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Top ChoiceChocolate in Tuléar (Toliara)

La Chocolaterie Robert

The Tuléar outpost of this celebrated purveyor of fine Malagasy chocolates carries a small but exquisite range – buy by the piece or in prewrapped packs.

Gifts & Souvenirs 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...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Antananarivo

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...

Chocolate 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...

Food & Drinks in Antananarivo

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...

Cosmetics in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Le Jardin des Sens

Local essential oils of ylang-ylang, black pepper, katrafay (Malagasy bush tree) and more scent the air here, where you can also stock up on honey, spices, soaps and skin products. Set in a beautiful old house,...

Food & Drinks in Antananarivo

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...

Market in Tuléar (Toliara)

Handicrafts Market

More than two dozen stalls of local handicrafts line the street at this recently opened handicrafts market. You'll find woodwork, basketry, textiles and other items, and what it lacks for the atmosphere of more...

Arts & Crafts in Nosy Komba

Ampangorinana Craft Market

Ampangorinana has an interesting craft market with beautiful cut-work embroidered tablecloths and curtains, excellent wood carvings and paintings spilling out of almost every house. There are also spices, vanilla...

Arts & Crafts in Antananarivo

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.

Gifts & Souvenirs in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Couleur du Monde

You'll go in here for the chocolate, but then be tempted by the zebu-horn and shell jewellery, raffia bags, vanilla, shells and all sorts of gifts. It's difficult to tear yourself away from this gem.

Clothing in Antananarivo

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.

Fashion & Accessories in Antananarivo

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.

Health & Wellness in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

La Natura

Indigenous essential oils and health-related products such as noni juice and aromatherapy goodies fill the shelves here, along with local spices. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable.

Arts & Crafts in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Le Village

A nautical air pervades this shop, with pictures of fish, brass instruments and very impressive models of ships made of wood. They'll pack and post anywhere in the world.

Jewellery in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Jewelers By Bleu Nuit

Dark-blue walls and good lighting set off the stylish silver jewellery here, some with gemstones, some plain. There is also a range of rather classy handbags.

Chocolate in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

Boutique Chocolat

Madagascar produces superb chocolate and here's a wonderful place to buy it. The exquisite creations cost around Ar10,000 for 100g.

Health & Wellness in Antananarivo

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.

Sports & Outdoors in Antananarivo

CS Events

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

Gifts & Souvenirs in Antananarivo

La Boutique

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