Havana Shopping Tour /Fashion Art & more

Havana, Kúba

Upplifun sem Alissa býður upp á

3 klst., Tungumál: enska og þýska

Það sem verður gert

I'll take you with me to explore the Cuban fashion world - a world that lies hidden of most tourists' eyes. It’s an extremely creative, modern design scene, that just waits to be discovered by you!

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 entrepreneurs 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 creates perfumes for the Duchess of Luxembourg or a young start-up that designs leather bags from fair trade farms – just to name a few. Clothes, accessories, decoration objects or even small art - we will see everything of it! By the end of the experience you'll have a great notion about the contemporary Cuban fashion and design scene. I'll invite you to a nice cup of Cuban coffee during our tour and we’ll chat more about Cuba, fashion and even the possibility to get some (cheap!) custom-made clothes in Havana. More pics in IG @havanashoppingtours

CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING IF YOU'RE MORE THAN TWO PERSONS TO ADJUST THE PRICE
Other things to note
Please let me know before the tour if you’re looking for something in particular!
…because a lot of people ask me: Yes, it is possible to buy real, quality Cuban cigars with me! Just let me know BEFORE the tour and I’ll arrange everything
I'll take you with me to explore the Cuban fashion world - a world that lies hidden of most tourists' eyes. It’s an extremely creative, modern design scene, that just waits to be discovered by you!

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 entrepreneurs that sell only local produced articles. We'll pass by…

Hvað er innifalið

  • Drykkir
    I'll invite you to a nice cup of Cuban coffee
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Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Alissa

Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 2016
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Hey everybody,
I'm Alissa and I'd like to welcome you to the original Havana Shopping Tour! I was the first to introduce fashion and design experiences to foreign visitors, which are now one of the most booked (and most copied!) tours on the platform! 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) and I can call myself a Havana Insider. 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!

PS: If you’d like to get a deeper notion about entrepreneur life and have a look behind the scene of designer ateliers, I recommend my Arts and Crafts Tour
Hey everybody,
I'm Alissa and I'd like to welcome you to the original Havana Shopping Tour! I was the first to introduce fashion and design experiences to foreign visitors, which are now one of the most booked (and most copied!) tours on the platform! 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) and I can call myself a Havana…
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My classical Havana 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.

Einkunn 4,73 af 5 í 11 umsögnum.

Jennifer
mars 2020
Alissa to my husband and I on a personal shopping experience around Havana. She knew the names of each store attendant and recommended the best places to go to for clothing made directly in Havana, one of a kind jewelry made from old clock parts, and even stopped at cafe with us so we could get to know each other even better. There is also a very nice leather goods store that we couldn't go to because the owner had the flu- bummer that we missed it. Maybe next time!
Sam
febrúar 2020
Alissa was amazing. She customized the experience on the fly to accommodate all our needs. She is very friendly and genuinely cares about your experience in her hometown of Havana.
Aabram
janúar 2020
Fun fashion tour 🙂 Alissa was nice enough to wait for me (an hour, yikes!) after I accidently mistook her time for a different activity! My fault completely 😅 She was so very kind, patient and understanding! She took me to her spots for clothes, gifts and art! We conversed about cuban life and I received many helpful tips/insights beyond the fashion🙂 (If it applies) I would just recomend if you are a guy to shoot her a message ahead of time as it seems to be a little more geared towards the ladies 😂 But even still, I still found myself a lot to buy and take home with friendly conversation along the way! Would recommend! There was only one place we couldn't visit and it was not the hosts fault; the store was having technical issues with the worker but still had a good time 🙂
Matthias
janúar 2020
Es war eine tolle Tour und ich kann sie nur jedem empfehlen der was besonderes sucht. Außerdem ist Alissa eine tolle Gesprächspartnerin und ich habe viel über die Schwierigkeiten und das Leben in Havanna erfahren.
Brenda Johnson
janúar 2020
Alissa was very knowledgeable of artists and locally owned shops in Old Havana. It was a pleasure to learn about her life in Cuba and her vision of her future in the country. If you are looking for something specific, communicate this to Alissa. We visited several locally owned shops that specialized on hand made items, including jewelry, art, leather items, clothing and more. The perfume shop was amazing. Alissa's tour is about fashion and art, which she excelled in and I highly recommend this experience. End note: I would have liked to learn more about boutique food shops (if they exist) or even shopping out of the private spaces owned by the Cuban people who live on the street level and open their doors to customers. We saw this practice everywhere but didn't know much about it.
Tiffiny
janúar 2020
Alissa did a fantastic job. She asked me beforehand about my preferences and was able to show me some items that I was interested in shopping for in Havana. She knows the city well and has great connections with the designers and shops. She has a passion to support the local businesses. You will not be disappointed - a great way to spend a few hours in Havana.

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Afbókunarregla

Hægt er að afbóka hvaða upplifun sem er innan 24 tíma frá bókun til að fá fulla endurgreiðslu eða allt að 7 dögum áður en upplifunin hefst.

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Allt að 10 gestir frá og með 2 ára aldri geta tekið þátt.

Hvað þarf að taka með

Please remind to bring enough cash with you, since it is not possible in Cuba to pay by card.

Please remind that the tour is conducted by foot since the Old Town is a car-free area - and: bring comfortable shoes, the streets of Old Havana are not made for walking in high heels. Don't forget to put on sunscreen!