Shopping: Carole Bamford, founder of London-based luxury British outfitter Bamford Ltd., is debuting a new retail venture in sunny Barbados dubbed Barefoot on the Beach. The luxe boutique is a treasure trove of Bamfords naturally luxurious womens and mens ready-to-wear and body collections, home wares and lifestyle products from the hands of skilled artisans. A longstanding love affair with the island led Carole Bamford transform a traditional chattel house into an instantly recognizable pocket of Bamford chic with an airy, bright interior, in St. James near the famed Sandy Lane resort.
Visitors enter a world constructed from limed wood and surrounded by pure white hand-woven wicker baskets, and locally sourced driftwood and seashells. Varied offerings include elegant, hand-worked silk kaftans, organic khaki cotton accessories from India, ceramic rosary beads, quirky slogan beach baskets, straw hats and sandals. Additionally, the mens collection, Bamford & Sons, is stocked for the resort traveller with classic shorts and t-shirts in natural and organic fibres. Home ware and lifestyle offerings include sandblasted glass and hurricane lamps, embroidered cushions and the most luxurious, beach-house worthy handmade quilts.
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