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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Where can I get that? Shopping Africa-inspired designs online

Pic from Zuvaa facebook page
Whenever I am posting a cool design, the number one question is: Where can I get that? To get your hands on items from African Designers can be tricky at times, if they don't have an online-shop on their website. Here is a selection of shopping platforms that offer clothes and accessories from African designers: (Updated July 2014)

Jewel by Lisa on myAsho

Zuvaa
Online store specializing in African and Africa-inspired Fashion. Besides being a go-to platform for designs, Zuvaa also wants to establish itself as an online Community, where customers can create personalized profiles, post pictures of themselves, exchange ideas and connect with like-minded peers.

myAsho 
myAsho is the platform with the biggest designer names. They sell accessories and clothes from Jewel by Lisa, Christie Brown, Ituen Basi etc. The site is easy to navigate and they ship worldwide. The only bummer is when it comes to the well-known designer names, that they don't always have a great selection of their latest collections available.

Accessories and designs from emerging designers and smaller labels. Here you can find designers like Doris & Doris, Modahnik, Adjoa Osei and many more.

Self-claimed biggest platform for Africa Fusion designs with over 50 designers. Unfortunately their website didn't work while updating this, so I had to link to their Twitter feed.

Chichia Petal Dress
 BHF Shopping Mall
Great shopping platform that is part of the BHF Magazine. They offer interior design and paintings as well as accessories, bags and clothes. The prices range from anything between 20 bucks to over 400. I especially like their necklaces and bags.

Taibo Bacar
Agnes and Lola
Cool, fashion-forward designs from designers across the continent and the diaspora. Items can be pricey but their sales are really worth checking out.

Supporting up and coming African designers is the objective of this online store.  Here you can find bags by designers like Kushn as well as beaded and silver jewelry.

Africa Batik
A search for designers is not possible, the selection of different styles is limited. But the dresses and skirts that they offer from Chichia London are elegant and stylish. I think I need to order one now...


Kaela Kay
OSISI Africa
Bags and tees and skirts for affordable prices. They also offer menswear. But very limited collection.


June Shop
This is a platform that sells everything that can be considered somewhat Africa-inspired. From clothing for men and women, accessories and interior design. Quite impressive but no "about" section so I don't know who is behind it. AND they have a banner posted "not open for trade yet". Hmmm pity so nothing more than a collection of nice images.
US-based online portal with a great mix of smaller and more established designers. One can find accessories, bags and clothing between 16 USD and up to 400 USD.

Is there another great shopping platform that I missed? Please comment below and let me know!

32 comments :

  1. you forgot CJAJ09.com, most affordable one out there

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    1. You are right Tina, good point and thanks for commenting!

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  2. Thank you for your review African Prints. Please note stylesafrik has items ranging from £10 - £300. We are currently running summer sales offer for selected designers such as Pearl1130 and Uzovn. Please review and let us know your feedback. www.stylesafrik.com

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  3. Hi, great list. You can also buy african fashion items at www.mayasi.co.uk!

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  4. African Pulse is also a very good site ... I am not affiliated to them in any way...just saying ...



    afrogenik.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, you are absolutely right, African Pulse is a great online store, too:

      Here is the link:
      http://www.africanpulse.eu/

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  5. Hey, these are all great sites. do you know of any african inspired and african print clothing designers and retailers in mens wear?? i'v only found two nice shirts i already own by woolrich woolen mills.

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  6. Hi, shoes and accessories with African patterns at www. tsar.asia are not bad either. *wink*

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  7. Hi Guys, You can also shop at Afrikinspired.storenvy.com for really amazing and affordable African Fashions made for all budgets :-)

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  8. Anansevillage.com fantastic textiles for dyi.

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  9. Hi

    www.evienix.etsy.com
    offers Afrocentric clothing and accessories- all handmade :-)

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  10. KIMBERLITEGH SELLS AFRICAN PRINT SHIRTS AND BUSTIERS ON EBAY. CHECK OUT THE PAGE :)

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  11. Loved Veneka, saw them at an exhibition now i think i have one of each item. hideface. www.veneka.co.uk

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  12. Check out Unique African Print designs on www.etsy.com/shop/akesestylelines. You can't go wrong, awesome pieces.

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  13. Yes! You can now shop a curated selection of unique and stylish pieces from African designers on www.shopsba.com part of www.styledbyafrica.com.

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  14. Stunning collections from South Africa : http://www.sunika.co.za/index.php/component/virtuemart/ladies-tradional-african-clothes?Itemid=120

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  15. Grama fashion also from Zanzibar Tanzania on http://gramafashions.com/

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  16. Nice Post. Am Proud to be African. Check out hautte Elite for your African ispired clothing. Great collections from Hautte Elite..

    https://www.etsy.com/your/listings?ref=si_ys_dd_listings

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hautte-Elite-Styles/332804136824380

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  17. check out my shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/TribalPunkApparel?ref=si_shop

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  18. And for those of you looking for Guaranteed Vlisco fabric by the yard, I have them in my shop
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaAntigua

    Thank you, Ms K, for this information and for your great selections. Happy New Year.

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  19. Check out the facebook page of a soon to be launched online store for contemporary African fashion- LiveFlavour (site: liveflavour.com is still under construction). They have in-depth features on each of their designers.

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  20. MsK check out L'aviye for unique African inspired jewelry and accessories.. www.laviye.com

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  21. bonjour j'aimerais savoir comment faire pour être manager de vos produits c'est a dire les prendre et les revendre,savoir si on peu commencer avec une petite quantité pour un essaie et comment sa se passe réellement.merci et j'espère avoir une réponse a toutes mes questions.

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    1. Salut l'ami, je suis un blogueur de mode, je ne crée pas ni ne vend aucun mode, mais toutes les plates-formes que j'ai énumérés ici faire. Peut-être entrer en contact avec certains d'entre eux ou un designer, vous aimez discuter directement?

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    2. If you are looking for accessories in african fabric wax babric or batik this is my Etsy shop
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/nad205?ref=si_shop
      Thank you Ms K for this possibility to exhibit my Shop

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  22. good article! you can shop home decor in african style : www.waxindeco.com

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  23. Hi Everyone,
    Please also check out The Na'Zeem Collection at www.nazeemboutique.com. Let me know what you think:)

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  24. Please where can i get nigerian lace and velvet dresses or top ? I live in australia and most african cloths online are not the modern Nigerian type or i find them quite boring . If they are good, they are too expensive ... I want something like this styles at affordable price pls :

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=nigerian+george+styles&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5l58U6zuI4OpkAWC7YDgBQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1243&bih=709#imgdii=_

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