Category: Shopping

Choreographer and dancer Dave Williams in his iconic performance ‘Scan’ (2009). Photo: Jeffrey Chock courtesy the Coco Dance Festival.

Trinidad arts & culture: the lay of the land for 2017

This is a hugely creative society. In a nutshell, and in alphabetical order, here is a taste of the arts scene in Trinidad. This is merely an appetiser, so for much more, visit our Arts & Culture section. Fashion & jewellery Fashion: check out CLD, Ecliff Elie, Adrian Foster, House of Jaipur, Heather Jones, K2K,

The Falls at West Mall just outside Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

The Trinidad shopping bible for 2017

People come from all over the region to shop in Trinidad. Whether you’re looking for international brands, or something distinctly local, something for yourself or a gift for someone else, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it. Distinctive local buys ALCOHOL & BEVERAGES Think local beers, award-winning local rums (like

The Falls at West Mall. Photo: Horace Peters

A Trinidad Shopping Guide for 2016

Retail therapy: what to buy & where to buy it Now that you know all about our food, plus our music, art, fashion, film, and more, it’s time to find out how to buy some! Souvenir ideas Cocoa & chocolate T&T produces award-winning cocoa and chocolate. Think: Trinitario (used by French luxury chocolate manufacturer Valrhona),

Cocobel Chocolate Trinidad

Made in Trinidad: Unique Gifts, Souvenirs and Shopping

Trinidad products: what to buy, and where to buy it No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds.

A design by Shurnel is modelled T&T Fashion Week. Photographer: Edison Boodoosingh

Spotlight on Trinidad & Tobago Fashion

A look at Trinidad & Tobago Fashion Week; Tobago Fashion Weekend; the relationship between fashion and Carnival; and the islands’ emerging fashion industry as a whole.

The Falls at West Mall just outside Port of Spain, Trinidad. Photographer: Stephen Broadbridge

Trinidad: A Shopping Mecca

Trinidad continues to be a major shopping centre in the Caribbean, attracting shoppers from all over the region and neighbouring Latin American countries. With shoes, jewelry, clothing and household products particularly, the prices are comparable to what you would pay in the United States. Knowing what you want and where to find it is the first step to enjoying your shopping experience.

Native Spirit wear. Photographer: Courtesy B&Tees

The Native Spirit: Original Caribbean Art to Wear

Discover talks to Tracy Kaufmann, the co-founder of Native Spirit (produced by B&Tees Ltd), to learn how this brand has become such a hit for both locals and visitors for over 25 years.