Quiet Anguilla does not lend itself to a shopping frenzy, but major hotels have upscale shops and there are interesting boutiques around the island which carry fashionable clothes as well as unusual gifts and souvenirs. The Sunshine Shop stocks cotton pareos, resort wear, baskets, curios and antiques. Caribbean Fancy carries fine clothing, books, and local paintings as well as spices, sauces, Caribbean music, crafts and gifts. Micasa Ltd. an interesting new shop, specializes in Talavera pottery and rustic furniture from Mexico. They also carry decorative items from Indonesia, France and around the world.
A real prize for shoppers is arts and crafts produced by Anguilla' s growing colony of artists. At the Devonish Art Gallery see paintings by a variety of Caribbean artists including Lynne Bernbaum. The studio' s owner, Courtney Devonish, is a noted potter and sculptor who has exhibited internationally. His works make wonderful gifts. Something Special is a new shop and coffee bar in the same building, carrying perfume, fine jewelry, cigars and gifts from around the world.At the Savannah Gallery you can find eclectic, far-reaching artistic works in a wide range of traditional and not-so-traditional media.
See the creative and memorable works of Cheddie Richardson at Cheddie' s Carving Studio. This Anguilla born and raised, self-taught carver likes to work with wood, including mahogany and driftwood, but also uses alabaster and coral. Sandals & Such & Island Art Gallery has a wonderful selection of prints, original artwork, plus sandals, jewelry, sea glass and shells. World Art & Antiques Gallery offers art from world cultures and by local artists, as well as jewelry, textiles and antiques. Visit Alecia' s Place to choose from ceramics and pottery, souvenirs and fine towels & linens.
If you need a good book to take to the beach, stop by the National Bookstore for a wide variety of books, magazines and information on island history.
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