Although the textile industry in Mauritius has been eclipsed by China, it is still one of Mauritus’ biggest earners. Many of the brand-name clothes on sale in Europe, Australia and the USA are produced in factories around Curepipe, Floréal and Vacoas.
Many of the bigger suppliers have outlet stores and factory shops where you can buy the clothing for a fraction of their usual retail price.
There are also many brand name copies and knock-offs sold around the island, so check carefully for minor flaws and dodgy stitching. The best place to buy genuine seconds is the market at Quatre Barnes.