Bobo-Dioulasso Shopping

  • Shopping
    by call_me_rhia
  • Shopping
    by Svillegas
  • Shopping
    by canuckmike

Most Recent Shopping in Bobo-Dioulasso

  • atufft's Profile Photo

    Grand Marche Tailors Corner: Custom Tailored Clothing in Bobo

    by atufft Written Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tailor in Grand Marche
    2 more images

    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.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Women's Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo


    by canuckmike Written Dec 10, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Svillegas's Profile Photo

    Walking on the street

    by Svillegas Written Feb 6, 2004

    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.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Bobo-Dioulasso

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

114 travelers online now


Bobo-Dioulasso Shopping

Reviews and photos of Bobo-Dioulasso shopping posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bobo-Dioulasso sightseeing.

View all Bobo-Dioulasso hotels