Shopping in St Maarten
The capital cities Philipsburg (St Maarten) and Marigot (St Martin) overflow with art galleries such as the impressionist Roland Richardson Gallery. Duty-free cosmetics and designer jewellery are popular buys from Little Switzerland. Savings can be about 20% but bargaining can still help. Haggling for souvenirs, crafts and island clothes is customary at the Philipsburg Market Place and Marigot's French Market. Shops open Mon-Sat 9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm, later in Maho.