Must-see shopping in Harare

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    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…

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    Doon Estate

    A few kilometres east of town, Doon Estate is known for its galleries, cafes and souvenir shops. Sadly these days it's a shadow of its former self (many…

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    Set in a homely showroom on a residential property, this Dutch-owned shop has an attractive range of furniture, art, hand-painted porcelain and Shona…

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    Chapungu Village

    Part of the Doon Estate complex, Chapungu has long been one of Harare's best places for Shona sculpture – one of the best things to buy in Zimbabwe. It…

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    One of Harare's best spots for crafts, hand-painted ceramics and original paintings by local artists, plus cool clothes and Zimbabwean publications.

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    Mbare Market

    Harare, sleepy? Not in the hectic Mbare area where this infamous market has a heady mix of fresh produce and random goods. It's the curios that bring most…

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    Eastgate Centre

    Known for its eco design that allows air flow based on termite mound technology, this mall offers a more local-style shopping experience without the usual…

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    Dendera Gallery

    This well-presented gallery within Doon Estate has quality Zimbabwean and African crafts, many of which are antiques. There are also masks, jewellery,…

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    Avondale Flea Market

    On top of the old car park at the back of Avondale Shopping Centre, this daily flea market predominantly sells clothing but is also worth a browse for…

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    Book Bazaar

    A small bookstore with a good collection of wildlife books, which are worth a look if you're going on safari. It also stocks a decent range of magazines…

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    Avondale Shopping Centre

    A handy location for those staying at the nearby backpackers, with supermarkets, banks, mobile phone stores, restaurants, bars and cafes.

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    OK Mart

    If you've come without gear, this supermarket sells tents and other camping supplies.

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    Verandah Gallery

    An informal set-up in a private residence, Verandah Gallery is a good spot to purchase original pieces by Zimbabwean artists. It's also popular for…

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    Sam Levy's Village

    A popular shopping complex frequented by well-to-do locals. It has decent restaurants, cafes, a cinema and pubs. A flea market is held here on Sundays…

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    Newlands Art & Craft Market

    Spread out along the side of the road, this market comprises vendors selling metal and stone Shona sculpture among other handicrafts.

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    Newlands Shopping Centre

    A sleepy strip with some decent restaurants and bars, and a supermarket among other retail shops.