Shopping on Trinidad and Tobago is all about variety. In one instant you can be making your way through a busy street bazaar, and the next walking through a department store in the mall. There are also locally owned businesses and various souvenir shops.
Outdoor markets are a great place to find the best prices on handicrafts, textiles, produce, and livestock. Charlotte Street in Port of Spain is well known for street vending, but also be on the look out for street vendors on High Street, Main Street in Chaguanas, and the Central Market at Sea Lots.
The bazaar in Port-of-Spain showcases luxury items from around the globe. Shoppers will find everything they could dream of, from Irish linens and English china to Swiss watches and French perfume. At each shop in the bazaar you'll feel as though you've left Trinidad and gone to a whole new country, with the exciting opportunity to bring home a souvenir.
Trinidad's malls come in two forms: arcade and shopping centers. Arcades are what Americans recognize as a shopping mall, with department stores flanking dozens of smaller chains, restaurants, salons, movie theaters, and kiosks. These can be found throughout Trinidad on Chaguanas, Charlotte, Frederick, Henry, and High Roads. You can expect to pay more at the arcade malls than in the shopping centers.
The shopping centers, meanwhile, are open air shopping plazas, where guests must walk outdoors to move between the shops. In Trinidad, these include City of Grand Bazaar,Cross Crossing Shopping Plaza, Ellerslie Plaza, Falls at West Mall, Gulf City Shopping Complex, Long Circular Mall, MovieTowne Entertainment Complex,Trincity Mall, and Valpark Shopping Centre.
Much like the people of Trinidad and Tobago, their craft industry is a vibrant one. If you are looking to take home a souvenir symbolic of the island, look towards the locally made items. In this category you will find mini steel pan drums, leather crafts, beaded jewelry, and wood carvings.
Don't forget about souvenirs you can swallow, from local rum to a wide variety of regional spices.
Also, along with the abundance of products that come from international sources, Trinidad is known for it's great fashion and jewelry industry. Hand printed sarongs and sun dresses, Trinidad t-shirts, painstakingly crafted jewelry, and various other high end designs can be found in boutiques throughout the country.
If you're looking for some gifts or souvenirs you might enjoy a visit to Sun Tings, which is located in Port of Spain. Don't return home from Trinidad and Tobago empty handed. Instead, make Sun Tings a planned stop as you tour Port of Spain, where you'll find a huge array of souvenirs to choose from. Visitors will be able to find them at 12 Frederick Street.
Another option is Native Spirit, which is found mi. ( km) to the of Sun Tings. The t-shirts printed by Native Spirit are inspired by the culture of Trinidad and the Caribbean. You'll be able to purchase clothing for kids and adults of all ages and sizes, as well as accessories like caps, beach bags, and more. You can call them at (868) 622-7969.
Still another option is Pocket Pinchers. Find formal wear for women at Pocket Pinchers, where you don't have to spend a lot to look great. To reach them, call (868) 653-7413.
Many gift and souvenir shops located on Trinidad can be seen down below.
|(868) 645-5006||1.6 mi. West of Central St. Augustine|
|(868) 628-6546||St. James, Northern part of Trinidad|
|(868) 625-9495||The vicinity of Port of Spain|
|(868) 662-0770||1.6 mi. West of Central St. Augustine|
|(868) 636-5378||Mac Bean, Central Trinidad|
|(868) 662-7252||1.6 mi. West of Central St. Augustine|
|Native Spirit||(868) 622-7969||St. James|
|(868) 628-6455||3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Port of Spain|
|Pocket Pinchers||(868) 653-7413||San Fernando|
|(868) 622-7262||3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Port of Spain|
|Ray Cool||(868) 622-7154||St. James, Northern part of Trinidad|
|(868) 679-0384||Mac Bean, Central Trinidad|
|(868) 658-2831||San Fernando|
|(868) 653-0020||San Fernando|
|(868) 653-6255||San Fernando|
|(868) 622-8870||1.9 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Sun Tings||(868) 625-5901||Port of Spain|
|(868) 625-2195||1.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|(868) 662-9413||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Augustine|
One of the area's popular speciality shops is Horizons Art Gallery. This store is located within Trinidad. Horizons opens its doors every morning at 9:00 a.m., closing at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m. They can be found at 37 Mucruapo Road.
A second option is Rick's Dive World, which is located mi. ( km) to the of Horizons Art Gallery. A full-service dive center that offers everything from PADI training and certification to daily dives, this location is also preferred by those who need their dive equipment serviced thanks to the knowledgeable staff that is on-site daily. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at (868) 634-3483.
The Trinidad Art Society: Once upon a time, a group of artists working in various mediums joined together and decided that Trinidad needed a place that worked to promote modern art amongst the masses. And so the Trinidad Art Society was born. They're on Jamaican Boulevard and St Vincent Circle .
Many specialty shops on Trinidad can be seen down below.
|101 Art Gallery||Art Gallery||(868) 628-4081||Woodbrook|
|Anand's Gold & Diamond Collection Ltd||Jewelry Store||(868) 653-1735||1.3 mi. South of Central San Fernando|
|Anand's Gold and Diamond Collection||Jewelry Store||(868) 299-3800||Montrose, Central Trinidad|
|Art Gallery||(868) 624-4369||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Beach Break Surf Shop||Surfing Gear Store||(868) 632-7873||Port of Spain, Northwestern part of Trinidad|
|Colombian Emeralds Piarco||Jewelry Store||(868) 669-6169||The vicinity of Port of Spain|
|Dave Jewellers||Jewelry Store||(868) 652-3304||San Fernando|
|Dipak Jewellers Limited||Jewelry Store||(868) 655-9210||Princes Town, Southern part of Trinidad|
|Gregory Scott Art Studio||Art Gallery||(868) 717-7545||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Horizons Art Gallery||Art Gallery||(868) 628-9769||Trinidad|
|Art Gallery||--||St. Ann's|
|Janice's Studio||Jewelry Store||(868) 621-3319||1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Belmont|
|Jewellery Paradise||Jewelry Store||(868) 657-2229||3.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central St. Augustine|
|Kaur Collections||Jewelry Store||(868) 625-9186||1.1 mi. Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Rick's Dive World||Dive Shop||(868) 634-3483||Chaguaramas, Northwestern part of Trinidad|
|Shiva Jewellers||Jewelry Store||(868) 645-5345||1.6 mi. West of Central St. Augustine|
|The Trinidad Art Society||Art Gallery||(868) 622-9827||Port of Spain|
|Art Gallery||(868) 628-4165||Woodbrook|
|Yasmin's Art and Framing||Art Gallery||(868) 628-4165||Woodbrook|
|Jewelry Store||(868) 633-1131||Port of Spain, Northwestern part of Trinidad|
Looking for some clothing? Consider dropping by Tish's Fashion -- which is found in Chaguanas. With an eye for the diverse fashions of Trinidad and Tobago, Tish's Fashion has amassed an eclectic selection of clothing for the women of the islands to choose from. Whether classic and subdued, or vibrant and edgy, you'll find something to suit your style at this boutique. They're located at 4 Max Street .
Another good option is Jungle Glamour -- which is located to the of Tish's Fashion. Step into the jungle between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Visitors can call them at (868) 652-6958.
A third place to consider is Peter Elias. Having been in the fashion industry for more than three decades, Peter Elias knows a good look when he sees one. That's why you can trust when you walk into his boutique that you will encounter nothing but the best, trendiest designs available. You can call them at (868) 622-2896.
The chart right below lists more details on the 20 apparel shops located on Trinidad.
|Boutique||(868) 672-7646||Enterprise, Central Trinidad|
|Boutique||(868) 640-5002||The vicinity of Port of Spain|
|Boutique||(868) 667-8792||Valencia, Northeastern part of Trinidad|
|Cream Soda||Boutique||(868) 625-7051||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Flirt By Vs Ltd||Boutique||(868) 627-5458||1.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Geopa Designs||Boutique||(868) 633-6984||The vicinity of Port of Spain|
|Haven Of Elegance||Clothing Store||(868) 633-4954||St. James|
|Boutique||(868) 662-9954||1.6 mi. West of Central St. Augustine|
|Jungle Glamour||Boutique||(868) 652-6958||San Fernando|
|Livin Trini||Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(868) 348-9973||0.8 mi. Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Boutique||(868) 636-2136||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Peter Elias||Boutique||(868) 622-2896||3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Port of Spain|
|Priya's Creations||Boutique||(868) 652-5734||San Fernando|
|Ray Cool||Sunglasses Shop||(868) 622-7154||St. James, Northern part of Trinidad|
|Boutique||(868) 667-3268||Arima, Northern part of Trinidad|
|Boutique||(868) 623-3172||Port of Spain|
|Tish's Fashion||Boutique||(868) 672-0374||Chaguanas|
|United Colors Of Benetton||Boutique||(868) 622-8245||Port of Spain|
|Boutique||(868) 645-2668||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Augustine|
|Boutique||(868) 628-0846||1.9 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
Want to check out some local food offerings? Peppercorns is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The shop is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you want to know more, call them at (868) 628-5573.
A second possibility is Bakery Treatz, which is found 12 and a half miles (20 kilometers) to the southeast of Peppercorns. Bakery Treatz is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to find them at 75 Rodney Road .
Vanilla Bean Gourmet Store: Vanilla Bean offers a variety of gourmet items including jams, jellies, oils, cooking wines, coffees, teas, and many baking products. They also have a wide selection of gluten and wheat free products, fresh produce, and decadent desserts. Visitors will find them at 145 Munroe Road.
You can look at the following table for more information about your options.
|Bakery Treatz||Bakery||(868) 672-9625||Chaguanas|
|Bakery||(868) 623-4607||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Bakery||(868) 652-2036||San Fernando|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(868) 637-1300||Downtown Port of Spain|
|Grocery Store||(868) 627-4456||Trinidad|
|Grocery Store||(868) 667-6977||Arima, Northern part of Trinidad|
|Peppercorns||Grocery Store||(868) 628-5573||1.9 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Grocery Store||--||1.6 mi. West of Downtown Port of Spain|
|Bakery||(868) 657-5920||San Fernando|
|Bakery||(868) 657-5920||San Fernando|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(868) 673-0023||Freeport, Central Trinidad|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(868) 628-6252||St. James|
|Grocery Store||(868) 648-4885||La Brea, Southwestern part of Trinidad|
|Vanilla Bean Gourmet Store||Grocery Store||(868) 693-0627||Chaguanas, Central Trinidad|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(868) 628-4592||Woodbrook|
The official currency of Trinidad and Tobago is the Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT$), however, many shops will accept major credit cards and the United States Dollar (USD).
Trinidad does offer guests duty free shopping, allowing $200 worth of gifts, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 1.5 liters of wine or spirits, and perfume to leave the country with visitors at no charge. Visitors will find duty free shopping at Excellent City Stores and Maraj and Sons in Port of Spain, Long Circular Mall in St James, and West Mall in Westmoorings.
The eclectic mix of local products and international goods is what is so special about shopping on Trinidad. Make the most of your $200 duty free limit, and bring home fine goods as well as handcrafted souvenirs.
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