We told you guys in last week's blog post, the festive season is here and we're ready to celebrate! We kicked it all off last weekend by taking over the Hassan Hajjaj boutique in Shoreditch to host a pop up gift shop so you could all get up close and personal with your favourite 'Made in Africa' brands from the SHOP SBA store. It was also the perfect place to officially launch three new brands we're working with: AAKS (Ghana), Maxhosa by Laduma (South Africa) and Quazi Design (Swaziland).
Thank you to everyone who came down to pick up some unique Christmas gifts for friends and family, and yourselves! Much love also to Aduna, New African Woman and New African magazine, Bajan Beads and Divine Chocolate for filling our goodie bags with awesomeness. Final thanks go to Primo Entertainment for putting together an afrohouse/beats mix especially for all of our guests, and to Bloomberg TV Africa for coming down to film the pop up and interview us for their Africa Trending Show.
Our new pieces from Swaziland's Quazi Design (left) completely sold out on the day but luckily you can still find the pieces you like online here. The new Maxhosa by Laduma collection was also a sell out disappearing nearly as quickly as the cupcakes. If you want to get your hands on his latest pieces, head to shopsba.com. There's still time to pick up those special and unique gifts for Christmas and make sure you're following us on Twitter and Instagram for real time updates of where we'll be popping up next!