Elle Lokko has cleverly created a Chic contemporary African aesthetic. An offshoot of its parent brand (Lokko House), created for the modern woman (Elle), it is a curated window into African luxury fashion, beauty and accessories brands. The store is housed in a colonial mansion in Accra Osu, with baroque baseboards, antique furniture and walls evoking a
nostalgia th – century frescoes. Soothing indie music highlights the Elle Lokko experience. A range of unique, versatile and high-quality products that testify to the discerning taste of founder Stefania Manfreda. Elle Lokko is a strong contender in Accra’s progressive retail sector.
If Your shopping needs are not limited to clothing, but also household items, and NuAfropolitan is a great choice. NuAfropolitan is a full-service design studio specializing in contemporary furniture and product design with a unique African-inspired aesthetic. Founded by University of the Arts London alumni Jewel Arthur, NuAfropolitan is the gold standard for excellence in craftsmanship, sustainability and creative cultural expression, embodying true African luxury. For sale are the brand’s signature root table, a rattan and raffia dining table set in quirky Hulk green, sunglasses with ostrich feather detailing, a shell necklace and a feature lamp made from recycled paper. If you’re hanging around the Galleria, don’t miss your chance to see a pop-up.
Wild Gecko can serve as your one-stop shop for chic ethnic looks and traditional accessories; their wide variety of reasonably priced artifacts and convenient location set them apart. In fact, a visit to Wild Gecko or a famous arts center might already be on your bucket list if you’re part of a tour group that’s being looked after by a local guide. In case you don’t catch some artifacts while you’re in town, Wild Gecko is on hand in the duty-free shopping area when you set off.
Besides concept stores, bespoke experiences are an integral part of shopping in Accra. Accra is also home to many prolific designers, some of whom you may encounter in the workshops of the aforementioned stores. They are affable and may personalize your shopping experience if you book in advance. Here are some suggestions if you want to further explore the city’s fashion scene.
Visit Ophelia Crossland in Osu for a dizzying fashion look. Duaba Serwaa’s studio in East Legon is one of Accra’s best-kept secrets. Kwaku Bediako’s Chocolate Global in Kempinski Gallaria is a luxurious destination in the heart of avant-garde Africa. In the company of Ghanaian fashion celebrity Kwesi Nti and his classic tailoring, you’re sure to fall for it. Ethical fashion brand Larry Jay is another favorite, and don’t forget the immersive flagship store of streetwear brand Free The Youth. While you’re in Accra Mall, stop by the curated Kiki Clothing Store and Woodin Store. With these things at your fingertips, you have every reason to look your best for your events in Accra and beyond.