Fabulous Finds: Shopping in Hamilton, Bermuda
By Kamryn Minors
The City of Hamilton may not be big in size, but it has a lot to offer in culture and fashion. Here is a mixture of home decor, flavours, fashions, and souvenirs every tourist should get their hands on….
Barbara Finsness is a beloved local artist with a signature collection of giftware and home decor. You can browse through her pieces at The Island Shop’s three different locations (Hamilton, St. George’s and Fairmont Southampton) as well as in AS Cooper’s department stores. She has designed a number of unique items to honor the most highly anticipated event of the day – The 2017 America’s Cup finals. Her creative take on the glorious “Cup”, embraces the welcoming arms of a Bermuda cottage and the flora and fauna. This image will be hand painted in Italy on two ceramic platters and available for a very limited time only and also upon special request. Other items showcasing this image include cotton/linen tea towels, a melamine tray, paper cocktail napkins and note cards.
If you are looking for some of Bermuda’s best souvenirs and merchandise, Onion Jacks is the place to go. Here you can find t-shirts, hats and other small trinkets to show-off from your time on the island. Take a taste of Bermuda back with you- they boast a wide selection of signature jams and jellies. The strawberry chocolate split, red jalapeno jelly and strawberry jam are three must try flavors, reflecting Bermuda’s fiery sunsets, sweet people and colorful nature. Made from locally sourced ingredients, they are the perfect complement to bread, crackers, cheese and more!
With the opening of The Sunglass & Watch Shop’s new store in the Hamilton Princess – looking stylish just got easier. They boast a number of designer brands including, Prada for the fashion-forward individual, Oakley for the sports fanatic, and DITA for those that look for sleek style and comfort. DITA Mach-Four sunglasses come in a variety of styles for men and the precise measurements allow the sunglasses to fit comfortably on the face. These high quality shades are made of acetate and rubber as well as several titanium parts to ensure durability. You can take comfort knowing that your eyes are completely protected from the sun with these polarized UV lenses.
There is only one Brown & Co. in Bermuda and it has everything ranging from a pastry shop to a bookstore and Hallmark card section. The newest edition to this beloved department store is the Bermuda-themed clothes, accessories and swimwear to help keep you in sub-tropical style. The trendy Bermuda sweat tops are a great take-home gift, popular amongst locals and tourists alike for their variety of available colours and designs. On the other hand, the beach dresses are perfect for spending the day tucked in the sand, or dress it up with jewelry for a casual dinner on the town.