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The Bermudian

Clothing and Accessories 2012

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: SOVEREIGN JEWELLERS

Although small in size, don’t believe for a nano-second this store isn’t bursting at the seams with designer names and fashion-forward accessories. In what began as a small jewellery store, Sovereign catered to those hoping to find an affordable piece of jewellery, mostly inspired by Bermuda’s flora and fauna.

Fast-forward a few decades and Sovereign is still the place one would go for a longtail pendant or tall ship brooch, but it’s also the place the fashionable go for big names in watches and sunglasses, key accessories for the modern man or woman. Tom Ford, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Ray Ban have all been living comfortably at Sovereign for the last few years, but recently, Sovereign added Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs to their ever-growing list of designer names. Thanks to Sovereign, our selection of must-have jewellery and accessories has gone from basic and necessary to out of the ordinary and to die for!

MEN'S SUITS

English Sports Shop

Cashmere, Italian merino wool and cotton knitwear items aren’t the only things you’ll find at English Sports Shop. You’ll also find a great selection of ready-to-wear suits with slacks or Bermuda shorts. English Sports Shop is known for taking a page from the “preppy handbook,” but the decision was unanimous: our judges declare English Sports Shop the best for men’s suits. 49 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-2672

MEN'S BUSINESS CASUAL

A. S. Cooper Man

Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and Lacoste shorts, polos, oxfords and chinos at A. S. Cooper Man keep him comfortably in style. 29 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-3961

TIES

English Sports Shop

The finishing touch to a suit is a tie, and English Sports Shop offers the best variety of ties in silk, cotton, wool or polyester to complete the outfit and match his unique personality. 49 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-2672

WOMEN'S FASHION

Gibbons Company

Visit Gibbons Company in person or on their website (gibbons.bm) to see featured designers and the awesome showcase of vibrant colours, interesting shapes and trendy styles by top fashion houses such as DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Jones New York and Mac & Jac. Plus, designer Vince Camuto’s bold colours and prints are exclusive to Gibbons Company. “It is the most enjoyable place to shop,” said one judge, while another added how great the Mango selection is. 21 Reid Street, Hamilton, 295-0022

WOMEN'S BUSINESS ATTIRE

Sisley

Regarded by Fodor’s U.K. travel guide as the sister of Benetton with a feminine flair, Sisley, has been voted Best in Bermuda for cute cardigans, wrap dresses, suits and accessories to complete a professional wardrobe that extends to after hours. A judge said, “A lot of people don’t walk down to Sisley because it’s out of the way, but they should make the trip. The service is always good and the clothes are worth the price!” 7 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-2112

DROP-DEAD EVENINGWEAR

Boutique CC

Boutique CC is the premier venue for reasonably priced beautiful cocktail dresses and elegant formal gowns in a variety of colours and styles from Daze and Jonny. 1 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-3935

BOUTIQUE

Atelerie

Unique designer apparel and beautiful jewellery—many one-of-a-kind pieces are made by the owner—are displayed beautifully at Atelerie. Specializing in a personalized shopping experience, Atelerie provides one-on-one attention while you explore the intimate surroundings and choose your perfect piece of clothing or jewellery. 6 Dundonald Street, Hamilton, 296-0280

FASHION-FORWARD FINDS

Atelerie

The future looks even brighter with the trendy selection of clothing and accessories on display at Atelerie. 6 Dundonald Street, Hamilton, 296-0280

TRENDY WEAR, TEENS

Jazzy Boutique

Bold, bright colours, floral prints and lace are the trends for spring and summer 2012, and Jazzy Boutique has a selection of clothing, accessories and shoes from Enigma, Cupid and NYLA that keeps young fashionistas high-stepping in the streets. Upper Level, Washington Mall, Hamilton, 295-9258

LARGER-SIZE WEAR

Connections Plus

Connections Plus keeps plus-size women in style for every occasion with beautiful trendy dresses, jeans and shorts. Jewellery and shoes perfectly finish every outfit. 42 Court Street, Hamilton, 292-7300

WORKOUT WEAR

Sports R Us

“They have everything you can imagine and the staff is incredibly helpful” were the words of the judges as they declared Sports R Us the best in Bermuda for workout wear. Sports R Us carries New Balance, Brooks, Nike and other top brands to keep you working out harder and comfortably. A one-stop shop, Sports R Us also carries sporting equipment including bikes and elliptical workout machines from Endurance and Pre-Core. 61 Church Street, Hamilton, 292-1891

DRY CLEANER

Just Shirts Dry Cleaners

Drop off your clothing or let Just Shirts Dry Cleaners Executive Service pick it up from your office for free. Join the Shirt Club and pay one annual price for your dry cleaning—you’ll save more than half the cost of regular service. The service is reliable and timely, leaving your clothing happy, which means it lasts longer and feels great to wear. 20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, 292-3063

VINTAGE WEAR

Fatimaya, Inc.

For a blast from the past, let Fatimaya, Inc., help you find the best style for your body shape, skin colour and personality. Cool give-a-ways, deliveries, unique finds and Get 1 Free Racks make Fatimaya the best place to find classic pieces and fun accessories. 28 Elliott Street, Hamilton, 519-2802

LINGERIE

Secrets

Adult toys, massage oils that warm when you rub, games for lovers and the best selection of lingerie for men and women are available at Secrets. The plus-size selection, special-occasion treats for Halloween and other fun occasions and a customer mailing list are some of the little extras that make Secrets the best for lingerie and intimate accessories. Washington Mall 1, 20 Church Street, Hamilton, 295-0651

CHILDREN'S WEAR

Daisy & Mac

Kids’ choice, adult approved! Daisy & Mac has the best clothing for little people from designers such as Diesel, Esprit Kids and Ralph Lauren. From newborn to age 16, Daisy & Mac’s outfits follow the latest trends of vibrant colours and fun shapes, and the store’s fans are impressed with its quality, style and sense of fun.  27 Queen Street, Hamilton, 295-7477

SHOE STORE

Perry Footwear

Fabulous footwear fashionistas find their must-have designer wear at our judges’ top choice for best shoe store, Perry Footwear. From sky-high stilettos to dainty ballerina flats and chic summer sandals, this fashion-forward shoe store caters to all sizes for all occasions (and even has some great styles for the stylish men and trendy kids in your life, too). 44 Reid Street, Hamilton, 296-8097

KID'S SHOES

W. J. Boyle & Son Ltd.

Little feet and little toes smile when mommy shops for shoes at W. J. Boyle & Son Ltd. Durable Stride Right and Hush Puppies school shoes, Sketcher sneakers and dressier shoes are all found in one of Bermuda’s oldest and most reliable shoe stores. 31 Queen Street, Hamilton, 295-1887

SCENT-SATIONAL SCENTS

Brown & Co.

Enter Brown & Co. and journey to the perfume selection to find a wide array of scents by top-name brands. They carry popular fragrances such as Pulse by Beyoncé and Justin Bieber’s Someday as well as classic scents by Prada, Hermes, Dior and Davidoff. You’ll also find gift boxes that include a lotion or shower gel at a great inclusive price. 35 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-3838

COOLEST SHADES

Sovereign Jewellers

Looking for a great pair of designer shades from Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Versace, Marc Jacobs or Diesel so you can look great in the sun and protect those baby blues? Find your perfect pair at Sovereign Jewellers. 13 Reid Street, Hamilton, 292-7933

HANDBAGS

Lusso

For those who know quality, Lusso is Bermuda’s number-one choice for high-end handbags from Fendi, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo and Jimmy Choo—all exclusive brands at Lusso. Their handbags, often found in the pages of Vogue, are fresh off the runway. Lucky ladies often find shoes to complement the bag. 51 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-6734

FINE JEWELLERY

Astwood Dickinson

The Bermuda Collection at Astwood Dickinson, crafted from 18-carat gold and designed in-house, features iconic Bermuda symbols, including the beautiful Bermuda longtail and Gombeys. Locals and tourists look forward to new signature pieces that arrive annually. Astwood Dickinson is the exclusive on-island retailer for the Tiffany product line and Baccarat crystal jewellery. 83-85 Front Street, Hamilton, 292-5805

TRENDY JEWELLERY

Alexandra Mosher

If your jewellery could talk, what would it share about you? Alexandra Mosher’s jewellery creates statements that range from dramatic psychological thrillers to sweet fairy tales. Her collections are called Rorschach Ink Blot, Spirit of Bermuda, Caviar and Bermuda Reef, which means you’ll find something beautiful to match your every mood. April Branco Gallery, Washington Mall West, 17 Reid Street, Hamilton, 542-8484

HATS

Ink Virgin

Hats are an awesome accent for many outfits—just think back to last year’s Royal wedding if you’re in doubt. The recently opened Ink Virgin has a wide array of snapback hats, which are all the rage with high-school students according to our judges. The owner of Ink Virgin definitely knows what’s hot and what’s not, as he is only 19! 4 Wesley Street, Hamilton, 519-2448

WATCHES

Sovereign Jewellers

You can’t turn back time, but you can enjoy every minute when you wear a stunning watch from Sovereign Jewellers. They carry top brands including Adidas, Citizen, Casio and Wenger Swiss Army that are durable, dependable and attractive. 13 Reid Street, Hamilton, 292-7933

COSMETICS

M.A.C. Cosmetics

Pretty girls with flawless makeup know the best cosmetic boutique on the island is M.A.C. Cosmetics. Your outfit isn’t complete until you’ve added the final touch with the perfect shade of eye shadow, lip gloss, eyeliner and blush. With their personal makeup consultations and top-quality products, the team at M.A.C. will help you create the most beautiful you. 53 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-8843

WOMEN'S SWIMWEAR

Calypso

Find the best swimwear from La Blanca, Jantzen, Anne Cole and a long list of international designers at Calypso. One judge said, “Calypso won because their supply of Michael Kors bathing suits put them over their competition!” Whether you prefer a bikini, boy shorts or a classic tank, let the knowledgeable sales team assist you with your search for the perfect swimsuit. 45 Front Street, Hamilton, 295-2112

MEN'S SWIMWEAR

Makin Waves

Swim shorts, trunks by Quiksilver, Billabong, Dacor and Bob Marley keep the men grooving on the beach or at the pool after shopping at Makin Waves. Church Street, Hamilton, 292-4609

BARGAINS, DEALS, DISCOUNTS

Orange Bay Company

Although primarily a furniture consignment store, with fashion house labels like Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Lilly Pulitzer going for a fraction of their original sale prices, the clothing and accessories at Orange Bay Company are arguably the best bargain around for fashionistas on a budget. Owner Delight Morris lives up to her name as she pulls together the most amazing outfits with the same level of service you’d get at the poshest boutique in town. 4 Mills Creek Road, Pembroke, 295-5400

WILDCARD: WORST FASHION TREND

The Misuse of Tights

Sorry ladies, but the honest truth is tights—especially those worn as pants and not undergarments—are not for everyone. If they are so tight that they become see-through, have holes or child-like patterns, they are not for you.

Women’s Business Attire

AS Cooper & Sons Ltd

“Glad to see there is such a selection to choose from!”

Workout Wear

Sportseller

“Excellent staff and constantly updated stock.”

Jewellery

Crisson HS & JE Ltd. Jewellers

“Always been my favourite jewellery store”

Shoe Store

Trends

Larger Size Wear

Sizewise Fashions

THE JUDGES

Tali Gabai-Maiato, Real-estate agent, ele Properties

Hannah Collins, Freelance makeup artist

Venetia Furbert, Reinsurance claims assistant, Allied World Assurance Co.

Jana Outerbridge, Miss Bermuda 2011

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