Our Company

   

Hornburg Calypso Ltd was created by Mrs. Polly Trott Hornburg in 1948. The next generation is Mrs. Lisa Hornburg in California and Mrs. Suzannah Hornburg Dutoya who works in the company as a buyer.

 

The company fully owns and operates:

  • Calypso a multi-brand ladies ready-to-wear fashion boutique with the leading swimsuit shop on the island!

 

  • Voila holders of the prestigious French label Longchamp as well as Johnston & Murphy shoes for men and a number of Italian shoe brands for him and her!

 

  • Longchamp situated in the in the biggest hotel  in Bermuda the Fairmont Southampton Princess.

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  • United Colors of Benetton a classic Italian store carrying an array of casual clothing for womens, kids and maternity.

 

  • Sisley the sister company to Benetton is perfect for finding great work and casual wear.

 

  • French Connection a trendy boutique with the latest trends from the UK for man and woman.

 

  • WomenSecret a Spanish lingerie and lounge wear shop for her carrying both sexy and casual styles to suit all moods.

 

  • MaxMara a beautiful array of luxury Italian pieces for today's stylish woman showcases the MaxMara line as well as Sportmax, Weekend, Code, S' and Pianoforte.

Operations

40% of the goods for the Calypso with the remainder being sourced from Europe.  All freight comes by sea freight from Rotterdam at an average cost of 6.5%.  There is no restriction or quota on the “ Made In...” or on the type of Fabrics and we pay duty at the entries of the merchandise declared under the unify tariff.

Duty rate:

  • 6.5% for all ready to wear Children, Women, Men.
  • 10% for all types of shoes
  • 10% for all the bags , belts, suitcases.
  • 22.25% for all other accessories

Merchandising

All of our shops are done to the highest standard in collaboration with each supplier.

The tourist high season is from March to August.  Summer temperatures are around 25C to 32C and winter 14C to 22C.  Casual wear represents the majority of the retail market in Bermuda, 65% summer and 35% winter.

 

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