This major city of over 20 million people by some estimates is the largest commercial hub in Nigeria and has become a fashion house for West Africa, and indeed for the entire African continent. This city makes a very powerful argument for the right to be named the fashion capital of Africa. Lagos is as passionate about custom-made clothes as it is about designer brands, accessories, and shoes. Although most of these brands are pretty high-end and luxurious, the locals believe that choosing well-made fashion is important. There are several boutiques stocking both international and African designer brands and we’ve rounded up some of the best.
Alara Lagos is a concept store stocking everything from clothes to arts and accessories in its four-storey architectural marvel at Victoria Island, designed by Sir David Adjaye OBE. It is the first store in West Africa to officially retail names like Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and many more, it also stocks designs by designers Duro Olowu, Maki Oh, and Loza Maléombho.
Polo Avenue is a brand with over 25 years experience in making luxury goods available to its clientele with a retail line that includes Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Balenciaga, with a focus on leather goods, wristwatches, and jewellery. The boutique has five outlets across Lagos, Abuja and Ghana.
Stranger is a concept store inspired by the need to share our curiosities and interests with a wider audience. We offer clothing, coffee, tea, accessories and a co-working space for makers living in or passing through Lagos. For lovers of the alternative, unusual and quirky, Stranger stocks the best fashion lines and accessories.
The Florence H. Boutique
The Florence H Boutique is a luxury shoe and accessories store with high-end designer labels. With a wide selection that caters specifically to women, the store is particular about stocking the latest fashion designs, while it’s also known for helping its clients source vintage accessories.
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