I'll take you with me to explore the Cuban fashion world - a world that lies hidden of most tourists' eyes. You'll find a lot of possibilities to buy cloths and accessories in Havana, but without the insider's knowledge, it's almost impossible to find the pearls. We will walk through the city and visit unique design and concept stores. This includes streetstyle brands, accessories and decoration brands. All stores are owned by Cuban entrepreuners that sell only local produced articles. We'll pass by a hip new streetwear label, that even got to know Barack Obama during his visit in 2016, an extravagant swimwear/lingerie house that is inspired by rococo elements and a traditional "salón de belleza" that creats perfums for the Duchess of Luxembourg - and far more. Handmade leather bags, accessories, decoration objects or even small art - we will see everything of it! By the end of the tour you'll have a great notion about the contemporary Cuban fashion and design scene. My additional offer is to put you in contact with designers that are not visibly present in Old Havana. Depending on your wishes, I'll introduce you to dressmakers, accessories designers, artists on a custom-made tour
Hey guys, I'm a freelance fashion historian (studied and trained in Paris, Munich and Havana) working and living in Havana. I'm maintaining a blog about fashion, nightlife and art (@srita.alissa and @havanashoppingtours). Together with a Team of professional photographs I produce fashion shoots, videoclips and interviews of Cuban designers for the social networks. Through my professional network I'm well connected in the local fashion scene, I know established designers as well as new labels, know the right places to go and enjoy my town!
My classical Shopping Tour will take you through Old Havana where we will visit various shops. The tour will be conducted by foot, since the Old Town is mostly a car-free area. We will spend as long as you want inside every shop, so that you can buy your precious pieces in a relaxed atmosphere :) If you contract me for an individual visit of a designer, we will mostly visit their studio, that could be across the town.
The Shopping Tour will take approx. 3 hours, but of course, it depends on how much time we will spend in each store, but please don't rush! There is even time for having a break in a nice café