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VanKara Review X Giveaway

Written by: Bella Date: June 02, 2016



Dear Brownie,



I’m in a phase I hope will never end. I’m loving everything ankara so imagine my excitement when I got contacted by this company that makes beautiful bags from ankara material! I had been eyeing them for a while and I was so excited when they asked if they could send me a product to review!


About VanKara…

VanKara is an authentic afrocentric brand which boasts in all things African and comfortable.

It aims to bring beautiful ankara handmade pieces to the world. The brand aims to be inexpensive as well as always fashionable.

As at now, they focus mainly on ankara bags which come in different shapes and size, as pictured above!

VanKara is a fresh and vibrant outtake of african printed fashion (something that will NEVER go out of style) and the brand aims to take over the fashion world one state at a time.

In order to push the brand further ,the company has also included a  custom bag/clothing service for their clients with more of a unique vision of what kind of prints they’ll prefer to  wear. As well as simple statement pieces such as short and long boubous plus ankara maxi skirts as seen on their IG. 



My Thoughts…


Shipping: Although they are based in Lagos, I got my bag delivered to my door in Abuja in record time of ordering it!


Packaging: It was packaged so pretty! With a note and wrapped in yellow tissue paper I wish I had kept!


Quality: My bag came a little rumpled, but that happens when you ship things in Nigeria,lol. It wasn't terrible or anything and it didn’t really bother me and I’m picky


Customer Service: Impeccable. From when they contacted me till the day I got my order, I was kept up to date and the CEO answered all my extra annoying questions! Thanks, girl!


Pricing: The prices are amazing! They range from N3,500 to N9,000 depending on what bag you order, this is minus shipping! (shipping starts from N500)


Overall: I got the boxy roxy bag and I genuinely love the bag. It’s spacious, structured and I love the ankara fabric! It’s good quality and I’m the biggest fan of handmade items, I feel like it was made specially for me, you know what I mean? 



Contact them…

Want to get one of their bags? Here’s how to contact them!


  1. Their instagram page is @_vankara
  2. Make their hotline bling at 09055838777
  3. Don’t want to call? Send a whatsapp message to +2348184479918
  4. Email them at



Want A discount…?

To get 15% off your order, all you need to do is state ‘Brownie Sent Me’ as a referral! Isn’t that great?? 


Now, A Giveaway…

I loved my bag so much, I knew I had to get one for one of my Brownies!! You stand a chance to win any one of the bags photographed above by following these easy steps!


  1. Follow @_vankara on IG
  2. Repost the picture of the bag you want from their page with the hashtag #browniewedsvankara so I can see your entry!
  3. Your entry will be acknowledged! Simple, right?
  4. Giveaway winner will be announced on the 6th of June!
  5. Ps. It's restricted to Lagos and Abuja


I can’t wait for someone to win it and style it!


Quick Question…

What bag style do you think VanKara should add to their archive??



Be Better Brownie!



2 Readers Commented

  1. Praise May 25, 2016 | Reply
    Lovely review👏👌. I already entered your giveaway,hopefully I win. I think Vankara should add a drawstring and a backpack to their collection.
    • Brownie May 25, 2016
      Good luck! Love the drawstring idea!!

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