While Edmonton and Calgary, Canada is where you can trace our beginnings, the love of Africa, it's diaspora and our global community is where you’ll find our soul.
Founded by Franck Hounsokou in Edmonton, Canada in 2016, Boutique Africaine® is an online marketplace for African inspired items that came about when the founder was looking for a blazer with African prints for an event and couldn’t find one readily available.
The vision for our platform was to create more than an ecommerce website but rather a place where people could search for and get beautiful items of great quality in the same way local markets are structured in Africa.
The Tokpa market( by far the largest open-air market in West Africa) is the perfect example of this.
Our product is our platform. We are neither in the fashion company nor a retail company, we are first and foremost a technology company at the service or artisans, creators and designers of African inspired products.