Live the Ankara Life

AJ Taylor

We love all things African print around here and we can't get enough. So we have come up with the perfect solution. The Ankara Life box.  Do you love African print clothing? Would you like to have more African print in your home and your closet? Are you looking to add more colour and print to your wardrobe? Would you be interested in a curated service that allows you to get beautiful prints every month without the stress of searching and shopping. We have just the thing for you. The Ankara Life box is a subscription service that will deliver...

How to wear African Print skirts

With Sunny weather around the corner, it's time to get popping with those prints and an essential for every woman's wardrobe is a print skirt, more specifically, an African print skirt. So we have compiled 20 looks with African print skirts and styling tips for you to help you with your summer print skirt adventures. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. And click here to shop some beautiful print skirts for yourself.   For the ultimate sunny day look, a bold, colourful skirt paired with a white tshirt or blouse is the way to go. This easy to...

1 dress 3 outfits- Davida

AJ Taylor

We are styling our Davida dress in 3 different outfits for 3 different occasions. Which of these is your favourite?


AJ Taylor

Tags workwear

Perhaps, it was your new year's resolution to do more with your prints, maybe you just want some inspiration or maybe you just want more otions for your work wardrobe.Well, we have some beautiful outfits and some great tips to help you add more print and colour to your work wardrobe.    Look1- A classic boss look A pencil skirt is a great way to incorporate more print into your work wardrobe. Paired here with a black shirt and black boots, this look is worthy of any boos lady. It si strong without being too loud and aggressive and perfect...

Wedding style inspiration

AJ Taylor

Tags wedding, wedding guest style, wedding style

  Spring and summer mean one thing; an influx of wedding invitations. Friends, colleagues, acquaintances, family members. Everyone is getting married and you need a different outfit for each celebration. Well, in case you find yourself at a loss, here are 5 outfits to inspire your own wedding style this season. With these ideas, you don't have to stress, you just need to get inspired and put your own spin on things. After all, weddings are supposed to be fun, not stressful.   Look 1- Beautifully Understated A bold print dress in a simple silhouette is a great look for a...

Established in 2009, Ankara House, a subsidiary of CJAJ09, is an independent African fashion design house and clothing store that is all about making style accessible and fashion affordable for the sophisticated, hard working and discerning woman. We believe that culture and heritage should not have to cost that much and that clothes should be an extension of ones style, belief and background; a way to show who we really are. We aim to bring you beautiful, in style and on trend clothing at prices that won't leave you broke. we want you to look good and still have money to spend. Our products are of very high quality and we aim to provide the best customer service we can. 

Our designs draw from the beauty and sophisticated nature of European fashion mixed with the richness and ethnicity of African culture. Our clothes are a mixture of classic, vintage, contemporary and modern styles, which means we can cater to all events and occasions.

Just to help you keep your personal sense of style, we offer modifications on most clothing in store, and we also offer a custom made dress service so just get in touch with us via email at

As of 2017, in our quest to help you get more African print into your life and our effort to serve you better, we have expanded our offerings with the Zahara range, a line of African print home ware and accessories for your life. It's full of African print pieces that will fit right into your life and around your home, adding an instant touch of colour and culture. We have also launched the Ankara Life subscription box, a monthly box delivering clothes, homeware and accessories to your door with no extra hassle for you at all. Because we want to make it as easy as possible for you to live that Ankara Life and have all the print and colour you deserve. 

Thank you very much for visiting us and we hope you enjoy your time here. Use the contact up tab on bottom right side of the page to speak us about any questions, comments, feedback. Feel free to send us a message and join our mailing list for promotions, new arrivals and promotions. Happy shopping.

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