It is no news that every African woman has a bestfriend, the only one true friend that spices up even the most bland outfits : Accessories!

Little wonder why several countries in and outside Africa have become a hotbed for many indigenous African accessories designers. These brands have truly succeeded in making us swoon over their well crafted, bold and traditionally curated accessories or as we like to call it; “wearable arts”

We mustered up 5 of the best African accessories brands that will blow your mind by all standards,  with great craftmanship, bold colours,  and attention-drawing designs that represent true Africanism. Check them out below and let us know the ones you’re loving, and why!

 

1. Christie Brown | @Christiebrowngh

Christie Brown is a Ghanaian based luxury women’s fashion and accessories brand that aims is to satisfy the stylish urge of “that modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa”.

The brand’s aim is to infuse modernism into carefully selected traditional African aesthetic that transcends international borders. It’s really about allowing women to experience the culturally rich and opulent side of Africa without having to compromise their personal contemporary style.

For more info, visit www.christiebrowngh.com

2. Anita Quansah | @anitaquansahlondon 

Anita Quansah London is one of the luxury accessories brands in the UK.

Evolving from her fascinating background as a textile designer and jewellery curator, Anita Quansah set up her own accessories label in 2006 after obtaining a textile degree from Chelsea College of Art and Design London.

Which has quickly grown into a much admired and coveted collection which is a work of art in itself. Not only is the designer from a highly diverse mixed background Nigerian, Ghanaian and British, she’s also from a traditional; African family who have been in the creative industry for many generations, designing and making traditional attires out of handwoven and embellished textiles for the political leaders, kings, queens and traditional rulers of Igbo Land of Eastern Nigeria.

For more info, visit www.anitaquansahlondon.com

3. AfricaBoutik | @africaboutik

Africa Boutik is the online store of Ghanaian-German designer and fashion blogger MsK NY. Five years ago MsK started her fashion blog African Prints in Fashion (APiF) and has expanded it since to a lifestyle brand.

They are focused on bringing to you a contemporary mix of cultural, savvy, cool fashion and interior design. We offer Africa-inspired fashion, fashion produced on the African continent, accessories sourced from local artisans as well as designs.

For more info, visit www.africaboutik.us

4. Etniciti | @etniciti

Etniciti is an African accessories company that js focused on sculpting and creating beautiful bags, purses and jewellry for the modern woman.

For more info, visit www.etnicity.com

5. Pichulik | @Pichulikafrica

Katherine-Mary, trained artist and Patissier started PICHULIK in Sept 2012 after a trip around India.

PICHULIK is inspired by the intimate relationship  women have with jewelry – it speaks of her travels, her mother or grandmother and the people she has loved

For more info, visit www.pichulikafrica.com