The façade of the Straw Market on Bay Street is far more attractive than you would expect. Inside is just as crowded, noisy and bustling as you might hope. Within its 4,500 square feet are over 100 local Bahamians selling their baskets, hats, crafts, wood carvings and every other imaginable souvenir. If you don’t get your fix haggling over prices here, then try the additional 100 booths at the Bahamas Craft Centre on Paradise Island. Two other shopping alternatives across the bridge are Marina Village near Atlantis and Crystal Court Shops.