Buy Art & Fashion, Inspired by Africa!
Africa’s most dynamic high street is now online. Launched in February 2012, African High Street is home to several African designers and artists including Iconola, Mar y Sol, MODCHIC Couture and Myne Whitman.
AHS products fall under five main categories:
All of our showcased products have one thing in common – they are from and/or inspired by Africa, its culture and its art.
The journey to African High Street started almost a year ago when we decided that, as Africans, we had a duty to portray Africa in a positive light; one which is far removed from the typically negative view of poverty and starvation that the media portrays all too often. We set out to find talented designers, authors and artists from Africa and inspired by Africa. We were immensely impressed and proud of the amazing talent we found on the continent.
From the Kazuri beads handmade by 300 Kenyan women to the gorgeous bags created by self professed Ankaranista, Bola Obileye. Not forgetting the gorgeous bags from Mar y Sol which have been featured in Marie Claire and the Ankara hand fans made in Spain. Our aim was to bring to our customers products that tell a beautiful story of Africa – we hope that our initial and subsequent product ranges will achieve that.
Some of Our Designers
We have carefully chosen designers who share our vision and we are extremely proud of what they offer our customers.
The TÓTÉ collection by Nigerian born Bola Obileye is so fashion inspired. The bags, accessories and jewellery Bola designs are simply stunning; and entirely practical. Her pieces are almost show pieces that you will be proud to wear. She offers off-the-shelf items, and we are delighted to be able to take special orders for bespoke creations.
The well known Nigerian based artist Henry Splash also features in our online shopping portal. With inspired pieces that simply ooze African delight, the artist (real name Osaretin Henry Eghosa) has exhibited his work throughout Nigeria and more recently in Spain and we are very pleased to have him on board.
The Arts section also features Ghanaian born but US based artist, Afia Asare. Although not formally trained in art, she has managed to use her natural artistic ability to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art to share with art lovers everywhere.
MODCHIC Couture – bucking the trend and daring to be different with their very feminine pieces. Based in Houston, Texas but born and bred in Nigeria – MODCHIC Couture is one of our favourites for uniquely distinctive clothing.
Sourced from Madagscar, Mar y Sol bags are genuinely beautiful. Even more exquisite is that Mar y Sol is a socially responsible brand. Their bags are made by hand using natural materials sourced sustainably from Madagascar’s precious forests. The sale of their bags enables families to gain economic independence.
Books and Music
In our books and music corner, we have books from some of Africa’s most popular authors such as Myne Whitman and the infamous Bobo Omotayo. African music sensations such as Wizkid and P-square also feature in this section.
These are just a few of the designers and brands we love to show off on African High Street, and we invite you to check out the site to find out more about what we have on offer.
Whether you are looking for books by African authors, African inspired art, clothing or other African pieces, our store contains lots of exciting products that make excellent gifts or indulgent treats.
Stay tuned for…
More gorgeous products by African designers. In the near future, tees by Allen & Fifth and clothing by Nigerian based designer Culture Collective.
Payment and security
Payments are handled by PayPal on behalf of Modernica Limited, the parent company of African High Street. PayPal is the most trusted payment provider globally. Payment is processed entirely by PayPal regardless of whether you have a PayPal account and your card details are never visible to African High Street. Relax and be sure you are in safe hands while shopping on African High Street.
If you have any suggestions on how we can make our website better or if you would like to showcase your items on our website, send us an email – email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
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