Laidback island style and elegant European couture blend together effortlessly in the Caribbean’s most stylish destination, St. Barths.
The charming streets of Gustavia are lined with an impressive selection of designers like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Cartier alongside bohemian chic boutiques sporting vibrant colors and prints. The assortment of styles results in a look that is uniquely St. Barths—a union of runway and boho that can be spotted on any frequent traveler to the island.
With the end of the season upon us, now may be the best time for the fashion forward to visit St. Barths with both original designers and international labels offering unbeatable prices. We recommend starting in Gustavia or Villa Creole in St. Jean, where you will discover some of the island’s finest boutiques.
Christiane Celle’s Calypso is a fitting place to begin your exploration in Gustavia. Quite possibly the best known shopping destination on the island, the boutique carries luxury wear in rich colors and Caribbean-inspired designs.
Silk dresses, lace crochet jumpsuits, and other boho-chic apparel and accessories can be found at shops such as Lolita Jaca, Poupette St Barth, Vanita Rosa, and Volver, while Stephane and Bernard is ideal for designer eveningwear. Edgar also carries stylish options for both women and men.
To complete your island style, head to Human Steps for elegant footwear from the likes of Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo, then search for eyewear at Lunette St Barth (also in St. Jean) and Australian and black Tahitian pearls among the jewelry at Bijoux de la Mer. Clic is another must-see with an incredible collection of photographs and prints, home goods, and women's accessories.
Men will enjoy browsing Egyptian cotton dress shirts at Cafe Coton and leather bags, belts, and shoes in chic French designs at Laurent Effel. In the realm of wristwear, there are a collection of luxury watch designers including Carat Saint Barth, Goldfinger, and Diamond Genesis. And for men’s swimwear, visit SunBarth along the harbor.
At the end of your shopping excursion in the capital, pamper yourself with the lavish line of skincare products and natural cosmetics at Ligne St. Barths.
When you cross the island to St. Jean, you will discover an array of eclectic boutiques by the sea. Delight in the simple chic style of Le Civette, elegant island wear at Terra and Lili Belle, luxury swimsuits at Pain de Sucre, and French-inspired apparel at Filles des Iles in Villa Creole. Then allow designs from around the world to catch your eye at Yume, where the artwork, interior design accents, and clothing are made from all natural materials.
Wrap up your shopping excursion with a visit to Pati de St. Barth. The iconic shop carries branded apparel and accessories for St. Barths—stylish designs that are nothing like the standard tourist souvenirs you are envisioning.
Throughout your exploration, remember that mornings and evenings are often best for shopping because many boutique owners take an extended dejeuner, and you should too.