There is duty-free shopping in Nassau and on Paradise Island. Shop for luxury items or authentic Bahamian handicrafts, take home some Bahamian art, or buy brand-name jewelry an the latest resort-wear fashions. If you’re looking for anything besides inexpensive souvenirs, best to avoid shopping within walking distance from where cruise ships dock.
However there are plenty of interesting shops in Nassau, at the marinas, and at shopping malls like The Mall at Marathon, and especially on Paradise Island. Most of the shopping is on the city’s main thoroughfare, Bay Street where you can find local merchandise, crafts, perfumes, fine art, Cuban cigars and high-end brands like Gucci, Fendi and Coles.