Trinidad is bursting with vintage and antique furniture, ornaments, housewares and art but it’s only relatively recently that there has been an open market for any of it. Now, with laws governing private businesses loosened, local collectors are cashing in on the demand for this hitherto hidden memorabilia, providing a great opportunity for visitors to find something unique to take home. Not everyone selling this stuff does so from a shop, so it’s always worth asking around in the search for local traders. Prices are always by negotiation.

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