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Shopping on Grand Bahama

A listing of stores and the goods they sell, including designer fashions and accessories, leather goods, perfumes, and more


China, crystal, perfume, leather, liquor, jewellery, watches and linens; when you shop in the stores and boutiques of Freeport, all of these items and more are duty free. This means the price on the sticker is the price you pay, and it’s usually a lot lower than the equivalent price in the US. Along with luxury items you can find gifts and souvenirs in our world-famous straw markets and smaller shops. Below is a listing of stores and their wares.

BANDOLERA: Fine selection of European women’s fashions featuring the latest trend-setting styles. Timeless collections feature high-quality clothing, handbags, belts and accessories. Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-7691.

BTC: International calls to and from The Bahamas are made easier with the Hello long distance phone card. Colourful, rechargeable Bahamas Direct Prepaid cards can also be used for local calls on any Touch-Tone telephone. Roam freely in The Bahamas on BTC’s GSM network. Debit cards in various denominations are also available for use at designated public card phones. Available at BTC central telegraph offices and at stores and vendors throughout the islands, tel 225-5282.

COLOMBIAN: Jewellery and watch collections, including Cartier, Charriol, Chopard, Concord, Corum, Guess, Movado, TechnoMarine and Versace. Platinum and gold jewellery set with Colombian emeralds along with rubies, diamonds, sapphires, pearls, tanzanite and other precious and semi-precious gemstones. Crystal and jewellery by Baccarat, Daum, Kosta Boda and Lalique. Also selections of designer-name leather goods, eyewear, accessories and fragrances. Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-2973.

COLOMBIAN EMERALDS INTERNATIONAL: Features a stunning selection of exquisite emeralds, fine jewellery and name-brand watches, with an enviable reputation for quality, integrity, service and value. A complimentary international guarantee, certified appraisal and free 90-day insurance replacement against damage, loss or theft comes with every purchase. Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-8400; Our Lucaya, tel 373-4215; and Grand Bahama International Airport, tel 351-6615; or visit www.dutyfree.com.

CORPORATE CASUAL BOUTIQUE: Specializes in elegant career, casual and resort wear for women in sizes 2-24. Extensive selection of beachwear by design houses that include Adrian Papelli, Kasper, Jessica Ash and Sag Harbor. Accessories include costume jewellery, sunglasses, bags, hats and belts. Two locations: Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-5626 and Millennium Mall, West Atlantic Dr, tel 351-5620.

FRAGRANCE OF THE BAHAMAS: Enjoy a free tour of a perfume factory. Buy locally made fragrances. See how perfume is made and bottled and create and name your own fragrance. International Bazaar, tel 352-9391 or visit www.perfumefactory.com.

FREEPORT JEWELLERS: Fine gold and Italian jewellery, Australian opals, sterling silver, Hidalgo jewellery, sea-life jewellery and charms, Colombian emeralds, tanzanite and other precious and semi-precious stones, crystal and a walk-in humidor with Cuban and other cigars. Watches include Elini, Tommy Bahama, Tutima, Frederique Constant, Longines, Movado, ESQ, Anne Klein, Kenneth Cole, DKNY, Diesel and Nike. A Fossil boutique features fine leather, jewellery and watches. Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-2776 and International Bazaar Arcade, tel 352-2004.

JEWELER’S WAREHOUSE: Unbeatable value for your money. All jewellery is 50 per cent off every day. Quality jewellery, including tanzanite, diamonds, emeralds and the latest styles in 14 kt gold. Fun and affordable watches. Port Lucaya Marketplace, tel 373-8400 or visit www.jewelerswarehouse.com.

JOHN BULL: Combining today’s chic with yesterday’s charm, John Bull sets the standard for sophisticated shopping with 20 locations in The Bahamas. This 77-year-old family business has been the official Rolex retailer in The Bahamas since 1955. Other distinctive watches include Breitling, Guess, Movado, Tag Heuer and TechnoMarine. An impressive selection of gemstones, gold and designer jewellery includes the latest designs from David Yurman, Alco, Angelique de Paris, Antica Murrina, Cybel pearls, Dorfman silver and Recarlo.

John Bull’s Leather Gallery has fine leather bags and accessories and is the exclusive distributor for Dooney & Bourke and The Sak. Also featured are designer sunglasses by Maui Jim, Ray Ban and Prada. John Bull also carries an assortment of top-quality conventional and digital cameras and film, including Fuji, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax. Our Lucaya Shopping Plaza, tel 374-6614.

PARADISE COVE TREASURES: Discover a treasure trove of fine Bahamian crafts and souvenir/gift items at one location. Shop from a wide variety of nautical-theme items, including magnets, clocks, chimes, placemats and coolies, or select from an array of beautiful jewellery, rare seashells, exclusive Swedish handcrafted crystal and hand-painted maps and prints. A selection of swimsuits, wraps, sundresses, beach shirts and T-shirts is also available. Disposable cameras, film, sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and more. Tel 349-2677.

PORT LUCAYA MARKETPLACE: Duty-free bargains, unusual gifts and the latest fashions can be found in a colourful, festive atmosphere at this open-air waterfront marketplace. Seahorse Rd, Lucaya, tel 373-8446 or visit www.portlucaya.com.

SUN & SEA OUTFITTERS AT UNEXSO: Diving and snorkelling gear, T-shirts, hats, swimwear, beach bags, sandals, suntan products, sunglasses, souvenirs, sea-inspired jewellery, cameras and camera rental, film and processing. On the Port Lucaya Marketplace waterwalk, tel 373-1244 or visit www.unexso.com.

TOURNEAU: Shop from more than 100 brands of new and pre-owned fine watches priced from $25 to $250,000. Brands include Ebel, Gucci, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tag Heuer, Movado and the exclusive Tourneau line. Trade-ins welcome. This unique boutique also does repairs and battery and strap replacement. Our Lucaya, near the casino.

XANADU UNDERSEA ADVENTURES: Scuba equipment, T-shirts, beach bags, swimsuits, beachwear, clothing sets, accessories and souvenirs. Xanadu Beach Resort & Marina, tel 352-3811 or 352-6782 ext 1421; or visit www.xanadudive.com.

Disclaimer: The information in this article/release was accurate at press time; however, we suggest you confirm all details and prices directly with vendors.
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