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“Diamonds and Rubies and Pearls” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Frontstreet

Frontstreet
Ranked #7 of 55 things to do in Philipsburg
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Owner description: This crowded street is a popular tourist center for duty-free shopping.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Diamonds and Rubies and Pearls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

There is a large number of jewelry and tourist stores on Front Street. Many have greeters to beckon you into their shops. Be prepared to bargain shop. There are also some restaurants and a few designer clothes stores. You should know ahead of time what you want to buy so that you have a price comparison for bargaining.

Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Only place to shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

When I'm in St. Maarten I do all my Christmas shopping. I can get anything from jewelry to linens to perfume at fabulously reduced prices. The quality & variety is unsurpassed.

Visited March 2012
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Slingerlands, New York
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“Wonderful watch shopping!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A wide variety of stores with some real bargains to be had! Being a watch enthusiast, we mainly shopped in jewelry stores, and had success. Don't buy in the first store you go to, compare. The watch selection runs the gamut, from inexpensive to high end Swiss watches.

Some might find the street "seedy", but I enjoyed it. Just take the people handing out fliers in stride, as you would in Manhattan. How nice to buy an inexpensive beer from a street vendor and drink it as you are walking down the street.

Enjoy the view and how different it is from your everyday life!

Happy hunting!

Visited February 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“lots of shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

great boardwalk for the beach area shops and resturants, lots of chairs and umbrellas to rent, water toys and beach watching, and just lounging.

Visited December 2012
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“Average shopping street”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Nice shopping street next to the pier, nothing special. Mostly sunglasses and jewelry.
Shops close around 5.30 pm, so be there on time.

Visited January 2013
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