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3 Undeniable Reasons for Every Nigerian to Shop Locally




How much is one Dollar to Naira today? Scratch that, there’s no need to cry over spilled milk. Let’s face the solution and not dwell too long on the problem.

Here’s what we think.

Since it practically costs an arm and a leg to purchase anything abroad, we have to look inwards. We agree that loads of substandard products exist in our markets especially locally made ones but let’s not make sweeping assumptions. Some Nigerian-made products really do meet up to global standards.

Still not convinced to shop locally? Here are some reasons for you to have a rethink.

  1. Your spending will boost the local economy- we can blame the government all we want or we can choose to do our little bit to curb the situation.
  2. You will be an indirect employer of labour- look at it this way, if the local companies stay in business thanks to your purchases, people get to keep their jobs. Don’t you feel like a hero already???
  3. Ruff ‘n’ Tumble’s clothing line and accessories are global standard- they’re obsessed with quality. So why spend so much shopping in ‘jand’ or ‘yankee’ when you can deck up your kids in amazing and trendy looks from Ruff ‘n’ Tumble.

Ready to start shopping locally for your kids?

Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, the leading style destination for kids is offering up to a 20% Christmas coupon on purchases made at their stores nationwide. Give your kids the confidence boost they deserve this Christmas when you shop locally at Ruff ‘n’ Tumble stores.

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  1. Nuna

    November 23, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I am not ready to endure rude customer service or outrageous amounts for poor quality items so I;ll keep shopping internationally.

    • adelegirl

      November 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      My sentiments exactly! Ruff n Tumble is extremely pricey! I get designer clothes for my son from America at more than half the price of Ruff n Tumble clothes! I will continue to shop internationally for him too!

  2. Joy E. Ojo

    November 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Same here Nuna and way too pricey.

  3. lola

    November 23, 2016 at 11:14 am

    extremely pricey I agree.

  4. iffiii

    November 23, 2016 at 11:47 am

    way cheaper to buy outside the country. Too over priced!

  5. trill

    November 23, 2016 at 11:52 am

    what is the point of shopping locally at a shop that sources items internationally? who is that helping? not the first time i’ve heard about their poor customer service either.

  6. Chi

    November 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Even before the Naira fell flat on its face, their items have been way over the top in terms of pricing. Ridiculous prices!! I wonder whether anything there will be affordable now.

  7. word

    November 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Inspite of the hike in FX rate, most of our locally made clothing items are more expensive than foreign ones. More annoying is the quality isn’t better. The high cost of running business in Nigeria is usually to blame, which is kinda understandable. Unfortunately, only a few of the Nigerian mass would give in to sentiments at the expense of their pockets. There’s no way i will pay more for less quality/bad customer service (especially). Sorry

  8. Fanya

    November 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Even with this hike in exchange rate, buying abroad is still cheaper. I think this article should focus more on helping people to manage better in this recession by buying cheaper alternatives to higher end brands. are tired of recycling the same gold jewellery set and and you want a new one but you cant afford it ..why don’t you buy a simple gold necklace and then buy good gold plated jewellery to wear with it. No one would be the wiser. Some of them are really really good, have the same design and feel like gold and last for up to 5 years. You want to buy new Brazilian hair and but its crazy expensive now. Go to Balogun market. buy Brazilian hair(you wont believe the quality and prices. 😀 ) and make a wig. Wigs last for a long time, even more than 2 years.. Just some ways to manage the recession and still look good.

  9. Ify

    November 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Ruff n Tumble…hmmmm
    Their clothes cost an eye, one leg and an arm. Jesu! 25k for ONE, Just ONE dress for a 3yr old!
    Mba nu..odikwa risky.

  10. pretty

    November 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    hmmm! @IFY

    Did you just say a 3yr old’s dress cost 25k at their store. What will the mama then wear?

  11. NG

    November 23, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Terrible feedback for you here Ruff ‘n’ Tumble. Do you care? Do you listen?
    Ok, maybe your business strategy is to service high net worth customers?
    You have been there like forever please can you mass-produce a range that is affordable?
    You have garnered experience/expertise over the years, please take up the challenge of affordable clothing. Expansion should not be a death knell to existing efforts if well managed

  12. Ruff 'n' Tumble

    November 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for your feedback.
    We are listening and taking this feedback to ensure that we can serve you in the best possible way.

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