Island Bazaar

Island Bazaar, Male: Hours, Address, Island Bazaar Reviews: 4.5/5

Island Bazaar
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Island Bazaar is a Maldivian owned and run lifestyle brand and boutique based in Male', Maldives. With respect for cultures, reviving tradition and heritage, our series of homeware, apparel and jewellery collections embodies tranquil and warm styles. We love exploring impressions and objects from the past and translate them in our designs to reminisce the present in a simplistic way. And we collaborate with local artists and encourage them to showcase their talents, and offer an inclusive platform, to celebrate individuality. We are located on Fareedhee Magu [street]above the shop, Sea Sports.
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I haven't actually visited the store in Male' in person, but have recently done some only shopping with Island Bazaar.

A friend and I have known about Island Bazaar for a while (seeing colleagues and friends with bags, jewellery and more) and admired their stuff, but hadn't got around to actually getting anything ourselves. Last month, I came across their site online and ordered a gift for my friend's birthday, which she is absolutely delighted with - it came beautifully gift wrapped too! I couldn't resist and then went ahead and ordered again for myself. The designs are so beautiful and great quality. I love that each design has a story, and I can support this small, local business. The service was excellent, with quick, clear communication and fast delivery. Nabeeh checked in every step of the way to ensure my parcel had arrived and was all okay. Small things like this and the informative description tags make all the difference.

I'll certainly be shopping at Island Bazaar again - I already have a long list of items I want!

Thank you Island Bazaar team and keep up the good work!
Written September 14, 2020
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Anna H
Rabat, Morocco7 contributions
I still haven't made it to the store but online shopping from an island nearby has been great! Nabeeh is always there for questions and makes sure that you know when the items are on their way. So far, I've been impressed with the quality of the products, the cushion covers look amazing and I love the story behind the items and the fact that local artists can get their work promoted. Thanks again Nabeeh and team for all your help and kindness and one day soon I hope to visit you in the shop!
Written March 10, 2021
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Charley A
Santa Monica11 contributions
Couples
This store is awesome!! Upscale souvenirs and home decor for reasonable prices. So many cute scarfs and sarongs and beautiful jewelry. Nicest people working here too! Had a little trouble finding it at first because Apple Maps took me to another location down the road but so happy I did!! I will definitely make this a stop again if I get to come back to Malé!
Written September 23, 2021
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Elena A
Sofia, Bulgaria9 contributions
Couples
Elegant and well trought-out. European in style, with local wares, a little bit steep on the prices. Beautiful overall. Obviously thought out for tourists, I cannot decide whether this is good or bad.
Written December 3, 2016
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our (still new) boutique. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us some feedback. While majority of our customers have been locals, our hope is that the boutique can cater to both local and international customers. All our products are fair trade, handmade and customised creations, and the prices are a reflection of the relatively new and unique concept. We are continuing to work with our designers, artisans and producers to continue to evolve and provide more feasible options. Thank you again, we hope to see you again soon. - Island Bazaar Management
Written December 5, 2016
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Sindhu P
1 contribution
Friends
Has many attractive colours and many collections. Best silk store. Must visit. Provide discounts so that every one will love the store
Written October 20, 2019
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Ramona
London, UK84 contributions
Solo
This is a beautiful boutique with some really nice products. They mostly stock items made by local designers and artisans, which is what makes this boutique unique, but they also have some internationally 'curated' items, such as candles from a small Aussie company called Ivy & Wood. I appreciate the boutique's efforts to support the local economy and upcoming/aspiring Maldivian and international entrepreneurs and artists.

They also sell Island Bazaar branded items, including cushions, tote bags, t-shirts and jewellery that are designed in a way that honours 'all things Maldivian' (they have done this in a classy, subtle way so these are not generic, souvenir-type items). I bought a tote bag from here, which is great quality, and I would definitely buy more of these as gifts for friends.
Written October 26, 2018
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nik_0107
New Delhi, India621 contributions
Couples
A small botique we stopped during our city tour. Good local products and lovely souvenir though seems to be highly priced - may be for the tourists.
Written May 12, 2018
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Sabina C
10 contributions
Solo
I've been beginning of December in island bazaar. They have sooo many lovely souvenir.
Yes like other wrote price are not cheap but you have quality and you can support local artists. You don't have to confuse with other souvenir shops!! It's a special one!
For me was a nice cushion cover and a maldivian cookbook .
Thank you will come again!
Written January 27, 2018
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Muhammad K
6 contributions
Family
Nothing much to buy for family and friends, only few local souvenirs. Prices of souvenirs are quite high
Written December 26, 2017
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saaxu s
3 contributions
Tired of shopping around the busy streets of male'? If u are just visit my favorite little boutique to get local made products in a reasonable price. I own my swimwear, comfortable tights, shoulder bags to cushions from this shop. Place will make you feel you r in the right shop from Maldives to get your souvenirs to home. Don't forget to buy a handmade fridge magnet back to home. 💚💙
Written October 10, 2016
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Thank you for being one of our regular customers, and we appreciate your comment here :)
Written October 13, 2016
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Island Bazaar is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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