. They are located

A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat. 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. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (297) 583-7237.

The chart below provides you with some key facts regarding the 20 apparel shops located in Oranjestad.

Clothing and Apparel In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Adolfo Domínguez Clothing Store (297) 588-2276 Downtown Oranjestad
Aldo Shoe Store (297) 583-3427 Downtown Oranjestad
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
Eva Boutique Boutique (297) 582-3199 Downtown Oranjestad
Faconnable Clothing Store (297) 583-3351 Downtown Oranjestad
Furla Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 582-5355 Downtown Oranjestad
Gucci Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 583-3952 Downtown Oranjestad
Guess Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 583-3900 Downtown Oranjestad
Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Downtown Oranjestad
Ladies Choice Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 588-0062 Downtown Oranjestad
Michael Kors Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 588-7007 Downtown Oranjestad
Monalisa Boutique (297) 588-9712 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
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

Hungry? Bread Boutique is located within northwestern Oranjestad. Yummy and satisfying food on a budget is what you'll find at Bread Boutique. Newspapers, diners, and reviewers alike have been giving this spot rave reviews since it opened, which means tourists won't want to miss it for breakfast or lunch during their trip. They're located at 160 L G Smith Boulevard.

Review the chart below if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Aruba Wedding Cake Bakery -- 2.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Bread Boutique Bakery (297) 588-0490 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Gianni's Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (297) 582-8352 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Hong Kong Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 588-6568 Paradera, 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Kong Fui Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 582-6709 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Kong Hing Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 588-9889 Downtown Oranjestad
Ng's Supermarket Grocery Store -- 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Oranjestad
 

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