Shopping in Christiansted, and on St. Croix as a whole, is duty free, meaning that merchandise purchased there is free from customs duties and local and luxury sales taxes.  American citizens are allowed to purchase up to $1,600 worth of goods without paying customs duties upon return to the States.  All of this makes Christiansted a very popular place to shop for just about anything. 

Shoppers in Christiansted will find any number of luxury items for sale there such as fine jewelry, perfumes, china and crystal, and liquors.  Art galleries and clothing boutiques are also found frequently along with wine shops and cigar stores.   

Christiansted's main shopping areas are centered on King, Company, and Strand Streets.  There are also stores clustered around most historical sites and tourist attractions.  Visitors can also shop online for souvenirs and travel guides to the area.