ASOS may never know the impact they had on Nigerian fashion. People relied on ASOS for everything. Plain white T-shirts, little black dresses, wedding guest looks, Christmas ‘baffs’ – everything. But now, with the exchange rates, the days of ASOS seem to be a distant memory of when times were still good.
But many brands have stepped up to the plate and with the trending ‘Buy Nigerian’ hashtags – we are slowly seeing that we have everything we are looking for, right here. With the rise of Nigerian online stores, you no longer need to cross an ocean to get a nice shirt or well fitted jeans.
Here are our top picks that will make you forget the good old ASOS days and embrace the great new times ahead.
- Debra’s Grace (@debrasgrace)
This store is every fashionable Lagos’ girl’s biggest secret. Much like Asos, they stock a slew of International brands like Topshop and Zara, including their own signature clothes. The clothes are right on trend with off shoulder blouses, pin striped trousers, dress shirts – you name it, Debra Grace stocks it. Check them out here.
2. 87 Origins (@87origins)
Finding casual basics in Nigeria is probably the hardest task. Most brands carry going out clothes but forget most days of the week are not #weddingguest days. If you are looking for clean, simple clothing that is well tailored – check these guys out. Shop 87 Origins now.
3. Shop Maju (@shopmaju)
Quickly becoming the darling brand of Nigerian fashion girls – this brand is bang on trend. Party dresses, cute blouses and signature brands are a few of the great clothes Shop Maju offers. The brand is always switching it up with new looks and we’re always excited to see what they have up their sleeves (which are usually detachable). Check them out here.
4. David Wej (@davidwej)
Workwear is no longer a problem since David Wej came on the scene. Shirts, jackets and trousers tailored to perfection with bursts of colors to remind us that corporate never has to mean boring. Shop David Wej here.
5) Things Nigerians Love (@tnldesigns)
The name of the brand says it all. This brand has been around for awhile and has an army of loyal Nigerians. The great thing about TNL is they follow trends – so, if you’re looking for fur sandals or metallic brogues – you’re most likely to find what you’re looking for on their site.