The Best Places to Buy African Clothing Online

Style evolution is a must in every women’s fashion journey. Incorporating vivid colors, prints, ruffles, cut-outs, etc. are just a few ways to breathe new life into your wardrobe. In many cases, African clothing will provide all of the above with just one piece. Known for fabrics rich in culture, African clothing has many prints that tells a story of the continent’s history. Whether  representing your African heritage or simply seeking to expand your options, you can never go wrong with shopping for African clothing at any of these featured retailers.

 

 

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Christie Brown

This Ghanaian label brought luxury to the web series An African City, and had us all wishing we could jet set to Accra to stock up on their collection. Launched in 2008, Christie Brown is a contemporary line infused with African art and culture and boasts signature pieces with exquisite detail.

 

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D’IYANU

In 2014, Addie Olutola left Corporate America to pursue her dream of launching an affordable ready to wear label that was heavily influenced by her homeland, Africa. Based out of Philadelphia, D’IYANU offers unique and quality fashion and accessories for women, men, and children.

 

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Tribe of Dumo

Originally an African inspired accessory line, Tribe of Dumo has transformed into a fashion brand that has something for everyone. Tribe of Dumo’s vast selections include head wraps, rompers, kimono sets, vests, tulle dresses for girls, and plus sizes. Known for their frequent Pop Up Tours, be on the lookout for their stop in your city!

 

 

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L’AVIYE

L’AVIYE is the confluence of African and Western culture that features clothing, accessories, handbags, and shoes for women. Their elaborate African fabrics are used to create stunning pieces are perfect to make a statement.

 

 

Featured image – Instagram/@laviye

 

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The Best Sites to Shop Vintage

What’s not to love about vintage pieces? Shopping vintage can be the most rewarding retail therapy you will ever experience. Whether thrifting or buying throwback pieces online, you will find hidden gems that will not only make a statement, but these unique items will define your style.

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Spanish Moss

Founded by stylist, designer, and art director, Suzanne Ford Carafano, along with her husband and photographer, Vincent Carafano, Spanish Moss is a vintage online boutique that has selections from the Victorian to grunge eras. The shop also boasts Suzanne’s ready-to-wear brand, American Gold, that is exclusively produced in America from recycled fabrics.

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Vintage Inclined 

While most are aware of the greatness that is ASOS, not many are familiar with their marketplace which features independent designers as well as vintage boutiques. Sold via the ASOS Marketplace, Vintage Inclined hand picks clothing and accessories from the 1950s-1990s for both men and women.

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Peekaboo Vintage

What started as a small brand curating vintage pieces in Portobello Market London has launched into a premium boutique that expanded beyond London with its partnership with ASOS. The selections range from velvet tops from the 80s to the 70s black sequin harem jumpsuit above.

 

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Lev Store

Lev Store has all of your favorites from the past including florals, stripes, polka dots, high waisted shorts, and more. The store offers retro items for all occasions at affordable prices.

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Archive Vintage

Archive Vintage offers designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and home items from the 60s-90s.  Their inventory also contains dead stock, vintage pieces that have never been used.  You can find high end designers from Kenzo to Geoffrey Beene and they accept returns!

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10 Flat Boots From Nordstrom You Need in Your Closet

It’s officially winter, so that means it’s time to explore all of your boot options whether in your closet or in stores.  From bootie to riding boot, Nordstrom has a plethora of selections to fit your needs this season. Leather shoes are the perfect go-to for its durability and its ability to mold to the shape of your feet for added comfort.  Here are 10 leather boot options from Nordstrom that will be great additions to your collection.

 

 

Kamik Sienna Boot

 

Kamike Sienna Boot $119.95

 

Sam Edelman Penny

 

Sam Edelman Penny Boot $149.90

 

Ellen Boot

 

ED Ellen DeGeneres Zoila Riding Boot $119.37

 

Bella Vita Dot Boot

Bella Vita Dot Zip Bootie $117.78

 

Clarks Maypearl bootie

Clarks Maypearl Edie Bootie $149.95

 

Vince Camuto Paton

 

Vince Camuto Paton Over the Knee Boot $159.90

 

 

Bord Clements Lace Up boot

 

BØRN Clements Lace-Up Boot $114.90

 

 

Sorel Joan of Arctic Boot

 

Sorel Joan of Arctic Waterproof Snow Boot $179.95

 

 

Born Helka Bootie

 

BØRN Helka Bootie $98.90

 

 

Kork-Ease Ryder bootie

 

Kork-Ease Ryder Ankle Boot $189.95

 

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The Limited Relaunches with Plus Sizes

The Limited has re-emerged and it is better than ever! It’s safe to say we were all devastated when the brand announced that it was closing its 250 stores earlier this year due to bankruptcy. Luckily for us, the brand has returned and will feature plus (a first for the brand) and petite sizes as well as denim and tall designs.

Belk, Inc. acquired The Limited and announced that the women’s label debuted in 150 Belk stored across the nation and will be expanding to an additional 74 stores in 2018.

“The Limited provides customers with tailored, feminine looks to seamlessly carry the modern woman from work to her social life,” said Nadine Rauer, Belk Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. “We’re committed to not only delivering the products that The Limited is known for, but also expanding the assortment to take this iconic brand to the next level.”

The collection is also available at TheLimited.com (currently 40-70% off site wide  and free shipping on all orders) and Belk.com.

 

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