08 May Shopping At Lekki Arts & Crafts Market: All You Need To Know.
I went shopping at Lekki Arts & Crafts Market (aka Jakande Market). My main aim was to buy woven goods! However, I bought just a little more than that.
Getting to the market was pretty easy as google maps did its Job effectively. Click here to find it on google maps.
My first impression on getting there was “oou this is neat”. Never mind the very bumpy road that leads there.
There’s loads of amazing art and craft, so the name is not deceitful at all. From paintings to ceramics, wood work, jewelry, leather work, etc.
I stopped at the first stall where I saw woven goods. After much bargaining, I bought two woven baskets and one woven hand bag for what I thought was a good price.
Moving on, my friend Diusor who I went with spotted the bag she wanted to buy, very cute. I decided I wanted one too. We couldn’t agree on the price so we decided to go further down and explore.
We found similar bags at similar prices but not in the color we wanted it so we eventually went back to the first seller. I also found the woven baskets I’d already bought for a cheaper price! Bummer!
We went back to the the place I’d bought the baskets and I took place mats to make up for it. 😂
I would definitely go back there to buy a few more things or just to feed my eyes as I’m an avid lover of art! Also, all the sellers I encountered were generally nice and friendly, helpful with directing us to where this and that; it was a good shopping experience!
2 woven baskets @ 6,000 naira
1 woven bag @ 2,500 naira
2 big place mats @ 1,000 naira
3 small place mats @ 1,000 naira
1 red leather bag @ 2,800 naira
A few tips:
1. A lot of foreigners go shopping for souvenirs and art there which causes them to hike their prices. So you better go with your bargaining game tight.
2. Don’t buy from the first store you find what you want. Chances are you’d see it for a cheaper price somewhere else.
3. Go with cash. They don’t use POS machines in that market. Some of them accept bank transfers as well but they generally prefer taking cash.
4. Take your time: there’s a lot of gems in there that you might miss if you’re in a hurry. Take time to visit as many stalls as you can and get the best prices for the goods you want.
5. Take pictures! It’s a very aesthetically pleasing place & everywhere is full of art!
P.s with woven bags currently trending, you can get a great selection at the Lekki Arts & Crafts Market at affordable prices!
Have you been to Lekki Arts & Crafts Market? What was your experience? Would you be interested in going there? What this post helpful to you?