Ready fit men's and women's clothing are a big part of the Grand Marche, but one can also select the fabric and have a custom tailored shirt done within a few hours. Belinda wanted a dress tailored, so our guide introduced us to a local tailor in a shop a couple blocks away that carefully fitted her and considered her fashion demands. The work was done in a day, and the price was less than $10-- I'm certain.
What to buy: Select the fabric of choice, and take an old garment that you know fits well. The tailor can duplicate the garment within a day. Be sure to negotiate all prices in advance, but recognize that excessively hard bargaining can result in a hurried job.
What to pay: Prices vary, but they should be considerably less for both fabric and tailoring than the shelf price of a similar garment in the USA or Europe.
What to buy: Bobo-Dioulasso has some amazing shops to buy souvenirs. Although it was hard to find some souvenirs directly related to Bobo-Dioulasso I did find this dagger. Dealing with the sellers was also fun. Unlike most places in West Africa where the people selling stuff were annoying, these were quite nice. I could stay there for the better part of a day talking with them. If you only buy a couple of souvenirs and your are in West Africa for a while, I suggest waiting till you come here to buy them.
You will be able to buy a lot of things in the streets, food, wood, species, etc... As always women are in charge of the commercial duties
Podrás encontrar todo tipo de puestos callejeros donde comprar frutas, maderas, especias, etc.... Como siempre las mujeres se encargan de las gestiones comerciales.