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The Caribbean boasts some the most luxurious shopping complex where you can take advantage of duty-free shopping. Visitors to these islands are also likely to find open-air markets where vendors display their locally made crafts and products.

Stop over in Charlotte Amalie, the capital of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands which is considered one of the shopping capitals of the Caribbean. A district of converted 18th century warehouses hosting more than 400 shops in the city, hold items such as Liquor, China, Crystal and Jewelry. Locally produced goods; such as Handmade Dolls, Carved Calabash bowls, Woven Baskets and hand crafted Shell Jewelry catch the eye.

The only place in the world where Larimar; a pale-blue gemstone similar to turquoise is naturally found is in the Dominica Republic. This pale blue gemstone can be spotted in beautifully design bracelets, chains and earrings. Local ply their own locally designed products, leather goods and fabric dolls. The Dominican Republic also produces cigars.

Curacao harbor is the largest duty free shopping area in the Caribbean. Try any of the shopping areas located downtown or the harbor. As you shop in Curacao merchandise isn't the only thing that catches the eye but the brightly painted building all around the island.

Bridgetown is the shopping headquarters of Barbados; here you can experience duty free shopping from the many stores located around. More luxurious brand shopping can be achieved in St James at the recently constructed Limegrove complex. This complex features a Japanese Restaurants, a Michael Kros store, a spa and even a Cineplex. Branded merchandise from clothes, accessories, electronics and household items can be purchase here.

Upscale department stores can be located in Bermuda, jewelry, household items, and clothes are all duty free. The most famous store in Bermuda is the Perfumery; guided tours of how the perfumes are manufactured are conducted here.  Many watercolor paintings can be purchased here from local artist.

Now that you know a little about shopping in the Caribbean, don't forget to pick souvenirs from any of these islands.

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