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Charlotte Amalie shopping

Postby toes in the sand » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:51 pm

We will be on StJ in January. We like to take the downtown ferry and shop in Charlotte Amalie. Looking at the current cruise ship schedule, there are few or no ships in port on Saturday. Will most shops still be open or will many close early or not open at all?
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Re: Charlotte Amalie shopping

Postby Exit Zero » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:16 am

Saturday is always a great day to shop in town -- all the stores are open and the parking lot has open spaces because the Govt. offices are closed.
If you are there in the early morning the Market Sq. is interesting as well.
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Re: Charlotte Amalie shopping

Postby toes in the sand » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:22 am

Is Market Square the area with all the "pop-ups"? By pop-ups I mean the Quick Shade type booths. If I remember they were to the right of the main shopping area when looking inland from the ferry dock.
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Re: Charlotte Amalie shopping

Postby Exit Zero » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:51 am

NO - the area you mention is sometimes called the flea market - it has some interesting booths and more with cheap T shirts and hats, Chinese fabrics and trinkets, knock off leather goods and jewelry and such.
The Market Sq. is the other side of town on the western part of Main St.- on Sat mornings it has local fruits, vegetables, fish, seasonings and drinks, plants and has been the traditional market day for a long,long time - not tourist oriented but interesting and unique.
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