When you travel, one of the key
activities is shopping for souvenirs. You look for the city branded merchandise
to remind you of the memories you created and also to give back as gifts to
family members and friends. It’s always the mugs, fridge magnets, bags and
T-shirts that are the most popular purchase. The sentiment value makes it ideal
for gifting, and also some people like collecting a certain item as a way of
showcasing their travels. Some like fridge magnets, where they show each city
they have been and others T-shirts. There is no doubt that souvenir are popular
in every city and are sold in different shops and vendors at affordable prices.
It gives people a sense of belonging.
Mombasa being a destination city,
many tourists visit the city to enjoy the beach, learn about the historic
background and study the vibrant diverse culture. Therefore, souvenir is
popular and reflect on Kenya’s heritage and Mombasa way of life to visitors.
There so many shops, vendors and market dedicated to selling Mombasa and Kenya
branded souvenirs and merchandise. One of the oldest in the city, is Habari Boutique. Located
on Biashara Street, Habari Boutique opened its door in 1980 with the 3rd
generation currently managing the store making it one of the historic shops
that is still in business. For the last 40 years they have been sourcing and
selling various items that reflect Kenya and Mombasa. They open from 9:30am to
5:30pm Monday through Friday to allow different people to purchase from their
variety of products. On Saturday they close for lunch and open at 3pm to 5
30pm, and close on Sunday’s and public holidays.
In their shop you will find
different items for yourself or to gift someone, from T-shirts all sizes,
Ladies tussle tops, Ladies cap sleeve tops, and Kenya rugby T-shirts (not
official jersey). Including beautiful Copper clocks that shaped like the map of
Africa and Kenya, and also Gongs (tusks) made of copper. Also if you want to
gift Mugs, Shot glasses with the Kenyan flag or picture of fort Jesus you will
find one in different designs. For those
who love Fridge magnets, you will see variety of magnets that showcase Kenya
culture, conservation campaigns and the Big Five. There is also pieces for home
decorates like cultural Bronze cast figures, wildlife Clay cast figures and
various wooden figures. In addition, Paintings for homes and offices of
wildlife and Kenyan Cultures. And if you are into Semi precious stones jewelry,
Habari boutique is the place to visit. The beautiful necklaces in different
stones that match every skin tone. Other
items available for purchase include, Pen holders, Stickers, Safari hats, Caps,
Flags and Beaded bracelets (adding more countries). And of course African
Shirts and African dresses.
With emerging trends, they ship
locally and internationally with shipping charges excluded in the price. All
the products are priced between 100 kshs to kshs 40,000, they accept cash and
Mpesa through Till number 671007 as forms of payments. So if want something
customized, or gift for your loved ones abroad or just being patriotic Habari
boutique is your place to visit for your purchase.
Instagram – @habariboutique
Contact Number: 0702727135