Our Story


Foundation

We like to think of the story of Designs by Abike Oyedele as the manifestation of a seed.

As the daughter of a successful entrepreneur, Abike knew from a young age that she was meant to own her own business. Like most entrepreneurs, she didn't exactly know what that business would be or how it would all come to fruition. 

In May of 2010, Abike lost her daughter at four weeks old. She went on to experience 8 more losses before finally giving birth to a healthy child. This challenging time rendered her unable to keep a job. She started making clutches and bags and teaching herself to sew. In December 2012, she opened up her Etsy shop and started selling her items, beginning her path to entrepreneurship. 

With three children and a full-time job, her dream of running her business full time started to go on the back burner. In October of 2019, her family moved to Charlotte, NC. At this time, she decided she no longer wants to pursue a career in corporate America. Instead, she decided to focus completely on her passion and calling: Designs by Abike Oyedele.

What we offer

At Designs by Abike Oyedele, we offer Ready to Wear Clothing & Accessories that make all women feel fabulous and confident regardless of their size or color. 

All of our clothing are made with African Wax Cotton unless stated otherwise. Our garments are made right here in the United States by Abike or by our tailors in Nigeria. 

We also accept custom orders. If you're going for a special occasion or if you're having a photo shoot, we can customize a garment specifically for you. Please contact us at hello@abikeoyedele.com for additional information. 

 


★Reviews

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Great quality
Hi Angela, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you're satisfied with your shopping experience with us. We can't wait to see you back! -Your friends at Designs by Abike
Love all of my clothes
Hi Melanie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy that you're satisfied with your shopping experience with us. We can't wait to see you back! -Your friends at Designs by Abike
Small & Elegant
Gorgeous
Love my skirt and blouse
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. More importantly, thank you for shopping with us. We hope to see you again soon. :)