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Top Choice Books in Lagos

Jazz Hole

An offspring of the great Glendora Books, Jazz Hole is primarily a book and record store. In this oasis of calm in the mile-a-minute city, sip tea in the lovely cafe and get cultural lessons from the proprietor – as…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Aït Bououli Valley

Cooperative Feminin de Tissage Aït Bououli

Immediately below Aït Bououli’s trio of mimetic villages is a stone-walled community association with a sign pointing visitors toward the Aït Bououli women’s carpet-weaving cooperative. This 40-member cooperative ta…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Watershed

One of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Cape Town, this inventively designed retail market gathers together over 150 tenants representing the cream of Capetonian and South African producers of fashion, arts,…
Top Choice Jewellery in Harare

Patrick Mavros

His clients may include Bruce Springsteen, Kate Middleton and the king of Spain, but Patrick Mavros' stunning handmade silver jewellery is very affordable. The shop has a spectacular setting, overlooking a picture-p…
Top Choice Art in Zanzibar Town

Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar

Organised by the dedicated Hamad and other local artists, with an emphasis on quality and distinctiveness, this arts centre and shop provide a refreshing change from the wooden animals and tinga-tinga art found else…
Top Choice Market in Green Point & ­Waterfront

OZCF Market Day

Produce grown on the Oranjezicht City Farm and other local farms is sold every Saturday here alongside many other edible and souvenir products. It's a great event – one of the best of its kind in Cape Town – with pl…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Penduka

Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Guild

Trevyn and Julian McGowan have made a business out of cherry picking the cream of the South African design community and promoting it to the world in annual collections. Opened in 2017, this is their permanent showc…
Top Choice Market in Sea Point to Hout Bay

Bay Harbour Market

This imaginatively designed indoor market at the far end of Hout Bay Harbour is one of Cape Town's best. There’s a good range of stalls selling items from clothes to craftwork, as well as very tempting food and drin…
Top Choice Shoes in Addis Ababa

soleRebels Footwear

Eight years after being founded by designer Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to help talented artisans in her neighbourhood, soleRebels Footwear's shoes are made using locally sourced natural fibres, hand-made fabric and, fo…