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 August 2016)

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My own store africaboutik.us :

This is my own online store where I am selling huge black tote bags that sport African City names. They are great statement bags and big enough to carry a lot of heavy items like groceries, sneakers and a laptop around. And I also started sourcing unique accessories from Mali and Ghana like the “Queen Necklace”, the colorful Mali bracelets etc. and sell them now on my store, too. Clothing will follow in September! Check it out!

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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.

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

 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.db_file_img_1101_720x1070

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.

Nubian Hueman

Online boutique and also real store located in Washington, DC. Here you can find edgy and fashion-forward designs by African and Africa-inspired designers. Rompers, luxury clutches, dresses, bags, sneakers – you name it!

Melange Mode

Famous for their beautiful maxi and mini skirts – everyone should have a Melange Mode item in their closet. The designs are simple, yet chic and sexy. Shop here if you are in need of some great new print skirts.

Kisua

Shop African Fashion Online – the tag line of Kisua. The store is focused on highend African Fashion made in Africa. I have shopped already several items here and was never disappointed. Elegant, cool aesthetic and they ship very quickly. Great place to look for items to mix with your everyday outfits.il_570xN.797338546_kr6a

Kuwala

Ready to wear – ready to shine. Come here for some ready to wear African Fashion. Modern, fresh designs to affordable prices. I bought one of my favorite skirts here!

Moonlook

This Paris-based platform offers many cool and new designers that push the envelope and redefine what African Fashion is all about. Very inspirational!

Styled by Africa

SBA started out as a blog and evolved to include the online boutique. Check the store for contemporary African brands that are not just stylish, but also have  high quality and production values.

 

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

SEE HERE are special on Africa-inspired menswear : “All Focus on Menswear“!

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  • Tina

    you forgot CJAJ09.com, most affordable one out there

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

  • Styles Afrik

    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. http://www.stylesafrik.com

  • Anonymous

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

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

    afrogenik.blogspot.com

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

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

  • cool, thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    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.

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

  • Jem

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

  • Anonymous

    Anansevillage.com fantastic textiles for dyi.

  • Anonymous

    Hi

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

  • kim berley

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Kiran Yoliswa

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

  • Anonymous
  • Go Island Tours

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

  • Anonymous

    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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  • Angela Marcos

    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.

  • Eva

    Vlisco.com! :)

  • Angela Mazimba

    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.

  • La Viye

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

  • Amy Bayo

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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

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

  • Na'Zeem Couture

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

  • Joseph Veramu

    Hi I was wondering if anyone know a site where they sell men's African style clothes and maybe some modern style

  • Mayasi African Fashion

    Hi Joseph, you can find Men's African style clothes and accessories at http://www.mayasi.co.uk or http://www.mayasi.eu.

  • Mayasi African Fashion

    Hi Gabby, your selection is very nice. I can search ut for you. What sort of price is reasonable you think for these designs?

  • For your Beautiful pieces created by a Tanzanian born designer go to beatriceandfrancis.com .Here you will find unique, bold, sexy and edgy print designs at affordable prices.

  • El

    Does anyone know where can I purchase men’s sokoto pant (drop-crotch as they call it in the West) in a variety of colors and patterns?

  • Adja

    For african print pants there’s also pantikshop.com which delivers en Europem Canada, US, internationally….

  • Adja

    For african print pants there’s also pantikshop.com which delivers en Europem Canada, US, internationally….

  • Adja

    For african print pants there’s also pantikshop.com which delivers in Europe, Canada, US, internationally….

  • Vanessa Peters

    Where do you recommend for purchasing African fabric ?
    Thanks

    • MsK_NY

      Hi Vanessa, that really depends where you are located, there are some stores on etsy and every big city has wholesale places where they sell African Fabrics – it depends how much you want to spend and if you want the real deal or don’t mind where it comes from.