5 Must-buys in Havana
1) Zulu Bolsos de Piel
Zulu bolsos is a local business founded by Zulueta Sardiñas. Purses, bags, wallets and more, of unique and exceptional quality. The designs are contemporary, elegant and timeless. Everything is made in Havana from recycled leather.
The owner Alexandra Oppman has a keen eye and has curated a selection of local favourites you will want to take home, from simple necklaces to clever clutches. I’m a big fan of the paper note cards, bookmarks and notebooks.
3) Memorias Librería
This is the leading old bookstore in Havana. Movie and political posters, baseball memorabilia, old China cups, fountain pens, old panoramic photos, books and magazines like Bohemia. Everything is nicely organized which makes for pleasant browsing. The owners of the place are friendly and helpful.
4) Estudio Cleo
Estudio Cleo is situated in a beautiful and luminous Vedado house. Creative and original souvenirs, a wide selection of inspiring objects. It’s impossible not to buy something. We guarantee you will only leave empty-handed if everything is sold out and they are waiting for new arrivals.
5) Habana 1791
Handmade perfumes from tropical flowers and plant oils. You can combine several ingredients yourself to create your own fragrance but first the alchemist-perfumer will sit down for a chat with you to find out more about your state of mind and character. There are over 300 basic aromas.
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