50 things to do in Accra and Ghana • Shopping

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Couture at Christie Brown

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This high-design store is a sophisticated shopping venue where those with an eye for style can browse premium clothing and accessories. Christie Brown specialises in incorporating African prints into wearable high-street trends.

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  1. Ist Lane, Osu
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Custom T-shirts at Renée Q

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Renée Q Boateng has expanded from the back of her car to a new boutique, specialising in bespoke T-shirts. The shop also sells her jewellery accessories – freshwater pearls, crystals, contemporary or traditional beads and custom-made couture pieces.

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  1. Trade Fair Road, opp Kpogas Furniture
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Jewellery at Tebazile

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Elizabeth Dankoro specialises in beautiful statement jewellery pieces, no matter your budget. The Tebi brand is funky, chunky and colourful, but there are also more refined ranges available.

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  1. Ally’s Plaza, Dzorwulu, 6th Street, off Oxford Street, Osu
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Interiors at La Maison

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A charmingly edited selection of furnishings, art and decorative items with chunky sofas, gilded mirrors, reclaimed leather chairs, eye-catching artwork and some fabulous African-themed ornaments.

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  1. Annexe, 6th Street, Osu
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Haggling at Makola Market

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Makola Market is a colourful open-air department store spread over several blocks. Hot, noisy and insistent, it’s a bewildering sprawl of kitchenware, jewellery, textiles, shoes and anything else your cedi might conceivably buy.

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  1. Kojo Thompson Road and Independence Avenue.
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Recycled accessories at Trashy Bags

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Trashy bags sell just that - products made from recycled plastic bags stitched together. They tend to be extremely colourful, and the range includes everything from shoulder bags and backpacks to rain macs and briefcases. Ingenious.

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  1. C 8 Dzorwulu Road, Dzorwulu
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Fair trade fashion at Global Mamas

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Everthing here is fairly traded and made in Ghana, mostly by women. There are tote bags made from old flour sacks, home decoration items, even body butter and soaps made from shea.

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  1. 14th Lane, off Cantonments Road (Oxford Street), behind Koala Supermarket, Osu
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