- A luxury African fashion brand is selling makoti shawls for a whopping R10 000
- The pricey blankets sold out online within a matter of days
- Mzansi took to the comments section, sharing their mixed reactions to the expensive product
Matte Nolim, a local African designer outlet is offering makoti blankets for R10,000 a piece. Only four went on sale on the company website, and each one sold old within two days.
Mathew Nolim Siyethemba Duma, the brains behind the luxury brand, says he wanted to add a new prestige to the kinds of fashion he grew up with in Mzansi.
Although South Africans may question the price tag, Duma has definitely defended his choice.
"I've been borrowing a lot from African culture, from what I grew up with and what was looked down upon within my culture, and trying to repackage that as African Luxury," Duma said.
In 2019, Gucci introduced the same blanket and are selling it on their website for a little over R15,000.
Mzansi took to the comments section, sharing their thoughts on the expensive apparel. Many felt surprised, knowing very well similar products could be bought at PEP for around R230.
Check out some of their comments below:
"BATHONG a whole 10tao for sholo."
"Imagine buying tjale ka 10k"
@LimakhweS hilariously said:
"I hope it comes with lobola"
"It must be crack"
"I'd rather freeze the whole winter."
@Sifiso_TN pointed out:
"My grandma used to buy these for like R30"
"Clearly I'm not their target market"
"Gucci can go jump off a cliff... JHB CBD has a forever special discount 100% off"
In some more fashion news, Briefly News previously reported that a Nigerian man identified as Clement Nosakhare has celebrated his lover, Anny, whom he is set to marry come Thursday, May 27.
In a post on Facebook, the man said that God answered his prayer and gave him not only a life partner but someone who is also a sister and mother.
Clement stated that he will forever be grateful for having someone precious. In the post, the lovers served some fashion goals as they combined the colour white with different outfits.
People looking forward to making their pre-wedding photos lovely may just look at their snaps for cool ideas.
Messages of congratulations poured in from all quarters for the lovers. Briefly News compiled some of the reactions below:
Oriomaro Athe said:
"Congratulations may Jehovah continuously bless your marriage."
Somto Chukwu said:
"Clement Nosakhare Happy for you brother, blessing upon blessing brother, cheers."
Maurice Itz Maurexy Imoh said:
"My mind no dy deceive me...I know... congratulations boss."
Joycelynzi Shed said:
"Better style congratulation dear am happy for u."
Akpobor Joseph said:
"Congratulations, Clem. Love the giant stride. As from 27th, enjoy such a life you'd be grateful for each day."
Cassiel Charles-Jnr Chimeruchea Atako said:
"Sir Clem, My Oga and G for Life.... Always on point I Celebrate you Sir... Congrats."
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