Bahama Hand Prints to open in Governors Harbour

Great news and a preview – Bahama Hand Prints are opening in Governors Harbour. They are going to be in the Pink Perch building – just across the road from our office at the bottom of the up hill …. And guess who had a sneak preview prior to the opening on Saturday 17th November – yes it was me …..

This is a beautiful store with lots of great items you will want to buy.  They specialize in printed fabrics – designed , printed and items all made in the Bahamas. They have been in existence since 1966 and it is a delight to find such a classy and desirable Bahamian company producing high quality goods. They are a lifestyle brand and cater to all ages and all aspects of of home wares and clothing.


The majority of their clothing is for women and children – but there are men’s and boy’s shirts as well.

Now let me tell you about the range of bags that they do as well – fabulous ! From small make-up bags , wash bags, clutches up to large size totes – all in a range of Bahamian themed prints. And the colors are a joy – pink, purple, yellow, green, blue, – colors to cheer up the gloomiest days and remind you of your time here in Eleuthera.

Look at these great fabrics on the roll
Look at these great fabrics on the roll

Very exciting for me personally is the range of fabrics sold by the yard. There are different weights of fabric available – from lightweight cotton for garments through to linen weight for curtains and upholstery. Expect to see some great new pillows appearing in some of our rental houses and apartments.  I particularly have my eye on a great design with pink flamingos on it – perfect for some fun pillows ……

Dish drying towels, Happi coats - or robes - long or short, napkins and other household textiles.
Dish drying towels, Happi coats – or robes – long or short, napkins and other household textiles.

This place will be a big success and deserves to be …… There are items to appeal to visitors wanting to take a momento back home with them – as well as items appealing to people who live here.

Bahama Hand Prints is run by Alannah Van Onselen who was born and brought up in Nassau and has recently returned to the island. She is a dynamic driving force with a great eye for style and design, and she has built a great team around her as well…… The company is based in Nassau and has a factory and shop just by Paradise Island Bridge. Plus they are about to open a concession store in our favorite spot – The Island House.

Great bags.....
Great bags…..
Pineapple bags .....
Pineapple bags …..

Opening day is Saturday 17th November – and general opening times will be 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday – but these will be confirmed nearer the time.

Do check out the store when you are here and take home something gorgeous …. As they say on their Facebook page – Inspired by the Sun !

Shelves full of goodies !
Shelves full of goodies !
Colorful pillows......
Colorful pillows……

Many thanks to Alannah for the first 3 pictures……


16 thoughts on “Bahama Hand Prints to open in Governors Harbour”

  1. Well! What a delightful and bright addition to GHB! I LOVE their products. A friend from Nassau introduced me to Bahama Hand Prints a few years ago with a lovely gift designed by them and I treasure it. Can’t wait to explore their goodies. I make pillow covers with the decorator fabrics to bring the Bahamas to my sun porch year-round! YAY…

  2. I remember visiting Bahama Hand Prints in the Sixties in their facility near Government House, Nassau and also remember going to parties at Pink Perch when it was the name of the pink house at the top of the uphill owned by the Koch family. Loraine Pyfrom used to chauffeur Mrs. Koch to and from the airport Thanks for the walk down memory lane! – June Robb

    1. Bob and Kathy Colman

      How lovely to hear this ! It makes writing this blog such a pleasure when people respond with recollections like this….. Thank you …..

  3. I am SO sorry to hear you have been ill. I will be back on the island tomorrow. I would love to go out to lunch with you if you can pare the time.

  4. “whom”!

    I just don’t know how this is permitted on the island. I was under the impression that NO business interests could open on 11/17. One of the reasons I bought on the island. More later. Off to therapy……

  5. Hello Kathy,
    I just came across your site. Its amazing how such beautiful treasures can be in your backyard and be overlooked. I am a seamstress I and tend to forget the best sources of fabric aren’t always in the local fabric stores, these specialty stores gives me life. Thank you for doing such a beautiful job showcasing it. I cant wait to binge read the rest of your blog. Happy Holidays

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Kathy Colman

Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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