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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: A. S. COOPER & SONS LTD.
A. S. Cooper & Sons has done it again. For the second time since 2009, we recognize this family-owned-and-operated business for outstanding consistency, selection, quality and service. High-end fashion, affordable everyday fashion and name-brand cosmetics are only a few of their most popular departments. Cooper’s is also known for bargain prices and frequent storewide sales that encourage Bermudians to shop at home and support the local economy. With a history dating back to the late nineteenth century, one thing’s for sure: A. S. Cooper & Sons is bound to be a uniquely Bermudian hallmark for generations to come. Congratulations on yet another year of unparalleled success and a well-deserved Best of Bermuda Award of Excellence.
A. S. Cooper & Sons59 Front St., Hamilton, 295-3961

Men’s Business Wear
Conservative or cutting-edge, custom-made or ready-for-action, head over to the English Sports Shop for the best selection of business attire Bermuda has to offer. Choose from an array of preppy and classic lines, and be sure to ask for a second opinion from one of the helpful staff members. Your classy new outfit will surely make you the envy of the office.
English Sports Shop
49 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2672

Men’s Fashion
The contemporary and casual selection at The Edge makes it this year’s best for the fashionable man. Shop your favorite brand names in clothing, ties, belts and accessories; you can even pick up a pair of comfortable kicks to complement your new outfit. Beef up your wardrobe and look sharp with something different from The Edge.
The Edge
7 Reid St. (Washington Mall), Hamilton, 295-4715

Men’s Casual Wear
Looking for the perfect polo to pair with those pink Bermuda shorts? Swing by A. S. Cooper MAN for all of your casual-attire needs and save yourself an expensive plane ticket to the States. Time and again, this convenient and expansive shop has been recognized for its mind-boggling selection, reasonable prices and impeccable sense of style.
A. S. Cooper MAN
29 Front St., Hamilton, 295-1637

Ties
Love ʼem or hate ʼem, every man needs ʼem. Sure, ties may be the last things on your mind in the dead of summer, but if you can’t get away with a classic polo, you’ll need to invest in a necktie to finish your look. Silk or polyester, patterned or plain—trust English Sports Shop to have the best selection for any occasion.
English Sports Shop
49 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2672

Women’s Fashion
For the best in women’s fashion, look no further than Atelerie, an exclusive boutique blending tasteful fashion design and artistic beauty. The impeccably arranged shop features clothing handpicked by the owner and influenced by contemporary trends from overseas. From bold skinny jeans to chic cocktail frocks, Atelerie has it all.
Atelerie
9 Reid St., Hamilton, 296-0280

Women’s Business Attire
Every modern businesswoman knows that elegant suits with a feminine flair aren’t easy to come by. That’s why, for the second year in a row, our judges declare Sisley best in Bermuda for their wide selection of professional attire. Whether you’re shopping for a full suit, dressy cardigan or smart dress for the office, let the stylists at Sisley help you find what you need.
Sisley
7 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2112

Drop-dead Eveningwear
Cecile is without question Bermuda’s premier retailer of drop-dead eveningwear. Featuring exclusive labels and expansive collections from around the world (including Emilio Pucci, Gottex and Valentino Red), this one-of-a-kind gallery offers the pinnacle of elegant gowns and dresses. There’s no better place than Cecile to find high-end attire that will surely make your man’s jaw hit the ground!
Cecile
15 Front St., Hamilton, 295-1311

Boutique
Lovit Boutique combines contemporary novelties with exclusive local designer collections to offer a snazzy selection of looks you’re bound to love. Clutches and totes, swimwear and skirts, even makeup and jewellery—they’ve got it all! Nowhere beats Lovit for cute, one-of-a-kind items to add that extra oomph to your favourite outfit.
Lovit Boutique
18 Queen St., Hamilton, 295-1239

Fashion-forward Finds
Does your style push the fashion envelope? Is your wardrobe overflowing with animal prints, daring dresses and bright, skin-tight jeans? If so, we’ve got the perfect store for you. Toxic Rose offers the latest and greatest in ladies clothing including flirty eveningwear and show-stopping tops. It’s a fashionista’s dream!
Toxic Rose Boutique
57 Court St., Hamilton, 292-4526

Trendy Wear—Teens
Be the envy of Front Street with a chic, flattering and affordable new outfit from Jazzy Boutique in Washington Mall. Wall-to-wall options are geared toward fashion-conscious teens and include faux-gem jewelry, colourful Spandex and trendy nighttime ensembles. Hot!
Jazzy Boutique
Upper Level, Washington Mall, Hamilton, 295-9258

Plus-size Fashion
A. S. Cooper & Sons is Bermuda’s one-stop shop for modern, stylish plus-size clothing to flatter any figure. Trust this local favourite to sell comfortable dresses, jeans and outerwear for every occasion.  
A.S. Cooper & Sons, Ltd.
59 Front St., Hamilton, 295-3961

Thrifty Fashion Finds
Fatimaya’s rock-bottom prices and unique, vintage selection are guaranteed to impress even the diehard shopaholic. Find the perfect outfit to match your complexion, body type and personal style from an ever-changing collection of Bermuda’s best thrifty fashion finds. Don’t forget to ask about Fatimaya’s unique consulting services, and broaden your wardrobe while still getting unbeatable bang for your buck.
Fatimaya, Inc.
28 Elliott St., Hamilton, 519-2802

Workout Wear
Sweat your heart out in style while wearing one of Sportseller’s many comfortable workout outfits. Prefer to mix and match? Pair versatile compression tops and stretchy Spandex with the squishiest socks and most supportive sneakers. The best names in swimwear, sunglasses and knapsacks are also readily available from Bermuda’s best for workout wear.
Sportseller
7 Reid St. (Lower Level, Washington Mall), Hamilton, 295-2692

Dry Cleaner
For speedy delivery and unwavering service, trust your clothes to Just Shirts Dry Cleaners. Members of the Shirt Club pay just one yearly fee to score crazy low prices on quality laundering. Elect for their Executive Service and Just Shirts takes care of pickup and delivery—straight from the office! How convenient is that?
Just Shirts Dry Cleaners
20 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, 292-3063

Jeans
There’s no better way to accentuate your finer points than with a pair of jeans from Atelerie’s top-of-the-line denim collection. With plenty of designers to choose from and prices that won’t break the bank, you’re guaranteed a sexy new look that clings, hugs and flares in all the right places.
Atelerie
9 Reid St., Hamilton, 296-0280

Lingerie
Trust the sexy little adult-novelty store named Secrets to dress you up (or down) for a night of wild cavorting. Bermuda’s top lingerie boutique offers a full selection of outfits to satisfy your every fancy, with plenty of lace, chains and well, we’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Rub down your naughtily dressed lover with one of Secret’s luxurious massage oils and get ready for an evening that’s too hot to handle!
Secrets
Upper Level, Washington Mall 1, 20 Church St., Hamilton 295-0651

Children’s Wear
There’s only one place to shop for adorable and affordable clothes to outfit the little ones. A. S. Cooper Children’s offers the best selection of bright, bold colours in styles they’ll want to wear time and again. Whether you’re shopping for shorts, shirts or a frock, choose A. S. Cooper Children’s for clothing that can stand up to all the trouble your monsters can (and will) get into.
A. S. Cooper Children’s
27 Front St., Hamilton, 295-3961

Shoe Store
When it comes to shopping for shoes, Trends offers the very best for every occasion. Fill your daily needs with simple flats, soft loafers or timeless black pumps, or complement your cocktail dress with a special pair of stilettos. Swing by during one of Trends’s seasonal sales to save even more on your favourite style of footwear—retro or modern, casual or fancy.
Trends
22 Reid St., Hamilton, 295-6420

Kids’ Shoes
Dress to impress or dress for the playground with a pair of kids’ shoes from W. J. Boyle & Son Ltd. There a wide selection of sneakers and sandals as well as affordable school shoes for those fast-growing feet. When comfort and durability are a must, our judges vote Boyle’s.
W. J. Boyle & Son Ltd.
31 Queen St., Hamilton, 295-1887

Scents-ational Scents
Crowned yet again Bermuda’s best purveyor of perfumes is Front Street’s own Brown & Co. Let your nose lead you through sweet and alluring displays featuring top collections from Burberry, Dior, Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. The attentive customer service and unbeatable fragrance sets are just two more reasons to choose Brown & Co. for your next scent-shopping adventure.
Brown & Co.
35 Front St., Hamilton, 295-3838

Coolest Shades
No surprise here! This year’s award for Bermuda’s coolest shades goes to a
multiyear winner and undisputed favourite among locals and tourists alike. Sovereign Jewellers raises the bar yet again with an extensive collection of Ray Ban, Versace, Marc Jacobs and much more. Rock out in a classic pair of aviators or opt for the latest designer eyewear. With a selection that speaks for itself, we choose Sovereign Jewellers every time.
Sovereign Jewellers
13 Reid St., Hamilton, 292-7933

Handbags
A perfect collection of designer handbags demands discriminating taste, persistent revision and an unwavering sense of style. Lusso has once again proved that, when it comes to a woman’s favourite accessory, they know what’s best. Splurge for a one-of-a-kind Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo or Prada, and strut your stuff with the biggest names in bags slung over your shoulder.
Lusso
51 Front St., Hamilton, 295-6734

Hair Accessories

Clip-in feathers, broaches, jewels and extensions are just a few of the items you’ll discover at this year’s best for hair accessories. When it comes to your locks, Guilty Pleasures invites you to explore the new and unusual, the vintage and the exotic. Whether you tie it up, push it back or pile it on top, snazz up your look with something cute from this new boutique in Washington Mall.
Guilty Pleasures 
Upper Level, Washington Mall 1, 20 Church St., Hamilton, 703-3338

Fine Jewelery
As an exclusive retailer of top-of-the-line jewelery for almost 100 years, Crisson Jewellers is known for compassionate and individual service. Browse a comprehensive selection of watches, earrings and, of course, rings; every style, from cutting-edge to classical, is arranged with utmost care. For that special occasion or once-in-a-lifetime purchase, Crisson Jewellers is without equal.
Crisson Jewellers
55 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2351

Trendy Jewelery
Our judges agree: the variety of reasonably priced jewelery at Atelerie is sure to give your outfit special sparkle without costing a full week’s wage. Make a statement with an armful of bold bangles, or opt for a pair of regal earrings. Great prices guaranteed.
Atelerie
9 Reid St., Hamilton, 296-0280

Watches

Anyone who thinks of watches as mere timepieces has clearly never visited Crisson Jewellers. Choose from high-end names like Rolex, Movado and TAG Heuer and add a striking and impressive shimmer to your business ensemble. Or opt for an affordable alternative from one of many popular brands including Citizen, Guess, Seiko and Adidas. When it comes to watches, Crisson’s extensive selection is bound to suit any lifestyle, personality and budget.
Crisson Jewellers
55 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2351

Cosmetics
For great variety, daring colours and enthusiastic service, look no further than Bermuda’s favourite makeup shop, M.A.C. Cosmetics. The chic and modern store is conveniently situated on Front Street, encouraging walk-in makeovers and offering personalized advice from their talented staff. M.A.C.’s ultra-fresh product line always includes the boldest eye shadows, shiniest lip-plumpers and most voluptuous mascaras. It’s a no-brainer: we love M.A.C.
M.A.C. Cosmetics
53 Front St., Hamilton, 295-8843

Beachwear
Year after year, we recognize Calypso for their incredible selection of swim attire. Wander into their back room and choose from hundreds of different suits, ranging from sporty to sparkly, ruffled to revealing. You can also look your best and avoid a burn in an elegant cover-up and a floppy hat. Don’t forget to check out their pre-season sale and save a pretty penny on the prettiest, sexiest and all-around best beachwear Bermuda has to offer.
Calypso
45 Front St., Hamilton, 295-2112

Bargains, Deals, Discounts
Hidden away on Mill Creek Road, Orange Bay Company has set the standard for Bermuda’s best bargains, deals and discounts. This unique store favours a diverse and ever-changing inventory, choosing to discount items that remain on the shelves to keep customers coming back for more. A small and selective stock features designer names at ridiculously low prices. You’ll even find furniture, art and accessories, all hand selected and one of a kind. Step inside and you’ll agree: Orange Bay Company offers a novel and entirely enjoyable shopping experience.
Orange Bay Company
4 Mill Creek Rd., Pembroke, 295-5400

WILDCARD: Worst Fashion Trend

Clodhoppers move aside. This year we recognize platform sneakers as the most intimidating, unattractive and utterly shameful fashion trend to date. You’ve seen them, right? The baffling monstrosities with no arch or indent, just a big, flat, bug-smashing surface that makes the best legs look like tree trunks? Do us a favour and opt for platforms or sneakers, just as long as you don’t try to do both!

Judges

Jessica Cardoso-Lindo, Vice President of Professional Liability, Allied World Assurance Company

Jevon Matthew, CSD Retail Department, Butterfield Bank

Antonia Holder, Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Freisenbruch-Meyer Group

Keil Gunther, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Renaissance Re

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