In case anybody gets up during the day, the Nassau shops offer an assortment of merchandise that is probably less than St. Thomas and more than Jamaica, the best bargains being in liquor (Scotch is $3.50 a fifth) and perfume. I jotted down some price comparisons on scent and it went like this:
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Cashmere overcoats at $150 and cashmere sweaters seemed to me to be not much of a bargain. Madras jackets at Vera's are $29; shirts, $7.50; walk shorts, $8.95. There also is a large rambling straw market on the waterfront, tended by ample ladies who are only too willing to dispense slippers, handbags, horrendous hats, philosophy or a personal assessment. "Oh, boss," a straw lady was saying to me the other week—not without perplexity—"you looks very pros'prous, but you don' buy not-tin."