I love African wax print clothing in spring and summer – the bright colors look amazing on a variety of skin tones, and the weight of the fabric is perfect for warmer months. But, I’ve found that it’s a bit difficult to locate them online, and sometimes prints can be limited. As I get my wardrobe in line for the season, I wanted to share some sites where you can pick up these beautiful pieces.

Nubian Hueman is a DC boutique featuring “ethnic fashion apparel, accessories, and beauty brands, along with art of all mediums.” If you’re local, they also host events on a regular basis featuring trunk shows, art exhibits, book signings, and more. Must-have piece: The Cece Jumpsuit.

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Grass-Fields is probably one of my favorite sites to browse. The selection is great and they have different types of clothing, ranging from dresses, midi skirts, trousers, maxi skirts, and more. I also love that they use their Instagram to update followers on restocks and sales. Sizes also range from small to 4x-large. Must-have piece: Emma Skirt.

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 6.17.21 PMTribal Groove on Etsy is where I ended up getting my wax skirt last year – I LOVE it. The quality is wonderful and pieces are either ready to ship or custom ordered (which can take 3-4 weeks for delivery, just FYI). As a plus, many of the skirts have an elastic waistband in the back for comfort. Must-have piece: Ashanti Shirt (the entire outfit is pure slayage).

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Jekkah, a London-based streetwear brand, features clothing manufactured in The Gambia by local tailors. For each purchase of £25, Jekkah gives £1 to the Erase Foundation, a charity that builds schools and orphanages for impoverished children in remote locations in The Gambia. Find out more at www.erasefoundation.org.uk. They also ship globally. And this site isn’t only for women, they have men’s clothing too, which is pretty cool. Must-have piece: Kafenda Crop Top.

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If you have additional sites to share, I would love to hear about them – it was difficult for me to find four of them! But I’m confident you all will be able to find something you like; the clothes are gorgeous and versatile enough to wear both during the day or for a night out.

What are your favorite sites to buy African wax print clothing?

 

 

 

Elle

Elle is the editor and creative director of the YouTube channel and blog, Quest for the Perfect Curl at www.questfortheperfectcurl.com. Her channel focuses on natural hair, beauty, and fitness. She loves products that smell like dessert, yoga, and glitter. Follow her @qftpc.

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Denyse Gordon

http://zanjoo.com/ — This site is Peeks and her husband Mr. X — she is a Youtuber with FAB hair… and the clothes are gorg! Her YT channel is Zanjoo and ZanjooMoam…

Elle

LOVING this post so hard. Thank you so much for sharing and feeding my obsession. Please check out:

https://www.suakokobetty.com/

If I have time, I’ll be back to add more, but I had to lift up Charlene Dunbar first. She’s my favorite.

Memory

Also check out moryjay.com

RoxyW

My boyfriend bought me an African wax print jacket from Omi Woods and I’ve seen other things on their site I Love!! For instance, the Jackie dress looks perfect for summer. It does take a little time to shop, but it’s totally worth the wait!

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Elizabeth

Ladies you need to check out this fantastic brend https://wowwow.wunmi.com/
The Designer is London born of Nigerian parentage.and heritage.
Every year she spends four months out in Nigerian and Togo to Create and make all her one of a kind pieces. Not mass produced.
Her authentic collection is for women children and Men. Her fabrics are hand printed and hand made to suit the particular theme for her collection different for every season.
She is based and lives in Brooklyn New York US.

Wear it Own it Want it ?

Laura

Laura Jane Fashion – http://www.laurajanefashion.co.uk

Destanie
Malacia Anderson

I offer beautiful african print styles with a modern twist. http://Www.Lilicreations.etsy.com

Joy

Correction to my previous comment – a great site is http://www.rosewe.com = thanks for sharing

sarah

This is a Chinese company & many of their goods are inferior. So many complaints about them online! Buzzfeed even did an article on these types of companies

Joy

Another great side is http://www.roswe.com — thanks for sharing!

Kylana

Jinaki is an awesome line: http://www.jinaki.net/

Lohra

I like this site a lot: https://zuvaa.com/

Crystal D Williams

Zuvaa.com is this great website with a collection of only African Brands. It’s so easy to go through their clothes, accessories, and shoes and pick what you’re looking for or like.

kay

For your latest Ankara outfits, check out this site – Bhoklits.ecwid.com 100% Veritable Wax Cotton. Made in U.S.A

Jenn
TWA4now

They are so nice looking.

Because of Reasons
Oh hey! Did someone call me? This topic is right up my street. First off, there’s Reuben Reuel’s Demestik US: https://www.demestik.us Reuben is on a well-deserved break now, but his shop will be open again soon. I think a lot of BGLH will already have seen at least one item of his work: he designed the skirt Beyoncé wore at her “push party”. I have a couple of his skirts from when he was still hustling hard on Etsy. (Insta: https://www.instagram.com/reuel_reuel/?hl=en) Speaking of Etsy, lots of good wax print clothing stores on there. My personal favourite is WithFlare: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WithFlare?ref=l2-shopheader-name .… Read more »
Rabihah

Thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking for the same thing on line for photo shoots and they are hard to find. I did find a few on Etsy, House of Izzi and M.A.D Kollection. I gave custom measurements and the garments came out beautiful!

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