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Designer Shopping Tips For The Black Friday Sales



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Black Friday has really taken off over the past several years. The annual sale, which was originally initiated in the United States and takes place on Thanksgiving weekend, is now also a bigger shopping event on this side of the pond than Boxing Day Sales.


To prevent getting caught up in Black Friday excitement and ending up with a lot of unwanted objects in your wardrobe, we’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself before making any designer Black Friday sales purchases.


Do you own similar items already?


Begin by acknowledging what you lack and require. Do you own anything similar in your wardrobe that performs the same task? Make a list of things you want to buy and stick to it before you go shopping so that you don’t make impulse purchases that you’ll later regret.


Take a good look at your wardrobe and put anything you haven’t worn in the last six months in storage; if something has remained unworn for more than six months, it’s unlikely to be worn again soon. Only then will you notice the holes in your collection.


What if it wasn’t on sale?


It’s easy to get carried away while purchasing on sale, but items that have been severely discounted aren’t a bargain if you won’t use them. It isn’t worth spending even half of what it costs if you wouldn’t buy it at full price.


To save money, remember that the greatest bargains only apply to clothing you’ll wear on a regular basis rather than clothing that will be stored in your closet.


Is it love?


Buying something should make you feel good. It’s pointless to buy anything unless it makes you feel awkward or gives you any cause for worry. Shopping should make you grin from ear to ear.


Does it work with other items you own?


If you must obtain additional goods to complete an item, don’t buy it. If a component is correct, it should work with your current pieces; otherwise, it will go unused in your closet.


Have you done enough research?


Do your homework ahead of time – most stores will tell you what they plan to do ahead of time, so make sure you know where to get the greatest bargains. If you’re looking for a certain designer item that is available at multiple shops, this is especially crucial. Looking around in advance might save you a lot of money.


Are you panicking?


The Black Friday sales are only the beginning of a lengthy line of sales, so if you don’t obtain what you want right away, relax and wait for the next chance. The January sales are fast approaching, and you may have better luck the next time around. When it comes to transportation, don’t just grab anything that’s on sale for the sake of it; wait for the best deals.


Is it on-trend?


Avoid trendy things and stick to long-lasting investments. While everyone on the front row may be wearing that exact thing this season, it’s likely to look outdated quickly, and if it’s already on sale, the moment may have passed. Pick capsules that are unlikely to get old.




Now that you have some questions to ask yourself regarding whether a Black Friday sale is worth it, let’s take a look at some other questions that might help with your journey. After all, the more information you have, the better a purchase will be!


What is the difference between Cyber Monday and Black Friday?


Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t really that different; both provide massive discounts and take place either side of a weekend of sales shopping. It’s always worth keeping an eye out, however, since certain fashion labels may execute separate offers on the two days.


If you missed out on getting the product you desired on Black Friday, it may be available on Cyber Monday. It’s well worth a look.


Are the sales only available in store?

No, many of the same discounts and offers are also readily available over the internet. Today, there are more options for consumers than ever before, and some of the internet’s top retailers offer a wide range of goods. Shopping in the comfort of your own home may be a fantastic method to avoid the notoriously loud crowds and lengthy queues that exist at certain stores.

Why are the costs of goods so low at some shops?

Retailers provide goods at such low costs in order to increase their profit margins when the items are purchased in large quantities. It’s also a method of making space for new products by offering bargain-basement pricing on existing inventory.






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Luxurious and Modern Watches To Gift This Holiday Season By Vincero



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We all know someone who appreciates the finer things in life, whether that be expensive cars or designer bags. During the holidays it can be tricky to find the right gift that not only exudes opulence but is heartfelt. A classic gift that never goes out of style is a sophisticated watch. Vincero, the world’s most innovative and eco-forward brand known for long-lasting and well-crafted accessories, has watches for sure to light up your loved ones’ holiday.

Kleio Steel (For Women) $190 USD- Crafted for a lady with sophisticated taste. The Kleio steel has immaculate features that are not only built to last but are a definite statement piece. The bold designs of this watch are ideal for many occasions from an exquisite holiday dinner to a boardroom meeting. With glass made from sapphire crystals, this watch is scratch-resistant and has a steel brush dial, guaranteeing to elevate your game.5SG1

The Reserve Automatic (For Men) $595 USD- This timeless watch has a modern yet refined design. With bold yet elegantly detailed features The Reverse Automatic is yearning to be placed on the most opulent of wrists this winter. Made with sapphire crystals and has ultra-reliable Miyota 9120 automatic movement this will allow it to be worn for years and years to come. The futuristic aura the watch exudes allows it to never go out of style and become a definite staple item.

Vincero is ready to up the game when it comes to not only luxury watches but the perfect holiday present.

Vincero has left a mark in the fashion industry since its launch, adding dozens of different products to their arsenal, including sunglasses, blue light glasses and bracelets. To find out more information, head to the website: and follow on Instagram @VinceroCollective for news and offers.

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Sprayground Partners with Renowned Artists Ron English And Florian Reinhardt For an Unforgettable Art Basel Collaboration



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Expressive fashion house Sprayground, the most influential streetwear brand known for its thought-provoking and innovative designs, has teamed up with two of the most prolific artists, Ron English and Florian Reinhardt (EXIT ART) to launch two exclusive collections at Art Basel 2022.

Ron English’s highly coveted collection features 13 beautiful, eclectic, unique designs, with a high dose of energy through its vivid colors and patterns paired with Popaganda’s smiley face logo. These designs include an eccentric zebra-patterned elephant handbag, vibrant poodle pouchette, futuristic rabbit backpack, and Vincent Van Gogh-esque landscape backpack. This collection speaks to its audience in colorful inspirations with vibrant and bright pinks, teals, reds, yellows, and blues. The iconic smiley face can be seen on Sprayground’s well known bear bag, carry on, three additional backpacks, mini duffle, smiley sunflower tote, and hoodies in black, neon pink, and a vibrant blue. The Sprayground x Ron English collection will be showcased for the first time during a private event at The Museum of Graffiti, Wynwood, on December 1.783A8080

Sprayground’s collection with EXIT ART features Reinhardt’s signature eye-catching snapshots of exit signs on Sprayground’s new handbag style, duffle bag, and backpack. Reinhardt fantasizes of freedom and dreams of new beginnings, creating these vivid scenes of signs that provide hints of a way out. Each bag has an explosion of snapshots Reinhardt captured in eclectic and vibrant colors paired with Spraygrounds iconic and collectible art-piece – the Shark Mouth design. This collection will launch at the Rudolf Budja gallery on December 1, at an exclusive event sponsored by Rolls Royce.

Sprayground first captured worldwide attention when the ‘Hello My Name’ backpack debuted over 10 years ago. Sprayground founder, David BenDavid (DBD), had high hopes to create a brand that he felt represented his childhood and upbringing. Exposed to streetwear, art and a variety of cultures from a young age, DBD took all this inspiration and turned it into creativity that is now admired worldwide.

For more news and exclusive first looks, head to @sprayground.

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54 Kingdoms Unveils Its Final World Cup Collection: Forward Ever, Backward Never!



54 Kingdoms Unveils Its Final World Cup Collection: Forward Ever, Backward Never!

The 2022 FIFA World Cup just kicked off in Qatar, where Africa is being represented by Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia.

For most Africans, the tournament is a platform that reinforces continental unity, helping bridge the gap between Africans on the continent, and Diasporans globally. Since 2010, when South Africa became the first African country to host the tournament, 54 Kingdoms embarked on a creative journey of designing collections inspired by the United African vision engineered by the honorable Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Forward Ever, Backward Never is the final World Cup collection by 54 Kingdoms as the company reaches the last phase of its unity design blueprint. The blueprint, which is primarily inspired by Pan-African giants, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Marcus Garvey ― aims to give the continent a larger vision of itself via four main themes: Educate, Unite, Build and Progress. Each collection is tied to a theme dating back to Homecoming in 2010 (Educate), Score for Unity in 2014 (Unite), and Goal 54 in 2018 (Build).

“This is a bittersweet moment for us. As storytellers, one of the hardest things is to write an ending for any story, and unfortunately the end has come for our World Cup collection series. This creative journey started with inspiration from Dr. Nkrumah and will end with him. Hence, a collection paying homage to one of his profound statements, Forward Ever, Backward Never” ~ Kwaku Awuah, 54 Kingdoms President.

In the Progress phase, the Forward Ever, Backward Never (FEBN) design seeks to echo Nkrumah’s larger vision of a united and developed Africa free of any form of colonial rule. However, ‘Forward Ever, Backward Never’ also means Africa shouldn’t bemoan its past misdeeds all the time; we should forge ahead, but when a similar challenge resurfaces, we look back and remind ourselves that we shouldn’t make the same mistake again.

Throughout this tournament, Forward Ever, Backward Never is a reminder to Africa’s representatives to push forward even when it seems impossible, and never look back!

The Forward Ever, Backward Never is a limited edition collection available for pre-orders on November 23, 2022 with expected shipment starting on December 9, 2022. More details will be updated on the 54 Kingdoms website soon!

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Photos: Red carpet fashion from the 2022 MTV EMAs



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The 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Düsseldorf, Germany on Sunday night hosted by Aotearoa’s very own Taika Waititi and his partner, British pop star Rita Ora. (more…)

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What your favourite Nigerian stars wore to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ premiere in Lagos



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The filmmakers and cast from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever celebrated the film’s upcoming release earlier last night at the film’s first official African premiere at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki in Lagos.

Director Ryan Coogler, along with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta Mejía. along with local musicians featured in the film, Seni Saraki, Teni Zaccheaus, Bloody Civilian, P Priime, Cracker Mallo, Lady Donli, LMBSKN, Bolaji Williams, Olamiji “G-Lammy” Sodiya, Uzo Nwabudike and DBN Gogo joined dignitaries and guests at the black carpet premiere event.

Also present were some of the Nigerian showbiz’s leading men and women. Here is what some of them wore to the Wakanda-themed premiere!

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther remains the number one film in both East and West Africa and, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, fans will welcome back some familiar faces whilst being introduced to brand new characters. In the film, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in theatres across Africa on 11 November 2022.

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Chalé.Global Launches ‘Love Ghana, Love Chalé’ Jersey Collection




Ghanaian forward-thinking fashion brand, Chalé.Global unveils a new jersey collection designed for patriots and lovers of everything Ghana. (more…)

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