THE TOWERS OF THE CLOCKTOWER MALL HERALD AN UNFORGETTABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE. Bermudians have more than one reason to be proud of their island paradise: perfect weather, beaches, remarkable hospitality and cuisine. But Bermuda was also once a bastion of Royal Naval power in the Western Atlantic, and the grandeur of its architecture reminds us of its rich nautical history. One such highlight is the Clocktower, a centrepiece of Royal Naval Dockyard. Once the administration building of the British naval base, this imposing structure with its 100-foot twin towers can be seen from miles away. In an effort to preserve the historic structure whilst putting it to modern use, in 1990 the Bermuda government transformed this iconic building into a visitor centre, with beautifully restored cobblestone floors and stunning wrought-iron pillars. Known as the Clocktower Mall, this structure is now home to more than 24 stores, amongst them gift shops, jewellers and fashion boutiques that are open seven days a week. Its former shipyard was converted into a major pedestrian shopping area, which offers a watersports centre, restaurants, museums, art galleries and a craft market. Open seven days a week — except Christmas Day and Good Friday — this is one of the most popular shopping venues in Bermuda. For full details on the many stores, restaurants, activities, events and opening hours throughout Royal Naval Dockyard, check out thewestend.bm. Retail Therapy The branch store features a selection of merchandise from the A.S. Cooper & Sons Ltd. Family of fine stores in Hamilton. Discover ladies’ fashions and accessories, gifts, souvenirs, as well as fragrances at duty-free prices. (234-4156, ascooper.bm) Bermuda Candle Company makes hand-poured premium soy blend candles that feature the unique and beautiful scents of Bermuda. With everything from the refreshing ocean breeze reflected in our “Horseshoe Bay” to the fruity favourite “Rum Swizzle,” it’s easy to take the scents of Bermuda home with you to enjoy. You can find Bermuda Candle Company candles at Davison’s of Bermuda and Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd., in the Clocktower Mall. (732-1432; bermudacandlecompany.com, facebook.com/bermudacandlecompany) Bermuda Fudge Co. Continues the grand spirit of adventure and independence of the Woodmores, a fourth-generation Bermudian family with West End roots. Experience all that is flavourful about Bermuda through delicious handmade fudge whilst enjoying the beautiful architecture and rich history of Royal Naval Dockyard. With over 200 flavours of fudge, there is something for everyone, including those with dietary requirements as all fudge is gluten-free and sucrose-free options are always available. (533-8343, facebook.com/bermudafudgeco) The Bermuda Triangle Shop is full of treasures and is the most eclectic shop in the mall, packed with interesting items. Most of the products are bermuda-inspired, and their unique designs cannot be found outside of the island. Merchandise includes island summer clothing; a large selection of costume jewellery, many pieces made with shells; hand-painted wood carvings like boxes, tropical fish, doorstops and magnets, many with the signature pink Bermuda cottage design; candles; wind chimes; sterling silver; Bermuda Christmas ornaments; plus T-shirts for the whole family. There are gifts for any price range. Step inside and get lost. (234-0837) Crisson Jewellers’ boutique-style store in the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard features pieces selected from their main collections in Hamilton. The shopping experience is relaxed and intimate, and the quality, value and prices are the same whichever store you choose to visit. (234-2223, crisson.com) Dockyard Linens & Gifts is the place to shop when you are looking for elegant, but not too expensive, gifts to remind you of Bermuda.Their fine collection of Bermuda tea towels, bun warmers, tablecloths and place mats, as well as novelties and accessories, make excellent gifts for any special occasion. (234-0341, email@example.com) E.R. Aubrey Jewellers Limited was founded in 1954. They sell fine jewellery at the lowest prices in Bermuda. Don’t miss their exclusive collections of Bermuda Lucky Stone and Bermuda Ocean Mist. E.R. Aubrey has a large selection of 14-karat gold, sterling silver and shipwreck treasure coin jewellery, plus diamonds, tanzanites, morganite and other gemstones. They feature the Bermuda Destination bangles and the Bermuda Pink Sand Collection. Shop where the locals shop at E.R. Aubrey Jewellers. (234-4577, eraubrey.com) The Fair Trade Bermuda Shop, where “trade is aid,” is the place to find exotic, one-of-a-kind items from Bermuda and around the world, including arts and crafts, instruments, Asian eccentricities, clothes and household furniture. Enjoy this old-style shopping experience in the Clocktower Mall, where owners Boyd and Muna Vallis work to serve you. As they say, “We are in sales, not storage, so everything is priced to sell.” There is something for everyone in this most interesting of shops. (232-7781, firstname.lastname@example.org) Grand Bazaar welcomes you in with its colourful selection of unique Bermuda gifts, such as beach towels, hand-painted ceramics, ocean-inspired magnets, hanging lanterns, pouches and keychains, island-living clothing, polo shirts and T-shirts for ladies, men and children. Come and see their handmade fashion, silver and Bermuda sand jewellery. (234-4646, grandbazaarbda.com) Hand Made (Bermuda) Ltd. Is a unique company promoting arts and crafts made exclusively in Bermuda. It’s the ideal place to find truly Bermudian gifts and art that’s unavailable elsewhere. Jewellery, natural soaps and scrubs, bags, books, Cds, glassware, Bermuda cedar, clothing, toys, preserves, cards, prints and much more, all lovingly designed and made strictly by local artists. Hand Made also stocks a wide range of craft materials and runs workshops teaching all age groups crafting skills. (232-0862, facebook.com/handmadebermudaltd) At the Hand Made (Bermuda) store, you can also find Jennifer Rodrigues Designs’ beautiful hand-fabricated jewellery. Jennifer has a deep love and admiration for the natural beauty that the earth and ocean have to offer. Her natural gemstones, hand-forged into gorgeous pendants, and her Bermuda Pink Sand Collection will take your breath away and are one-of-akind keepsakes to always remember your vacation experience in Bermuda. (232-1884, jrdesignsbda.com) The Littlest Drawbridge Gift Shop is packed with unique handmade gifts from Bermuda featuring the aromatic Bermuda cedar treasures, including boxes, pens, goblets, vases and bowls, as well as sachets, cedar essential oils and incense cones. In addition, you will find authentic Bermuda bags with cedar handles, jewellery, Cuban cigars and Royal Naval Dockyard souvenirs. (234-6214, littlestdrawbridge.free.bm) No visit to Royal Naval Dockyard is complete without a visit to the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour in the Clocktower Mall, open seven days a week and featuring only Häagen-Dazs ice cream, sorbets and frozen yoghurt. Treat yourself to one of the 16 flavours in a cone, sundae or milk shake. It can even be packed for you to take home. Nannini also offers a variety of indulgences from Italy. So give yourself a treat and visit the Nannini Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Parlour. (234-2474) Orchid has a great selection of ladies’ clothing, footwear, fashion jewellery and apparel with 100 percent Thai silk products in a wide variety of colours and styles. If you are looking for something fashionable and unique at a reasonable price, they are the store for you. They have great gifts and souvenirs for you to take back home. Orchid has gifts for everyone at one stop. Treat yourself or friends and family to something special. (234-0285)
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