Shop Dominica kicks off today

Bargain hunters at Shop Dominica last year
Bargain hunters at Shop Dominica last year

Shoppers searching for bargain deals will get the opportunity from today as the second annual Shop Dominica kicks off.

The initiative is spearheaded by the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association (DHTA), the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA).

The event will run from August 2 -4.

President of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC), Lilian Piper, says in addition to targeting shoppers from overseas, the initiative is also geared at encouraging locals to shop “at home” instead of travelling aboard.

“Usually during the summer, parents go to Puerto Rico and Miami to do shopping but with air fares so high, we are hoping that they will stay home. We also want to encourage the French to come in and experience shopping here. We are actually marketing with them in mind,” she said.

Below is a list of businesses taking part in the event.

3 Rivers & Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge
AC Shillingford
Anchorage Hotel, Whale Watch and Dive Centre
Archipelago Trading
Auto Trade Ltd
Baroons Bijoux Duty Free Shop
Belfast Estate Ltd
Bijoux Terner
Blushing Rose
Cabrits Agencies
Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments
Casey’s Fashion
Chez Ophelia
Children’s Place
Choices
Coco Chic
Cocorico Ltd
Cost-U-Less
Continental Store
Come See TV
Cube Cheese Barber Shop
Dazzlers
Desiderata
Diamond Girls
Digicel Dominica Ltd
D & D Hardware
D & L Spot
Dominica Coconut Products Ltd
Dons & Divas
Drop Anchor
Eagle Investigation & Security Services
Elegant
Elegant Nails
Essential Home and Gift Plus
Evergreen Hotel
Fabric & Things
Fame Footprints
Fashion Line
Fetish Fashion
Fine Foods Inc
Forever Young
Fort Young Hotel
Gloria’s Cuisine
Green’s Wholesale
Guiyave Restaurant & Patisseria
Harmony Villa
H.H.V Whitchurch & Co. Ltd
Island Bay Boutique Hotel
Island Car Rental
J Astaphan & Co Ltd
Jewellers International
JayDees
Jay Tees
Jays Ltd
JARS Sales & Services
J & V’s Super Selection
Jo’s Artistic Naturals Plus Hair Salon
Josephine Gabriel & Co Ltd
Joss Boutique
Kai-K Boutique
Kairi FM
Kalinago Barana Aute
KFC
Krazy Coconuts
Krazy Tees
KVGFX Designs
Lego Steels Fabrication
LIME (Dominica)
Limer’s Jeans Inc.
Luv Ur Nails
Luxury Emporium (Land)
MAPAU
Marpin 2K4 Ltd
Maxroy Trading
MeeKeeDees
M & R Trading Ltd
Music Box Studois
MVB
Nail Expressions
Nature Island Weddings
Newfoundland Estate
Oasis of Elegance
Old Stone Bar & Grill
Optipharm Medical Centre
Outdoor World
Oxygen Bar & Grill
Parade of Fashion
Papillote Wilderness Retreat
Perky’s Pizza
Picard Beach Cottages
Pirates Ltd
Pizza Hut
Platinum Security
Portsmouth Beach Hotel
Prima Donna
Riri’s Place
Riverstone Bar ‘n’ Grill
Rodney’s Wellness Retreat
Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge
Rudolf Thomas F and Family Ltd
Sammy’s Weaves & Braids Plus
Save-a-Lot
Shazz Beauty Salon
Seaworld Guest House, Restaurant & Bar
Springfield Trading (1959) Ltd
Sunset Bay Club and Seaside Dive Resort
TAO Restaurant
Tips & Toes Nail Salon
The Glam Group
World of Love
Zan’s
Caribbean Magic Spice
Cart wheel
Castle Comfort Lodge
Dana Salon
Garraway Enterprises
Julnz Boutique
Anglos Fashion
L.A Dupigny

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23 Comments

  1. Top cop
    August 6, 2013

    Great. Idea buttttt where are some of these buisness places located And on which street location is very important

  2. JUDGE DREDD
    August 4, 2013

    WE DOH HAVE MONEY TO SHOP, how is this going to be a success, month end and you can go into a bank and go straight to the teller… de place fini bat

  3. smite
    August 3, 2013

    Shop Dominica. SERIOUSLY? 10% 15% off. save $1.19. SHOP DOMINICA. nonsense.

  4. Pedro
    August 3, 2013

    Suspend the VAT

  5. the eye
    August 3, 2013

    Shop Dominica is pure crap!!! 10-15% on old stuff and expensive stuff. no good for the poor man.. 8-O

  6. anonymous
    August 3, 2013

    Astaphans 20% 0ff makes no sense at all. old stuff again they offering people? last year was 100% better. This year is pure crap.

  7. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013

    Why do we have 10 things, and out of the ten we only need one? we seem to accumulate more of what we don’t want…

  8. Anonymous
    August 2, 2013

    What about wood stone Shopping Mall?
    Isn’t it included?
    The late Roosevelt Douglas said “All ALL SHALL EAT.”

  9. lOVE D/ca
    August 2, 2013

    why would i sell my product less on that day when i have spent so much on port duties,, cut down on de port duties for small business ppl and we will work with u,,,..one pair of shoe cost us$30 i pay over EC$60 on import duties are u telling me to sell my shoe at EC$120 HELL NO..am not a looser ,,am in business to gain,,

  10. The Authorities
    August 2, 2013

    We will be monitoring these vendors and publishing a list of those who display and sell foreign made goods.

    We strongly believe that “Shop Dominica” should relate to products made in Dominica and not China or the USA.

    It is also a concern why The Dominica Association of Disabled Peoples (D.A.P.P) is not on the list of businesses taking part in the event.

    • The Authorities
      August 2, 2013

      To ADMIN:
      Could you please correct the acronym in the above post to read (D.A.D.P.)
      Thanks.

      • Organizer
        August 3, 2013

        Kindly note, that Shop Dominica is open to all businesses. There is no cost or forms to full out. If DADP wanted to be part of this event, all they had to do was confirm participation like all the other business. Of course foreign products will be part of the sale. Shop Dominica is all about discounts on items. Whether it be school or household items, its about discount, discount and more discount. I do hope you got to spend some money on Friday and today. Remember the promotions ends tomorrow Sunday 04th August. So get out there and Shop!!!, Shop!!!, Shop!!!

  11. Anonymous
    August 2, 2013

    Why didn’t someone post this list broken down into business categories with addresses and phone numbers. A visitor to Dominica would not have a clue. Maybe a link or downloadable pdf would of helped. Food for thought.

  12. 2 CuTe
    August 2, 2013

    Sale ? The sale is the original price

  13. Alexy
    August 2, 2013

    Shop Dominica, come again!!!! 10%, 15% discount is nothing and most of the things on sale is old old old old stock!! Need I say more. Thank you Shop Dominica!

    • Organizer
      August 3, 2013

      Don’t be ridiculous. There were lots of exciting things to shop for and I did enjoyed the percentage off. Made a big difference. I save $500 because of the discounts. Way to Shop Dominica Team.

  14. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
    August 2, 2013

    Dominicans suppose to save big on shopping.So hope shopping is really save Dominicans.

  15. Will
    August 2, 2013

    Ehh Ehhhh! Wish I was home!

  16. justice
    August 2, 2013

    Very good initiative to boost our economy. I wish all the vendors great success!

  17. New York City
    August 2, 2013

    whith all these businesses taking part in shop Dominica its suprising that there is still a high level of uuemployment in Dominica, are all these merchants working by themselves and not employing anyone??

    • I'm Just Saying
      August 2, 2013

      Are they supposed to go and hire additional staff just for 3 days??? The places listed already have their staff in place.

      The unemployment comes about because everybody want to work for $2000.00 plus whether they have qualifications or not. Nobody want to work in the lower paying jobs because they feel it’s slave work. And that’s where the Spanish and Haitians are coming down here and making it.

      • Anonymous
        August 3, 2013

        But my dear, the barrel coming from NEW YORK…..WHY WORK…ALL THEY NEED IS TOP UP CHANGE….YOU KNOW THE DRILL..

    • Organizer
      August 3, 2013

      Hahahahahahahahahaha you made my night you damn fool. lmao. You hungry or you need a job, which one?

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