Shopping - Duty Free
Stores are open every day (except Christmas and Good Friday), and imports arriving on either side of the island are all duty-free.
On the Dutch side, shopping hours are generally from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Many shops stay open longer on days when cruise ships are in port.
On the French side, the hours are from 9 a.m. to noon, then from 2 or 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
In Philipsburg, the specialties of Front Street include everything from Swiss watches and French perfumes to British cashmeres, Chinese embroidery, Japanese electronics and cameras, Indonesian batiks and Italian leather goods. One can also browse through a vast collection of fine jewelry, crystals, linens, porcelain, liquor and cigars.
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