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    4 Ways to Wear the Mafrika Shift Dress

    The best things in any wardrobe are the most versatile. That’s why at Sapelle we love the pieces that you can wear all year round. This monochrome dress from Malawian label Mafrika is simple, beautiful and incredibly versatile. Wear on its own in the summer months or layer up when the weather gets cooler. Here are four different ways to wear this lovely shift.         The Classic Look Keep all eyes on your gorgeous Mafrika shift by teaming it with classic black accessories. If stilettos aren’t your speed, opt for a more comfortable block heel. This monochrome look will take you from business meeting to post work drinks.   The Office Ready Look   The great thing about this dress is it makes for an unexpected but excellent addition to a corporate wardrobe. You can go for..

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    Sapelle Portobello Store Launch in Pictures

    We celebrated the launch of our new store at 281 Portobello Road with a cocktail party on 9th September. It was a lively night, with nibbles and fizz, African musicfrom across the continent and a live performance by Amy Fitz Doyley. Take a look at the highlights below, and CLICK HERE to view the full album.  

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    Black Friday: Why Sapelle Won’t Be Partaking

    Black Friday is an American retail tradition that sees huge markdowns on everything from fashion to white goods. Its a great day for Americans to shop, having just celebrated Thanksgiving. For most people, this is the start of the Christmas shopping season, therefore what better way to get things going than by bagging a few hot bargains? Thanks to the likes of Walmart and Amazon, the tradition has crossed the pond and caught on here in the UK, with more and more retailers offering massive discounts in the days around Black Friday. As we planned our marketing calendar this year, it was very tempting to participate in this growing trend and devise some clever offers that would show how competitive Sapelle is. After all, if this is the busiest shopping day of the entire year, why wouldn’t we want to..

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    Sapelle Features in bHM Magazine

    Bursting with positive and useful information, this year’s bHM edition, does what it always does best – covering a wide spectrum of topics that showcase the contribution of the Black community in Britain and abroad – topics that may not always be covered in the mainstream media. Black History Month has been celebrated across the UK every October for over 25 years, each year growing from strength to strength. This is a time when bHM, the official guide to Black History Month, highlights and celebrates the achievements of the black community and uncovers interesting and hidden histories about black communities – which makes for essential reading. This is why we’re thrilled to have been featured in the magazine, alongside heroes like Nelson Mandela who graces the cover of the magazine, which went out as a supplement in the Guardian last..

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    Look of the Day: Power to the Peplum

    l-21Having made its come-back this time last year, the peplum silhouette proves it’s here to stay. And for good reason: the shape is both flattering and forgiving, and it complements everything from pencil skirts to flared pants. There are so many ways you can bring your look to life with this clever tailored lined peplum jacket. The tapered waist, v-shaped neckline, and pink African print (did someone say pink is on trend?), it looks fab as the understated statement piece on black for work or party.

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    • Tailored lined peplum jacket from Kenyan label KikoRomeo
    • Sateen slim fit slacks from Kenyan label Kooroo
    • Tuareg silver necklace and cuff
    • Bag and shoes from Chanel and Christian Louboutin