If you want to go shopping while you are in Barbados and are looking for something really unique then you should go to one of the many boutiques that sell clothing, accessories, jewellery and cosmetics.
West Coast of Barbados
On the west coast of Barbados you will find shopping malls in Holetown. There is the Sunset Crest shopping mall, which has a number of boutiques for ladies and gents fashions. There are also unique boutiques selling silk clothing, designer sunglasses, handbags, facial and hair care products, many of which are all designer brand names.
Barbados attracts the world’s rich and famous and therefore you would expect to find high end goods to cater for this type of clientele. However what you may not expect is that all of these designer goods can be purchased at a fraction of their usual cost as all visitors to Barbados benefit from duty free prices. Just remember to have your passport, ticket for travel and know the address of where you are staying to get the discount.
Also on the west coast in Holetown, you will find the Chattel House Village; these quaint little shops are all housed in traditional Bajan Chattel Houses, which provide excellent shopping space for boutiques. Here you will find clothing and accessory stores along with some souvenir shops.
There are some of the island’s finest hotels located on the west coast, and within these hotels you will also find some wonderful boutique shops. The goods stocked in these boutique shops are of the finest quality and give you the rare opportunity to purchase brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hillfilfiger, Moshino & La Perla. Some of the hotel boutiques to check out on the west coast are at Sandy Lane, The Royal Pavilion, Colony Club and Crystal Cove.
Right in the heart of Holetown, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre has emerged as Barbados’ most exciting shopping and lifestyle destination.
The must-see Barbados west Coast location offers the best in Art, Beauty, Fashion, Film and Food on the island.
You will also find boutique shopping at the Cruise Terminal if you are arriving in to Barbados by cruise ship, unfortunately you are not allowed to enter the port area just for shopping purposes. For more information on the shops available there please read the article below on Cruise Terminal Shopping.
South Coast of Barbados
On the south coast of Barbados you will find boutiques selling designer clothing at the Shak Shak Complex on the South Coast Main Road.
On this same road you will also find Quayside Centre, which is home to Lazy Days, a surf and sport wear boutique. There are also a couple of really nice ladies boutiques here such as Kartushe, which sell some very high-end ladies fashions. You can also pick up some really nice shoes, which are original and very reasonably priced.
Further along this main road there is also Coconut Walk, where you will find another couple of boutiques such as Pineapple Designs, which specialise in ladies linen wear.
Also on the south coast is the Sheraton Centre, this is located just off the highway and this large shopping centre has a number of boutiques selling everything from fashion, accessories, shoes, cosmetics, perfumes and jewellery.
This mall is more used by locals and doesn’t really cater to the high-end designer goods that you would find on the west coast, however, there are some great bargains to be had and there are some great boutiques for original dresses for special occasions.
Finally, you can also find some boutique shopping at Grantley Adams International Airport, please read the article on Airport Shopping for more information.