Shopping in Santo Domingo

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From the historical to the cultural significance, Santo Domingo is a top tourist destination even without the added bonus of some of the best shopping in the country.  Anything you could hope to buy is available here, from inexpensive trinkets to high end fashions imported from Europe.

For the best souvenir shopping in town, head to El Mercado Modelo, or the National Market, which is where you'll find around 100 independent vendors selling everything from spices and produce to jewelry and other handicrafts.  Where souvenirs are concerned, you'll always want to be on the look out for jewelry made of amber (especially those with bugs trapped inside) and larimar as well as local rum, Mohagany rocking chairs, and coffee.

There are also plenty of malls throughout town, with both local and international chains selling clothing, accessories, electronics, house wears, and everything in between.   

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs or gifts consider visiting Cento Per Cento, which is found in downtown Santo Domingo. Stop by Cento per Cento between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. They're located on Av W Churchill 1001.

Another place to consider is Espacio Cristiano, which is located just next door to Cento Per Cento. Espacio Cristiano is a Christian gift shop, selling items that promote the word of God. If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, do so at (809) 549-4272.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops located in Santo Domingo are summarized right below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Santo Domingo
Name Phone Location
A & C Mercantil Importadores (809) 594-0077 Downtown Santo Domingo
Atenciones Y Regalos Vip (809) 540-8323 Downtown Santo Domingo
Cch Importe (809) 788-1354 Downtown Santo Domingo
Cento Per Cento (809) 955-0008 Downtown Santo Domingo
El Bebe De Ana (809) 683-9684 Downtown Santo Domingo
Espacio Cristiano (809) 549-4272 Downtown Santo Domingo
Gift Shop Belier Belcan (809) 688-9310 Downtown Santo Domingo
Kian Ming Liu (809) 482-1442 Downtown Santo Domingo
Letty Regalos (809) 473-4485 Downtown Santo Domingo
Oakley Agora (809) 621-8900 Central Santo Domingo
Pichardo Lacinio (809) 689-6611 Downtown Santo Domingo
Regalos David (809) 535-8762 Downtown Santo Domingo
Sabor Criollo Gift Shop (809) 685-0525 Downtown Santo Domingo
Simplemente Canastas (809) 482-4220 Downtown Santo Domingo
Tienda Ofelia (809) 688-7004 Downtown Santo Domingo

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting speciality shops in the area is Duendes del Caribe. This store is located in downtown Santo Domingo. In an unassuming building in the city's Colonial Zone is Duendes de Caribe, a cozy art gallery featuring vibrant local art works for sale. This is a great place to see what is inspiring local artists as well as pick up a gift or souvenir that will last much longer that typical trinkets. You'll find them at 17 General Cabral.

Another good option is Arte Berri, which is found less than a mile away from Duendes del Caribe. The permanent art collection at Arte Barri features the works of local and International greats Julio Larraz, Cesar Menéndez, Yoryi Morel, Thimo Pimentel, Antonio Prats-Ventás, Guillo Pérez and Amaya Salazar, Nidia Serra, José Antonio Sistiaga and Alfredo Bikondoa, and Adam Straus. In addition to being a fine arts gallery and sculpture garden, Arte Berri is also the ONG headquarters, which promoted cultural events in the Dominican Republic. You can contact them at (809) 688-2073.

Candido Bido Galeria De Arte: Featuring the works of prominent local artist Candido Bido, guests enjoy a unique take on the local aesthetic when they view his collection of paintings. The property is situated at 5 Doctor Baez Street.

Many specialty shops in Santo Domingo are listed in the following chart.

Specialty Shops In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
Abordage, S A Art Gallery (809) 686-7297 Downtown Santo Domingo
Arte Berri Art Gallery (809) 688-2073 Downtown Santo Domingo
Candido Bido Galeria De Arte Art Gallery (809) 685-5310 Downtown Santo Domingo
D' Guillermo Galeraa Churchill Art Gallery (809) 955-0232 Downtown Santo Domingo
D'Guillermo Galeraa Aybar Art Gallery (809) 955-0232 Downtown Santo Domingo
Duendes del Caribe Art Gallery (809) 686-5073 Downtown Santo Domingo
Forever Crystals Agora Jewelry Store -- Central Santo Domingo
Galeria de Arte Ajoupa Art Gallery -- Downtown Santo Domingo
Golden Arrow Diving Dive Shop (809) 566-7780 Central Santo Domingo
Laura Tosato Agora Jewelry Store (809) 544-6102 Central Santo Domingo
Lyle O Reitzel Galery Art Gallery (809) 227-8361 Downtown Santo Domingo
Marianne Joyas Agora Jewelry Store (809) 566-7925 Central Santo Domingo
Mesa Fine Arts Art Gallery (809) 565-6060 Downtown Santo Domingo
Mildred Gomez Art Gallery Art Gallery (809) 508-2008 Downtown Santo Domingo
Mundo Golf Golf Equipment and Pro Shop (809) 378-1616 Downtown Santo Domingo
Museo de Arte Moderno Art Gallery (809) 685-2156 Downtown Santo Domingo
Nader Enterprises Art Gallery (809) 544-0878 Downtown Santo Domingo
Planet Bike Bicycle Shop (809) 535-2152 Downtown Santo Domingo
Producciones George Nader Art Gallery (809) 544-0878 Downtown Santo Domingo
Quinta Dominica Art Gallery -- Downtown Santo Domingo

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Perhaps you would enjoy Brooksfield Agora -- which is located in central Santo Domingo. High-fashion, high-quality clothing is available for both men and women at this location. A new line premiers each season, so if you only visit a few times a year you will be welcomed to a new collection each time. They're located on Avenida John F Kennedy.

A second place to consider is 7 Camicie Agora -- which is found just next door to Brooksfield Agora. Located on the second floor of the mall, 7 Camicie Agora specializes in sophisticated clothing made in Italy for men and women who seek out quality clothing that will last. Visitors will find them on Avenida John F Kennedy.

A third apparel shop you might want to visit is Oysho. This shop, which is located on the third level of the mall, is all about providing women with clothing that is at once feminine, flirty, and comfortable. While there are a few items that you might wear out to a special occasion, casual is key here. They are located on Avenida John F Kennedy.

The following table enables you to get some key facts concerning the apparel shops in Santo Domingo.

Clothing and Apparel In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
7 Camicie Agora Boutique -- Central Santo Domingo
Addidas Agora Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Central Santo Domingo
Anthony's Agora Department Store (809) 534-3232 Central Santo Domingo
Bimba & Lola Boutique (809) 544-7353 Central Santo Domingo
Brooksfield Agora Boutique (809) 633-2111 Central Santo Domingo
Cortefiel Agora Boutique (809) 547-2933 Central Santo Domingo
Desigual Agora Boutique (829) 544-7349 Central Santo Domingo
Kenneth Cole Agora Boutique -- Central Santo Domingo
La Senza Agora Lingerie Store -- Central Santo Domingo
Onda de Mar Boutique -- Central Santo Domingo
Oysho Boutique (809) 338-3050 Central Santo Domingo
Pull & Bear General Clothing Store (809) 333-3066 Central Santo Domingo
Punto Intimo Agora Lingerie Store (809) 338-0784 Central Santo Domingo
Sport Line American Agora Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (809) 540-7777 Central Santo Domingo
Stradivarius Agora Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (809) 338-3055 Central Santo Domingo
SuiteBlanco Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (829) 544-7392 Central Santo Domingo
Tingola T-Shirt Shop (809) 683-6910 Central Santo Domingo
Trucco Shop Agora Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (809) 378-2015 Central Santo Domingo
Via Uno Boutique Boutique (809) 872-0268 Downtown Santo Domingo
Zara Agora Boutique (809) 338-3033 Central Santo Domingo

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? El Catador is located within downtown Santo Domingo. El Catador stays open late each night during the week, closing at 11:00 p.m. On Saturday, they close at 6:00 p.m., and on Sundays they are closed. The property can be found on Av Lope De Vega 50.

View this table if you want more information.

Food and Grocery Stores In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
Abastecimientos Diversos Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 334-1000 Downtown Santo Domingo
Cinnabon Agora Bakery (809) 227-4348 Central Santo Domingo
Colonials Road Liqours Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 688-8777 Downtown Santo Domingo
Drink 365 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 526-9087 Downtown Santo Domingo
Drink Out Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 535-8888 Downtown Santo Domingo
Drink To Go Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store -- Downtown Santo Domingo
El Catador Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 549-6215 Downtown Santo Domingo
House Drink Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (829) 590-7791 Downtown Santo Domingo
K M Licor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 537-1522 Downtown Santo Domingo
La Cuchara de Madera Bakery (809) 683-6544 Central Santo Domingo
Licor Store Nepo Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 683-0606 Downtown Santo Domingo
Platinum Licor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 482-5118 Downtown Santo Domingo
Ron Depot Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 987-1414 Downtown Santo Domingo
Supermercado La Cadena Grocery Store -- Central Santo Domingo
Xocolat Agora Confectionery and Nut Store (809) 549-5036 Central Santo Domingo

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