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I have been asked on the blog a few times {like twice..lol} if I know of any online stores or seamtresses that sell or sew African print dresses. As a result of the two inquiries, I’m going to share some online stores that I know of and they also ship INTERNATIONALLY!!!! Whoop whoop!  Now I know some people don’t buy African dresses  because they got a momma or aunty that can sew OR they go back home to Africa a lot and get it sewn for cheaper. For example, before my mom moved back to Ghana, she was living in the US for decades and not once did she ever sew or purchase an African outfit in the US.  1. She thinks it’s too expensive. 2. She thinks the seamstresses are better in Ghana . 3. She visited Ghana a lot when she was living in the US so easy access. However, this is not the case for everyone so this post is to help those who need the suggestions like the two people that asked me via my blog. I got you :-)

1. Aziza Shopping

Aziza ShoppingI bought this dress from Azizia Shopping. Oh and don’t mind me in this picture, I was in the middle of a slight two step..lol :-p The owner Gabrielle also sells waist beads, beautiful bags {see her below rocking one of my favorite bags from the shop} and jewelry. I’ll leave her links below as well as more pictures from her store! She has much more in stock than what she has posted online so be sure to check out her site{s} for updates! She ships internationally and she is based in Maryland.

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2. Demestiks New York

Queen Bey/Demestiks ny

Yes ya’ll that is QUEEN Bey rocking Demestiks New York! I actually featured Demestiks New York on the blog back in October here and I think it’s pretty dope that Beyonce now is rocking his clothes! #AdesignersDREAM #growth #Dontstopthegrind

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3. Dpipertwins

Dpipertwins

Danielle and Chantelle  Dwomoh-Piper!! #TWINZIES Below is their bio from their website, pics and social media links!

 Since the start of their fashion and accessory line, formally known as Kastle Designs and Treasure Chest, relaunching in 2013 as the Dpipertwins, Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper have been blazing the fashion trail with features in WWD, Daily News. League Magazine, Today’s Black Woman Style Report, Amsterdam Newspaper and The New York Daily Newspaper, as well as appearances on the Rachael Ray Show and NBC’s Today Show, Bronx 12 News and placements in Vogue Japan and the hit show Gossip Girl to name a few. They have also shown at fashion weeks all over the world, including New York Fashion Week, Arise Magazine Fashion Week Glitz Africa Fashion week in Ghana, Caribbean International Fashion Week and their talent has been recognized on a wide array of media platforms NY and abroad. Celebrities such as Chrisette Michele, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, Bianca Golden from ANTM, Charli Baltimore,Ramona Rizzo, Towanda Braxton  and much more have been spotted wearing their designs.
Born to a Caribbean mom and African dad the Dpipertwins embrace their roots and display it in every collection. They were raised in Ghana and later came back to the states to chase their dreams. They graduated from Fashion Industries high school as well as the prestigious college Fashion Institute of Technology with their bachelor’s degree. Their products are currently sold online as well as Nubian Hueman boutique in DC and Banynga in Belgium. These young designers are taking over the fashion industry by storm.

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4. Asiyami Gold

Most of these beautiful outfits are sold out but hopefully the shop will be restocked soon!

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5. Bernan Collection

Bernan CollectionThis lovely designer’s Instagram is constantly giving me life and I just adore her designs She’s in Maryland too! So if you’re in the DMV and in need of a seamtress, contact her.

Photo credit: FotosbyGene Fotografie

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6. Ajepomaa Gallery

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Ajepomaa Gallery is the only shop on my list that does not sell their clothes online. However, it is the only shop on the list with a physical location. Perfect if you live in Ghana. Click here for the location. That’s the beautiful Maame AdjeI {of An African City} rocking the latest collection Zoti.

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7. SafoYaah Fashion

Style blogger Priscilla of PRISSYVILLE rocking SafoYaah. This designer is also in the DMV so if you like what you see, hit her up!

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8.YEVU

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YEVU is a clothing line that is ethically made in Ghana, West Africa.YEVU, which means “white woman” in the local Ewe language, was a word that Anna Robertson heard daily as she navigated the lively and chaotic city of Accra. Anna spent 12 months living and working in the capital and was amazed at the history of traditional ‘wax’ print – the 100% cotton fabric worn on the streets in an array of riotous prints.

In a bid to connect the Australian buyer with the marketplace of West Africa, Anna partnered with a dedicated team of men and women tailors and seamstresses, operating their businesses at a grassroot level in Ghana. YEVU popped up for the first time in October 2013 in Sydney’s Surry Hills and the collection sold out within one week. YEVU aims to celebrate the vibrancy, colour and chaos of West African wax print by offering simple and contemporary designs to a wider market for men and women. This is achieved while supporting and sustaining local industry and small businesses in Ghana, creating economic and creative opportunities.- YEVU

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Even if you’re not planning to purchase from any of these amazing shops. I think these pictures can provide inspiration for designs and outfits!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :-)

~Amma Mama

Cute African Print Dresses! I have been asked on the blog a few times {like twice..lol} if I know of any online stores or seamtresses that sell or sew African print dresses. 
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Tia and Tamera Mowry 1999

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Nkem Life is one of my new favorite blogs! I am relly excited about it.  Below is a description of the blog.

2 Sisters 2 Cultures 1 Bond.

Nkemlife is a lifestyle blog created by two sisters, to share their personal styles, business and views on life, family and womanhood. (En – khem) means “mine” or “my own.” Nkem Life means “My Life.” Nkem Life’s objective explores various issues pertaining to women, cultures, foods, styles, hot spots, natural products and women entrepreneurship around the world. By using the Nkem Life platform we hope to inspire and challenge you to think and do differently, if you so choose.

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These two sisters have great style, BEAUTIFUL pictures and very insightful posts like this one. Their blog is refreshing and I am totally here for it. 1/2 of Nkem Life {older sister Chi-chi} was featured on my blog  back in February. Check out my interview with her hereArtist Files: Chidinma Dureke. Her artwork is AMAZING!!! Anywho, I love Nkem Life and I can’t wait to read more posts and see more pictures :-)  See below some of my favorite pictures of these two beautiful sisters!

They’re so dope! Below is the link to their awesome blog.

http://nkemlife.com/

Thanks for stopping by :-)

~Amma Mama

 

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