If you’re planning or on your way to your island vacation, you might be wondering if your favorite designer stores are in Jamaica?
I mean, it is a designer’s paradise after all, with its clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches.
In this article, we take a look at some of the most popular designer brands and see if they have any stores in Jamaica.
Does Jamaica Have Luxury Shopping Stores? (Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc?)
No, Jamaica does not have any designer stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Chanel. While other Caribbean destinations such as the Puerto Rico and Curacao do have some designer stores, Jamaica does not currently have any. Jamaica is more known for it’s duty-free shopping.
So, if you’re looking to do some designer shopping while on vacation in Jamaica, you’ll have to head to one of the bigger cities like Miami or New York. But, there are still plenty of great places to shop on the island.
Visit Duty-Free Shops For Designer Pieces
Even though Jamaica does not have any high-end luxury designer shops, that doesn’t mean you can’t find designer items on the island.
Jamaica is home to a number of duty-free shops, which offer deep discounts on designer brands. So, if you’re looking to snag a designer bag, piece of jewelry or even a bottle of perfume, the duty-free shops are definitely worth checking out.
Please note that not all duty-free shops are created equal. Some only sell certain designer products such as jewelry or perfume. If you want something like a designer bag or piece of clothing, those might be harder to find (if any carry them at all).
Some of the most popular duty-free shops in Jamaica include:
Montego Bay – Jewels In Paradise
Jewels In Paradise is one of the most popular duty-free shops in Montego Bay. They offer a wide selection of designer jewelry and watches at deep discounts. Brands like Montblanc, Oris, Swarovski and more are all available.
Address: Shop #26 Main Street Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Negril – Times Square Mall
If you’re staying in Negril, the Times Square Mall is home to a variety of duty-free shops that carries a wide variety of designer brands. Pop in and you can find anything from jewelry to perfume to liquor.
Ocho Rios – Bijoux
Located in the Island Village Shopping Center, Bijoux is a duty-free shop that specializes in designer jewelry. Brands like Pandora, Swarovski, and Alex & Ani are all available.
Address: Shop 1b Island Village Shopping Centre, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Shop Local Luxury Pieces
Despite Jamaica not-having any high-end designer stores, there are still plenty of places where you can find luxury items that are locally made.
The quality is often just as good as the designer brands, but the prices are much more reasonable.
You can find these pieces in most souvenir or resort gift shops. But, if you want to find the best selection, it’s worth checking out some of the local markets.
Wrapping it up
Even though you won’t find any Gucci or Louis Vuitton stores in Jamaica, there are still plenty of ways to find designer pieces while on vacation. Duty-free shops offer deep discounts on designer brands and there are also a number of local shops that sell luxury items that are made in Jamaica.
Keep that in mind when you land on the island and you’ll be sure to find some great pieces to take home with you.