Shopping in Jersey
Jersey, and St. Helier in particular, is known as the best shopping destination on the Channel Islands. With broad avenues reserved for pedestrians and a mix of internationally known brands and local shops, St. Helier is perfect for whiling away the hours doing bargain hunting and shopping. The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Jersey boasts a central location in the town, perfect for when you have to carry your bags home after a day of shopping.
High-street shopping in St. HelierThe main shopping area is centred around four pedestrianised streets: King Street, Queen Street, Bath and Halkett Street. This area offers high-street shopping opportunities. The two main department stores are de Gruchy’s and Voisins where you will find everything your heart desires. Walking along the pedestrian shopping streets, you will recognise brands like WH Smith, Marks & Spencer, JD Sports, Top Shop, HMV, Millets, Clark’s Shoes, Woolworth, Thornton’s Chocolates, Burton and Boots.
Original Jersey boutiques and marketsIn St. Helier you will also find smaller, local shops and quaint boutiques. For example, Amy’s is a traditional men’s outfitter, Pearce Jewellers is a beautiful jewellery shop, and Maison La Mare sells genuine Jersey goods. Maison La Mare is the preferred shop for those looking to buy high quality, locally crafted gifts and souvenirs.
For a shopping experience with a beautiful Victorian backdrop, you should visit the Central or Beresford Markets, which have been part of the city’ heritage for the past 200 years. Here, you will find fresh fruits and vegetables and delicious, local snacks. Finally, the old shop named the Red Triangle Store on the corner of Central Market is definitely worth a visit. With everything crammed into one small shop, which still retains its original wooden shelving, you will find a combination of luggage, model making gear and an array of household items.
Outside of St Helier, you can find smaller shopping areas in many of the island's villages, such as St. Brelade, St. John and Five Oaks.