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Island Shopping

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The island of Mauritius is a tropical paradise: a sugarcane-and-coconut-palm-covered volcanic dot in the Indian Ocean. It's fast becoming a shopper's paradise, too. Mauritius has produced textiles for more than three decades, supplying Europe and the U.S. with designer clothing. But over the past few years many of these same garments have become available for purchase on the island itself. Clothing shops freckle the island, which is just 1,900 sq km in size. In the village of Arsenal on the northwest coast, for instance, you can buy Hugo Boss and DKNY polo shirts for around $16Śmuch cheaper than the West's...

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