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    THE STRAW MARKET-->And T-Shirts too!!!: Hats, Hats and More Hats.

    by Gra8ful Updated Dec 31, 2005

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    It'a a HUGE Tarp. With tons of Baskets, T-Shirts, Towels, purses, shells and lots of other stuff from China. Nothing other than a few basket weavers are even made from there. I did get a big Star Fish shell to bring home.

    What to buy: You can't leave without getting T-Shirts, But don't pay much for them. I got 3 for $10.00. My sister got 2 Beach towels for $9.00. This is NOT a place for the faint of heart and SUCKERS!!

    What to pay: Around $10-20.00 is the least.

    Straw Market
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    Bay Street: Upscale to Dirt-Cheap

    by XanderDone Written Jun 22, 2005

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    This is like the Fifth Avenue, Ginza, Calle de la Fortaleza of Nassau.

    What to buy: You can buy things from stores as Gucci and Versace here. The Bahamas is very famous for its perfumes and jewelery, so don´t be afraid to check some of those out while you're meandering down the street. You can also find many tourist shops with local crafts for cheap and expensive shells.

    What to pay: From $1 for a postcard to $150 for a pair of shoes to $500 for a necklace. The choice is yours

    Bay Street
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    Straw Market: Got Straw?

    by XanderDone Updated Jun 22, 2005

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    This is an outdoor market of over 100 vendors of straw products and more. You can get anything from t-shirts to little statuettes made of coconut shells in this place. Be sure to bargain, bargain, bargain! Don't let them charge you too much for something that is worth half the demaded value!

    What to buy: Straw goods, make sure that you see the women making more things at their stands. That helps you know that their products are authentic and not made somewhere else. There are Fouis-Vuitton bags here and other things one may be interested in buying. Hand-carved wooden pieces and shell jewelery are all available here in this oversized claustrophobic people-oven. Be sure to go in the morning before the cruise ships let out the tourists.

    What to pay: Anything from my $3 straw fan to a $10 wooden sculpture to a $25 purse.

    Straw Market
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    Conch Vendors: Want a Conch?

    by XanderDone Written Jun 22, 2005

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    Local, small shop with very friendly people who will sell you conch shells for miniscule fractions of the cost at the Straw Market or other vendors in the city.

    What to buy: Conch Shells; with or without the whole cleansing process. You can learn how to clean them yourself when you get home, too.

    What to pay: Jason gave me 6 of his own shells, all stunningly beautiful and asked for $5 after I insisted on paying him. You do what you feel is right.

    Fish Fry
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    Straw market

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 26, 2005

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    Today’s Bahamians continue the tradition of the early Lucayan and Taino Indians by producing distinctive arts and crafts that reflect the skill and artistry of their heritage. Bahamians utilize local resources to create unique foods, spices, ceramics, crafts, art, and music.

    Join in with the fun of bargaining at our famous Straw Market, savor the colorful bustle of our outdoor fruit and vegetable stalls and fresh fish market, or be entranced by the fashionable elegance of Bay Street's international boutiques.

    Tracy (bestfriend) shopping at market

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    Shopping in town..there are many speciality shops

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 26, 2005

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    Tourism, mostly concentrated in Nassau, slowly grew during the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1950s and 1960s, tourists flocked to the new resorts just west of Nassau at Cable Beach (named for the first telegraph cable laid there in 1892). Visitors were then drawn to Paradise Island in the 1960s and 1970s, partly because in 1966 the government built a bridge connecting Nassau to Paradise Island.

    Before Huntington Hartford bought and developed Paradise Island in the 1960s, it was called Hog Island and was used mostly for farming. With its beautiful beaches and ideal location, Paradise Island soon drew other investors like Merv Griffin, Donald Trump and Sol Kerzner, who developed the fancy hotels and fabulous resorts that dominate the island and make it a top resort destination today.

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    Local Liquor Shops: Ahhh the Liquor

    by HotSpotJ Written Mar 2, 2005

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    There are all types of discounted beer and liquor shops throughout the downtown and port area selling spirits MUCH cheaper than in the states. Again, I have found better selection and prices on other carribean islands, but, don't forget to try out the rums produced in Nassua.

    What to buy: I loved Nassau Royal liquor, it was smooth with a hint of Vanilla, it is actually produced by Bacardi.

    What to pay: 16.95- Litre of CrownRoyal, 13.95- Litre of Nassau Royal

    One of the many liquor stores
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    Downtown shops: Discount luxeries

    by HotSpotJ Written Mar 2, 2005

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    There are all types of shops in downtown Nassua that sell brand name items much cheaper than US mainland prices. Just be sure to know what you're buying, go in the reputable shops here, it is easy to tell the difference.

    What to buy: I found good prices on many Italian names and great deals on watches, though not as good of deals as I have found on other Carribean islands.

    Rolex shop downtown
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  • Straw Market: Souvenirs and Bargains

    by grkboiler Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    All kinds of bargains on souvenirs and other items can be found at the Straw Market at the west end of Bay Street. You will find t-shirts, bags, hats, arts and crafts and more - all at low prices. Don't forget to bargain with the merchants.

    Straw Market

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  • Various: Bay Street

    by grkboiler Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    Bay Street is Nassau's main street and has world class shopping and some great bargains on jewelry. You will also find clothing, souvenirs, and anything else you expect to find at a shopping mall. Here you will find top brands such as Rolex, Versace, Lladro, and others.

    Most stores are open 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays.

    What to buy: Jewelry, watches, leather, crystal, and china are the best bargains.

    What to pay: It depends on what you are buying. Many items have savings from 20-50% below stateside retail prices.

    Bay St. with lots of traffic

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    Tikal Tees and Tokens: Souveniers and an Internet Cafe

    by grandmaR Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    This shop has some interesting things to buy, but the main reason I came here was to use the internet cafe. I bought most of my souveniers at Island Tings

    What to buy: T-shirts, post cards and computer time.

    They will let you use the computers for 10 cents a minute even if you don't bring in the ad.

    Advertisement from the map brochures
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    Nassau Straw Market: Homage to the Straw Market

    by AliasGirl Written Sep 27, 2004

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    This bustling enclosed market, formerly known as the beloved Straw Market just off Bay Street housed many local vendors and crafts. It unfortunetly, burned to the ground in September 2001. A friend that visited last year, mentioned that they are slowly rebuilding the straw market and making it better than ever. Support the local Bahamian Vendors & their crafts.

    What to buy: When its back in place, its a fun-filled afternoon of hagling and learning about local art bric-a-brac and collectibles.

    What to pay: Haggle to get the best prices, of course I'm not a good haggler so I just payed the full amount for straw dolls about $2.00 a piece.

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    The Green Lizard Co. Ltd.: Shop the Local Artists

    by AliasGirl Updated Sep 23, 2004

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    This little store is so cute, you will want everything in it wrapped up and sent home! But your pocketbook won't be able to afford it, so you'll have to settle for picking only a few of the items.

    We or at least I fell in love with a few of the pieces and was able to convince Hubby to spring for them..there were all types of local art work: sand statue dolls, wood figurines, painted pictures and seashells, ornaments, handmade jewelry, etc..

    What to buy: We ended up picking up a sand statue doll and a grouping of ballerinas made out of wood. Very pretty. We brought them home successfully unbroken, thank goodness! I'll add pictures at a later date..

    What to pay: The dolls ranged anywhere from 5.00 to 100.00. All types of gifts for all types of budgets. Check it out!!

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    Harbour Bay Mall: East End Mall - Grocery Store Etc.

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 24, 2004

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    There is a very convenient mall on the east end of Bay Street. Among other stores there is a very nice supermarket (City Market, PO Box N3738, Nassau 242-393-6060) which is part of the Winn-Dixie chain, but which is called a City Market in Nassau.

    There is also a Lowes Pharmacy (393-4813), a Bed Bath and Home (393-4440), an internet cafe/bookstore, a Subway and a Dairy Queen.

    What to buy: We got some measuring spoons from the galley at Bed Bath and Home. Bob did major re-provisioning at the City Market.

    Then we had lunch at the Subway, and bought two Blizzards at Dairy Queen for dessert. The Blizzards were $2.95.

    Subway ad Blizzard (eaten in KY)
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    Bay st.: From the best to the worst

    by dlandt Written Jul 10, 2004

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    This isn't a shop, but downtown Nassau offers a variety of shops from the very best to the very worst. It seemed one jewl;er cum art dealer named Solomon's Mines was very prevalent, but Gucci is there was well. You have Subway and other fast food, as well as souvenier shops and everything in between.

    What to buy: I genrally found that some of the stores with closed doors offered some of the better merchandise. This place shown here was pretty cool, and sold imports, mostly from Africa, but also some local stuff.

    What to pay: Except for alcohol and duty free, expect to pay more or about the same as in shopping galleries in most typical urban areas.

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