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With its world-class shopping and sophisticated fashion sense, St. Barts is the kind of place you can’t go leave without buying a single thing. Your best bet for souvenirs is Gustavia, the island’s capital and main shopping district. You’ll find all the big designers there — from Ralph Lauren to Hermès — but we suggest going for something local. Head to Sea Memory, located a few streets away from the harbor, for one-of-a-kind jewelry and other local art. Crafted from precious materials such as silver, bronze, pewter and horn, the pieces are one-of-a-kind, from a horn inlaid champagne bucket to a colored shagreen bracelet made of stingray.
At local boutique Pati de St Barth you’ll find soft, cotton t-shirts and apparel that fit the bill of souvenir wear without being kitschy. The flagship store is right on the harbor in Gustavia and also sells hats, shorts and cover-ups. Finally, visit the first outpost of beachy-chic women’s retailer Calypso St. Barth, where you’ll find dresses, caftans and jewelry that once worn at home, will make you feel like you’re seaside, even when you’re not.