Tourist Trap: Souveniers Etc.
I didn't do any shopping in St. George in 1995 - I did it all in Hamilton at the main department stores like Triminghams and Browns and at the Bermuda Craft store in the Dockyard Cooperage building.
The shop that I took a photo of in 1995 (on the left) has been renamed and is now the Tourist Trap. It carries T-shirts, Hats, Original Bermuda Artwork, Sunglasses, and Clothing. I haven't shopped here.
This is what the shopping page has to say about shops in St. George:
"There are two key shopping streets -- York Street and Water Street -- in this town that once hustled to the activities of Confederate blockade runners during the American Civil War. King's Square is the town's hub, around which you'll find the Bank of Butterfield to the north and the Town Hall to the east. Public restrooms, also east, are just a skip from the Visitors Service Bureau on the square's southern side. The Carole Holding Art Studio, the Bank of Bermuda, Paradise Gift Shop and the Confederate Museum sit along the west arm."
What's there now excerpted from the website below is:
What to buy: Somers Wharf & Branch Stores
• An English pub-style restaurant, the Wharf Tavern sits on the waterside.
Book Cellar , Water St., • (441) 297-0448
• Just under the Tucker House Museum, this small, cool and quaint bookstore carries both new and secondhand books.
Guerlain Water St. • (441) 297-1525
• Exquisite ladies' and men's fragrances, including Gucci, Chanel, Fendi and Drakkar.
Taylors 30 Water St., • (441) 297-1626
• Select a cashmere, Shetland, lambswool or mohair sweater for the feel and flavor of Scotland. There are often savings up to 50 percent over knitwear prices in the United States.
Frangipani, Water St. • (441) 297-1357
• Across from the post office (which used to be a jail), Frangipani, named after an island flower, has batiks, silks, casual wear, cotton sweaters and costume jewelry.
Bermuda Gombey Trader, 13 York St.
• Here you'll find the Gombey rag doll, handcrafted straw hats, bags and baskets, and even some jams and marmalades along with other gift ideas.
X-Pressions, 26 York St. • (441) 297-1173
• Island pottery made in Bermuda is the focus of this intimate little shop found near St. Peter's Church, the oldest Anglican church in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere.
Robertson's Drug Store, York St. • (441) 297-1828
• One of the oldest stores in St. George, Robertson's is a veritable pirate's chest of odds, ends, bits and pieces, large and small.
Havana Leaf & Bean and Caffe Latte
8 York St. • (441) 296-1188
• Take a break from your walking tour, ascend the steps opposite the Water Street entrance to Somers Wharf, and to your right is Havana Leaf & Bean and Caffe Latte.Related to:
- Family Travel
Carole Holding Studio: Beautiful Watercolors!
I first discovered this shop five years ago on our first trip to Bermuda. Carole creates beautiful watercolor paintings, and then transfers the designs onto all kinds of giftware - from linens to china to tee shirts. I love, love, love the T that I bought of Horseshoe Bay. Beautiful. She also sells gourmet foods and kitchen items.Related to:
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English Sports Shop: St. George's Branch
This shop, established in 1918, is one of the island's leading retailers of quality classic and British woolen goods for men, women, and children. They feature brands like Pringles and Marks and Spencer.
• It is a part of the shops and restaurants at Somer's Wharf which also includes branches of the island's "name" shops such as A.S. Coopers, Trimingham's, Davison's of Bermuda, and the Crown Colony Shop. Like the English Sports Shop, these shops also have main stores in the city of Hamilton.
What to buy: I bought my grandsons Bermuda shorts (in a wool blend) for $27 and the socks to go with them. I tried first at Trimminghams, but they said the island children were all in long pants by this time of year.Related to:
- Family Travel
Amos Art Studio: Family Art
I have not been to this shop. The internet writeups say that it sells art by a couple -husband Eric and wife Diana Amos and their daughter, Stacy
What to buy: Eric creates watercolors and acrylics of Bermudian birds, and also does whimsical computer art. Diana's works include Bermuda landscapes and architecture, in addition to nude figures. Stacy paints cats and other animals.
What to pay: Prices for prints range from $10 to $30. Originals can range from $50 to $4,000.Related to:
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- Arts and Culture
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