Both islands have an overwhelming amount of stores and selections. I have always found the Dutch side of St Martin to have better deals, and selections..I have bought jewelry on both islands..
Do your homework, know your prices, & offer cash, if you can, after you get the lowest price, and be prepared to walk away if you feel you are not getting the deal you want.
IF you see something you love, and have another port to shop during the week, you then have to decide to get what you love now, or chance you may find something you love more, at the next stop:)
Trip, with her book & tea!
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