Shopping in Accra

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    The Shop Accra

    Opened by sisters Lorraine and Loretta Ocloo, The Shop Accra was a first for the city. Not just a hip shop offering jewellery, fashion and all kinds of Ghanaian memorabilia and homewares, it's also a very cool hang out that sells smoothies and juices (from C10) and local snacks (from C15) in its covered, but plant filled mini-backyard.

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    Global Mamas

    This shop, which stocks pretty dresses, hats, tops, accessories (including lush scented shea butter) and kids clothes in colourful fabrics, is part of a bigger Fair Trade enterprise that promotes sustainable income-generating activities for women. Everything sold here is handmade in Ghana.

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    Woodin

    The place to come for Ghanaian wax print fabrics, Woodin has proved so popular that there are branches throughout Ghana. If you've no time to find a seamstress, there are off-the-peg clothes for men, women and children.

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    Artists Alliance Gallery

    A well-respected gallery with three neatly organised floors of painting and sculpture by established and up-and-coming Ghanaian artists. Every item has an official, non-negotiable price label, so this popular gallery might not give you the frenetic experience of the city’s street markets, but it is a safe bet to find quality items while ensuring a fair amount of the money goes to the artist.

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    Labone Green Market

    Health conscious Ghanaians and expats alike fancy this weekly farmer-style market to top up on organically grown fruits and vegetables. There is also plenty of other treats on display, ranging from vegan sausages, home-made lasagne and soaps full of local herbs. It's all conveniently on sale in the shade under the big trees in front of the Labone Coffee Shop.

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    Colours in Africa

    In this small tidy store, Charity Jobarteh sells crafts and souvenirs that she picks up on her journeys through West Africa and beyond. Next to the collection of dolls, ceramics, clothing and paintings, there's an interesting selection of 'colons', little statues that usually depict colonial workers, but here also come in the shape of African mamas.

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    My Real Brother Shop

    Surrounded by open-air carpenter workshops, this dusty wooden shack is stuffed with artefacts from all over West Africa. Nothing here is mass produced, and you will be told the story behind every piece, from little 'passport' masks used to identify which tribe membership to the Benin chief with his 99 women. A free history lesson is guaranteed.

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    Vidya Books

    Accra's most popular stop for new fiction and magazines.

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    Centre for National Culture

    A warren of stalls selling arts and crafts, known simply as the Arts Centre, this is the place to shop in Accra. The level of aggressive hassling may make you want to keep your cedis in your pocket but if you have the patience and wherewithal, you can come away with good-quality handicrafts from all over Ghana.

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    Wild Gecko Handicrafts

    There's plenty to browse through here if you're looking for a souvenir, including handcrafted furniture, jewellery, textiles and clothing from around Ghana and West Africa.

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    Marina Mall

    Situated near the airport and easily reachable from all sides of the city, Marina Mall features 45 outlets across three floors, including designer fashion brands, a big supermarket and a food court. The best food here is the large Lebanese mixed-grill plates, which are served in Yasmina Restaurant with its own entry from the parking lot (open until 11.30pm).

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    Accra Mall

    Has chain stores as well as supermarkets and a cinema.