Quintessence is an exclusive store in Lagos with a selection of authentic African goods. They sell a wide range of vintage and contemporary items; from decorative furniture and glassware to African textile bags, clothings for adults and children, organic and traditional body care products, vintage accessories, books across different genres, sculptures, paintings, limited art prints, and several other hand crafted items refreshing for the home, suitable as gifts and travel souvenirs.
On entering the store, you are welcomed with low classical music that unconsciously makes you relax as you move throw the mix of impressively displayed items in different sections with the assistance of a pleasant store representative. You are taken away from the noise and distraction typical of the market or other local places where you are likely to shop for local hand-crafted items in Lagos. They have brought together in one space what you will go searching for in 4 – 5 different stores in other parts of town thus saving you the stress of moving from one store to another and at affordable prices for most items.
Since 1988, Quintessence has been promoting African arts and hand crafted items beyond the shores of Nigeria through exhibitions in Germany, Sweden, Burkina Faso, England and other places. They also have art gatherings and fashion exhibitions in the garden of their store here in Lagos to support Nigerian Artists and craftsmanship.
You can find Quintessence at the Main Entrance of Parkview Estate off Gerard road, Ikoyi Lagos or at 69, Admiralty way, Jack House in Lekki. No appointment needed but you can call 08033275401 or visit www.quintessenceltd.com.
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