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Boutique Bliss

Tash Morgan-Etty looks at the stylish stores offering the latest in women’s fashion by Ghana’s hottest labels

Whether you’re looking for a trendy but tasteful clothing ensemble, a beautiful bold bag to add to your clutch collection, or a gift for a fashion forward friend,  these six stylish stores are sure to provide you with an exciting array of women’s clothing and accessories from Ghana’s hottest contemporary fashion labels.

 

Charlotte Prive

With their second store having recently opened in Labone, Charlotte Prive is not the closely-guarded secret it used to be. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find the perfect piece for you. Far from it, in fact, as this luxury high fashion ready-to-wear label also offers custom-made clothing. Elegant flowing fabrics, sophisticated detail, and European cuts are the typical traits of this solely Ghanaian-owned fashion house. Visit the flagship Charlotte store in East Legon or its bright new twin in Labone. For more info see: https://web.facebook.com/charlotteghana/ 

 

Christie Brown

Anyone with a finger on the pulse of Ghana’s ‘fash pack’ will be familiar with long-time favourite Christie Brown. Having been featured on international runways and stocked both locally and abroad, a visit to the brand’s attractive Osu store is a no-brainer in any search for African-inspired corporate chic, graceful evening wear, and one-of-a-kind accessories. To view the latest Christie Brown collection, and for contact information, see: http://www.christiebrownonline.com/ 

 

Elle Lokko

Also in Osu, Elle Lokko is the epitome of urban cool. An exciting hybrid concept space fusing fashion with art, design, and culture, here you’ll find a diverse collection of creative and beautifully designed clothing, hand-crafted luxury shoes and bags, as well as natural organic beauty products. Owner Stefania Manfreda’s enthusiasm and support for Made in Africa brands by young designers and entrepreneurs is palpable and contagious, making shopping at Elle Lokko a fun and rejuvenating experience. Brands stocked by Elle Lokko include: Osei Duro, Anao Bags, Della, Jermaine Bleu, Raffia, I am Isigo, Monaa, Skin Gourmet & many more. For further info, see: https://web.facebook.com/ellelokko/ 

 

Kua 

The Kua (Keeping Us Authentic) store in Labone contains a treasure trove of accessories befitting an African queen. Vibrant fabrics are combined with superbly crafted leather and shimmering metal detailing to create a range of gorgeous bags, clutches and wallets. Kua’s jewelry collection merges semi-precious stones - only partially cut and polished to reveal their natural colour gradings - with metal elements also reflecting an organic influence in the shapes of leaves, circles and wire webs. Not forgetting little princesses and princes, Kua also has a children’s section with a small selection of African print clothing and fabric soft toys. To find out more see: http://kuadesigns.com/ 

 

Poqua Poqu

With the phenomenal reception that this luxury Prêt a Porterlabel has received internationally, one would be amiss not to visit their Osu store. It is filled with a gloriously heady assortment of beautifully tailored designs using embellished African cotton prints, bold stripes, satins, sheer fabric detailing, and white lace. Poque Poqu aims to serve today’s trendy, stylish and sophisticated women. It achieves this, and more, with the store’s exceptional customer service truly worth writing home about. For further info see: http://www.poquapoqu.com/ 

 

Untamed Empire

A glorious grey metal and geometric glass façade greets you at Untamed Empire in Accra’s leafy Ridge. As if this concept store’s contemporary recycled shipping container architecture wasn’t eye-catching enough, its rails, walls and floors are filled with a myriad of high end clothing, accessories, art and décor pieces from across the African continent. Featured brands waiting here to tempt you include: 1981, Ann Milinery, Bello Edu, Caven Etomi, Totally Ethink, and others. For details see: http://www.untamedempire.com/ 

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