Exotic Plus has closed.
Anguilla is not the ultimate shopping island! Not even the penultimate!
Unlike St. Martin, Anguilla shopping is a bit sparse. But if you look hard (and I'm here to help!), you will find some special, funky and fun, truly "Anguillian" experiences.
Two of our favorite stores in Anguilla? Irie Life, which has all sorts of stylish, cool beach wear, and Exotic Plus T-Shirt Depot, which specializes in unique Anguilla t-shirts!
The owner, Mr. Dedric Webster, makes shopping so fun.
He's an extremely pleasant and talkative man, so he and my dad got along famously.
He told us all about the store, himself, and his uncle, Ronald Webster - the man known as "The Father of Anguilla!"
Dedric Webster, its funny, friendly owner is expanding like crazy, too.
On a recent trip back, my Dad screeched the car to a halt when the shop caught our eye. "Time for a little Anguilla shopping for goat t-shirts!"
Webster recognized us immediately. "Hi, how are you? It's so good to see you," he said with his shining smile and eyes. And then he said something that really made me laugh.
"You know what people do since you wrote about my shop?" he asked. "They come in asking for THE GOAT!"
He went on to explain that ever since his original, goat-design t-shirts made its way onto anguilla-beaches.com Web site, people come in literally asking for "THE GOAT."
Naturally, we chatted for a little while.
He informed us of his store in St. Thomas and about the ongoing expansion of this store.
And then, of course, my Dad (who has turned into "Mr. Digital Camera") wanted to snap the customary photograph. That's my younger sister, Yuki, with Dedric.
After the photograph, I took a couple more shots as we walked throughout the store checking the new clothing out. He had several; new goat prints at the time. Have yourself a look...
"No Hurry, No Worry"
"Baaaaad to the Bone"
One great thing about Dedric... he can be so corny that you really enjoy it. "Baaaaad?" Ouch!
Great to see that THE GOAT lives and grows! See you next time, Dedric.
Tip: You can also rent bikes from Dedric!