African Inspired Pop-Up BoutiqueJuly 28, 2017, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Somi Décor and Texstyle Bags team up to showcase their line of Nigerian inspired home décor, handbags and fashion accessories at a joint pop up boutique in the heart of the Historic South Main Arts District located at 412 S Main Street. This duo has a passion to bring light and vibrancy of their culture to the city of Memphis. The pop up boutique will open during the South Main Art Trolley Night on Friday July 28th from 6:30-9pm, with a private viewing from 5 -6:30pm.
“Exposing our city to different cultures has always been a mission of mine. When I met these two female entrepreneurs, who also happened to be from my native country of Nigeria, I immediately saw an opportunity to lend a helping hand”, says Ephraim Urevbu, artist and owner of the building the pop up shop will make its debut.
Attendees can expect to enjoy high quality prints from the best West African textile markets. The space will be transformed into a cultural experience. “We are stronger together, learning from each other’s experiences and successes, united as women. Partnering with Texstyle Bags not only celebrates the beauty of collaboration, but also sharing culture, and how it transcend borders. This is an opportunity to come together and celebrate diversity,” says Ewea Pettis, founder and owner of Somi Décor.
“Partnering with Somi Decor means that more Memphians will get to experience the intersecting worlds of fashion and artistic craftsmanship through the use of bright, bold Nigerian prints with a modern design,” says Samilia Colar, Nigerian founder and CEO of Texstyle and graduate of Memphis College of Art.
Both Somi Décor and Texstyle have sold exclusively online and in boutiques around the country. This Pop up will have the public enjoy a taste of Nigerian culture through a variety of home goods, accent pillows, handbags, neckties, and jewelry and wall art. The pop up boutique will be located at 412 S Main St, adjacent to Art Village Gallery in downtown Memphis, TN.
About Somi Décor
Somi Décor provides consumers with stylish African inspired home fashions and unique gifts. Owned by Nigerian native Ewea Pettis and handmade locally in Memphis TN. The boutique carries home décor accessories, accent pillows, custom lamp shades and wall art. To find out more, go to www.somidecor.com
About Texstyle Bags
Created in 2007 by Memphis-based designer Samilia Colar from Plateau, Nigeria, Texstyle is a maker of beautifully hand-crafted bags and fashion accessories. The collection is filled with everything from dramatic Nigerian prints to stylish solids with rich color combinations. Our mission is to provide products that are attractively unique and smart, with a strong identity. For more information, visit www.texstyleshop.com