Haute Baso

Haute Baso, Kigali: Hours, Address, Haute Baso Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Haute Baso is an ethical fashion brand for the modern individual looking for thoughtful, simple and functional designs. We are centered around the belief that “two heads are better than one” using fashion as vehicle for positive change towards the empowerment of women and youth who are integral to our value chain while contributing to preservation of culture in Rwanda. We draw inspiration from our vibrant culture to collaborate and merge traditional methods with new techniques to create pieces that are timeless. This philosophy exemplifies the modern African fashion industry’s outlook on combining sustainability, technology, modern design and African craftsmanship to produce beautifully made, ready to wear fashion & accessories.
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Kitty
12 contributions
Rwanda is the next Paris
Jan 2020
Haute Baso is one of the reasons Kigali is fast becoming a fashion capital of Africa...and the world. Amazingly creative, unique pieces crafted with care and attention to detail. They'll work with you to produce a piece in a different fabric or adjust the sizing. When I wear a piece from Haute Baso, I always get compliments whether I'm in the UK, US or here in Rwanda. It might be on the pricier side for Rwanda, but comparable pieces would be 2-3 times as much at any boutique in the US. The prices are more than fair for the quality and style.
Written 30 January 2020
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Kalen Abe
Santa Clara, CA102 contributions
Expensive, but understandably so
Jul 2019
The majority of the pieces at Haute Baso were out of my price range (think shirts for $50 and pants for $70). However, they were very beautiful and well made. It was fun to window shop here and would be great for someone with a higher budget than a college student.
Written 8 August 2019
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tati_kat2020
San Diego, CA108 contributions
Woman Forward Fashion
Jul 2019 • Friends
I love this store and its one of many in Rwanda that supports local artists and providing very classy products. As a student I really couldn't afford much here, it was still really nice to look. I did get some really cute bracelets though that were well worth the trip over here!
Written 5 August 2019
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Brandon Gonzalez
Kigali, Rwanda105 contributions
Super Trendy Rwandan Fashion!
Jul 2019 • Solo
I told myself before I leave Rwanda I wanted to be able to get a really authentic/trendy piece of clothing. I was actually walking through town when I happened to stop by Haute Baso. I saw one of the coolest jackets ever and had to grab it! It is an expensive place, but for me who hardly spends a lot on nice clothing I'd say this was definitely worth it! They had lots of Women's clothing and accessories, and for men, they had a lot of nice dress shirts! Its such amazing quality as well, with lots of items designed using really nice patterns of Kitenge. Check it out if you are anywhat into fashion!!
Written 25 July 2019
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Michaela M
5 contributions
Global fashion with local flair
Jun 2018 • Solo
Loved visiting Haute Baso (and bought an adorable bag and two beautiful pillow cases). This shop was selling simple pieces with local flair. Highly recommend! (Also - have been using my bag for a few weeks now - every day and though travel - and it's stayed in great condition.)
Written 23 July 2018
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travelallover2016
Canada36 contributions
Best selection for trendy cloths and accessories in the city
Dec 2017
If your looking for some serious local talen this is your place! With cool clothing and jewelry you will wear all the time while in Rwanda or back at home. The staff is so helping and nice, the prices are good and the selection is the best. Like nothing you will find at a tourist market.
Written 9 January 2018
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TravelMuka
Kigali, Rwanda4 contributions
Beautiful Fashion and Artisan Gifts
Jul 2017 • Friends
Love the range of both african and plain fabrics. Perfect for finding gifts Made in Rwanda.
The customer service was amazing, especially Sybille :)
Written 13 July 2017
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Laura S
2 contributions
Very Surprising...Great Designs
Jul 2017 • Friends
My friend and I saw the Fashion of Haute Baso the first time online on Instagram before travelling to Kigali. Then we visited the store during our time in Rwanda, from the first pictures we knew that they offer very modern designs. In store the staff welcomed us very friendly and offered a great service till the end. The clothes are very modern and I was happy that they had my size available ( I bought a camoflage shirt and I am very happy with it). I can highly recommend a visit!
Written 3 July 2017
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Chiara R
4 contributions
Fashion made in Rwanda
Jun 2017 • Friends
I really fell in love with the fashion of Haute Baso, the fantastic mix of African patterns with plain fabrics, and a modern design. Also their accessories are perfect as a souvenir or a gift for someone at home!
Written 29 June 2017
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Qutedoc
London, UK81 contributions
Impressive African clothes
Feb 2017 • Solo
I was pleasantly surprised to see some impressive outfits there. Nice to see creativity being expressed in the clothes and accessories. Not far from MTN Centre.
Written 14 April 2017
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Haute Baso is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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