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Directly across from the Marché aux Épices lies Dody, a lovely boutique that showcases colourful and locally-designed and produced dresses. All items are elegant and classy and carry an unequivocal Caribbean flair and aesthetic.


Visitors to Guadeloupe can find many imported French luxury items, including fashion, perfumes, jewellery and delicatessen, like cheese and liquor. But the most rewarding shopping comes from supporting local industry, which offers wonderful handicrafts, rum and typical clothes and accessories, among others. Markets are a particular pleasure, filled as they are with the colours, sounds and aromas of the islands, and the numerous speciality boutiques carry some unique gifts and mementos.