One of my favorite things about traveling is that you get to explore things unique to that country. Food, museums, architecture, the SHOPPING! Some of you know that I visited South Africa in November and had the BEST time. (Don’t forget to check out my articles The Single (And Not So Single) Girls Guide to Exploring Cape Town Solo and The Single (And Not So Single) Girls Guide to THE BEST Instagram Photo Spots in Cape Town) There just wasn’t enough time though to see everything I wanted in that country let alone all of the places I wanted to visit in Africa in general. Sooo, when I heard about WER in Venice, California I was very excited.
WER is a clothing and lifestyle boutique store in Venice, California that sells products from Africa. AND let me tell you, all of the products are VERY unique and well curated. From clothes you can wear to products you can put on your face to FABULOUS accessories you can incorporate in your daily life everyone will find something unique in this store to fall in love with.
Some of my favorite products in this store were their purses, they had SOO many unique ones with different stories. These two below are my favorites.
The above purse is made by a designer named Ndozi who lives in the Congo. At this time he’s the only one in his village who can make this purse that takes about to 2 days to craft! Ndozi is currently teaching these skills to other in his village so that the craft can be kept alive and more of these beautiful purses can be made.
The above bag is made by a designer named Otinguema, a Gabonese brand made in Morocco. Fun Fact, this purse is called the LouLou and is named for Loulou de le Falaise, a close friend to Yves Saint Laurent and well known for her originality, style, attitude, and joy. All of which is showcased in this ADORABLE bag. It just has the best attitude to it!
Have I convinced you to want to step inside Africa but in WER in Venice, California yet?
If not, maybe their SUPER CUTE and INSTAGRAMMABLE wall will help you out.
Oh, and they’re a FEMALE OWNED Business.
So, if you can’t make it to Africa anytime soon, definitely make it to WER a clothing and lifestyle boutique store in Venice, California. You’ll feel like you took a flight to Africa (minus the actual over 24 Hr flight it could actually take! lol) through all of the pieces that tell a story about a different part in Africa. And just like visiting Africa, you’ll leave wanting to go back again and again because of all the beauty the store has to offer and the people who tell you the stories about all of the beautiful pieces.
You can find WER on instagram here and visit them at this address: 1915 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90291 .
Which purse was your favorite? Or are you going for the wall?
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