Vibrant and colourful fabrics line the maze of stalls that compose the Marché HLM, the best market in town to buy traditional African textiles. High-quality prints, embroidery, silk and more are available at very decent prices, along with all kinds of accessories.
The best shopping to be found in Dakar is at the abundant and colourful markets all around the city. Some specialize in certain types of products, like fabrics or local produce, while others seem to offer just about anything you can think of. Be sure to haggle to ensure getting the best possible price, and beware of pickpockets, who tend to take advantage of the hectic bustle of markets.