Where can I get that? Shopping Africa-inspired designs online
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
The Afropolitan Shop
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 BatikA 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…
Bags and tees and skirts for affordable prices. They also offer menswear.But very limited collection.
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.
Ankcara – The Global Marketplace
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!