Zambezi Kiwi

Living in Zimbabwe

Clothes shopping in Zimbabwe

November 5, 2018

So, clothes shopping in Victoria Falls is a little different to New Zealand.

Back home, I had a range of fantastic Op Shops (second-hand clothing shops) to select from. They were all neat and tidy, the music was subtle and quiet, the sales people were mostly standing or sitting behind a counter.

I loved Op Shopping; the thrill of a bargain, the cheap-as-chips price tags, the treasures you might find on the next rack made it all rather exciting.

I think that excitement has been multiplied by a factor of 10 over here. But before we head to Comesa Market, here’s what Op Shops in New Zealand are like:

It’s all RATHER different to our bargain shopping mall here.

In Vic Falls, if we want cheap clothes we head to Comesa Market. I don’t know what it is, but the noise, squash of humanity together, colors, chaos and great drama involved in bargaining, just make it the funnest morning ever.

There are no racks, no counter tops over which to pass your purchase, and there is certainly no such thing as subtle, quiet music or dedicated changing rooms.

All you’ll find is piles of clothes – all second-hand donations from lovely aid or religious organisations who couldn’t sell them back home – and a bunch of humans lying around on them.

I thought I would bring you guys along with us, so without further ado, welcome to Comesa market.

4 thoughts on “Clothes shopping in Zimbabwe

  1. Maids says:

    What marvellous opportunity bargaining skills and surrounds of in NZ fun!!!wish we were there!!!! Xxx

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  2. Natalie Shane Andrew says:

    Aahhh, so good to see you guys… and that reminds me of shopping with my mum a few times at the bargain stores in Marondera. Great finds!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for writing and filming what goes on at our market place…. your great reviews mean a lot to us all at the market

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