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

Some gift and souvenir shops located in Santo Domingo are listed in the following chart.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Santo Domingo
Name Phone Location
Atenciones Y Regalos Vip (809) 540-8323 Downtown Santo Domingo
Letty Regalos (809) 473-4485 Downtown Santo Domingo
Sabor Criollo Gift Shop (809) 685-0525 Downtown Santo Domingo
Tienda Ofelia (809) 688-7004 Downtown Santo Domingo

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more popular speciality shops is Arte Berri. They are situated in downtown Santo Domingo. Tour the grounds of Arte Berri between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you have questions, call them at (829) 343-4514.

Another option is Duendes del Caribe, which is located within a mile to the north of Arte Berri. 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. Visitors can find them at 17 General Cabral.

Golden Arrow Diving: Owner and operator of this dive center, Denis, has a passion for scuba diving that is hard to match. He opened the center in 1999 in order to train other divers while pursuing his love for cave diving, and is hands on in the education of all guests. They're located at 10 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Street.

The following table enables you to get more information about the 19 specialty shops in Santo Domingo.

Specialty Shops In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
Arte Berri Art Gallery (829) 343-4514 Downtown Santo Domingo
Arte De Carolina Art Gallery (809) 687-6677 Downtown Santo Domingo
Axxessori Jewelry Store (809) 540-7777 Central Santo Domingo
Charet Agora Jewelry Store (809) 412-5079 Central Santo Domingo
Club Car Golf Equipment and Pro Shop (809) 620-2406 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
Galeraa Bodden Art Gallery (809) 732-0000 Downtown Santo Domingo
Galeraa De Arte Nader Art Gallery (809) 544-0878 Central Santo Domingo
Golden Arrow Diving Dive Shop (809) 566-7780 Central Santo Domingo
Joyeria Michelle Agora Jewelry Store -- Central 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
Museo de Tobaco Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (809) 689-7665 Santo Domingo
Planet Bike Bicycle Shop (809) 535-2152 Downtown Santo Domingo
Quinta Dominica Art Gallery -- Downtown Santo Domingo

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? Consider dropping by Brooksfield Agora -- it's found within central Santo Domingo. Located on the second floor of the mall, Brooksfield specializes in "A Way of Life." The clothing available is made in the tradition of Italy, but with a style suitable for a country club. Find them on Avenida John F Kennedy.

A second place to consider is 7 Camicie Agora -- which is located 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 be able to find them on Avenida John F Kennedy.

A third apparel shop you might want to visit is Onda de Mar. The clothing sold by Onda de Mar is made with high quality material but remains both trendy and laid back all at once. Visitors will be able to find them on Avenida John F Kennedy.

Check the following table to learn more.

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
Barone Agora Formalwear Store (809) 683-2582 Central Santo Domingo
Bershka Agora General Clothing Store (809) 338-3044 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
Massimo Dutti Agora General Clothing Store (809) 333-3090 Central Santo Domingo
Onda de Mar Boutique -- Central Santo Domingo
Oysho Boutique (809) 338-3050 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
Zara Agora Boutique (809) 338-3033 Central Santo Domingo

Food and Grocery

Hungry? El Catador is found in 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. You can find them on Av Lope De Vega 50.

Take a look at this table to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Santo Domingo
Name Type Phone Location
Abastecimientos Diversos Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 334-1000 Downtown Santo Domingo
Barcelo Export Import C Por A Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 534-1693 Downtown Santo Domingo
Decanter Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 567-9505 Downtown Santo Domingo
El Catador Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 549-6215 Downtown Santo Domingo
El Esquinazo Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 580-2274 Downtown Santo Domingo
Fefelo Licores Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 594-0000 Downtown Santo Domingo
K M Licor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 537-1522 Downtown Santo Domingo
La Boutique Del Vino Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 686-4209 Downtown Santo Domingo
La Cuchara de Madera Bakery (809) 683-6544 Central Santo Domingo
Pernod Ricard Dominicana Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 565-5114 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
Stoke Drink And Bar Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (809) 563-0309 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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