There are two main markets in Niamey, the Petit and Grande (big and little), but each has its special charms. The Grande Marche sells a lot of Western clothing and a lot of fabric for making func suits, boubous, comples, and pangnes. You can bargain for some great deals and have clothing custom made in Niger, if you've got the time. These were really the best souvenirs I could have purchased. (Pagne-spotting is great for passing the time. Think 'slugbug,' but with severed finger pagne, alka-seltzer pagne, spraypaint pagne, etc.) There are also loads of scarves for purchase, the kind that Nigerien women use to cover their heads. You can also buy all sorts of traditional Nigerien household items (loads of platic buckets and quanos... metal pots), if you really want them. The Petit Marche seemed less 'touristy', to the extent that anything in Niger is really all that touristy (which is not at all). It's smellier, darker, dirtier and much more atmospheric. I don't mean this in a bad way! There's more food here, so buy away if you're looking for butchered meat that's been sitting outside with flys on it all day! Or, just be prepared to hold your breath. You can also get all sorts of produce and seasoning herbs, as well as the ever-present Maggi cubes. Both markets are really fun to explore!