Shopping in Antananarivo

  • Shopping in Antananarivo

    Marché Artisanal de La Digue

    A popular place to pick up souvenirs is this market located about 12km out of town on a bend in the Ivato airport road. There are products from all over the country, including embroidered tablecloths, raffia products, woodcarvings, spices, vanilla, gemstones etc. Bargaining is essential – divide the initial price by three or four and work from there.

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    Lisy Art Gallery

    This huge shop stocks anything and everything you could possibly want to bring back from Madagascar, from bottles of rhum arrangé (rum with macerated fruit) to leather goods, raffia baskets, hats and spices. The only thing you won’t find are gemstones. Prices are fixed but reasonable. It’s a short taxi ride from the centre (Ar10,000 one way). Card payments accepted.

  • Shopping in Antananarivo

    La Chocolaterie Robert

    Madagascar's most celebrated chocolate maker has a lovely little boutique next to the Leader supermarket within sight of Pl de l'Indépendance. Some of the pieces can be bought individually, there are some already packaged, and the only problem is choosing what to buy. If only all of life's decisions were so pleasurable.

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    Épicerie Fine La Ferme de Morarano

    This shop sells the products of an organic farm in the highlands. It specialises in essential oils, which its uses in a range of natural lotions and potions (moisturiser, shampoo, soap etc). You can also buy the oils themselves in small bottles, along with artisan jams, chutneys and spices.

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    Pili Pili Dock

    If you'd like a gourmet souvenir from Madagascar, look no further than Pili Pili Dock. The boutique is stunning and everything is beautifully packaged – spices, condiments, soaps, essential oils and more. Prices are obviously higher than in a market, but you pay for the presentation and the convenience.

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    Roses & Baobab

    A collective of 85 local artists showcasing sculptures, woodcarvings, paintings, metalwork and more. The quality varies, but it's worth poking your way around the warren of rooms in search of treasure.

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    La Teeshirterie

    By far the best place to come for Madagascar’s funky T-shirts. You’ll find all the main brands here (Baobab, Carambole, Maki etc), and a large choice of models and sizes. Credit cards accepted.

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    Kudeta Etnik Shop

    A gorgeous boutique stocking high-end, well-finished Malagasy products such as raffia baskets and purses, silk scarves, jewellery, framed photographs and original clothes by Malagasy designers.

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    Arom et Sens

    This small boutique has a wide range of essential oils as well as soaps, shampoos and other related beauty and wellness products.

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    CS Events

    For hiking, camping gear and the like; there is a wide but expensive selection of international branded products.

  • Shopping in Antananarivo

    La Boutique

    This pleasing little shop sells a stylish array of gifts, from baskets and scarves to baobab-themed ornaments.

  • Shopping in Antananarivo

    Tana Water Front

    This modern shopping mall and office complex has a cinema, boutiques, a food court, a Shoprite supermarket and ATMs.

  • Shopping in Antananarivo

    Espace Loisirs

    A good selection of newspapers, magazines and books (all in French), as well as maps.