We’re back at it with another guide to shopping Black in the Diaspora. This time, we’re highlighting 15 Black owned businesses in Paris. Let’s show some love to our brothers and sisters in the “City of Light”.
Black Owned Businesses in Paris
Café Dapper by Chef Loïc Dablé is located a stone’s throw from Champs Elysées. The restaurant Café Dapper Loïc Dablé is set in Dapper Museum, a place dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and its diasporas. Dablé has been called the creator of “Afrofusion” – an ingenious mix of African and Western flavors. Loic Dable is a Parisian whose family comes from the Ivory Coast.
Dear Muesli is an organic cereal brand created by the “Muesli Boys”, Sylvain and brothers, Dikom and Bakang. This brand is not available in stores. The only way to get your hands on it is to go to their website and create your mix of dried fruit and nuts, seeds or chocolate chips. Once you have created your mix, it will be delivered directly to you within 2 days. (If you live in France)
Black Spoon is the first food truck in Paris to offer African cuisine. Senegalese owner, Fati Niang describes it as a “traveling African restaurant.”
Paule-Marie Assandre is the designer behind the NIKAULE brand of clothing. She describes her brand as a cross between tradition and modernity, that reveals an inspiring continent in harmony with the rest of the world.
Natasha Baco is a designer clothing collection for women designed by Natasha Baco. Her creations are released in limited editions and designed by craftsmen in France, with the permanent attention to detail.
Sakina M’sa is fashion designer of Comorian origin. Sakina’s collections echo her personal values: cross-cultural inspiration, highlight of the “made in France” know-how, and use of ecological or recycled materials.
Adama Amanda Ndiaye is a Senegalese fashion designer. She also goes by the name Adama Paris, which is also the name of the label she owns and operates.
INYÜ is an online marketplace for African designers to sell their designs to a broader audience and make African-inspired clothing more accessible.
Artistic director Lodia Kpodzro tapped into her Togolese roots to create BaZara’pagne. Her brand represents the love of two different worlds and the desire to bring them together.
Nefer by Daniel Tohou is a high fashion brand for men that combines Parisian elegance and African heritage.
Myriam Maxo tells a story through fabrics with abstract patterns and wax that provide a touch of fantasy with contemporary design.
Visiter L’Afrique or “Visiting Africa” is an interactive digital platform dedicated to tourism and culture on the African continent.
Alexis Peskine is a Parisian resident whose is renowned for his work on race and identity issues in France.
Massira Keita designs are inspired by Dutch African wax and fashion.
There you have it, 15 Black owned businesses in Paris and they’re all pretty dope! SUBSCRIBE below to get more great content as soon as it’s available!