Specialty Shops in Nairobi

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Gift & Specialty Shops in Nairobi

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  • klgdvm
    North Carolina531 contributions
    We shopped here our last day in Kenya. Several shops with a huge selection of products. You can get all of your shopping done here easily. The prices are set, although they did negotiate some in the smaller shops. There is also a restaurant on the grounds, but we did not eat here.
    Written October 31, 2021
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  • k3iiferz56
    64 contributions
    Spinners Web is a place in which I go for a good cup of coffee. In addition, I love looking at the local arts and if I ever need to get a souvenir, this is the place I go to.
    Written July 29, 2020
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  • KM
    Tring, Herts, UK62 contributions
    Our guide hadn't visited before and we got quite lost on the way to Kitengela Hot Glass. After 3 long hours (should have only been 1.5hrs) in the car we finally made it and it didn't disappoint. We arrived just before lunch so caught a few minutes of the craftspeople doing their work. During their lunch break we had an opportunity to mooch around the site and look at all the brilliant glass pieces and sculptures that decorated the garden area. We made a few purchases in the shop (I'm happy to report that they were well wrapped and packed up and made it through our safari trip, a train ride to Mombasa, a stay in Mombasa, a flight from Mombasa to Nairobi and back home to London!) and then ordered the veggie samosas and a coffee from the cafe. The samosas were awesome! So fresh and gently spiced. After lunch we then watch the artisan craftspeople continue with their hot work. The way they all moved around each other in such a hot space with all the moulten glass was like watching a well choreographed dance. The skill that goes into their work is fascinating, we were so impressed.
    Written February 2, 2022
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  • Dr Du
    Geneva, Switzerland38 contributions
    Frequent flyer to Kenya since 3 decades, I do not know how I missed such a beautiful place. Right the café is 7 years old and the galery recently extended.
    Nice place to pass by.
    Bronzes are at international prices: 500 usd for a simple single max 20 cm high animal. The artist is excellent in birds, good for big buffalo, elephants. .
    But his cats are not outstanding at all.
    You will still find nice stuff under 100 usd.

    Some of the prints are superb but totally out of market price. Even framed, 180 usd for a print # /100 of a nice zebra is too much.

    The staff are super nice, welcoming,

    A place to visit for sure! Café and bronze with a good wibe place. Should be in the best 10 of Nairobi places to visit artists.
    Written October 18, 2021
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  • Lloydie Z
    Rockville, Maryland, United States21 contributions
    My favorite part of my experience at Amani ya Juu... EVERYTHING! I make a bi-annual visit to Amani for the food, fellowship... and SHOPPING! I place my lunch order at the café and then go shopping in the store. By the time I have made my purchases with the divine Maggie, the store manager, my sumptuous meal awaits me in the lovely garden outdoor restaurant. I highly recommend the Amani Salad, the homemade soups, and the pumpkin muffins... to die for! All of the salads are great and huge, a half portion is available. The store sells crafts made by the refugee women that Amani employs. If you have time, ask for a tour of the workshop, it is amazing and the women inspiring, are hard at work. The chapel on premise is special, not to be missed. Maggie can make it all happen... she represents the soul of Amani. I would visit just to see her! My favorite place to buy gifts to take back to the US. The prices are very fair, based on the quality and uniqueness of the products. You won't want to miss this hidden gem. Give my regards to Maggie, the café staff, and the hard working women crafters when you visit. Tell them Kasyoka sends her love!
    Written July 18, 2021
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  • Ashley M
    Boston, MA50 contributions
    What an amazing organization. It is so special to come and visit this place. Nothing is wasted here, and the impact they make along the whole production process is wonderful! I highly recommend coming and checking out these artists and seeing the beautiful work and impact being done.
    Written August 22, 2021
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  • Jayem54
    Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
    Well curated shops. A good variety of Kenyan products from clothing to home goods. A great cafe on site as well.
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • shaghayeghkoup
    Shiraz, Iran173 contributions
    I really like this place for buying souvenirs. If you are in town and there’s no daily Maasai market, you can always shop here. Would be annoyed by sellers trying to sell you their stuff but once you find your shop and bargain you will get lots of things with fair prices.
    Written November 18, 2021
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  • Micha D
    17 contributions
    Visited the outlet in Karen after having lunch at Boho Eatery, and was blown away by all the jewellery. Such a hidden gem and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. Have seen Penny Winter jewellery stocked in other shops around Nairobi, but the prices in the outlet are lower so I was able to pick up several items! I got a pair of earrings and a bracelet for myself, and a bracelet for my mum.

    Now that I know it is there, I will be stopping by often to see what else they have in stock! Also met Penny herself, very friendly and happy to chat about her work and how she came to set up the business in Kenya :)
    Written January 9, 2019
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  • Daniel B
    39 contributions
    We visit The Craft shop on our Guidet Tour around Kibera.
    This little shop is a great projekt startet to help imploy people from the slums of Kibera and the make Beautiful souviner and jewlery from recycled materiale. Its a great place to visit and the prices is fair and everything is hand made.
    Written November 4, 2018
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  • Linda W
    16 contributions
    I loved working with them on a customized piece of jewelry. They delivered quality work on time with such a beautiful finish and shipped it out to me in about 2 weeks, from Kenya to San Jose, CA! Their work is impeccable and their service is outstanding. I will for sure be using them again for all my future custom pieces!
    Written October 26, 2021
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  • Maina G
    Nairobi Region, Kenya28 contributions
    Formally Nakumatt ridgeways, now Chandarana Foodplus. It has convenient shops, eateries, ATMs, a bar and sometimes outdoor markets.
    Written November 20, 2020
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  • Lynn K
    24 contributions
    I visited the DIY Studio to craft with family and friends. This space is the first of its kind in Nairobi. The staff were lovely hosts. What a nice place to create!
    Written November 24, 2019
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  • Inscribe Kenya
    1 contribution
    The best gift items you can get in Kenya.... Inscribed Gifts is the perfect choice for amazing personalized African style gift items....
    Written October 2, 2018
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  • Joanne M
    Canada37 contributions
    This is a large shop with wonderful beads and design but I am very disappointed. The shop is also known locally by the name of "gemini". I specifically asked if the items I was buying were silver as I am allergic and I was told yes, everything is silver. I spent a lot of money and paid the price I did as I was told I was buying silver. Within a couple of days, my wrist blistered as it does if I wear anything other than silver or gold. I emailed the owner who then replied, some of the pieces were not silver and bring the other pieces in and she would check if all silver. I did so and it turn out even the expensive necklace had pieces other than silver. As I was speaking to staff, the owner was in the background listening and then she came forward and was also speaking with me. A person who makes the jewellery said she could change the necklace clasp but to change all the little "silver" pieces would be very expensive. I said to go ahead and change the clasp. She ended up changing all the necklace pieces at no charge. The bracelets were not silver but no offer to change the pieces to silver.

    A ring I bought and was originally told was silver was not. They said for me to wear it a few days and see what happens. When I bought all the pieces I dealt with the owner and she told me the ring was an antique silver ring from Tibet. Now it turns out it is not silver and her response was that not silver but who knows what is put in the metal as it is antique. Turns out my friend bought the exact same ring there and when I ask, a staff member says the owner must have bought a collection and that is why many of the same rings. While waiting for the necklace clasp to be changed I see my exact ring on display. I no longer believe my ring is anything other than a cheap ring that I paid a lot of money for. Now at home when reviewing Tibetan jewellery on line, I see rings in similar design.

    The owner then puts the blame on me that when I come in I should say I am highly allergic if the item is not silver. The owner says they say that yes it is silver but it is not all silver. This is a smart woman who definitely know the difference between telling someone the jewellery is silver or not silver. If you tell a person it is silver and it is not, that is not being truthful. If I had bought these items in a market I could understand if not told truth whether silver but I bought this items from a nice shop,from a business that the owner originally told me sells and supplies many high end shops and safari parks. I had to paid more taxi money to go speak to her and then she wanted me to wear the $100 ring for a few days and if not she would refund the money. This would involve another $25 in taxi cost and I already paid the $25 to come in for this visit. I was having health issues and was not willing to argue so I left but I definitely would not be coming back. Be careful and assume what you buy is just cheap jewellery with nice beads.
    Written October 9, 2015
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