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Share: Your Best Shopping Experiences

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Where did you find your best treasures??

I like Cozumel for a few onyx pieces, chess set.

St Martin was the best for beach wraps(3/$20), key chains, and of course there is Joe's Jewelery, I bought some nice Italian gold, necklace and matching bracelet.

Grand Cayman I bought the Lalique Stingray, and some other unique gold jewelery. This is not a cheap place to shop. I bought a perfume there called ######, hahaha, one of my favs! Also there was a really neat store off, West Bay Road, that sold the most beautiful sea shells, brought home a ton for gifts.

When in St Kitts I found a cool fabric store, and bought some beautiful exotic fabrics, will sew hubby shirt later.

St Lucia was a hoot, the vendors there try to set you hematite(a real stone thats very heavy, which is a metallic charcoal coloured stone), trying to tell me its from the volcano...wasn't born yesterday, but I bought it anyway(sucker). At least I knew what it really was, and I told him so!

Worst place to shop for dollar value was Barbados., didn't buy a thing. But we enjoyed the tour there, so thats something.

Maybe you'rs experiences were different...please share!!

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Where did you find your best treasures??

I like Cozumel for a few onyx pieces, chess set.

St Martin was the best for beach wraps(3/$20), key chains, and of course there is Joe's Jewelery, I bought some nice Italian gold, necklace and matching bracelet.

Grand Cayman I bought the Lalique Stingray, and some other unique gold jewelery. This is not a cheap place to shop. I bought a perfume there called ######, hahaha, one of my favs! Also there was a really neat store off, West Bay Road, that sold the most beautiful sea shells, brought home a ton for gifts.

When in St Kitts I found a cool fabric store, and bought some beautiful exotic fabrics, will sew hubby shirt later.

St Lucia was a hoot, the vendors there try to set you hematite(a real stone thats very heavy, which is a metallic charcoal coloured stone), trying to tell me its from the volcano...wasn't born yesterday, but I bought it anyway(sucker). At least I knew what it really was, and I told him so!

Worst place to shop for dollar value was Barbados., didn't buy a thing. But we enjoyed the tour there, so thats something.

Maybe you'rs experiences were different...please share!!

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Dear glojo,

Now YOU are definitely someone I'd like to shop with. You certainly bring home some nice things. I've had it with the tee shirts , tote bags, etc. You've definitely given me some ideas. I would never think to bring home fabric. I've just learned how to use the sewing machine and I'm making a very modern crazy quilt wall decoration so the thought of some exotic fabrics is interesting.

Great topic, glojo, thanks for posting it. We're so glad to have you as a member of our CruiseCrazies family. Hugs, Cheryl

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Dear glojo,

Now YOU are definitely someone I'd like to shop with. You certainly bring home some nice things. I've had it with the tee shirts , tote bags, etc. You've definitely given me some ideas. I would never think to bring home fabric. I've just learned how to use the sewing machine and I'm making a very modern crazy quilt wall decoration so the thought of some exotic fabrics is interesting.

Great topic, glojo, thanks for posting it. We're so glad to have you as a member of our CruiseCrazies family. Hugs, Cheryl

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Our best cruise shopping "deal" was on silver jewelry we found in St. Maarten a couple cruise ago for two of our grand daughters. It was for their thirteen birthdays.

We also have the tiger we bought in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago.

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Our best cruise shopping "deal" was on silver jewelry we found in St. Maarten a couple cruise ago for two of our grand daughters. It was for their thirteen birthdays.

We also have the tiger we bought in Puerto Vallarta a few years ago.

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Let me see...

We don't spend too much over the usual souvenirs these days, but a few years back, we got a great buy on a beautiful handmade tablecloth in St. Thomas. DH got me a nice coral and pearl ring in Hawaii a few years back.

In Mexico, I got a decent price on a couple embroidered dresses a few years back. The last time I was in Acapulco, the gal who was selling the dress that I wanted kept raising the price instead of lowering it when bartering. lol

On our last Hawaii trip there was a muu muu that I really wanted in Hilo Hattie's store, but it was $110. It was really gorgeous, and I could have gotten it. Hubby gave me some spending money. My sis-in-law even insisted she would pay half for my birthday present, but I couldn't see paying that much for a muu muu. They do still have it at their website, so if I ever get rich, I can still order it. lol

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Let me see...

We don't spend too much over the usual souvenirs these days, but a few years back, we got a great buy on a beautiful handmade tablecloth in St. Thomas. DH got me a nice coral and pearl ring in Hawaii a few years back.

In Mexico, I got a decent price on a couple embroidered dresses a few years back. The last time I was in Acapulco, the gal who was selling the dress that I wanted kept raising the price instead of lowering it when bartering. lol

On our last Hawaii trip there was a muu muu that I really wanted in Hilo Hattie's store, but it was $110. It was really gorgeous, and I could have gotten it. Hubby gave me some spending money. My sis-in-law even insisted she would pay half for my birthday present, but I couldn't see paying that much for a muu muu. They do still have it at their website, so if I ever get rich, I can still order it. lol

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