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Old November 13th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Terry D
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Default St. Thomas/St. Maarten - which is best place to buy leather

We will be taking our first cruise the end of December and stopping at St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Does anyone have a suggestion as to a good place to buy a leather coat? I've heard there can be some really good deals. I just want to make sure the stuff I buy is good quality. Any other suggestions for reputable places to shop?
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Old November 14th, 2003, 12:01 AM
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Terry: Have been dealing with Juan and Betty at Purses 'n' Things in St. Thomas for years. They are in International Plaza OR might just have moved to Royal Dane Mall (one of the little alley way/courtyards off Main St.). They are lovely people and have wonderful prices on the best leather goods I've seen anywhere. However, I don't remember seeing jackets or coats - that might be because, due to my luggage/purse addiction, I've not been looking for coats.

At any rate, Juan or Betty would be able to steer you to someone who carries coats - they are kind and honest people and I highly recommend them. If you can't find them, just ask around Main St. and I'm sure someone will know where they are downtown.

Don't know of anyone in St. Maarten, but have a good jeweler friend, Sunny Mahtani, at Grand Jewelers and he would steer you in the right direction. Tell him the big blonde from the golf course in Michigan sent you.

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Old November 14th, 2003, 12:01 PM
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Thank you for the info about shopping in St. Thomas. It always helps to have a contact so one doesn't end up being taken advantage of. I'll let you know how we do! Thanks again!
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Old January 23rd, 2004, 12:33 AM
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Terry,

There will be several good lectures on ship about EXACTLY where to shop in the ports of call. They will name names, and tell you what the good bargains are. All the cruise lines have these lectures, and they are even piped into your room on the TV. I think you can even find handout sheets on board with a list and map of the reputable shops.
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