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Travellers looking for model-ship showrooms and workshops should join the circuit and stop by Voiliers de L'Océan. Roughly 200 models are produced per month and visitors can watch the artisans at work.
Beauté de Chine, one of the longest-running stores on the island, sells an assortment of old-world relics like copper, jade, silk and antique porcelain.
Try Galerie des Îles for a generous selection of local designs and artisans in more than a dozen shops.
The country's best bookshop sells a broad range of English, French and Creole books, including guidebooks and an excellent range of books about Mauritius.
The model ship manufacturer Voiliers de l'Ocean has an outlet just outside the Craft Market.
Power Music stocks a good selection of CDs by local and international artists.
Based in the Caudan Waterfront, Craft Market is less fun but also less hassle than Central Market. You'll find more upmarket souvenirs, such as Mauritius glass, artworks and essential oils.
Port Louis' Central Market has a wide selection of T-shirts, basketry, spices and souvenirs; bargain to get a decent price.
Right next to the sugar museum, this impressive shop has sugar in all manner of gift packs, as well as rum made from local sugar cane. They encourage you to try before you buy.
To purchase some original art, visit the studio of Françoise Vrot to see her expressive portraits of women fieldworkers.
Sunset Boulevard is home to chic boutiques, including knitwear specialists Floreal, Maille St and Shibani; Harris Wilson for menswear; and Hémisphère Sud for fabulous leather goods...
A small bookshop with a range of mainly French-language books and magazines.
Located 200m inland from Grand Baie's main drag, the vast Super U Hypermarket is, by far, the best supermarket on the island and sells almost everything you can imagine, including the North's best range of books and ...
A craft market hidden down an inland street away from Royal Rd. There's a broad range of touristy Mauritian and Malagasy crafts. Prices aren't fixed, but it's not expensive and there's minimal hassling from vendors.
Head to Galerie Vaco to buy one of Vaco Baissac's instantly recognisable works.
Intriguing light-sensitive Del Sol products, from T-shirts to nail polish, are sold at a friendly boutique in Ventura Plaza.
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