Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shopping!
Register Forgot Password?

Shopping! Recommendations for the best places to shop.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 13th, 2003, 03:15 PM
Terry D
Posts: n/a
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?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2003, 12:01 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,270
Send a message via MSN to belgique
Default Re: St. Thomas/St. Maarten - which is best place to buy leat

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.

Bon Voyage!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Terry D
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: St. Thomas/St. Maarten - which is best place to buy

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!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2004, 12:33 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: St. Thomas/St. Maarten - which is best place to


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.
Reply With Quote


bookmark, buy, jewelry, leather, liquor, maarten, place, shopping, sint, st, thing, things, thoas, thomas, thosas

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where's the best place to buy Alcohol shipmate Carnival Cruise Lines 2 June 28th, 2009 08:32 AM
Best place to buy gold? debrn Carnival Cruise Lines 9 June 13th, 2007 11:53 PM
Best place to buy jewelry Cru Caribbean & Panama Canal 11 August 23rd, 2004 05:33 PM
Best place to buy liquor marshaatn Shopping! 9 August 2nd, 2003 05:15 PM
Best Place to Buy Gold Jewelry? St. Martin or St. Thomas??? lauram Princess Cruise Lines 5 February 28th, 2003 06:21 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:43 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1