Crucian-born Shanya Williams always had a passion for fashion. Her worldly travels deepened her love for this form of self-expression in a way she never expected. After visiting places like Thailand, Australia, Costa Rica and Caribbean islands like St. Lucia and Jamaica, Williams was “intrigued by the different cultures and how they represent fashion.” Enter Kasavah – a bohemian lifestyle boutique with a modern twist. This intimate space nestled in the historic Caravelle Arcade in downtown Christiansted features earth-friendly, eco-friendly apparel and accessories for women and children. Kasavah’s style offers modern hipster vibes with an edgy twist. “My goal for Kasavah was to make it appealing to a wide range of people,” said Williams, “and introduce a style that was different from the norm found on St. Croix.”

Williams knew having a business on St. Croix was going to be a challenge. That’s why she didn’t hesitate to open the boutique during the throes of a global pandemic. “This was a personal goal for me to open during the pandemic,” said Williams. “If we can get through this and be successful, we can literally do anything.” Opened on November 27th, 2020, Kasavah was welcomed with open arms by locals and visitors to the island with an unwavering support that surprised Williams. It became clear that many craved this free-spirited, hipster apparel and there was truly something for everyone.

Shopping at Kasavah is more than a shopping experience but a lifestyle! When you enter the boutique, you will quickly discover that every garment and accessory is a statement piece. The featured brands in Kasavah originate from countries and continents that many on St. Croix wouldn’t normally gravitate towards. Additionally, the clothing for most of the brands are rooted in sustainability and made with organic materials.

Kasavah is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. For more information and to shop online, visit their website at Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates on what’s happening in and around the boutique.

Article written by Anquanette Gaspard ( for Coldwell Banker, St. Croix Realty

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