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Dana World-Patterson on Apr 6, 20224 out of 5 stars
This dress fit my mom extraordinarily, however, it was for me. Unfortunately, it was very small for me. Be sure to use the measurement chart. Quality is great! The yellow is beautiful. You will love it in your size.
Toni on Feb 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
This dress is beautiful, fits perfectly. The shipping was quick and corresponding with the proprietor was easy and customer friendly.
karla on Jan 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very Pretty Dress! Highly recommend.
Liz on Dec 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
The quality of the apron definitely met my standards and matched the photo exactly. I thought I chose a different pattern but I didn't and was surprised when I opened the package. Instead of returning it, I will wait until the one I wanted becomes available again and God willing, I'll buy that one too because it really is beautifully made. Thanks again! :)
Drew on Oct 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Excellent purchase, I am very pleased
Francine on Oct 19, 20214 out of 5 stars
The dress is gorgeous but was too small. The store was more than gracious to provide options for something that actually fit.
writtenbyrob1 on Oct 19, 20214 out of 5 stars
gave as a gift, friend loved it!!
Melanie on Sep 22, 20215 out of 5 stars
My jacket coat is quite beautiful. It looks just like the picture. This was my first purchase with this merchant. She is very responsive to questions and definitely knows how to create beautiful quality clothing.
Jo on Aug 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great quality bag! Exactly as described. Would definitely buy more.
Ingrid on Aug 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
This dress I love the fit quality of how this dress looks on me. Buy this dress you won't be disappointed. The shipping was really quick. Thanks again
The Birth of Abike Oyedele (Designs by Abike)
We like to think of the story of Designs by Abike, (now simply 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: Abike Oyedele.
Abike is the founder and visionary. She maintains the site, selects the fabrics, designs, sizes, etc.
She’s also the face of the customer service team. Any inquiries you send is likely being responded to directly by Abike herself. She really takes the customer’s satisfaction personally and seriously.
Abike is also one of the tailors. She typically makes products only for the ready-made collection because it allows her a better opportunity to manage her time.
Ronke is a crucial part of the team. She’s the head tailor in Nigeria and she’s known for her great attention to detail.
She’s a wife & mom and is ecstatic at the opportunity to create her own revenue stream to support her family and create a future for her children.
Our ready-made collection and made to order garments are typically fulfilled by both Ronke & Abike.
Ám̀ma can also be referred to as a visionary. When you give her a sketch and ask her to create, her imaginations go wild. Tweaking things here and there to make the final product you see on the site.
Ám̀ma hails from Ghana and she’s also one of the tailors at Abike Oyedele.
She’s also a wife & mom and she loves creating both at the sewing machine and in the kitchen.
Custom order requests are usually fulfilled by Ám̀ma.
Owner, Designer, Creator
Abike is the founder and visionary. Abike is also one of the tailors. She typically makes products only for the ready-made collection because it allows her a better opportunity to manage her time.
Assistant, Photographer, Shipper
Tayo assists with taking photos, customer inquiries, and shipping. He's also my husband and this is his way of contributing to my success. :)
Ronke is the head tailor in Nigeria & she's known for her great attention to detail. She's a wife & mom and is ecstatic at the opportunity to create her own revenue stream to support her family.
Ám̀ma hails from Ghana and she's also one of the tailors at Abike Oyedele. She's also a wife & mom and she loves creating both at the sewing machine and in the kitchen. Custom order requests are usually fulfilled by Ám̀ma
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
I don't accept returns or cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Sale items are final sale. No returns or exchanges can be offered on these.
Accessories ( Bags, Jewelry, Headwraps, E.T.C) are eligible for exchanges or store credits within 5 days of delivery. Please email us at hello [!at] abikeoyedele.com.
Made to order garments ( made specifically for you) are not eligible for returns or exchanges. Should you have an issue, please reach out to us. Again, we want you to be happy.
Ready to wear clothing are eligible for exchanges as long as the size you need is still in stock. If it is not, we will notify you if this is an item that will be restocked. If it isn't, we can issue a store credit.
You are responsible for returning the garment in the same condition that it was received (unused and unworn).
Additionally, you'll need to send us a message within 1-3 days after delivery to inform us of any issue and you'll need to ship the item back within 7 days.
When sending your item back, it is imperative that you add tracking to your package.
Once the garment has been received in acceptable condition, we will ship the replacement free of charge to you within 1-2 business days.
We ship worldwide and can offer free worldwide shipping on orders of $150 or more.
Orders weighing less than 1lb are generally shipping with USPS First Class Mail.
Orders over 1lb are shipped using USPS Priority Mail.