St. Thomas  has staked its reputation as a shopping destination. Main Street in downtown Charlotte Amalie  is the original shopping district on the island, but recent additions are the mall at Crown Bay  and the shops at the Yacht Haven Grande. On the east end, Red Hook  offers off-beat shops in a low-pressure environment.
By far the most talked-about item for sale on St. Thomas  is jewelry—from fine name brands to upscale knock-offs. In addition to jewelry you’ll find perfume, name-brand skin care products, sunglasses, handbags, liquor, and crystal. Tucked amid big-name retailers like A.H. Riise, Little Switzerland, and Cartier are unique boutiques that peddle wares ranging from Caribbean coffee to upscale ladies’ shoes. There is also a growing number of art galleries.