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    7 Sizzlers for your Summer Wardrobe

    Sapelle African Print Ankara Top Yellow

    ‘BANANA’ PRINT TOP Pair with: skinny jean, wide leg pants, print-clashed skirt, denim shorts

    Sapelle African Print Ankara Skirt Yellow Blue

    FLIRTY WRAP SKIRT Fun, flirty and timeless. An adjustable tie waistband and neutral colourway make this a wardrobe essential

    prdct koele silver

    SILVER LEATHER SANDALS Beautifully hand-made by our partners in Nigeria

    Sapelle Adire African Print Blue Dress

    ‘FEATHERS’ HAND-DYED ADIRE SHIFT TUNIC The perfect fusion of heritage textile and contemporary design. Hand-made by Adire artisans in Nigeria

    Sapelle Ankara African Print Skirt Blue

    ‘SWALLOWS’ PRINT PLEATED SKIRT A well-loved classic wax print on an easy-to wear skirt that works well for may occasions

    Sapelle Ankara African Print Summer Dress Orange

    ‘TANGERINE & LIME’ PRINT DRESS One of our favourite prints combining easy fit, cool cotton and a bold statement print for vacation, party or weekend chilling

    Sapelle Ethnik by Tunde Aso Oke Handwoven Hand Bag Pink

    ASO OKE HAND-WOVEN & LEATHER HANDBAG Ethically hand-made by weaving artisans in Nigeria, a fusion of tradition and modern design and function

    “How Do You Affect Change with a Bag?” Interview with Samantha White

    I first met Samantha White in 2014 when we started discussing a partnership between Sapelle and Anansi, the brand which she founded. Samantha describes Anansi as an African-inspired luxury handbags brand for chic woman who yearn for colour and print. The name Anansi originated in Ghana where oral stories of wisdom are part of the extensive oral tradition.   These tales are represented by a clever spider named Anansi, and they spread across the  Caribbean, South America and North America. Much like the Anansi stories, Samantha has drawn inspiration for her handbag line from her varied heritage and travels—born to Jamaican parents, raised in Canada, and now splitting her time between Ghana and the UK, her life is a mixture of the many homes of the African Diaspora. I caught up with Samantha again recently, and  heard about her recent..

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    1x Skirt 8x Looks – How to Style our Handwoven Pencil Skirt

    How do you style a pencil skirt in the current season? Not just any skirt. We’re talking about a very special one: our Raffia handwoven pencil skirt, made from Bolgatanga, a traditional heritage fabric that’s created by weaving together black, white and yellow organic cotton threads on a traditional handloom, this case, into a ‘guinea fowl’ print pattern. The fabric originates from Northern Ghana, and is normally used to make traditional men’s smocks. Our partner in Ghana, Raffia are harnessing this traditional fabric to create beautiful pieces that are perfect for cooler weather and urban styling. Ferdinand, our stylist had a lot of fun putting together some fabulous moodboards using the woven pencil skirt. He’s created looks for work and weekend, highlighting its versatility by pairing it with a variety of tops in different colours and shapes for a more..

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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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    Sapelle Launch Event: One Week to Go!

    We’re counting down to the launch celebration of our new Portobello Store, on Wednesday 9th September. We’ll be welcoming for an all-day drop in from 12-5pm or canapes and nibbles from 6-9pm. Come and join us to celebrate this step in our journey, see our new location and view the collection in-store. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please register for either of the two events here.

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