Both on and off the high street, Jersey packs a small punch when it comes to the diversity of shops.
Although you will see quite a number of the main chains, there are plenty of thriving independent boutiques, delis, tech stores and everything else in between along the network of quaint streets across St. Helier.
Inside and out the vibrant and colourful fruit, meat and vegetable market is still a hub of commercial life as traders to and fro all day along – except on Thursday afternoons when it closes by tradition and they are all granted a well-earned rest.
On the other side of the road the separate fish market – by and large only found today in seaside towns – is equally busy and has numerous stalls all competing with one another for price and quality. You can also enjoy some of that seafood cooked at an onsite café and watch the world go by.
Occupying one of the prime sites making the whole corner at No. 1 King Street, very near to our offices, you will find Hettich, jewellers since 1900, where the leading brand names in the world, Baume et Mercier, Patek, Rolex and Tag Heuer are on display.
Two of Jersey’s largest shops, still referred to locally as department stores, have also stood the test of time and held on to the names of the original families that founded them, de Gruchy and Voisin’s. The former is the largest retail outlet in the Channel Islands, whilst Voisin’s nearby has a range of 150 beauty, bags and luggage, house and home, mens’ and womens’ marques from Armani to White Stuff. Alternatively, if you prefer the more personal shopping experience, designer one off pieces can be found in shops such as Renaissance.
Away from St. Helier you don’t have to be a hardy shopper to get exploring and find hidden gems and treasures at Gorey, St. Aubin, St. Brelade, St. Martin and St. Peter.