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6 Places to Buy Chic African Clothing Online

• Jun 8, 2015

After we posted about 50 Fabulous Modern Ways To Wear African Fabric, we got a lot of questions about where people could buy ready‐made designs, so we’ve identified a few spots — with different price ranges — that will hopefully get you on the right foot with your African fashion!

Quick tip: measure yourself and double check the measurements before buying an African design online — if unsure, size up so you can get it taken in to custom fit your body!

Zuvaa

Zuvaa

Zuvaa is an online space that sells creations by various designers around the world who create African inspired pieces. With an easy sort feature that allows you to show by clothing style, occasion, or material, and items that range from as little as $9 to up to $270, you can be sure to find at least one article of clothing, pair of shoes, or accessory that fits your aesthetic. Though not vast, they even have a plus size shop with some tops, dresses, and shorts! Just keep in mind that Zuvaa acts as the middle man between you and the designers, so your clothes may be shipped from within the U.S. or from another country.

The African Shop

Grass Fields

The African Shop is an incredibly popular online inspiration source for ankara and other African fabrics, and they also sell designs on their website, Grass Fields. Maxi skirts average $120, midi skirts range from $75-$90, the limited dress selection is $130, and trousers are $100.

Nubian Hueman

Nubian Hueman

Nubian Hueman, a boutique based in Washington, DC, also has an online store with a surprisingly large assortment of African printed fitted hats for just $28. They also sell duffel bags, jewelry, socks, and home decor, and while their clothing selection is limited, the prices don’t go above the $200 mark.

Ohema Ohene

Ohema Ohene

If you’re down to pay shipping from the UK, and if you’re looking for menswear as well as women’s African clothing, then Ohema Ohene is the perfect place for you. This designer has numerous trendy, bold pieces for both men and women, as well as super cute hi and low top shoes in African prints that are sure to turn heads wherever you go!

Nakimuli

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Nakimuli isn’t an African clothing seller, per say, but creator Tennille McMillan is known for including African print heavily throughout her designs. From capes to jackets to dresses to skirts, bold and colorful African prints are one of McMillan’s trademarks. Leggings sell for as low as $35, skirts are in the $100 range and coats and capes are $145 and up.

Etsy

Etsy African Clothing

Last but not least, there are quite a few sellers on Etsy advertising African prints. To ensure full satisfaction, make sure you get the full measurements of the item — African clothing is usually custom made and not mass produced, and sizing can vary greatly across designers. Some shops to check out include Lili’s Creations and Zabba Designs, but if you have personal recommendations, please leave them in the comments!

 

Do you have any other tips for where to buy African clothing online?

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Puff Puff Poof
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But where can I find these patterns and colors on a long sleeve button up??

A O
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A O

Great piece — I’m all about African prints this summer. I’d recommend Afriquechique.com for high fashion African print outfits in the UK. Their fabrics are sourced from Ghana and perfect for the summer time.

Kelechi Anyadiegwu
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Kelechi Anyadiegwu

Thank you so much for featuring Zuvaa! We appreciate the support. Stay fab sis!

Sasha
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Sasha

You guys prices are overly priced

Cay
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Cay

I ordered over 1 month ago and haven’t received my item yet. No response to my emails.

iapp
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iapp

Yes! Also looking for a long sleeve button up in African prints. Thank you!

rita
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rita

check out adinkra expo. They have some long length dashiki shirts listed on their etsy site and they take custom orders.… http://www.etsy.com/shop/adinkraexpo

UKnatural
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UKnatural

Anyone else interested, then Sikadesigns has an AMAZING boutique! I adore
their baby doll dress in the blossom collection (sadly sold out).…
http://boutique.sikadesigns.co.uk/products

Dee G-p
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Don’t forget Suakoko Betty

antonia
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http://www.demestiksnewyork.com demestiksny has been photographed on beyonce and designer reuben riddick has been featured on her website as well. reuben is well known and often seen on popular bloggers and other entertainers (i.e. chastity valentine and ledisi, jill scott). he caters to straight and plus sizes!

ama
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ama

thanks for the suggestions

Leah Grant
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Leah Grant

The best prices that have been found so far are on thatflygirl.storenvy.com. All items are custom made to fit you. You must leave your measurements when ordering though. One thing I admire about the company is everything is directly from Senegal, W. Africa. You have to pay for shipping the price is still cheaper than most sites I have found. Everything is under $100. You can find them on face book http://www.facebook.com/thatflygirl and shop directly through their page. Pretty cool.

Leah Grant
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Leah Grant

https://www.facebook.com/thatflygirlhair offers ankara print clothing. They are also reasonably priced everything under $100. All of designs are custom tailored so you have to send in your measurements, but it is originally crafted in West Africa. Even with shipping they have some of the best prices on maxis and fabrics

Aly
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Aly

diyanu.com reputable and great seller of African print clothing

Aboiye Dacey
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Aboiye Dacey

This is really interesting! I’m kind of in love with some of the modern African clothes.

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Nubian Hueman
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Nubian Hueman

Thank you so much for posting about us!!! Your support and recognition means the world to us.

SKEEWEE
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SKEEWEE

I love everything I’ve gotten so far at ZUUVA! Thanks so much for posting info about other sites, as well ??

Maryam Kyaana Garba
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Maryam Kyaana Garba

Also, Don’t forget maryamgarba.com, we focus on African inspired workwear!

Samantha
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Samantha

Silk & Moss (silkandmoss.com) is a new label with really cool African inspired accessories and interior pieces. Everything’s handmade and looks really good.

Ibk
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Ibk

Africa Blooms (www.africablooms.com) carries exclusive designs from various African countries — their handbags and umbrellas are fabulous!!! Check their out. Fast Shipping & Outstanding customer service <3

nawa
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nawa

http://www.guiltie.com has great african inspired items

dara ebenezar
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dara ebenezar

diyanu.com has great styles of variety at prices very affordable

dara ebenezar
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dara ebenezar

diyanu.com is also a great place for African inspired fashion. I’ve gotten a few items from them. great quality, great response time, and fast delivery turn around time.They are def worth checking out

titi
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titi

http://www.biafrahertage.com is a great place to shop,its afordable and all hand made.

Biafraheritage
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Biafraheritage

biafraheritage has outstanding styles.

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Jeni
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Jeni

waxed.sosome.co.uk

Jeni
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Jeni
Jeni
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Jeni

Great designs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sosomeshop .ready to wear and custom made there

LocStar Revolution
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LocStar Revolution

Check out my new store, LocStar Revolution at http://www.locstarrevolution.com. African and Urban Style for the Modern Fashionable men, women and children.

Eighteen Forever
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Eighteen Forever

Lovely article. Check out http://www.eighteenforever.co.uk for African Inspired Fashion with a social mission.

Eighteen Forever
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Eighteen Forever

All these lovely African Inspired Fashion pieces by 18Forever available here: http://www.eighteenforever.co.uk

Julianne Funk
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Julianne Funk

I’m looking for places with long african dresses that I could wear as prom dresses. Does anyone know of any great stores that have a good selection of long dresses?

Paul
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Paul

HI, I know that diyanu is working on prom dresses for this year. keep a eye out. http://www.diyanu.com

patience
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patience

can i have your mail and send some designs

Shirley Ekpe
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Shirley Ekpe

I would love to see some of your designs. My email is shirleyowens76@gmail.com

Pearlma Creationz
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Pearlma Creationz

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Check out my new store on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/pearlmacreationz for your handmade African jewellry

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Abantu Village
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Abantu Village

You can buy these from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A2NV8E802BXCOP&merchant=A2NV8E802BXCOP&redirect=true

They have a huge selection of long dresses. The price was very affordable

Alexice
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Alexice

Check out beautifully made fair‐trade African clothing at etsy.com/myfairlabel. We have wax prints, handwoven, muD cloth fashion from Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and more!

Mahi M
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Mahi M

I wouldn’t shop at zuvaa. Purchased a dress for a friend’s wedding and the package never got to me. When asked to help track my package or at least for them to send me a replacement, I was shut out. Now Im out $145 and still have no dress for a wedding 2 weeks out. So much for supporting my black sistas…

chichi
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chichi

you can check out http://www.ebay.com/usr/spiffdelight for trendy and unique mens wear.very affordable.

Paul
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Paul

http://www.diyanu.com is a great place for reasonably priced and super cute statement pieces. Check them out‐ you won’t be disappointed.

Adjoa
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Adjoa

http://www.ankarahouse.co.uk has great African print clothing at affordable prices

Prossie
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Also http://www.wayikawear.com every item is custom made and if you are in the USA it takes 2 or 1 week to get your order. Very wonderful people. You won’t be disappointed

Lola
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Lola

Also check out https://www.ankarage.com for a great selection of African prints design at affordable prices. They are also on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ankarage

adebisi olusayo
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An addition to the list is http//www.dressmeoutlet.com where you can shop for your made in Africa fashion, beauty and health products at affordable prices with your orders delivered to you rapidly.

Zainab
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Zainab

Do check out http://www.ankarage.com. Quality yet affordable and based in the US. Free shipping within the US!

ROSEE LABEL
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http://www.rosee.com.au is Australia based and new to the market. Check out their page or search on social media using the @roseelabel handle

cherrysmith
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Check out aliciamullings.com for African Inspired Fashion. It presents a complete range of African fashion which are amazing and unique in look.

sey
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Check out Africshop on etsy for your unique African fashion

yafang
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yafang

http://www.kiclothing.com this brand is like an African clothing H&M or Forever 21

Miss Smoot
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Miss Smoot

Why is no one mentioning L’AVIYE??? They make affordable African wax print clothing and SHOES too! Their shoes are to DIE for!!!

Excellent customer service, items well made, fits to perfection, plus size range, unique, affordable clothing, lightning fast delivery? What more can a girl ask for?

Thank me later ladies! http://www.laviye.com

May
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Check http://www.oludan.com for trendy african inspired clothing and accessories.

Jeni
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http://www.sosomeshop.com also offers gorgeous readymade African print dresses in various sizes in unique prints. SosoMe can also be found on Etsy and Zuvaa.

Jeni
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http://www.sosome.co.uk also has great unique items

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