A quick English shopping day out
solution is to take a trip to Jersey. Although there are many English items on sale in
France in the supermarkets now the supply is limited and prices high .
The UK chains are well rpresented in the
town of St. Helier and include Marks and
Spencer, Boots the Chemist, BHS, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons,
Evans, Accesorize, Claire Accessories, B&Q, Mothercare, Next, Monsoon, Crabtree & Evelyn,
The Body Shop, Molten Brown, Vision Express, Specsavers etc. are
As regards Opticians there are many local firms as
well as the UK Chains. I am told that many expats have been going
over to Jersey for eye tests and to purchase glasses and contact lenses
because of the waiting list for such tests in France.
department stores - De Gruchy and
Voisin in King Street have plenty of
UK Concessions such as Laura Ashley, Burberry, Timberland, Wallis etc.
Jersey supermarkets include
Checkers Safeway and Iceland and the
Islands Co-Operative as well as mini markets
St. Helier Stores include
Le Gallais, Brenann
Co-operative Homemaker, The Furnishing Centre, Scope
The island is VAT free but there is a goods and service tax
of 5%. Of course the ferries to the island sell duty free
drinks, cigarettes and perfumes so your trip is well worth making!
Jersey's first shopping mall
has opened! Liberty Wharf - website
http://www.liberty-wharf.com/ comprises 58,000 sq ft (5,388
sq m) of shopping and cafes. The building was originally
Jersey's train station in Victorian times and has been carefully
restored in order to retain its original features and granite
Marks and Spencer Home is on the western side of hte mall.
Stores so far include the divine "Eclectic"
- picture of the interior below - which sells unique designer
Pretty Woman specialising in designer inspired handbags and
Rococo Arts and Gifts,
Hotel Chocolat, and the
Momo Fish Spa which offers Garra Rufa fish pedicure!
There are more stores opening plus a restaurant! Enjoy
indoor al fresco dining at Costa Coffee which has a branch in
the mall. The mall is first port of call on the new
waterfront, close to the harbour, Liberation Square and the bus
Thaddeus Jewelllers is an independent,
family run retail jewellery business based in St Helier, Jersey, with
extensive practical knowledge in all aspects of the Jewellery trade.
Thaddeus Pearce began training at his father’s Jewellery workshop in
1992, and in 2000 he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Silversmithing,
Goldsmithing and Jewellery Design from The Kent institute of Art and
In addition to stocking some of the finest
jewellery and watch brands, Thaddeus can also create your own
unique jewellery pieces using the latest computer design programme.
The shop boasts a first class on-site workshop manned by experienced
craftsmen and since 2005 has used the latest laser technology, allowing
for precision jewellery repairs using a combination of traditional and
modern methods that provide an efficient and clinical finish.
No. 11, Bond Street,
St Helier, Jersey