Cute African Print Dresses!

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I’ve been asked on my blog a few times {like twice..lol} if I know of any online stores or seamstresses 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 mama or auntie that can sew OR they go back home to Africa a lot and get it sewn for cheap. 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 for the reasons listed below.

  1. She thinks it’s too expensive.
  2. She convinced the seamstresses in Ghana are better than the ones here in the U.S.
  3. When she was living here, she visited Ghana often. As a result, she had access to cheaper and “better”  seamstresses. However, this is not the case for everyone reading my blog so this post is to help those who need the suggestions, such as 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! Back in October, I featured the designer behind Demestiks New York in this blog post here. It’s dope that Beyonce is now rocking his pieces! #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 Collection


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


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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

YEVU

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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I featured YEVU on the blog back in January here. The clothes are dope and I love how the outfits are put together for the models. The look is very eccentric. Kudos to the stylist!


 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

23 Comments
  • theekitchensink
    July 21, 2014

    This was so nicely put together, it must have taken a lot of effort to get this info out to us, thank you! Xxx

    • ammamama
      July 21, 2014

      Awww thanks, it did.
      You’re welcome!! & thank you for taking the time to view it 🙂

  • Chinye
    July 24, 2014

    I love many of the ankara print dresses you have. Thanks for putting this together!

    • ammamama
      July 24, 2014

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • PRISSYVILLE
    July 26, 2014

    BRAVO!! One of the best posts ever!! You are fortunate you get yours made in Ghana.Its indeed way less expensive. I get asked the same question a million times. Thanks for sharing. I would like to feature this post on my blog if you don’t mind.

  • nubianhuemanblog
    July 27, 2014

    Awesome post! Thank you so much for noting us. 🙂

  • My Fashion S/ash Life
    August 3, 2014

    Lovely selection, i am in love with the Etsy midi skirts with the 50s silhouette- thats totally the style i am obsessed with at the moment! Ps love the summer freshness bursting out of your yellow and green print dress!

    • ammamama
      August 6, 2014

      Yess I love those midi skirts too! So pretty and feminine. Thanks for the compliment Biki 🙂

  • chictherapyonline
    August 9, 2014

    I love all the pieces

  • Mabethebabe
    September 2, 2014

    Girl you did your research! Lovely post babe

  • Bids in Graceland
    September 7, 2014

    Such a great post, loved it! But now you have made me want all those clothes. Oh dear. Not good at all haha!

    • ammamama
      September 7, 2014

      I am glad you like! Thanks for commenting.
      Sorry!…Lol 🙂

  • Detuke
    September 12, 2014

    First time on your blog and the prints are giving me life. I’m a print/Ankara lover too 🙂

    http://www.tukesquest.blogspot.com/

  • Thelma
    February 23, 2015

    Hi , okay i have my prom in a few months and i want a hot African printed dress that i can afford . i feel like it would make me stand out .. do you please have any good websites that i could purchase it for an affordable price

  • Melo
    September 18, 2015

    This post is so helpful. I placed an order with Demestiks and will likely order from most of the others that ship to the USA. Thank you.

    • ammamama
      September 18, 2015

      Awesome! I am so glad you found the post to be helpful. Thank you for reading & letting me know 🙂

  • Sophia Duncan
    November 4, 2015

    Very nice

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