Fashion on St. Barth

10 October 2015

‘St. Barth has a cosmopolitan side you do not find in other Caribbean islands’

When Stephane and Bernard first started visiting St. Barth in mid-1970s there were no boutiques and certainly no fashion scene to speak of. Upon settling permanently on the island in 1982, they opened ‘Stephane and Bernard’s’, the island’s first designer couture boutique, and have been the heart of the island’s fashion scene ever since.

Today, St. Barth’s fashion boutiques and shopping experiences rival the finest streets in the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. This is the only Caribbean island upon which you’ll find hundreds of designers and every major fashion house well represented. Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Bulgari are just a few of the big names to open their own shops in Gustavia.

Shopping street in St. Barth

Despite the clothing on sale ranging from classic men’s tailoring to outrageously flamboyant couture, the everyday style on St. Barth is far more laid back. After all, this is where the A-listers and elite come to escape the attentions of the world, not dress up for show. That said, during the high season and certainly around New Year, when some of the most exclusive parties in the world are thrown on our small island, a far greater effort is made.

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