10 Best Places to Shop in Curaçao

Chichi Shop Punda

Punda Fodor's choice

You'll see the striking, colorful Chichi characters all around the island, as everything from key chains and other iconic Curaçao souvenirs to larger-than-life sculptures. "Chichi" means "big sister" in the local lingo, and the figures are meant to exude the warmth of matronly Caribbean women. The line was created by the artist Serena Janet Israel, who has trained many local female artists to paint them. If you're looking for one-stop shopping and don't want to travel to Serena’s Art Factory—where the brand originates—head to this store tucked away on an alley near Gomezplein. The outlet is open late during Punda Thursday Vibes. 

Gallery Alma Blou

Otrobanda Fodor's choice

Curaçao's oldest established gallery, located in Landhuis Habaai, hosts rotating exhibits of works by top local artists. Browse for shimmering landscapes, dazzling photographs, ceramics, or even African-inspired carnival masks. A separate gift shop sells artsy souvenirs.

Mambo Beach Blvd.

Fodor's choice
Lots of trendy shops, cool boutiques, and a ton of restaurants and bars line the boulevard on Mambo Beach. Also look for swimwear, souvenirs, fashions, flip-flops, beauty care, and more.

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Serena's Art Factory

Fodor's choice

You might have noticed brightly painted sculptures of colorful Caribbean women in many public places around the island, not to mention miniature versions of them for sale as souvenirs. These are Chichis®—created by the artist Serena Janet Israel and unique to Curaçao. Chichi means "big sister" in the local lingo, and the figures are meant to exude the warmth of matronly Caribbean women; new characters, including a man and a child, have also been created. Serena has trained many local female artists to paint them, and you're also welcome to paint your own for a one-of-a-kind souvenir at Serena’s Art Factory near the Ostrich Farm. Walk-in workshops are offered twice weekly and private workshops are available on demand. A stand-alone shop in Willemstad's Punda district also sells Chichi items and offers occasional workshops. There's a $12 participation fee for walk-in workshops (Tuesday and Saturday 9 am-noon) plus the cost of materials.

Centrum Supermarket

Centrally located with a good selection of wares. A bakery is also on the premises.

Dr Caprillesweg 2, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao, Curaçao

Freeport Jewelers


The Freeport Jeweler's Group consists of seven stores (including a Swarovski Boutique) around the island selling high-end brands of jewelry, watches, and collectibles. Willemstad locations are in Punda, Otrobanda, and the Zuikertuin Mall.

Little Switzerland


A well-established, high-end chain offering designer jewelry, watches, crystal, china, and leather goods with outlets throughout the Caribbean, Little Switzerland's three Curaçao outlets are located in the Renaissance complex and at Rif Fort. Top-quality brands include Tiffany, Cartier, Movado, Tag Heuer, and more, at prices much lower than on the mainland.

Penha Curaçao


Founded in 1865 and still run by the Penha family, this landmark store—situated in a UNESCO property that's one of the island's most photographed—specializes in duty-free items, including French perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, eyewear, watches, and high-end lingerie and accessories. There are several other Penha outlets across island, including at the airport.

Heerenstraat 1, Willemstad, n/a Curaçao, Curaçao
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The Yellow House and Zylo


Also known as La Casa Amarilla, the Yellow House specializes in high-end duty-free perfumes and cosmetics with exclusive rights to big names like Guerlain. They have recently teamed up with Zylo (another retail chain) under the same roof to expand their range of wares. Now with their new partner, shoppers can also purchase high-end fashion watches, jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses there. They have outlets in Salina as well as the airport.

Tommy Hilfiger

This label's Curaçao outposts carry the full designer line for men, women, and children. Stores located in Punda and Zuikertuin Mall. Hilfiger Denim is a specialty store in the Rif Fort.