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 hoping to find some gifts consider heading to Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat, which is found within downtown Oranjestad. They are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (297) 583-7237.

A second place to consider is Hot Look Sunglasses, which is found 3.8 mi. (6.2 km) to the north of Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat. Designer sunglasses such as Oakley, Versace, Dior, and Ray Ban line the walls of this accessory boutique. Their occasional sales allow you to get top designer looks for much less. If you have questions, call them at (297) 586-1830.

Another place you might enjoy is Cosecha. They are open Monday between 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. To reach them, call (297) 587-8709.

Many gift and souvenir shops in and around Oranjestad are shown here:

Gifts and Souvenirs Around Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Aloe Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-9301 1.5 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Cosecha Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 587-8709 Downtown Oranjestad
Curated Lab Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 583-7849 Manchebo, 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central 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 Downtown Oranjestad
Noel's Gifts & Home Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 582-5906 0.9 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
Shar's Gift & Flowershop Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 583-2727 1.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Oranjestad
The Mask Gift and Souvenir Shops (297) 592-1036 Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting speciality shops in this area is Louis XV. This shopping venue is found within Oranjestad. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. They are also open on Saturdays from 9:00am until 1:00pm. The property is located at 158-G Tanki Leendert.

Another option is Gemani Jewelers, which is located 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) away from Louis XV. 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 ahead, you can do so at (297) 588-4242.

Kay's Fine Jewelry: Originally opened in 1989, Kay's Fine Jewelry has been servicing the Caribbean with great success for decades. Fine jewelry coupled with excellent customer service and great prices is what sets this jeweler apart from its competition. You can call them at (297) 588-3314.

The following chart shows some key facts regarding the specialty shops in Oranjestad.

Specialty Shops In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Artistic Boutique Jewelry Store (297) 582-3142 Downtown 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
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
Toys 4 Us Toy and Game Store (297) 583-3947 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? You might want to try Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad -- it's located in downtown Oranjestad. Swarovski Boutique is a retail shop selling trendy collections of jewelry, time pieces, accessories, collectable figurines, and home decor made from stunning Swarovski's crystals. To contact them, call (297) 583-4077.

A second good option is Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall -- which is found a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad. Preppy clothing is the style here, and men and boys can complete their entire leisure wardrobe in one trip, plus get swim suits, shoes, and other accessories as well. They are situated

A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat. Some of the Kok Optica collections offered are Porsche Design, Oakley, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Oliver Peoples, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Ray Ban, Gucci, Prada and Carrera. If you have questions and want to call ahead of time, do so at (297) 583-7237.

Several apparel shops in Oranjestad are summarized in the following chart.

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
Kok Optical Paseo Herencia Mall Sunglasses Shop (297) 583-7237 Downtown Oranjestad
Ladies Choice Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (297) 588-0062 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
Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad Boutique (297) 583-4077 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? Bright Bakery is found in Piedra Plat, in eastern Oranjestad. Everything at Bright Bakery is made fresh daily, including breads which include kipashi, vokoren, whole wheat, butter, potato, maize, pan carent, and pan bususchi. There also a few specialty items on the menu, like cheese balls, croissants, pizzas, pastechis, cakes, pastries, and other desserts. If you want to call before making reservations, do so at (297) 585-9031.

A second possibility is Huchada, which is located 1.2 mi. (1.9 km) to the southeast of Bright Bakery. As a bakery, they make their own cakes, pastries, breads, and snacks for guests like you. Taste the local tradition in each bite. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (297) 585-8302.

Bread Boutique: 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. Visitors can find them at 160 L G Smith Boulevard.

Take a minute to read the following table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around 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
Bright Bakery Bakery (297) 585-9031 Piedra Plat, 2.3 mi. East of Central Oranjestad
Flatstone Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 585-3138 2.7 mi. East of Central Oranjestad
Fung's Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 586-3460 Sabana Lider, 2.9 mi. North of Central 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
Huchada Bakery (297) 585-8302 Santa Cruz, 3.1 mi. East of Central Oranjestad
Kong Hing Supermarket Grocery Store (297) 588-9889 Downtown Oranjestad
Ling & Sons Iga Super Center Grocery Store (297) 583-2370 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Liquor Lovers Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- 1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Ng's Supermarket Grocery Store -- 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Oranjestad
Super Food Grocery Store (297) 522-2000 The vicinity of Palm Beach, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
 

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