Must-see shopping in Tahiti

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    Marché de Pape’ete

    The main level of the Marché de Pape’ete has woven hats, wonderful homemade monoi (fragrant coconut oil), flowers and produce, while you can wander for…

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    Tahiti Vanilla Market

    For a truly great-smelling shopping experience, check out this boutique. Nearly everything in the shop is made from local vanilla; you can get whole pods,…

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    Te Mana

    Get glammed up at this trendsetting boutique stocking island-made shirts, T-shirts, dresses and accessories. Inspired from traditional designs, the pieces…

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    Efraima & Simeon Huuti

    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…

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    Galerie Winkler

    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…

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    Mana’O Tattoo

    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…

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    Galerie des Tropiques

    This highly reputable gallery has works from established artists, such as Christian Deloffre and Gotz, as well as works from emerging painters or…

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    Supermarché Champion

    Self-catering is a breeze in Pape’ete. Supermarché Champion, close to the Temple Paofai, is handy if you’re in the city centre.

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    This high-end boutique sells all kinds of quality arts and crafts from French Polynesia and other Pacific islands.

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    This music shop has a decent selection of CDs by local artists; you can listen before you buy.

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    Librarie du Vaima

    A great bookshop with some ancient gems and a few new paperbacks in English.