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Buy local during 'Independent Retailer Month'

Buy local during 'Independent Retailer Month'

July marks the opening of Bermuda to air travellers. Throughout the month, the island’s independent retailers are featuring discounts and incentives to entice visitors to buy local.

Everyone can take advantage on these deals, whether visiting Bermuda or planning the next trip and looking for items to inspire.

Bermuda Tourism has curated a list of merchants who offer international shipping along with those that are offering many other types of retail experiences. Whether it is the perfect piece of jewellery or your favourite pair of Bermuda shorts, this comprehensive collection of stores won’t disappoint.

Don’t be shy, "show and tell" is alright . . . Share over your social channels your Bermuda-made or Bermuda-inspired items using #ChooseBDA and tag @Bermuda and @Bermuda_Post.


With one-of-a-kind pieces from Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery, you never have to part with Bermuda’s pink sands. Choose from designs that evoke Bermuda – like the Reef collection inspired by the island’s boiler reefs, or the whimsical sailboats and anchors of the Nautical collection.

- Free 3-Day worldwide shipping
- No import fees, customs duties or taxes for July


Astwood Dickinson is especially known for its own original Bermuda Collection, which is designed and manufactured on the island and captures Bermuda’s culture and traditions in 18-karat gold, like stud earrings and pendants in the shapes of lionfish, conch shells, and sailboats.


This working art gallery is a non-profit charity, established in 1984 to support local artists. Peruse prints and locally made jewellery, ceramics and other crafts.


Bermuda Born is Bermuda's only luxury leather handbag, accessory and gift brand. These timeless, resort-style accessories are created by designer Patrice Morgan who draws inspiration from Bermuda's culture and vibrant landscapes in all her designs. Bermuda Born handbags and accessories can be found in select retail boutiques in Bermuda and are exclusively sold online.


Sink your teeth into a melt-in-your-mouth treat from Bermuda Fudge Co. Choose from always-available flavours like Chocolate & Nut, Chewy Praline and Mocha, as well as daily and seasonal concoctions ranging from Apple Pie to Red Velvet.

- Offering a 19% discount


Gavin Howarth, a Bermudian photographer, has built up an impressive collection of images from all across Bermuda. Specialising in seascape scenes, he also captures the island’s flora and fauna as well as an extensive portfolio of exquisite aerial imagery. His rich, bold and unique images have received several awards and have been featured in local and overseas publications. His scenic photography can be purchased online.

- 10% off for the month of July, use code at checkout – choosebda


Dress like a quintessential Bermuda gentlemen with button-down shirts, Bermuda shorts, neckties and hats from Coral Coast Clothing. Coral Coasts designs blend vibrant Bermuda hues with classic tailoring.


Dana Cooper is a chic summer style collection by Bermuda born Dana Cooper. Items include luxurious beach wraps, swimsuits, kaftans and scarves in luscious island colours.

- Free worldwide shipping with orders $300 or more.
- 3 free handmade island inspired face masks (cotton, non surgical masks) complimentary with your order.
- Complimentary 30-minute live session 'behind the scenes in my studio'


Delicate bridal jewellery and handcrafted statement pieces are tempting reasons to visit Davidrose, a jewellery boutique in the historic Town of St. George. Known for its jewel-encrusted Bermuda Triangle-inspired designs, Davidrose also has a popular silver collection.

- Free worldwide shipping


Located in the City of Hamilton, Flying Colours is the one-stop-shop for all things Bermuda; quality tee shirts, sweat shirts, souvenirs and beach gear.


Indigo Song creates beautiful, eco-friendly wearable souvenirs featuring Bermuda imagery. All Indigo Song pieces are eco-friendly, fair trade, sustainable and non-toxic.


Jon Faulkner Gallery is located in the Royal Naval Dockyard. Every item is handmade and most items are produced on-site in the Royal Naval Dockyard.

- 25% Discount on purchases during July and August 2020


Enjoy the essence of Bermuda wherever you go with Lili Bermuda perfumes, made at their local perfumery in the Town of St. George, and also available at Lili Bermuda Boutique on Front Street in the City of Hamilton. Since 1928, the perfumery has offered fragrances made from the island's flowers.

- Free worldwide shipping for any order over $150.
- Complimentary samples, gift wrapping and handwritten notecard offered with each order.


Merch is an independent boutique at the edge of King’s Square that carries a carefully curated selection of local and international clothing, accessories, homewares and gifts with a focus on brands that value quality and sustainable and ethical production.


Shop a curated collection of stylish women’s clothing, jewellery and gifts at Modblu. Modblu specializes in light, colourful women’s fashions and accessories perfect for hanging out on the beach or exploring Bermuda.


Born of a centuries-old seafaring tradition, Outerbridge Peppers Limited was founded by Yeaton Duval Outerbridge, a 14th generation Bermudian. Since then, Outerbridge’s Original has become synonymous with Bermuda Sherry Peppers. Outerbridge’s Original Sherry Peppers features 17 herbs and spices and is the cornerstone of all its products; what they like to call “The Flavour and the Fire”. The modest business that began over half a century ago has grown into a delicious line of gourmet products treasured by loyal fans around the world.They can be purchased at a variety of retailers in Bermuda as well as online.

- Buy five items and get an Original Sherry Peppers shaker bottle free (online promotion only)
- At checkout, enter code: “GoToBermuda” in the comments section of your online order


Celebrate the Bermudian lifestyle with these casual, fun, colourful t-shirts for adults and children designed by locals. Also peruse through the collections of Bermuda inspired photographs in a variety of sizes – perfect for any home or office. All prints and artwork are made to order and delivered in 2-3 weeks. Online only.

- Free shipping of all photography to USA and Canada


Salt Spray Soap Co. offers handmade soaps, body butters, salt scrubs, and lip balms made in Bermuda using natural ingredients.

- Free international shipping on orders over $150


Find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewellery at Saltwater Jewellery Design, a boutique on Water Street in the historic Town of St. George. K The brilliantly coloured bracelets, necklaces and earrings make the perfect gift or souvenir to remind you of Bermuda.


Dress like a local with your own pair of iconic Bermuda shorts from TABS (The Authentic Bermuda Shorts). TABS are made from fine cotton twill, and are available in a spectrum of island-inspired colours. The shorts come in men’s and women’s cuts, and are lined with fun stripes and tropical prints.

- Free shipping for all international orders over $98


The Bermuda Rum Cake Company creates its moist, buttery rum cakes on-site using island rum. The cakes are wrapped in heat-sealed packaging that keeps them fresh for months, making them a great souvenir to bring home.


The Island Shop features the signature collection of Barbara Finsness's gift-ware which focuses on the beauty and colours of Bermuda. Located in Hamilton, you will find embroidered pillows, hand-towels, tableware and hand-painted ceramics featuring floral, architectural and nautical elements of the island. If you are looking for something different and a cut above the rest, this is the place to shop for your souvenirs.


Rinelle Elizabeth aka “spiceoholic” believes in shaping lives and bringing people together over delicious meals with her natural spices. Her spice blends and rubs are freshly ground and range from simple salts to exotic combinations like the Tandori Twist. All her spices are made to order, and packaged in either 100% biodegradable cellophane bags or recyclable glass jars. Ordering is simple online.

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