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Nassau Shopping

The Straw Market
Bay Street Nassau, New Providence Island
The Straw Market is located on the western end of Bay Street, next door to the International Bazaar. The market offers items with a special Bahamian touch, which make good gifts or souvenirs. The market is the main attraction of Old Nassau and is one of the largest markets of its kind in the world. Hundreds of people show and sell their work – including brightly colored, hand-decorated straw hats, bags, baskets, totes, mats, slippers, wall hangings, and dolls.

Bahama Craft Centre
Across from Hurricane Hole Plaza Paradise Island
The Bahama Craft Centre has top-level Bahamian crafts, including a nice selection of authentic straw work. Dozens of vendors sell everything from baskets to shell cottages inside this vibrantly colored building – designed by noted architect Jackson Burnside of Doongalik Studios.

Kennedy Gallery
Parliament Street Nassau, New Providence Island
Kennedy Gallery sells watercolors, oils, sculpture, and other artwork by a wide variety of Bahamian artists – from the best-known to emerging young talents.

Marlborough Antiques
Marlborough Street Nassau, New Providence Island
Marlborough Antiques specializes in English furniture and ornaments, also known as bric-a-brac. You can also find Bahamian art, rare books, European glassware, and Victorian jewelry.

The Plait Lady
Bay Street at Victoria Avenue Nassau, New Providence Island
The Plait Lady spotlights many authentic arts and crafts. Everything in the store is made in the Bahamas. The owner of this specialty store travels throughout the area looking for interesting products – and her collection of straw weaves, known as plaits, is the best around. Shop for bags, baskets, hats, and briefcases. The most interesting object in the store is a straw water pitcher, so tightly coiled it’s leak proof. The staff works from long coils of the woven goods … creating custom-make straw items such as bags and photo albums for personalized, unforgettable souvenirs.

The Island Shop and Island Bookstore
Bay Street Nassau, New Providence Island
The Island Shop and Island Bookstore sells travel guides, novels, paperbacks, gift books, and international magazines, as well as clothing and souvenirs. Take a peek at the Bahamian Books section – where you’ll find texts on everything from history to cookery of the Bahamas.

Nassau Arcade
Bay Street, between East Street and Elizabeth Avenue Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau Arcade houses the Bahamas’ Anglo-American bookstore, a small storefront with interesting reading material as well as a few other small stores.

Prince George Plaza
Bay Street Nassau, New Providence Island
Prince George Plaza – which winds from Bay Street to Woodes Rogers Walk near the dock, just east of the International Bazaar – boasts about two dozen shops selling a variety of goods.

Rawson Square
Bay Street Downtown Nassau, New Providence Island
A site with a colorful array of shops, restaurants, and bars.

Far East Traders
Prince George Plaza, Bay Street Nassau, New Providence Island
Silk pajamas, nightgowns, kimonos and slippers, hand-woven lace, embroidered linens, and much more.