SEA ISLAND COTTON SHOP
A Saint Lucian Legacy
When you walk into Sea Island Cotton Shop’s flagship store at the Baywalk Mall in Rodney Bay, it’s easy to see how they’ve become one of the island’s leading retail companies. The bright lights and upbeat music instantly put you in the mood to relax and shop. With 13 branches around the island and 40 years in the business, Sea Island decided to try something a little different and revamp their Baywalk branch. Catering to a range of tastes, ages and pocket sizes, visitors will find a little piece of Saint Lucian treasure at Sea Island.
Friendly, courteous staff greet tourist and local alike. The front of the store carries uniquely Saint Lucian souvenirs, from personalised key rings and shot glasses to picture frames and magnets. You can also get collections, with sets of mugs, plates, bells and thimbles. There’s something to make everyone back home happy. Look for the adorable Saint Lucia dolls that will certainly remind you of your trip to our island. To your left, you’ll find children’s T-Shirts and beach toys that are artfully displayed on a tree branch to attract the little ones into having fun at the waterside.
You won’t be able to miss the Irie Kitchen – where you can get all locally made food products. The thatched roof, samples of pepper sauces in miniature coal pots and skillfully arranged products gives the feeling of being a different store altogether. Try the passion fruit and mango hot sauces – they’re absolutely delicious and can only be found at Sea Island. Also available is a selection of rum cakes, teas, coffees and locally made rums.
Sea Island is the distributor for popular brands such as Reef and Kipling – brands that are renowned for their excellence in quality. Exclusive to Sea Island, Kipling handbags – previously only designed in the signature colours of red, jean blue, true blue and black – are now available and a variety of patterns and beautifully vibrant colours. Pick yours up quick though! Once, these fashion colours are sold out, they’re gone forever. If you’re looking for those Reef flip flops that will last you a lifetime, Sea Island has them in a range of styles and colours, perfect for everyone.
The fashion at Sea Island is assuredly a step above the rest. The store features brands such as La Cottoniere, Jams World, Aquavita, Santiki, Piraña Joe, Samson Resort Wear and many others. What makes the clothes at Sea Island stand out is the versatility; wear a gorgeous tunic as a cover-up at the beach, or dress it up with a belt and slacks for a night out. Sea Island hasn’t forgotten the gents either! Men now have their own slice of heaven with cotton, silk, linen and batik shirts. Recently introduced are trousers to complete any outfit.
No ensemble is complete without accessories! A large range of beautifully made beaded, metal work, and cloth jewelry will complete any look you find at Sea Island. We can’t forget the shoes – the store now carries Ipanema flip-flops and sandals, as well as splendidly jeweled sandals from Indonesia.
A true hallmark of Saint Lucian businesses, Sea Island Cotton Shop has maintained a standard that is incomparable, by carefully selecting products that are of the highest quality, ensuring that every customer leaves satisfied and providing an ambiance that is truly special. If you haven’t gone to its Baywalk branch, do so; and if you have, make another stop, you may just find something you missed the last time.