Dates: Fri. 8 to Sat 30 November
Address: 53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG
Opening Times: 10:30 to 7pm Mon-Sat; 11:30 – 6pm Sun
Shop: Ladies & Menswear from top labels such as Anna Adero, Jamil Walji, Katungulu Mwendwa, Kaveke, KikoRomeo, Kooroo, Riri and Sapelle’s lovely new Winter Collection.
Building on the success of two previous pop-ups in London this year, we’re excited to announce the launch of a third pop-up from 8th to 30th November, 2013 entitled ‘From Kenya w Love’. The boutique will be located in the heart of London’s West End and is a collaboration with FAFA, a body promoting the best of Kenya’s and Africa’s contemporary fashion designers.
“Our last two London pop-ups far exceeded our expectations. Not only did we get our online customers visiting from around London, but we had a fantastic reaction from passing footfall. Women walked in and shopped who’d spotted the vibrant and original prints and textiles fused with modern Western styling, and they loved the tribal jewellery,” says Sapelle.com’s CEO and Founder, Daphne Kasambala.
The pop-up showcases Kenya’s top labels, both ladies and menswear. Sapelle.com will also be featuring its Winter collection, including pieces from suppliers around Africa. Shoppers should expect to find a wide range of ethical tribal-inspired Fashion and Gifts for day and evening.
The collaboration is part of a celebration of Kenya’s 50th Independence with charity partner Wherever The Need, who’ll be holding a gala dinner & cultural showcase called ‘Festival Kenya’ in London on 21st November, 2013.
Kasambala and FAFA’s Ann McCreath and Hebret Lakew, have worked together since the launch of Sapelle.com in 2012, and have wanted to collaborate on something like this. “We ‘re utterly thrilled by this chance, and have called the event ‘From Kenya with Love’ because, after the horrific terrorist attack at Westgate Mall, we want to highlight the positive, loving and hugely creative side of Kenya.
Kenya’s a country that loves its rich and vibrant culture, and one of the continent’s leaders in fashion. The opportunity to pop-up in the prestigious Monmouth Street is the perfect ending to the year, and a chance for shoppers to shop exclusively from labels not found anywhere else in the UK.”
There is a schedule of events including a launch party, workshops, a Gentlemen’s shopping evening, late night shopping and a Press & Stylists cocktail event.