Old Street

Old Street, Philipsburg: Address, Old Street Reviews: 4/5

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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands5,847 contributions
Bit of a tourist trap
May 2021
Walked up and down this little street and, part from some shops, there's not much to see here. Probably does well with cruise tourists, but I wasn't particularly impressed by anything here.
Written 4 June 2021
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crabtownqt2
Annapolis, MD8 contributions
AVOID Kenny's Shop. St Maarten
Nov 2019
With the number of shops on this quaint shopping district, there is absolutely no reason to shop at a shop with a RUDE owner/manager. The minute we walked in, we should've walked out. The owner was on the phone SCREAMING at someone. My friend spent more than $100 on clothing. When my stepdaughter brought her ~$50 worth of merchandise to the counter, my friend asked if my stepdaughter could get the 3 garments selected for the same price/same merchandise being offered in nearly every other shop on the street. Owner screamed at my friend and told her to "get out of here." He kicked her out of the shop for asking a reasonable question! BTW, he said NO to selling the garments for the same price everyone else on Old Street is selling them for.

I found a garment I really like. It costs $25. It had a major flaw/snag on the front/top in the most obvious of places. The saleswoman told me she'd sell it to me for $15. I declined because it wasn't the price; it was the obvious flaw and having a degree from FIT, I know how these flaws can get worse. I went back a couple days later and looked up and down Old St for this garment. Only Kenny's had it. The saleswoman remembered me but then said she never offered the discount. So I left and went online looking since the website name was right on the label. I just ordered it and got it in the WRONG color although they had 3 pictures on the website and I picked the one I wanted. When contacted they offered to resend another color at their expense. After not hearing from them for 4 days (and asking for a "please confirm receipt" twice), I told them I'd have to work through PayPal if they didn't respond (any PayPal purchaser knows the resolution time is LIMITED). Well, that shop owner responded with lies about putting photos on the site "with the wrong computer monitor" and rescinding the offer to send me the correct garment. They did refund my purchase in full, yet I now realize I was working with the same RUDE, arrogant shop owner we encountered in SXM.

Just stay away from Kenny's and RimaSXM. There are way too many kind people in the world and in SXM that appreciate tourist business. Kenny does not.
Written 24 February 2020
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Margaret F
Langley City, Canada24 contributions
Old street looks new!
Jan 2020
Old Street is a wonderful place to wander. We were so happy to see that is has been son nicely restored since the damage from the hurricane. The builidngs are all freshly pained in lively colours and all the damage has been repaired. We were so happy to see that the old yellow car was all repaired and looks good as new! It was so smashed in the hurricane the lasst time we saw it. Well worth walking down this street and visiting the shops and/or dining venues.
Written 17 February 2020
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ZapCa
Toronto, Canada669 contributions
Cute street
Jan 2020
Very cute street in the heart of Philipsburg! Picture perfect and colorful, you'll definitely get there once you are in Philipsburg
Written 31 January 2020
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Jeannine C
Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Canada25 contributions
Another spot that cannot be missed
Jan 2020
While you are in Philipsburg, there are so many things to do, but do not miss the old yellow car on Old Street..You will always remember it.
Written 26 January 2020
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Lisa M
Port of Spain, Trinidad391 contributions
Fantastic time.
Jan 2020 • Family
Great food. Decent prices. Very picturesque photo ops. Discounted perfumes and luxury makeup brands. We even found swimsuits at an awesome price ( we bought 10 pairs ) we loved the browsing around. Even got some unique gifts for friends.
Written 8 January 2020
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL10,359 contributions
OK
Nov 2019
Just more stores and shoppes where some stores solicit people to come in especially some cosmetic stores.
Written 2 December 2019
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Elaine D
Livonia, MI25 contributions
Appreciate Improvements on Old Street
Nov 2019
Since our last visit, the yellow classic car has been repaired, the little restaurant "The French Touch" is serving delicious breakfasts and lunches, and "Masterpieces" continues to offer nice jewelry choices, including silver-bordered larimar, in various price ranges. Great place to stop on a short visit.
Written 24 November 2019
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Waheed Zafar
Macclesfield, UK385 contributions
Loads of Bargains
Nov 2019 • Couples
I liked the street as less busy therefore shops were definitely cheaper than around cruise terminal. Found latest perfumes at 20%! Less
Written 16 November 2019
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dianne_tjm
Central Florida, FL404 contributions
Lots of solicitation
Oct 2019 • Couples
A busy place to walk and lots of solicitation going on to go inside the store to buy stuff we just declined them politely, lots of stuff to see and its "dutyfree" price as it claimed.
Written 9 October 2019
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