For more than two decades, luxury retail in Nigeria has been growing. Here, ADEDOYIN JOHNSON, lists top seven luxury stores in Lagos:
- Adam & Eve Homeware
Located on the busy Isaac John Street in GRA Ikeja, Adam and Eve Homeware has been holding the forte in luxury homeware for more than two decades. It has been the Mecca for old and new money bags to buy ultra-luxury homeware range like, Royal Derby, the official designer for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding), Aynsley, Belleek, Porcelanas da Costa Verde known for elegant porcelain; Faria & Bento (hard wearing stoneware), Bon Vida (somewhere between elegance and casual), and Porcel who is fond of adding unique twists to its design.
One of the attractive pieces at the store is the Versace Rosenthal classic signature, Vanity. The beauty will surely have left you in awe. However, if you want to add a touch of orient to the table The Marco Polo dinner ware will just help you achieve that. The Meandre D‘Or comes in classic white with the Versace stamp, while the Dedalo is a combination of black and platinum for the distinct flavour of macho.
The store is owned by Modupe Ogunlesi whose daughter started the business some years ago.
Address: 8 Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA 100271, Lagos
Phone: 0702 604 5906
2. Polo Luxury
Polo Limited has been the epicenter of high end jewellery and leather goods for many years.
Illuminated by the high aesthetics and elegance of most famous luxury brands, it is a one-stop boutique for Nigeria’s super rich.
Polo Limited has a diversified portfolio of 13 world’s most prerstigious luxury brands like Rolex, Cartier, Balmain, Chopard, Longines, Messika, Piaget, Roger Dubuis among others.
It was founded more than 25 years ago by. John Obayauwana. Today, Obayuwana finds a worthy co-pilot in his daughter, Jeniffer Obayuawa who is an executive director at Polo Limited.
Address: 166 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island 100251, Lagos
Phone: 0803 900 4000
Temple Muse is situated in the heart of Victoria Island. It has strongly position itself as the Nigeria’s leading lifestyle concept store with a mission is to create a luxurious shopping experience like no other through a thoughtful curation of fashion, homeware, gifts and art.
Its collection includes exquisite pieces from the world’s most prestigious designers, to exciting new talent including a number of top African artisans.
The space spans across two floors, with a vast gallery with Afro-Parisian aesthetic. The palatial main hall and towering walls with inviting windows act as a blank canvas for the curated collections on show.
Temple Muse stocks foreign brands like Christian Lacroix, Christie Brown, Guiseppe Zanotti and African luxury fashion brands Ituen Basi, Jewel by Lisa and others.
Address: 2 Musa Yar’ Adua St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 0708 726 4853
4. Julian’s Luxury
Founded by Julian Osula, Julian’s Luxury offerings cuts across a wide range of luxury goods, from exclusive timepieces and jewellery to accessories and writing instruments.
With a wide range of international and elite brands like Chatila, Franck Muller, Backes and Strauss, Clive Christian and others, Julian’s Luxury is known for elegance, quality and reliability the hallmarks of the craftsmanship of the brands it represents.
Julian’s Luxury is sought after by exclusive brands over the world to showcase their masterpieces. It has been a retailer dealing directly with manufacturers for many years and all its products are solely sourced from the parent company.
Address: The Wheatbaker Hotel,:South West, 118 Norman Williams St, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone: 0803 330 3635
Alara is a luxury concept store founded in 2014 by Reni Folawiyo. Located on the quiet Akin Olugbade Street in Lagos, the building consist of four floors, designed by famous architect David Adjaye.
Over the time this store has become a reference point and an essential new destination for rich clientele of the local growing district of luxury, thanks to its unqiue offer of emerging talents as well as international fashion names, together with “objets d’art” such as furniture, textiles, fashion and art sculpture created in collaboration with artisans and crafts people originating from West Africa and beyond.
Address: Address: 12a Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: 0909 685 2076
6. Ermenegildo Zegna
Located on the busy Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island, that is now being dubbed Lagos’ London Bond Street, the store is an architectural masterpiece befitting of the brand it houses. It parades the best cuts tailored to perfection by Italian designers. In typical Zegna style, the store offers the full array of Zegna products and services: personalised couture, made-to-measure wear, casual wear, sports apparel and the finest handcrafted shoes, belts, bags, silk ties and other accessories. Each collection is distinctly and perfectly represented in designated corners of the store.
Address: Akin Adesola Street, 175 Victoria Island
SUN – 12.00-18.00
Open until 20:00
Phone: +234 0703 7371101/ 0807 9212421
7. Verafina Luxury
Founded by Yvonne Okocha, Verafina luxury epitomizes the future of luxury retail in Lagos. Coined from her mother’s first name, Vera and Italian word ‘fina’ meaning pure or beautiful, Verafina, Luxury has a mission to provide sophisticated clientele with exclusive curated pieces that reaffirm their status and express their personality and style through a selection of expertly curated luxury goods which epitomises her values of quality craftsmanship, exquisite designs and timeless elegance.
Verafina Luxury’s offerings but not limited to; Stefano Ricci, Berluti, Hermes, Bottega Veneta, Guiseppe Zanotti, Chanel for leather goods. While for watches, jewellery and writing instruments, we source pieces from Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Jacob & Co, Tiffany, Montegrappa and other brands.
Address: Radisson Blu Hotel,
Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island. Lagos.
Tel: 09079490822 Website: www.verafina.biz