As the “showcase of the British Empire,” the shopping scene on Bermuda showcases all of the best things about Great Britain. From the refined attitude of shopkeepers and the cozy cottage locations of many shops to the luxury goods, shopping on Bermuda is nothing less than a treat.
Hamilton has perhaps the widest range of shopping available to any city on Bermuda. There are department-like stores such as A.S. Cooper and various locally owned businesses to explore, particularly on Front Street.
If you happen to be in Hamilton on a Wednesday night, do your shopping then. This is when the city hosts Hamilton Harbour Nights, so you can enjoy live entertainment, extra crafts booths, and delicious food while you shop.
If Hamilton is out of the question, historic St. George is your next best bet – many of Hamilton's most popular shops and boutiques have branches in St. George. When shopping in St. George, King's Street, Somers Wharf, and Water Street have the most options.
For a wide selection of locally made products and artwork, towns in the island's West End are a great option. At the Royal Naval Dockyard you can often even see artisans at work, and make special requests for items you would like to purchase. Don't miss the Clocktower Mall and the Bermuda Craft Market.
Like many vacationers, you may be looking for a souvenir that speaks to the country's heritage, or something unique to the island. These items include items made of cedar, Gombey rag dolls and leaf dolls, woodcarvings, silk scarves, and Bermuda shorts.
If you enjoy shopping for souvenirs or gifts you might enjoy a visit to Riihiluoma's Flying Colours, which is located in Par-la-Ville Park, in central Bermuda. Every type of souvenir you might imagine is on sale at Riihuoma's, including t-shirts, sarongs, paperweights, key chains, and magnets. There is also a selection of locally made arts and crafts, plus some whimsical treats including exploding golf balls and coconut bikinis. Find them at 5 Queen Street.
Another place to consider is Onion Jack's Trading Post, which is located within a quick walk from Riihiluoma's Flying Colours. Set on Hamilton's Front Street, Onion Jack's Trading Post is a three room shop offering a collection of goodies stamped with their famous "Onion Jack" logo. The property is located at 77 Front Street.
A third shop to consider is Bermuda Linens & Gifts. Hand embroidered linens, jewelry, picture frames, kitchen ware, and other home decor items are available at Bermuda Linens, offering you a wide array of options to choose from when you are on the hunt for the perfect souvenir. You will be able to find them at 16 Somers Warf.
The chart below has more details regarding 20 of the gift and souvenir shops located on Bermuda.
|(441) 292-1436||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Airport Shops Ltd.||(441) 293-0042||St. David's Island|
|(441) 297-1605||0.2 mi. South West of Central St. George|
|(441) 297-0358||St. George's Island|
|Bermuda Gift Baskets||(441) 293-7378||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Bermuda Gifts & Ideas||(441) 505-4438||2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton|
|Bermuda Linens & Gifts||(441) 734-2954||0.1 mi. South West of Central St. George|
|(441) 296-4164||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|(441) 234-0837||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|(441) 335-7079||Smith's Parish, Central Bermuda|
|(441) 295-0727||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|(441) 292-3257||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|(441) 234-3871||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|(441) 234-5657||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Hallmark||(441) 279-5442||Downtown Hamilton|
|Onion Jack's Trading Post||(441) 295-1263||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Riihiluoma's Flying Colours||(441) 295-0890||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|(441) 297-1775||St. George's Island|
|(441) 296-3431||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|(441) 295-4089||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
There are some cases in which Bermuda sells items at a lower cost than visitors will find in the United States due to a trade deal that Great Britain has with the island. Be on the lookout for jewelry, watches, perfume, fine china, cashmere, tweed, crystal, and silverware. Not only do they carry a slightly lower price, but they are often impeccably made. It is also possible to save between 30 and 50 percent on certain liquors on Bermuda.
If money is no object, antiquing is incredibly popular on Bermuda. Jewelry, artwork, shipwreck artifacts, and engraving are popular finds.
One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery. This shopping venue is situated on Ireland Island North, Bermuda. After spending most of her life living and studying art abroad, as an adult, Lisa-Anne Rego returned to the island of her birth, Bermuda, to open her own studio and gallery. Today, Rego's works are featured in many museums and exhibits throughout her career, and now art lovers can purchase her work directly from the Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery. Customers can reach them at (441) 238-1407.
A second option is Otto Trott Art Studio, which is found easily reached by taxi to the east of Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery. Born and raised on Bermuda, Otto Trott's love for his home turf shows in his paintings of the island, its people, and the sea that surrounds it. Known for his ability to capture the ever illusive Bermudan light, Trott's works can be found on display throughout the island, as well as at his home base the Otto Trott Studio. They are situated at 151 North Shore Road.
Picturesque Gallery: Picturesque Gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Guests will find them at 47 Front Street.
Several of the specialty shops located on Bermuda are provided down below.
|Art Gallery||(441) 737-1177||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Art Gallery||(441) 295-2787||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Astwood Dickinson||Jewelry Store||(441) 292-5805||Downtown Hamilton|
|Bermuda Arts Centre At Dockyard||Art Gallery||(441) 234-2809||Ireland Island North, Northwestern part of Bermuda|
|Bermuda Clayworks||Art Gallery||(441) 234-5116||3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Bermuda Coin & Stamp||Coin Shop||(441) 242-9492||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Churchill's||Tobacconist and Cigar Shop||(441) 297-1650||0.1 mi. South of Central St. George|
|Art Gallery||(441) 295-1117||Downtown Hamilton|
|Jewelry Store||(441) 295-2351||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Davidrose Jewelry||Jewelry Store||(441) 516-7649||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Art Gallery||(441) 234-4216||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery||Art Gallery||(441) 238-1407||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Art Gallery||(441) 332-2753||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Otto Trott Art Studio||Art Gallery||(441) 293-1050||0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill|
|Picturesque Gallery||Art Gallery||(441) 292-1452||Downtown Hamilton|
|Art Gallery||(441) 297-4819||St. George, Northeastern part of Bermuda|
|Sharon Wilson Gallery||Art Gallery||(441) 238-2583||Southampton Parish|
|Swiss Timing||Watch Store||(441) 295-1376||Downtown Hamilton|
|Art Gallery||(441) 295-1606||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Vera P. Card||Art Gallery||(441) 297-1718||St. George, Northeastern part of Bermuda|
Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Perhaps you would enjoy Calypso Dockyard -- it's found within Ireland Island North, Bermuda. In addition to clothing and accessories imported from New York, London, Milan, and Paris, Calypso also sells Italian ceramics and decoration for them home. Reach them at (441) 295-2112.
A second place to consider is Atelerie -- which is located 3.5 mi. (5.6 km) away from Calypso Dockyard. Find the right look for you at Atelerie, where shop owner Heather Macdonald was inspired by high-end French fashion during her time living in St. Baths. You will find them at 6 Dundonald Street.
Another clothing shop you might enjoy is Calypso Hamilton. Women will find several lines of ready to wear clothing inspired by the fashions in Paris and Milan, as well as a funky shoe selection, and island-style swimsuit collection. You'll find them
The following table lists some details regarding the 20 apparel shops located on Bermuda.
|A.S. Cooper||Department Store||(441) 295-3961 ext. 201||Downtown Hamilton|
|A.S. Cooper Children||Department Store||(441) 295-3961||Downtown Hamilton|
|Department Store||(441) 234-4156||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Department Store||(441) 239-7094||3.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton|
|Atelerie||Boutique||(441) 296-0280||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Boutique||(441) 295-3935||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Brown & Co.||Department Store||(441) 279-5442||Downtown Hamilton|
|Calypso Dockyard||Boutique||(441) 295-2112||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Calypso Hamilton||Boutique||--||Downtown Hamilton|
|Cooper, A.S. & Sons||Department Store||(441) 295-3961||Downtown Hamilton|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(441) 297-8363||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(441) 296-9552||0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Hamilton|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(441) 296-9552||3.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton|
|Davinson's St. George||Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(441) 296-9552||St. George|
|Boutique||(441) 296-6723||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Boutique||(441) 295-3378||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Boutique||(441) 295-2711||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Boutique||(441) 295-6268||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Perry Footwear||Shoe Store||(441) 296-8097||Downtown Hamilton|
|Boutique||(441) 295-4499||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
Need to pick up some food supplies? Horton's: The Original Bermuda Black Rum Cakes is situated on Ireland Island North, Bermuda. Horton's specializes, of course, in the Original Bermuda Black Rum Cake, which you can order in two flavors & two different sizes. The Original Horton's Bermuda Black Rum and Chocolate Rum Cakes are made-from-scratch cakes, baked with fresh butter and are the very first to be produced in the Caribbean. If you would like to call before booking a room, you can do so at (441) 293-8805.
A second place to consider is Discovery Wines, which is located approximately three miles (approximately five kilometers) to the southeast of Horton's: The Original Bermuda Black Rum Cakes. Discover is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. You'll be able to find them at 5 Bakery Lane.
You can look through this table for more information.
|Bakery||(441) 236-8650||2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 238-2200||Southampton Parish|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 295-1554||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 292-2559||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 295-7457||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Discovery Wines||Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 296-9463||0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Hamilton|
|Grocery Store||(441) 293-1635||2.4 mi. South of Central Henrys Hill|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 236-8610||2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton|
|Horton's: The Original Bermuda Black Rum Cakes||Bakery||(441) 293-8805||3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton|
|Bakery||(441) 295-2340||1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton|
|Grocery Store||(441) 295-6006||0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill|
|Grocery Store||(441) 295-1234||0.4 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(441) 292-7842||0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton|
|Gourmet Food Store||(441) 278-3815||Downtown Hamilton|
|Grocery Store||(441) 238-1862||1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hog Bay|
...go home with a souvenir you can treasure...
While many vacationers head to the Caribbean dreaming of deals on luxury goods, Bermuda does not offer this to its patrons. Unfortunately, high tariffs paid over seas coupled with duty taxes means that there are few deals to be had. What you do find on Bermuda, however, is items of very high quality.
There are a few ways around paying duty taxes, however. U.S. law allows U.S. citizens to bring items that are at least 35 percent Bermuda crafted through customs duty free. You can also pick up items in the duty-free shop in the airport.
Be aware that the official currency on Bermuda is the Bermuda Dollar, though most shops will gladly accept U.S. Dollars. You can expect most stores and shops on the island to be open Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., though some shopping centers do offer extended hours. Do not plan to shop on a Sunday, as many facilities will be closed.
If you plan to do a good deal of shopping on Bermuda, make sure to set aside a large portion of your budget to do so. Unlike many other Caribbean islands, goods here don't come cheap, but they aren't made cheaply either. No matter how much you spend, you are certain to go home with a souvenir you can treasure for life.
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