Our Story

The Afropolitan Shop is an online boutique founded by Beverly Lwenya that desires to tell an African Design Story. It began as a blog in 2007 called The Afropolitan Network, which highlighted stories and images of the African Diaspora. The Afropolitan Shop is now a growing global brand specializing in handmade and designer accessories such as jewelry, bags, and shoes.

The Afropolitan Shop aims to celebrate African designers and artisans for their prolific and imaginative handiwork while giving them access to the global market. We do this by merging African products and creativity with the Afropolitan experience of Africans all over the globe. Afropolitan is a fusion of the words "African" and "Cosmopolitan". It is a sensibility, a culture, and a worldview. 

Trade Not Aid

By shopping here, you not only help promote the artisans and producers and their businesses but also give towards a better future for them. Some of our designers are years into their work and employ a team of producers. Others are just starting out and are already making a mark.

Afropolitan Shop's chief mission is to showcase their products and give a global platform to local African designers. Shop Afropolitan and look Afro-Chic!