There are many wholesalers in this city, but if you want to get supplies from the cheapest wholesale shops in Nairobi, visit the following shopping zones.
Wholesale shops in Eastleigh are just a KSh50 bus ride from Nairobi city centre.
Eastleigh’s First Avenue is the main street; hence, it is the shopping hub. This two-way street connects Juja Road to Jogoo Road. Modern storey buildings with glass windows glinting in the sun mingle with older buildings that served as the main shopping malls before the real estate boom.
Here is a general guide to shopping malls in Eastleigh.
Just off Ladhies Road, opposite Wakulima Market, is a rapidly growing small Guangzhou market. Over the last few years, Kamukunji has grown from a few buildings along a street with the worst drainage problems in Nairobi to a vibrant market.
Kamukunji traders deal in bedding, carpets, plastic household items, clothes, bags, shoes, home décor accessories, etc. Wholesale prices at Kamukunji give you a good profit margin when you retail your merchandise. You can walk to Kamukunji from Ronald Ngala Street.
Behind Equity Bank OTC branch is another wholesale paradise. Shops line a narrow pathway from the entrance of Quickmart OTC. Most of the shops stock toiletries, sanitary wear and a variety of packaging materials.
Opposite the Bus Station is another spot for eco-friendly packaging supplies along Temple Lane and Ruvuma Lane.
The Stage Market LTD
Along Ladhies Road, next to Nacico Plaza, is a less popular market that looks like an extension of Kamukunji Market. Most shops deal in sun hats, earrings, necklaces, undergarments, artificial flowers and festive decorations. There are only a handful of buyers during the day so if you do not find your supplies at Kamukunji, walk to The Stage Market Ltd.
Gikomba & Korogocho Markets
Gikomba supplies include mitumba clothes, shoes, toys and handbags. You could also get supplies for your tailoring shop in stalls selling kitenge and other fabrics. For second-hand clothes, especially baby clothes, visit Korogocho Market.
The best thing about shopping in Dubois is that it’s in the city. Therefore, you can rush to this street over lunchtime and pick a few items for your shop.
Where is Dubois Road located in Nairobi?
Dubois Street is in the downtown area of Nairobi, a walking distance from Tom Mboya Street. From Odeon Cinema on Tom Mboya Street, walk along Latema Road towards River Road.
Dubois Street is the third main street to the right from Odeon Cinema, just before you reach River Road. The two noteworthy streets are Taveta and Tsavo roads. The shops and malls along Dubois Street sell cosmetics, beauty accessories, hair accessories, weaves, wigs, makeup, and jewelry.
See how easy it is to get there from the CBD. Dee Mwango even shows you the street sign.
Now you are all set!