BLACK VOICES
04/22/2012 10:50 am ET Updated Jun 22, 2012

Meet the Young Designers Transforming Africa's Retail Scene: Part One

From Fashionista.com: Want a must-have item? If you are living in Africa, that means traveling.

I'm not talking across town to a local mall-but across continents to cities like New York, London, or Paris. For decades, this has been the primary method of acquisitions for fashion-forward Africans who craved Western luxury or contemporary goods. Until recently.

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