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5 African Fashion Brands That Ship To The United States 

African fashion is inspiring runways and boutiques around the world, but if you can’t head to the continent to shop designers from countries like Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana, we’ll show you how to get African style delivered to your doorstep.


It is not just the bright and punchy colors of AAKS’ products that pull in thousands of customers each year. It’s the attention to detail and hand-woven pieces that can take you from a day at the office to a night out on the town.

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi founded the handcrafted bags that, according to its website, “maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterized by bright, exuberant colors.”

AAKS ships to every major country across the continent as well as to the United States. Prices range from $100-$500.

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Andrea Iyamah

Andrea Iyamah’s aesthetic is reminiscent of lounging at a swanky rooftop bar on a warm summer evening with a glass of red wine and some neo-soul playing in the background. It’s trendy, it’s high-end, and it ships to the U.S.

Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah launched the line mainly inspired by Africa’s ethnic cultures, and offers a diverse array of options from evening wear to swimwear collections.

Pieces can be made to order and shipping typically takes seven to ten business days.

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Andrea Iyamah

mille collines

You’ll be excited to see a blaring note on mille collines’ homepage that reads “We ship worldwide! From Kenya to your door in 3 days!” After browsing a few collections, you’ll be hooked to the high-end luxury line that specializes in luxury loungewear with an androgynous edge.

mille collines (which means “thousand hills” in French) brands itself around the cosmopolitan feel of Africa’s vibrant cities. It’s fully-owned by a Kigali team that combines creativity and is passion about delivering timeless pieces that last.

Prices are displayed in Kenyan shillings, but an online currency converter helps translate the prices in dollars for your convenience.

millie collins

Kaftan Queen

Kaftan Queen, widely known as KQ, marries femininity and free spirit to its looks, which range from intricate regal embellishments to clean, tailored lines.

Not only can you shop for clothing, fabrics are available by the yard and ships to the U.S. for at least $25 per parcel, depending on size.

Before the Moroccan-inspired designer founded KQ, she modeled for Moschino and Gaultier, and prides her line in making you “feel like a Queen.”

kaftan queen

Industrie Africa

For those who like a one-stop-shop online store, Industrie Africa is for you.

Heavy emphasis is placed in selecting and searching Africa’s top designers according to Nisha Kanabar of Tanzania and Georgia Bobley of New York. The carefully sifts through fashion lines then aggregate them on their website.

Industrie Africa is the continent’s first digital showroom according to its website, with a comprehensive gestalt of the African fashion landscape.

Leandi Mulder, NKWO and Maxivive are just some of the more than hundreds of African collections available to choose from.

industrie africa

Written by Zaina Adamu

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