Saturday, 17 December 2011
A few days ago, I was at Victoria Island,passing Sanusi Fafunwa,lost in my thoughts.I looked to the right and wasn't looking for anything at all, just gazing away. Suddenly, something caught my eye. Good old MURPHIS Plaza has reopened and the facelift is quite impressive.
As I had some time to kill, I thought to stop by to see what's new about this mall most of us have memories of. It didn't disappoint me at all. The regular fashion shops, shoe shops, pharmacy, food court, sharwama and co... Oh, did I mention the prices in some shops? Hmmm...
In the midst of my 'browsing', I found myself outside one shop. I was amazed by the display of baby shoes. Cute little things that kept me wondering 'did my feet ever fit into any of these things?'. Looked up and my breath was taken away by the arrangement of accessories. Beautiful colours, and just from outside I could tell, having a baby is EXPENSIVE, especially if u want quality products for them.
I didn't know I had a little smirk on my face as I had transposed and was picturing myself... Then a guy started waving at me to come in. I was reluctant at first then I thought, all well. I stepped inside and the guy welcomed me well and we spoke. I got to find out his name is Tope and he owns this baby store! Ha!
Even though I said I wasn't looking to buy anything, he was happy to show me around. From the conversation, I found out the name of the store is TopBabies. They are the sole distributors for a number of international brands I can't remember right now.
As I looked, I noticed the prices were ridiculously affordable. Then everything started making sense. They are sole distributors for Nigeria and West Africa, duhhhhh... Even their clothes. SHOCKING! For the level of quality, I just kept thinking BARGAIN! Trust me to ask... Then the gentleman said 'it's all in the slogan. TopBabies ...Quality Products, Wholesale Prices'.
After looking around, I concluded this store has practically all a mother needs for her child from birth till the child is 3 years. At affordable prices? It seems like a no-brainer. Selling at about 50% lesser than other stores, Tope explained his model is to reduce the stress of people going abroad or trying to get relatives to help them get stuff overseas, so he sells even cheaper than stores there. Hmmmm....
I left with a smile and asked for pictures that I wanted to blog about the shop so he took my e-mail address and sent some.
It's nice to see that some businesses actually care about their customers and I found one. I introduce to you TopBabies, Murphis Plaza, shop 10, 27 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
See some awesome pictures below