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Top Choice Clothing in Kampala

Kampala Fair

Selling gorgeous women's kitenge dresses in traditional patterns, separates, children's clothing and some batik pillows, this fair-trade boutique is a solid choice for keepsake clothing, with craftsmanship superior …
Arts & Crafts in Jinja

Kilombera Workshop

Many of the colourful cotton textiles (place mats, table runners, bedspreads) for sale around Jinja are made on hand-operated looms at this Nile-side workshop. Visitors are welcome to stop by and watch the process. …
Arts & Crafts in Jinja

A Bernadette

Young NYC fashionistas have partnered with local women to create well-made recycled bags and accessories in fun, bold designs. Items are fair-trade certified and available for online purchase. The shop is in Source …
Books in Kampala

Aristoc

This is the best place for English-language publications, with a great selection of books on Uganda, as well as novels. Stock up before a long road trip. There are branches at Acacia Mall and Garden City.
Arts & Crafts in Kampala

Banana Boat

A sophisticated craft shop selling smart local items such as excellent batiks, and handmade stuff from all over Africa, including Congolese carvings. There's an outlet with an emphasis on homes and interiors in Lugo…
Mall in Entebbe

Victoria Mall

Love it or loathe it, mall culture has well and truly arrived in Uganda, with this shiny new complex opening in 2013. As well as eateries and shops, there's a Nakumatt supermarket that comes in handy for groceries a…
Arts & Crafts in Sipi Falls

Sipi Women's Craft Shop

These quality crafts, clothes and accessories are made by local women. They also sell Sipi coffee and honey. Proceeds from sales go to the community. It's on the outskirts of town as you approach from Mbale.
Arts & Crafts in Kampala

Banana Boat

A sophisticated craft shop selling smart local items such as excellent batiks, and handmade stuff from all over Africa, including Congolese carvings, with an emphasis on homes and interiors.
Books in Kampala

Aristoc

This is the best place for English-language publications, with a great selection of books on Uganda, as well as novels. Stock up before a long road trip.
Arts & Crafts in Kampala

Quality Hill

A guy with a great selection of Congolese carvings lays out his wares at this upmarket complex of patisseries and wine shops.