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This is the biggest supermarket and is about 500m south of the quay in Vaiare.
Self-catering is a breeze in Pape’ete. Supermarché Champion , close to the Temple Paofai, is handy if you’re in the city centre.
Arts & Crafts
This high-end boutique sells all kinds of quality arts and crafts from French Polynesia and other Pacific islands.
Fashion & Accessories
Get glammed up at this trendsetting boutique stocking island-made shirts, T-shirts, dresses and accessories. Inspired from traditional designs, the pieces are transformed into sprightly contemporary looks.
This is the best choice in town for mags and news in English.
A great bookshop with some ancient gems and a few new paperbacks in English.
This gallery near the cathedral has an interesting mix of etchings, paintings and crockery. It’s a great place to buy works from local artists, both well known and emerging.
Food & Drink
For a truly great-smelling shopping experience, check out this boutique...
So you really don’t want to forget your trip to Tahiti? This shop has many styles available, including traditional Polynesian designs as well as some more creative motifs.
This popular studio in the Marché de Pape’ete (upstairs) is run by two brothers who are originally from the Marquesas. They create traditional-style black-ink tattoos and have good credentials.
This music shop has a decent selection of CDs by local artists; you can listen before you buy.
It’s huge but has only a small English section.
Markets, Streets & Arcades
Upstairs in the Marché de Pape’ete you can wander for ages among the handicrafts...
This highly reputable gallery has works from established artists, such as Christian Deloffre and Gotz, as well as works from emerging painters or sculptors.
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