St. Croix This Week / Shopping
When shopping on St. Croix, US citizens can enjoy a Duty-Free allowance of $1600.00 per person, including children, every 30 days whether buying to pack or mail. A small percentage is added on for purchases over that amount. When returning to the US you will be required to fill out a separate customs form for these items. You may be asked to show your receipts so it is important to keep a good record of what you buy. This duty-free allowance is double the $800 limit from other islands, so make your important purchases on St. Croix. You may also take 5 cartons of cigarettes and 6 bottles of liquor back as long as one of the bottles is a product made in the Virgin Islands such as Cruzan Rum. Outside this allowance you can mail gifts to friends and relatives (not including tobacco and alcohol)--one package a day to the same address up to $100.00 in value with no declaration.
Shopping in downtown Christiansted, a National Historic Site, takes you down five quaint streets. Look for fine jewelry, watches, china, art, books, leather goods, home furnishings, perfume and cosmetics, toys, fashions for the whole family, liquor, and wonderful St. Croix souvenirs. Stores are normally open from 10-5pm Monday through Saturday in season and shorter hours during the summer and fall. Downtown events, "First Fridays" and "Jump Up" extend the hours for shopping until 8 or 10pm (check the Events Calendar for dates). Parking lots available near the Fort and on the corner of Strand and King Cross Streets.
Just East of Christiansted, this is a destination unto itself. Lots of good parking allows you to shop for women's clothes and accessories, wonderful books, games, gifts, antiques and collectibles--mementos of St. Croix.
Museum shops are fascinating places! Sometimes, you find your best gifts here like botanically-themed art and books, arts and crafts of St. Croix, local music, mahogany, jewelry, prints, and tiles. Also try Northside Road for authentic Caribbean arts and crafts plus a gallery of home and garden accessories.
Our Cruise Ship Port, welcomes you with a brand-new waterfront complete with gardens, benches, and walkways. Park in designated areas along the Strand and walk, shop, and eat on streets lined with Victorian architecture. The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts is your source for local artwork, art calendars, and jewelry.
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Local farmer Luca Gasperi and family grow a great diversity of high quality salads, tomatoes, vegetables, herbs and fruits in small interplanted gardens on the South Shore. Now in their 4th season on the South Shore (14th year farming organically on St. Croix), ARTfarm is known for sweet local tomatoes in the winter months and pineapples in the summer, and local restaurant chefs prize their microgreens and edible flowers. Luca is always experimenting with new crops and the shady farmstand sits near several of the gardens and a tiny art gallery. Arrive early to the stand to greet your neighbors and for the best selection. The farm is available for weddings and farm-to-table events. Current produce listings on their website:
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This wondrous gallery is home to the distinctive designs of local artist/metalsmith Whealan Massicott who's motivated by the Caribbean's people, beauty, and culture. Being a musician at heart allows life's movements, patterns, and rhythms to play out in his raw, organic designs. Truly artful, unique, and Caribbean! Feel Good Jewelry is a salute to the simplicity of life and inspiration of creativity. Infinity, Karma, and Wave collections are traveling the world! Voted Best Jewelry & Best Locally-Made Jewelry of the VIon St. Croix for 2012 by the readers of the Daily News. Stop in -- we hope you find something that makes you feel good. www.islandboydesigns.com. 773-4322 (Christiansted Map #129)
Whim "sea" cal treasures await you when you step into this charming colorful shop on historic Company Street in Christiansted. Under the sea critters will delight kids and adults alike from pretty mermaids and giant geckos to adorned flip-flops and sounds of the ocean books. You'll find attractive home d.cor items such as clever sink strainers, embroidered guest towels, gorgeously hued glass hanging vases and night lights, beautifully designed palm tree and shell serving pieces with napkins to match as well as prints and handicrafts from local artists. Sparkling jewelry, fragrant soaps and candles, tropical beach bags, the best cards on the island, the cutest shop dog and so much more are just inside the door strung with dancing mocko jumbies at #55 Company St.! 340-773-3648 (Christiansted Map #2)
There's a new dog in town! Polly's brother Franklin is moving in! Franklin's on the Waterfront, a Caribbean Emporium, will delight your senses...inspire you. Experience the hip, modern vibe of Frederiksted's new gift and home furnishings emporium. Whether you're looking for that perfect vase, lamp or other objet d'art, you are sure to find it at Franklin's! An unparalleled candle selection awaits you, brands like Seda France, Aspen Bay, and Barr Co. Coffee and Tea Connoisseurs-you'll find all the accoutrement necessary for your gourmet home experience. Of course Franklin didn't forget his four-legged friends. He's wrangled up about the funkiest selection of pet accessories on island! Clever greeting cards, unique Holiday Decor, and art from St. Croix's finest artists will make you return time and again. Come West-make a day of it! Have a healthy lunch and cappuccino at Polly's, and step next door to a shop you may til now have thought you could only find stateside!
#4 Strand Street, Frederiksted.
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Rustico is a gallery of treasures for your home or office. From original art to unique custom gifts, Rustico specializes in aroma therapy, candles, unique wood carvings, jewelry and floral designs by Manuela, silk and latex flowers and plants, original paintings, patio furniture, pottery and many other authentic Caribbean arts and crafts. Conveniently located in Princesse Plaza, heading west on Route 75 (0.3 miles from 5 Corners). Twelve years meeting the decoration needs of St Croix`s local clientele and visitors from around the world, Rustico works hard to keep its merchandise fresh and original. 718-7257 (St. Croix Map #5)
Artist and jeweler, Joyia Jones, invites you to her working studio to experience handcrafted jewelry utilizing gold, gold-filled, silver, copper, and precious stones. Come see our "intention jewelry" line and have names, dates, or inspirational words hand- engraved on your pendants, bracelets, and rings...perfect to commemorate any occasion! Stop by and transform your inspirations into wearable art. Be inspired. Be creative. Be intentional. Mon-Sat 10-5pm. 3A Queen Cross Street www.Joyia.us 713-4JOY (4569) (Christiansted Map #8)
Designworks / Island Living Store - 340-713-8102 at Apothecary Hall (Mon-Sat 11-4) offers island elegance in the West Indies Collection of solid teak antique reproduction furniture, home furnishings and accessories. Works by island artists (originals and prints, ceramics, metalwork and photography), gifts, jewelry, maps, cards, and design services by Richard Harris. www.islandlivingstore.com (Christiansted Map #124)
If you are looking for an independent bookstore in St. Croix, Undercover Books & Gifts in Gallows Bay is it. The Bistro is located right next door, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee after browsing the shelves. Undercover has everything you need in a bookstore. You will find the latest in fiction, and non-fiction as well as a fantastic children's section. Don't be surprised if you run into one or two local writers while you're there; they have a great local interest selection and provide a comprehensive representation of the local talent. Tel. 719-1567 (Christiansted Map #25)
Look for the potted palms on Company Street outside this popular women's store full of beautiful Batik apparel in ALL sizes from Small to 4X. They also feature a unique and casual line of "patchwork" styles, a Signature Line of elegant island wear, exotic beaded jewelry, plus scarves, sarongs, and hats in all the vibrant, rich colors of the Caribbean. New arrivals weekly, Special Orders welcome, Gift Certificates available. Great prices and a fun place to shop! Open Mondays, 10-5pm, and Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6pm. 719-0936 (Christiansted Map #12a)
We are not only a store but an attraction not to be missed specializing in magnificent jewelry made on the premises. See how your special piece is designed, created, and finished through our studio’s glass windows. View our extensive collection of stainless steel, copper, platinum, gold, and silver earrings, pendants, and rings. We have the largest selection of island bracelets, chaney, Larimar, conch, diamonds of all colors and sizes, certified ancient coins, natural pearls including the most unique of them all— “The Queen Conch Pearl.” Free rum samples from our extensive liquor collection available daily. Stop in for a rare cigar to commemorate your vacation. Known for our locally made crafts and collectables, take home a real souvenir made right here on St. Croix. Open Monday – Saturday, 10-6pm. 340-719-0672 (Christiansted Map #70)
Nested in St. Croix's historic Christiansted, and embedded in the hearts and minds of everyone who has entered through its doors, is the Purple Papaya Souvenir and Gift Shop. The store is loaded with a full line of souvenirs, cold drinks and snacks, the largest selection of embroidered tee shirts and sweatshirts, Hawaiian shirts and dresses, sun tan lotions, sunglasses, towels, hats & caps, disposable cameras, batteries, and quality beach/swimwear for the entire family. So, if you are looking for excellent customer service, and quality merchandise, come on in. It's the island's number one spot for ALL your Duty Free shopping, and vacation needs. It's where you always get more for Le$$! 713-9412 (Christiansted Map #70)
Sonya's at 1 Company Street has sold fine hand-wrought jewelry since 1964. It is the home of the original hook bracelet in silver or gold, often imitated, never duplicated, an important St. Croix collectible. All jewelry is custom made in sterling silver, 14, 18, and 22 karat gold - bracelets, rings, earrings and pendants. Voted best jewelry in the Virgin Islands 2007 by the Daily News. Now featuring the Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet. www.sonyaltd.com (340) 778-8605. Our toll-free number is 877-766-9284. (Christiansted Map #40)
Finally, Panache Jewelers has arrived on St. Croix! With over 15 years of fine jewelry experience, Kevin Banani established Panache Jewelers in 2009 to meet the needs of the St Croix customer-- fine jewelry inspired by romance, passion, and the beauty of the Virgin Islands. Your Authorized Dealer for Witnauer, Bulova, Fossil, and Michael Kors watches, Angelique de Paris bracelets, rings, and earings, and The Hook Company bracelets, Panache also carries a wide assortment of 14K gold, silver, and diamond fine jewelry. Distinctive Style. Distinctive Quality. Distinctively You. Come visit Your Ultimate Jewelry Destination on King Street, Christiansted. Open Monday - Saturday, 9:30-6 pm and Sundays, 11-3pm during Season. Tel. 340-719-6624. (Csted Map #55)
Crucian Gold is home to a family of jewelry artisans. Discover how Crucian Gold's original designs are inspired by the history, people, and natural environment of St. Croix. Visit our studio where we hand make jewelry in our on-site workshop. Enjoy unique silver and gold pieces crafted from recycled and eco-friendly sources. Monday-Saturday 10-5pm, www.cruciangold. com, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. - 773-5241 (Christiansted Map #96)
Located on the corner of Queen Cross and Strand Streets, Baci Duty Free is here to serve your island shopping needs. Elegant stones are set in precious metals by designers such as Gabriel, Elma Gil, and Vahan. We also feature Titanium jewelry by the Hook Company along with enamel jewelry by Belle etoile, and copper or bronze creations by Rebecca to name a few. Stop in and be tempted by our wide selection of unique liquors, fine bourbons, scotches, and rums from around the world. A large array of cigars can be found in our Humidor. To complete your shopping experience, we also feature designer sunglasses, authentic treasure coins and South Sea pearls. Finally, eliminate hassles with our stateside packaging service! Mon-Sat 10-6.
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Just a half block from the government parking lot, stop in for Caribbean-made specialties, Sunny Caribee spices, local condiments and jams, metal art, colorful pottery and hostess gifts, The Thymes Ltd. soaps, lotions, and bath gels, cook books, kitchen accessories, and unusual note cards, gourmet coffees and tea, Vera Bradley bags, island-design tee dresses, WebKinz and much more--gifts for your friends and family here or back home. This wonderful shop delights your senses! Tel. 773-9892 (Christiansted Map #18)
Located in the heart of Christiansted, our staff has offered exceptional service on St. Croix since 1962. We carry European imports at Duty-Free prices. Our lines include fragrances by Vera Wang, Chanel, Givenchy, Lalique, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Sean John, and Tom Ford. Our cosmetic lines include Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Clarins, and Fashion Fair. We also carry a beautiful selection of designer fashion jewelry by Lalique, watches by Gucci, Technomarine, and Swiss Army, bags by Dooney & Bourke, Kipling, Brighton, and Land, sunglasses, pens, and accessories by Cartier, and Montblanc, and Swiss Army knives. Toll Free, 800-544-5912, email@example.com, www.viviolette.com. - 773-2148
Hotheads delivers swimwear for all shapes and sizes, including hard-to-find separates, cup sizes, long torso and attractive styles for full-figured women. Colorful sarongs, cover-ups, bags and accessories. And, the reason for their name -- hats, hats, and more hats...and more hats, in our new expanded space. Please visit our bigger location. 340-773-7888 (Christiansted Map #91)
This fascinating shop is found at the gateway to Gallows Bay -- turn left after Tutto Bene on East End Road. Here you'll discover an assortment of different, fun gifts and collectibles. Open Wednesday thru Saturday, they offer something old, something new, something for every taste and budget. Browse here for a memento of St. Croix. Tel. 713-9254 (Christiansted Map #156)
For 39 years, a favorite for original art and prints by local artists, year-round Christmas ornaments, local pottery, island maps, children's books, dolls, needlepoint, glass, cards, local jams, hot sauce, and rum balls. Located in the Pan Am Pavilion, Christiansted. Open Monday - Saturday, 10-5pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 773-1990. (Christiansted Map #6)
Fort Frederik Museum proudly announces a collaboration of local artists, craftsman, musicians, and authors who have come together to offer the best of the best in St. Croix including a unique collection of Leo S. Carty's prints, cards, coasters, and tiles. We're designed to cater to all your special gift giving needs with exquisite natural mahogany clocks, mirrors, candleholders, lamps, tables, and hurricane lamps. We offer the best- priced original sterling silver bracelets, earrings, and pendants plus copper necklaces, earrings and bangles and one of-a-kind design in beads and gemstones. If you are looking for original art, paintings, watercolors, sculptures, prints, note cards and tiles, we've got them! Located at Ft. Frederik, Frederiksted. Open Mon-Sat 9 am - 4 pm. 277-2451 (Frederiksted Map #18)
St. George Village Botanical Garden Museum Store specializes in botanically themed gifts, books and local art. Offering tasteful home decor and dazzling jewelry designs matched only by the Garden itself! If you're a cook you'll find one of the best collection of cookbooks on the island and other kitchen items. There's great stuff for kids as well, with a focus on toys and books that are both fun and educational. Remember your trip to the Botanical Garden and St. Croix with a memento from The Museum Store. - 692-2874
Shopping Directory: • St. Croix Shopping Guide
• Polly's and Franklin's
• Sonya Ltd
• Baci Duty Free
• Crucian Gold
• Panache Jewelers
• ib designs
• Joyia Inspirational Jewelry
• Violette Boutique
• Art Farm
• The Royal Poinciana
• Many Hands
• Island Tribe of St. Croix
• Tropical Bracelet
• Undercover Books & Gifts
• Designworks - Island Living Store
• Rare Finds Gifts and Collectibles
• Purple Papaya
• Fort Frederik Museum Gift Shop
• ARTfarm LLC
• ib designs
• Cache of the Day
• Franklin's on the Waterfront
• JOYIA-Inspirational Jewelry
• Designworks / Island Living Store
• Undercover Books
• Island Tribe of St. Croix
• Tropical Bracelet Factory Outlet
• The Purple Papaya
• Panache Jewelers
• Crucian Gold
• Baci Duty Free
• The Royal Poinciana
• Violette Boutique
• Rare Finds
• Many Hands
• Ft. Frederik Museum Gift Shop
• The Museum Store