Made to Order


Ins & Outs of Barbados

April 9, 2020

An Eye for Design

Local fashion designer Ivona Phillips is making waves on the island with her versatile and affordable apparel for ladies and gents. Ivona has a keen passion for fashion, merging both style and function into her designs, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are stylish, classy and flattering, in a variety of fabrics ranging from cotton and linen to knits and chiffons.

She also specialises in custom-made garments for both men and women. Visit Ivona Designs, her lovely little boutique in Paynes Bay. Contact them at (246) 237-3445 / 432 0322 or

Custom-made by Salam

For 30 years, visitors to the island have been enjoying the custom designs made to order by Salam at his busy workshop in the Crane, St. Philip. He specialises in tie dye and hand painting but offers a custom designing and tailoring service as well.

He works predominantly with natural fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk, for both ladies and gents. He makes all sizes but his plus sizes are his biggest sellers. His scarfs, wraps, handbags and beachwear are popular with visitors. You can find Salam in a small annex of his house, just across from The Crane Resort. Contact him at (246) 423 3344 or 245-0923 |

Out of Africa

Africana Fashions, located at Canary Lane Mall in Bridgetown, stock a gorgeous and varied selection of African print fabrics, clothing and accessories. For a unique fashion statement, check out their wooden African earrings and Ankara headwraps. Tel: (246) 228-0274 or 821 0018

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Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.