2017 African Brands Gift Guide


Body Goals Gifts

Getting ready for those 2018 body goals

Blingo World

Getting ready for those 2018 body goals? Or rather celebrating your 2017 achievements? Keep at it with Blingo World! From beautifully fitted printed workout tights to cozy up sweatpants combos - B’Lingo has it. Our favorite holiday items? The Black Trousers with Matching Hoodie, the Liko Leggings (Currently on sale!) & Eket bikini for those beach days! 


Andrea Iyamah

If you’re lucky enough to be spending NYE in / or jet setting off to a warm place, a Andrea Iyamah bathing suit better be inside your suitcase! For a little romantic getaway go for the Carly Off Shoulder swimsuit, or honestly any other piece will make you feel absolutely bikini bod ready. Also for Black Friday you can get 50% the entire site! (So, what are you waiting for). 


Makeup Lovers

Brighten their stockings with Lyvv Cosmetics


Why not let their new lipstick decide on their next travel destination? Lyvv Cosmetics products are named after iconic African cities oh & London and New York too! Our holiday recommended color? Although Dakar is our African city color choice; we couldn't resist choosing New York. See our review of Lyvv Lipstains Here. 




The cutest accessory you’ll give this holiday season will be from AAKS. From their petite Baw Pot bag (now available in Rouge) to their new Oroo (new collection) bag. It’s the perfect secret santa gift or just the perfect gift. AAKS is was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favorite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. 


Kipato Unbranded holds a special place in our LPNY family, their story and work is inspirational not to mention the beautiful pieces they have created! This year, get your jewelry lover a piece from the Recycled Bone Series which include beautiful Warrior Bone Bracelets and Masai Bone Earrings
Also, for the month of November: Use the Coupon Code: NOV2017 to get 30% off. 



Earlier this year we got the chance to interview the very talented Cyriane founder of Kipé and have come to love each and every bow tie they create. Looking for something for the man in your life? Or even the woman in your life. Kipé which is inspired by Congo and Ivory Coast creates exquisite bow ties that are perfect either as gifts or to wear during the holiday season. Read our interview with Kipé here. 



Dress to Impress for Every Occasion


[TONGORO] means 'star' in #Sango, which is the Central African Republic national language and Tongoro Studio aims to be the first affordable African apparel online brand. The pieces are absolutely eye catching - beautifully curated and designed for comfort. Regardless if you're getting this for yourself or as a gift, you'll be swooning over just how incredibly well designed Sarah's pieces are!

Our two favorites? The Saraya Dress or course! & the elegant Fann Dress! Make sure to read our interview with Sarah Diouf on Tongoro here. 


If you haven't heard of Suakoko Betty, you're missing out on some serious threads! Suakoko Betty, the brand whose muse is Africa (how perfect) brings a new face to color pop, everyday chic and effortless silhouettes. Suakoko Betty is where African design meets modern style. Some of our must have for the holiday season? AFRICAN PRINT TRINA WRAP DRESS - TURQUOISE & the AFRICAN PRINT MIMI BLAZER . Read our interview with Suakoko Betty Here. 

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Matte Nolim is obsessed with the concept of how minimalism can add so much to how a person looks. There's a certain level of curiosity that you have when dressed in the concept " less is more " but in the fashionable time we live in it needs an edge or u look shy. If you happen to be in South Africa (lucky you!) Matte Nolim better be on your shopping list for either yourself or a special person who deserves his beautiful designs. For inquiries about the sale contact Matte Nolim +27736275176(South Africa) Call or Text