Rwanda Clothing Store

Rwanda Clothing Store, Kigali: Hours, Address, Rwanda Clothing Store Reviews: 5/5

Rwanda Clothing Store
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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THE FASHION STORE OF RWANDA. By RWANDA CLOTHING. RWANDA CLOTHING is a Rwandan-international fashion brand from Kigali producing fashion in Rwanda designed by Joselyne Umutoniwase
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Peter E
11 contributions
Couples
Visited as part of my Fashion Tour from Heaven Tours.
Immediately struck with how wonderful the whole shop was. Items of clothing edged by African material prints. Although I found nothing for me, I bought my husband a great shirt.
The home section was incredible and I wanted to buy everything, but settled for two cushion covers - easier to fit in a suitcase.
Written January 1, 2020
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Judy S
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Solo
If you are in Kigali for a while, first stop at Rwanda Clothing Store to have some beautiful custom clothing made. Fashionable clothes with an African flair are expertly tailored at this family enterprise. You can choose to have something made to your measurements or pick from the ready-made items in the store. I even found shoe laces made of kente cloth to bring back as souvenirs for the grandchildren.
Written April 28, 2018
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Ill_La
Washington, District of Columbia, United States4 contributions
I love this place. I’ve been coming for years and have seen it grow both in size and vision. The last time I stopped in I was delighted to see that they have moved into housewares and furniture. I picked up a few hand-stitched pillow cases and a table runner. I also had to have a beaded tote back. If only I could get some of their beautiful furniture pieces back home... I always bring colleagues by and they’re greeted warmly. I love that it’s a family business... and what a lovely family! They have beautifully designed and well-constructed clothes, accessories, house wares, and now furniture. Great customer service. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this place. I’ll be back soon... in the meantime there’s Instagram for my fix.
Written March 21, 2018
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HeatherRandall
New York City, NY17 contributions
Friends
I found this store on trip advisor and went looking for some local made clothes. My friend and I were greeted by the very warm people who own the store. They happily showed us a giant work room right next door where everything is made, clothes and linens. There is one store for clothing and an adjacent store for bed and dining linens. The one thing about the clothes is they are made for a pretty specific body type- a larger, pear-shaped body would be ideal for these clothes. However, if I'd had time, they would have taken my full measurements and re-created anything in the store in a matter of days ( I was sadly leaving town the next day). I did buy a pair of shorts that needed a little tweaking and they promised to do the work within 3 hours and deliver to my hotel. The linen store managed to communicate with my pocketbook quite well. I bought 3 gorgeous, hand-stitched table runners, a huge, king-sized bed cover with the most beautiful designs in reds, greens and blues and several pillow covers. The prices are half what you would pay for such high quality product in the US. Later that day I got a text from the lady owner of the store informing me she had overcharged me and would it be ok if she put the refunded cash in an envelope and deliver along with the tailored shorts. And an hour later it was all there at my hotel.
Written March 11, 2018
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cats chai tea
Sebastopol, CA35 contributions
Solo
My trip to Kigali was a mix of business and pleasure. I had one day to tour the city at the end of my trip before returning to the US. Finding a quality tailor in the cities I visit for work is always wishful thinking, because I never have time. Fortunately, my city guide (Clement Byimana is awesome) on this day took me to RW&A Clothing Store. I had 5 hours before I needed to be at the airport, but figured why not just look. Many samples were already made; shirts, skirts, dresses, trousers. I tried four dresses and wanted two. The staff asked me when I needed them. I looked pleadingly at them and said, "My flight leaves this afternoon." They paused only a moment to do a mental calculation, and said, "We can do it." I went into the dressing room and two ladies took chalk and pins in hand to quickly take in and let out wherever required. We agreed I would come back 90 minutes before I had to be at the airport to try them on for final adjustments. When I returned, one dress was taken in too much and did have to be let out a bit, but they were able to respond very quickly. The room beside the shop is full of sewing machines and busy sewers. While waiting, I also picked out a long sleeve shirt for my husband. It couldn't be fitted, but it looked the right size. All three items are in a photo I'm submitting with this review. The clothing is quality cotton, brilliantly dyed and sewn well. I paid on average $70 US per piece. The styles will work in any corporate business setting, but the fabric colors and patterns are distinctively Rwandan. It was exactly what I wanted.

An important note for anyone reading this review and expecting the same experience. I shopped the store's samples. A sample is a one-of-a-kind article of clothing. There weren't multiple sizes of the same piece on the rack. With enough time, you can point to a sample and ask that one of those be made for you. I fortunately was not too far from their sample size, which is why I could them fitted to me so quickly. This may not be possible for every shopper. But as I thought, might as well just try. The staff will totally work with you. Fantastic customer service!!
Written November 12, 2017
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Good to hear from you and your positive review makes us happy cause it tells us that we are able to fulfill even the high standards that customers from abroad are used to! Thank you very much. Quality management including planning and controlling the production process, constantly improving the quality of our products as well as delivering a very good and quick customer service are our main goals of doing business here in Africa since these are the very common problems you will find here. So we are working hard to do things differently and better. I am happy to hear that we met your expectations, that we promised you something and were able to keep it and that you liked our service and you found it professional. Hope you will enjoy your RWANDA CLOTHING products for a long time, you will visit us again here in Rwanda and you made good and remarkable experiences in our country. Greetings from the whole team! Roman
Written November 20, 2017
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Leanne C
4 contributions
Friends
I cannot say enough about this company - I've both bought clothes off the rack and had them made special. Each garment has been expertly tailored, adjusted to exactly what I wanted, and beautifully constructed. Antoinette has an excellent eye for color and cut and the designs are unlike what you can get from cheaper tailors. I highly recommend for high fashion dresses and even basic work clothes.
Written June 8, 2016
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Mary (Mollie) M
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Family
My 15 son had a navy linen suit made which Antoinette helped him design. He's thrilled with the perfect cut and fit and the African fabric detailing on the pockets and lining. We were so impressed that my husband then had two custom suits and four shirts made and I had a linen tunic top and a jacket made. All this in 10 days time and at a very reasonable price! Antoinette and Joselyne are incredibly professional and accommodating and their design sense is excellent. This was by far the most fun, creative thing we did in Kigali. We loved supporting this fabulous business owned and run by amazing women.
Written March 27, 2016
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Wow! Thank you so much. We are very happy that you enjoyed shopping at RWANDA CLOTHING and we are hoping to meet you again one day. We are glad to have you as one of our customers. Best regards from the whole team at RWANDA CLOTHING!
Written March 29, 2016
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Mercedes Calzadilla
Miami Beach, FL12 contributions
Solo
For the best casual wear go to this store. They make their clothing with the best cotton andlinen.I would definitely recommend coming here and browse,you'll never know what you might walk out with.
Written August 31, 2019
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Ola.gunlog
Bastad, Sweden65 contributions
Couples
Me and my husband visited Rwanda and Kigali in january 2019. At the hotel as we stayed a fashion and design tour in Kigali was an offer. It was very interesting to meet all creative designers and to see their work and in that way I came in contact with Rwanda clohthing store. Very nice store where they sold clothes from own design but where you could also get clothes set up according to your own wishes. They had wonderful kitenge fabrics in very good quality. The staff were very nice, skilled and helpful. They made a very nice jacket and trousers in linen and kitenge fabrics as I’m very pleased with. I will really recommend this great store to anyone who want to be dressed in something more personal.
Written February 3, 2019
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P.A. Hill
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Friends
My only regret is that we didn't find out about this store when we first arrived in Rwanda. Fortunately we dis find out about it in time for me to have a beautiful coat made. There is a big variety of material and pictures of clothing to choose from. The service was excellent. I wanted the sleeves to be a wider to be able to wear a sweater with the coat and they accomandated me. We left for a side trip to Uganda and when we returned the coat was ready. It needed minor alterations and they were willing to do them right then while we waited. My daughter found a gorgeous skirt, earrings, and belt. I additionally purchased a belt and scarf. If we would have had more time we would have bought more clothing. The styles are unique with a Rwandan flair. I love everything I purchased and am eagerly awaiting the online store.
Written December 6, 2018
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