Shopping in Jersey

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Discover What Jersey Has in Store

Jersey shopping isn’t just about the bags of goodies you might finish up with at the end of the day. Shopping in Jersey is about the experience of walking through the quaint cobbled streets and discovering the new brands, designers and styles.

With independent stores, well-known chains, department stores, and tax-free shopping all within close walking distance, there are many reasons that Jersey is one of the best shopping destinations for an island break.

Of course, it’s not just the shops that make for a great day out. Jersey also has the perfect variety of cafés and restaurants serving fresh and locally produced food for you to sit down and re-energize with a rich, hot coffee or a cool glass of wine.

Is Jersey tax free?

As one of the Channel Islands, Jersey is a tax-free shopping haven with no VAT on their products. This means that luxury goods and services are cheaper in Jersey than in the UK and France, acting as a perfect incentive to bring you over to the island. Warning – you might fall in love with the island’s charm and find it hard to leave!

Top Shopping Locations in Jersey

St Helier

The capital of the island, St Helier has all you need ranging from designer department stores to quaint, independent retail outlets.

St Brelade

By the seaside in St Brelade, you can find those quirky shops that sell the things you never knew you needed and also is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs.

St Ouen’s Bay

A popular tourist destination, St Ouen’s holds a variety of cute souvenir shops which are bound to hold something special to help you remember your Jersey escape.

Shopping in the capital St Helier

The capital of Jersey is a mesmerizing place, even without the array of shops that line its cobbled streets. Some of the buildings date to the early 18th century, creating a truly magical fairy-tale feel for the perfect shopping experience for those entering the capital.

The main shopping lies on King and Queen street and it’s here where you can find many of the department stores and chain stores that you know and love. For clothing, there’s Fat Face to Jaeger. For food, you have Hotel Chocolat and Cook: a fantastic range for whatever mood you are in. From homeware, there’s Jane James Handmade Ceramics and Te Amor.

When your legs tire from perusing the St Helier shops, there is an abundance of places for you to rest and indulge in some fresh and local Jersey produce. For fish lovers, there’s the Bistro Rosa on Beresford Street. The Lamplighter is a perfect pitstop for those wanting a British gastro pub-style meal.

Department stores in St Helier

St Helier houses its larger department stores in some of the biggest landmark buildings in the capital. Voisins was founded in 1837 and is Britain’s oldest family-run department store. Here you can find all the major labels from Calvin Klein to Michael Kors and Giorgio Armani.

Another option is De Gruchy on King Street. De Gruchy is the largest store on the Channel Islands, spanning 76,000 square feet. Within its walls, you can find not only clothing, beauty and home products, but also a hair and beauty bar, a nail and brow bar, a barbers, a restaurant and café. It would be easy to spend a whole day simply taking in all De Gruchy has to offer.

Competing with these is USC, also on King Street. None of the department stores are the same, with each option showcasing different designer brands with their own unique styles.

Independent shops in St Helier

Hidden among the fairy-tale streets of St Helier lie some truly fantastic independent retail outlets that you know you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Using local products, extreme talent and craft, you will be able to find authentic clothing, accessories and food made or manufactured by the islanders themselves.

West’s Centre, Halket Place and Bath Street is where you can find many of these unique outlets. For men’s clothing, there is Redvers on Bath Street, stocking all a man could want from smart wear to casual clothing and sports gear. For women, there is the Renaissance Boutique selling luxury, high quality brands on Hillgrove Street behind the Boots store.

If you are looking for something a little sweeter, you can explore the Chocolate Bar Jersey, Jersey’s only independent chocolate shop. As well as tasting and buying some of their amazing handmade chocolate, you can also book onto tours and workshops to see some of the magic behind the scenes.

Jersey Central Markets

St Helier’s Central and Beresford Street Markets are a solid part of Jersey’s heritage and have been ongoing for over 200 years. The Central Market is based at the end of Beresford Street and Halkett Palace, right in the heart of St Helier. The market hall is built out of Victorian Cast Iron, made in 1882, and has a fountain riddled with goldfish swimming in its waters right in the middle of the building. Every month, the change that is thrown into the fountain for good luck is emptied and donated to local charities.

The Central Market is best known for its flowers, fruit, veg and meats. You will also be able to pick up some traditional Jersey produce such as black butter and fresh Jersey beef.

Don’t worry, if you get hungry during your visit, you can pick up some lunch at one of the food stalls there, think fresh falafel wraps or hot and sticky stir fries.

Jersey Farmers’ Markets

There are many different farmers’ markets that decorate the island so it’s worth having a research what is in the local area.

Every Saturday between April and September, you’ll find the St Aubin’s Genuine Jersey Farm and Craft market, selling everything from local Jersey wool to handmade chocolates and meat from Jersey cows.

For those more central, every Sunday you will find the Harbour Market in St Helier from 10am-2pm. Here, you will find stalls from over 30 farmers where the produce varies from fresh fruit and veg, flowers, baked goods and garden supplies. The market is a fabulously immersive experience with live music and entertainment really making the event something that shouldn’t be missed out in order to experience true Jersey culture!

Booking Your Trip

Expedia: Browse hotels, B&B’s, campsites, flights and ferries to create the ideal holiday for you.

Easy Jet Holidays: Find yourself an amazing package deal with a flight from one of many UK local airports and London.  With a range of hotel options to match any budget – you’ll have peace of mind with their ATOL protection.

Condor Ferries: Enjoy glorious ocean views and an onboard duty free shop for the ultimate relaxing journey over to the Channel Islands from UK ports in Poole and Portsmouth.

Fly Jersey: You can find great deals on your air travel with Fly Jersey. From booking hire cars to finding self-catering accommodation, Fly Jersey will make sure your island holiday is hassle-free.