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 or souvenirs you might want to try Kok Optica Wilhelminastraat, which is located within downtown Oranjestad. 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 are looking for something specific and want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (297) 583-7237.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops in Oranjestad are provided right 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 more popular speciality shops is Royal Jewelers. This shopping venue is located in northwestern Oranjestad. If it is unique and unusual you are after, head to Royal Jewelers, where not only are there one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry available, but the helpful service is exemplary. If you're looking to call in advance, do so at (297) 586-8696.

A second option is Gemani Jewelers, which is found 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 want to call before booking a room, 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. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at (297) 588-3314.

The following chart lists more details on the specialty shops in Oranjestad.

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
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
Trinity Jewelry Jewelry Store (297) 588-4177 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? You might want to try Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall -- which is found in downtown 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 can be found

A second good option is Swarovski Boutique Oranjestad -- which is found a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Vilebrequin Renaissance Mall. 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) 582-6399.

A third clothing shop to consider is Eva Boutique. The racks are crowded with up-to-the minute fashions for young women, and accessories are available as well. To reach them, call (297) 582-3199.

You can look through the following table to see apparel shops located in this area.

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
Coach Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store -- Downtown Oranjestad
DIESEL Clothing Store (297) 588-9590 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
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
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 located in 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. Visitors will be able to find them at 160 L G Smith Boulevard.

A second option is Chocolaterie Taste of Belgium, which is found 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) to the south of Bread Boutique. The Taste of Belgium offers the taste of chocolate in the form truffles, bars, as well as in gift boxes. Every flavor you can imagine has been combined to create a variety of chocolates from caramel to waffle. You can call them at (297) 583-7316.

View the chart 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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