Martinique, Regarded as the Caribbean’s Top Destination for Shopping Vacations

Paris Clothing Shop

Paris is a mainstay atop most every list of the world’s best destinations for shopping vacations, but in the Caribbean the island of Martinique stands above the rest.

Diverse venues, encompassing everything from sprawling, ultra-modern malls, to chic boutiques and traditional farmer’s markets, only add to the dynamic experience of shopping in Martinique.

Martinique-fort-de-france- (Grand Marche Couvert)

The highlight of any shopping adventure in Martinique is Le Grand Marché Couvert, or Covered Market, located in Fort-de-France, which was designed by French architect Henri Picq and constructed in 1901.

On Rue Perrinon is fashion boutique Mounia, the eponymous owner of which was a former Yves St. Laurent model who has returned to her native Martinique to sell the designs of her famed former employer, as well as Christian Lacroix and other top French brands.

Two of the top spots for unique jewelry finds to accompany the finest fashions are Thomas de Rogatis and Albert Venutolo, where visitors will find authentic bijoux creole jewelry.

Located just north of downtown Fort-de-France, La Galleria houses more than 140 boutiques and shops, making it the largest shopping mall in the Lesser Antilles.

Here, shoppers can browse in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi covering 430,000+ square feet of retail space.

 

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