Award of Excellence: Atelerie
After a highly successful decade in business with numerous awards and accolades to show for it, Atelerie has continued to grow from strength to strength—evident in its latest evolution to a newly opened two storey masterpiece of a store which resembles more SoHo, NYC, than Reid Street, Hamilton. Owned by artist Heather MacDonald, the fashion-forward boutique has always been on the cutting edge of style featuring cult-favourite clothing and jewellery designers like Ulla Johnson, Love Shack Fancy, Rag & Bone and Sofia Zakie, just to highlight a few. Now with more space, the collections have expanded further and the expansive selection of fashion, accessories and gifts available along with their exceptional personalised customer service has beyond impressed our judges this year. They expressed how MacDonald has “continuously grown from strength to strength as the store evolved” and she “deserves so much credit for what she has achieved.” We think the Award of Excellence does just that.


Women’s Business Attire: Gibbons
Every workplace has its own dress code—be it formal and conservative or classic and casual. Whatever your office requires, Gibbons Company is the best for finding your perfect nine-to-five style. No time to shop? They have personal shoppers available. And when you are in need of a style makeover or just want to learn about the new season’s trends, you can book an appointment with their style and image consultant Shivani (705-9251 or All great services for busy professionals! 21 Reid Street, Hamilton. 295-0022


Women’s Fashion: Atelerie
Ask anyone around: retail is one of the toughest businesses to be in and while only the strong survive, the best thrive. A testament to their continued success, 10-year-old boutique Atelerie is not only thriving, they are expanding with a brand new retail store now situated over two floors in the Washington Mall. Their cult favourite fashion and accessory lines run from Asha by ADM to Yosi Samra with many more (too numerous to mention all) in between! 9 Reid Street, Washington Mall, Hamilton. 296-0280


Boutique: Modblu Boutique
On-trend, earth conscious and body positive best describe our Best Boutique winner, Modblu. For clothing that fits well and feels amazing along with unique statement jewellery pieces, shoes and the latest fashion eyewear, our judges recommend them as the number one boutique for that perfect, stand-out-from-the-crowd ensemble you’ll need for all your upcoming events. And if you need a little style organisation for your home, ask them about their closet consults. 46 Reid Street, Hamilton. 405-3250


Men’s Business Wear: FH for Him
Located in the retail arcade in the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, FH for Him carries a carefully curated collection of international luxury men’s brands like Bugatachi, Eton Shirts, Hackett London, Mizzen+Main, Rodd & Gunn, among others. For their high-end polos and pants perfect for casual Friday, to their suits and suit jackets for more formal days in the office, FH is our judges’ choice for best business wear this year. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, 76 Pitt’s Bay Road, Hamilton. 298-6095


Ties: English Sports Shop
The creation of the necktie is credited to King Louis XIII of France who became fond of the look of the ties the Croation mercenaries he had hired during the 30 Year War used to tie the tops of their jackets. From there they evolved, as fashion does, and although they are not as de rigueur as they once were, ties are still a pretty essential part of most men’s wardrobes. For the best place to add to that collection, our judges chose The English Sports Shop for their selection of Bermuda-inspired designs, classic bow ties and cutting edge brands like Hugo Boss, Profumo and the Alexandre of England label. 49 Front Street, Hamilton. 295-2672



Men’s Casual Wear: A.S. Cooper Man
Certainly Bermuda’s largest men’s store, A.S. Cooper Man has been a go-to for men’s fashion for many years now and has multiple awards to show for it. With popular sporty brands like IZOD and Lacoste along with edgier brands such as Calvin Klein, DKNY and Guess plus classics like Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Bahama all in store, there is something to suit every style of man which helps make it the best in our books. 29 Front Street, Hamilton. 295-3961 ext 201


Fashion Forward Finds: Tuck Shop
By now you already know the Tuck Shop in Southampton for their ridiculously delicious baked goods (and if you don’t, get there immediately!), but have you checked out their stunning collections of organic cotton and silk, one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces in the back? We know it is hard to make your way past all the delectable cupcakes, cookies and tarts, but it’s worth it to discover the artisan treasures and vintage surprises located there. The fashion-forward amongst us believe quality should never be compromised and originality is key—which is exactly what sets Tuck Shop apart. 235 Middle Road, Southampton. 238-8825


Jeans: Jeans Express
Jeans lovers have been obsessed with their Levi’s since the company sold their first pairs to gold miners in the 1850s. Today, local fans of the brand find the best selection and latest styles at Jeans Express on Queen Street. From the popular Men’s 501 and 511 slim fit to the women’s 721 high rise and 710 super skinny, they carry all the latest styles and beloved classics that you could ever want. 30 Queen Street, Hamilton. 295-0084



Beachwear: Calypso
With a swimwear department so vast they dedicate a whole room to it, Calypso proves year after year why they are the very best place to purchase your beachwear. From flirty to sporty, teeny-tiny to full coverage, they have the style to suit all shapes and sizes plus cover-ups, carryalls and on-trend accessories to guarantee you’ll stand out on the beach, at the pool or on a boat all summer long. 45 Front Street, Hamilton. 295-2112 ext 126


Lingerie: women’secret
Hailing from Madrid, Spain, women’secret is an international brand known for combining sexy style with cozy fabrics to create a line of intimates (including underwear, sleepwear, swimwear and accessories) that are simply the best in Bermuda. Since what women wear underneath that outfit is as important as the outfit itself, the perfect lingerie—from the everyday basics to the special occasion super sexy—is an essential part of any woman’s collection. 14 Reid Street, Hamitlon. 295-2112 ext 150


Plus Size Fashion: Modblu Boutique
Regardless whether she is size 2 or size 22, every woman wants to look fabulous not frumpy. However, far too many fashion-forward stores only cater to the smaller end of the scale while plus size stores fail to keep up with trends. With a mission to “dress everyBODY,” Modblu Boutique is leading the way in accessible and stylish boutique fashion for the modern voluptuous woman. We especially love that they often showcase real people on their insta feed modeling the newest arrivals! 46 Reid Street, Hamilton. 405-3250


Children & Baby Wear: BLUKiDS
All the cool kids know the best-dressed shop at BLUKiDS! With the latest styles direct from Italy and made from 100 percent cotton, non-toxic fabrics, the Washington Mall store sells the best fashion and accessories for children aged from newborn to 14. Since opening in December 2015, they have quickly become known for their high fashion at surprisingly low prices—and their sales simply can’t be beat! Phase 1, Washington Mall, Hamilton. 292-5065


Baby Gear: Nest Maternity and Baby
Awww babies…so tiny, so precious, so insanely adorable—and so much fun to shop for! Whether you are the expectant mom, the excited grandmother, auntie, uncle, or godparent-to-be, our judges recommend Nest as THE place to seek out all the best baby gear available in Bermuda. They stock absolutely everything the new bundle of joy will need—from car seats to furniture, ridiculously cute outfits to teethers, toys and so much more. 44 Reid Street, Hamilton. 296-6378


Coolest Shades: Sunglass and Watch Shop
Sports, protection, style…whatever your reason for wearing sunglasses, the best selection is at the Sunglass and Watch Shop, say our judges. With the ever popular Ray Bans, sporty Oakleys and coveted designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Prada and Valentino available, the Reid Street store is simply the best for all your eyewear needs. 13 Reid Street, Hamilton. 292-7933



Cosmetics: Salt + Cedar
With a focus on clean, green, natural beauty products, sourced from family-owned or women-owned companies, Salt + Cedar is a rapidly growing on-line natural beauty and lifestyle company that’s taken the island by storm. Started by nutritionist Andrea Fubler in 2016, the company now carries a huge selection of cosmetics—including everything from foundations and concealers, shadows and bronzers, lip glosses and balms—all carefully sourced with the good of the planet in mind. They even offer a quarterly subscription for their Green Beauty Box filled with a curated selection of the latest natural beauty, skincare and lifestyle items. Who wouldn’t love a box full of delicious new products to try in the mail every few months? Sign us up!


Fine Jewellery: Atelerie
While best known for their trendy fashion and Bermudaful gifts and accessories, Atelerie also stocks a stunning collection of fine jewellery from artisan designers like Sofia Zakia, Suzanne Kalan and Gigi Clozeau, among others. They carry everything from delicate gold rings designed to be stacked, precious and semi-precious stones pieces created with modern twists and unique Bermuda-themed jewellery you won’t find anywhere else. 9 Reid Street, Washington Mall, Hamilton. 296-0280


Jewellery, Everyday: 1609 Designs
It is obvious jewellery artist Joanna Stapff’s inspiration comes strongly from her island home as her store, 1609 Designs, is bursting with Bermuda-flavoured style with a modern twist. From her quartz bracelets in beachy pastel hues to her Bermuda map necklaces and many more delicate pieces designed for layering, there are so many gorgeous pieces to choose from in her collection that our judges decided she is just the best. Old Cellar Lane, Front Street, Hamilton. 336-1326


Handbags: My Closet
From shoulder bags to totes, backpacks to wristlets, duffels to clutches, we ladies need a variety of handbags to suit the occasion—work, weekend, travel, party and the like. For the best in quality and style, our judges chose My Closet located on Par-la-Ville Road for their fashionable and high-end selections including beloved top name brands like Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Katie Loxton. 36 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton. 295-5090


Local Clothing Designer: TABS
Designer Rebecca Singleton started at Harbour Nights selling five colours of her Bermuda shorts out of a suitcase. From those humble beginnings, the brand has blossomed into a flagship store on Reid Street bursting with over 30 different colours of her tailored men’s shorts in a range of fabrics, a women’s resort collection and a line of kids’ shorts and swim trunks to match. She’s even collaborated with artists like Graham Foster, Gavin Howarth and Eric Dowdle for a unique line of Bermuda trunks featuring stunning paintings and photography digitally printed on the shorts. Walker Arcade, 12 Reid Street, Hamilton. 704-TABS


Local Clothing Designer — Honourable Mention: Hamec Bermuda
With their Bermuda-inspired patterns and breezy silhouettes, the designers behind Hamec Bermuda—Cary Butterfield and Patricia Borland—have created a stunning line of easy-to-wear luxury pieces from rompers to long dresses, jumpsuits, tops and shorts. Shop online at



Local Jewellery Designer: Airy Heights Design
Local jewellery designer Elisa Stubbs combines crystals, semi-precious and precious stones with sterling silver, yellow and white gold to create pieces of unique wearable art. Made by hand, her Bermuda Nature selection features several collections inspired by cedar branches, oleander leaves, sea urchins, sea fans and more. Her jewellery can be found at Luxury Gifts Bermuda at Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Hamilton Princess or by private viewings by appointment only. 333-1230



Locally Designed Fashion Product: Bermunitees
They have done it again! For the second year running, Bermunitees has secured this award for their line of Bermuda t-shirts, hoodies, beenies and more featuring the map and “Home” and sayings like “Save Water Drink Swizzle,” “Hello Bermudaful” and “Swizzle & Gombeys & Longtails & Pink Sand.” Since last year, they have added a few new products including a wind rider jacket, a varsity letter “BDA” hoodie and a Bermuda Heroes Weekend tee with “Jump & Wave & Go Down & Wine.” Not only do we love them for celebrating our national pride, they also dedicate 15 percent of their proceeds to local charities. Find them online or at Brown & Co and the Duty Free Airport Gift Shop.


Makeup Artist: Raél Iman
Self-taught freelance makeup artist Raél Iman has been quietly creating stunning looks for local ladies for weddings, special events and especially Carnival. In her early twenties, she is already a Lancome International beauty advisor, owner of Iman Artistry, teaches makeup master classes and has started the Iman Artistry Collection currently featuring her own line of sultry lashes. Raél is clearly an artist on the rise so don’t wait too late to book her! Instagram @iman.artistry @iman.artistrycollection


Watches: Astwood Dickinson
Sure we can all check the time on our smart phones these days, but there is just something special about a beautiful watch that just completes an outfit. Whether you are looking for precision and performance, timeless elegance or a statement-making timepiece, the selection of quality name brand watches—Cartier, Tissot, Bremont, Longines, TAG Heuer and Omega, to name a few—and watch care service at Astwood Dickinson simply can’t be beat. Orbis House, 25 Front Street, Hamilton. 292-5805


Scents-sational Scents: Lili Bermuda
Capturing the essence of Bermuda in a bottle has been the mission of Lili Bermuda for over 90 years. Lovingly handcrafted, blended and bottled at the historic Stewart Hall in St. George’s and sold in their gorgeous store on Front Street, the care and consistent quality produced is second to none. Adding in bespoke services, corporate and special gifting possibilities, studio workshops and tours, afternoon high tea, private shopping events and more, equals an award-worthy scents-sational experience all around. Stewart Hall, 5 Queen Street, St George’s. 293-0627. Butterfield Place, 67 Front Street, Hamilton. 296-2885


Shoe Store: Trends
Every season, every occasion, every outfit requires a pair of perfect shoes to match. For their great selection, competitive prices, extensive range of casual to formal styles, excellent customer service and well-anticipated sale bins, our judges choose Trends as the best shoe store in Bermuda. The Walkway, 22 Reid Street, Hamilton. 295-6420


Thrifty Fashion Finds: Orange Bay Company
It’s a veritable treasure trove for eco- and price-conscious fashionistas when on the hunt for something exceptional thanks to the carefully chosen consignment items on display at Orange Bay Company. And they’ve recently launched on-line shopping (hooray! You can search by size!), making it even easier to create your own designer wardrobe at extraordinary prices.
45 Victoria Street, Hamilton. 295-5400



Workout Wear: Sportseller
Founded in 1979, Sportseller has long been a number one spot for athletes in various sports to get the best in workout wear. They specialise in shoe fitting with trained staff who can analyse your body structure and gait and, taking into consideration your workout goals, suggest the perfect pair of shoes for you. For those who want personal service or just can’t make it to the shop during normal hours, they even offer private appointments! Washington Mall Lower Level, 9 Reid Street, Hamilton. 295-2692


Luxury Fashion & Accessories: Lusso
With luxury comes quality and investing in quality always pays off. For our judges’ choice for the best quality fashion available on island, Lusso was a hands-down winner. With popular brands like Alice & Olivia, Ted Baker and Coach along with an ever-changing roster of cutting edge, high-fashion designers to keep up with the latest trends and consumer demand (like MCM and Ted Baker Men’s who just joined the party by special request), the Front Street boutique works hard to stay current. And with outstanding personal service, closet consultations and too-fabulous-to-miss events Lusso is simply the best. 51 Front Street, Hamilton. 295-6734


Cocktail/Evening Wear: Boutique CC
For that extra-special soiree this summer, our judges recommend heading down to the very beginning of Front Street to find the perfect cocktail dress or evening gown from Boutique CC. The meticulously curated selection of dresses from sought after brands like Adrianna Pappell, Donna Morgan, Aidan and Tahari have been specifically chosen to suit Bermuda’s lifestyle. And with their personal and intimate service, clients can rest assured that they won’t be caught wearing the same dress as someone else at their next big event as sales staff monitor purchases and are happy to special order you something unique. 1 Front Street, Hamilton. 295-3935


Bargains, Deals, Discounts: Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop
Thrifty treasure hunters seek out the hidden gems at the Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Store. Located on Berry Hill, the well-organised store is chock full of affordable previously loved clothing, shoes and accessories for children, women and men—and there is even a changing room so you leave with something you love that actually fits! Open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays, the thrift shop is a hit for anyone looking for a great bargain. 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget. 236-3836


Best Fashion Blog/Social Media Presence: Shiona Turini
Freelance fashion editor, stylist and creative consultant, Shiona Turini is a Bermudian girl gone huge on the international stage! She recently worked as a costume designer for HBO’s hit show Insecure starring Issa Rae, and her list of clients include the crème of the crème in the fashion world—Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Salvatore Ferragamo, just to name a few. She recently styled the covers for Marie Claire magazine featuring Thandie Newton, Sandra Oh and Elizabeth Moss—and she styled the one-and-only Beyonce for her “Formation” music video! Her social media reach is vast and includes 177,000+ instagram followers and 18,600+ twitter followers (her Facebook page is private) proving this social media superstar can’t be beat. , @shionat