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5 Reasons to Shop with Kupendiza This Holiday Season!

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5 Reasons to Shop with Kupendiza This Holiday Season!

Let us count together... 1. Our Blowout 2017 Black Friday Sale From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we will offer 3 DAYS of UNBELIEVABLE savings: A full 30% OFF on EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! That Le Look backpack you've had your eye on? Oooohhhhh yeah! Go for it.   2. We Will Support the "Future African Leaders Project" on November 28: Giving Tuesday On Giving Tuesday, November 28, 100% of your purchase will go to support the mission of African Women & Youth Initiative directly. This is the Future African Leaders Project, the orphan mission that has rescued many HIV/AIDS-affected children and youth in Nakuru. FALP provides food...

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Alex Blackmore Joins the Team

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Alex Blackmore Joins the Team

It's time I formally introduced Alex Blackmore as part of the Kupendiza team. I suppose you'd call it a "soft launch." He's been helping since March. Alex's background is in operations consulting - specifically, he helps companies streamline their operations and business processes using technology. He's on board to contribute logistical and operational support. In other words, to hold my feet to the fire and make sure Kupendiza moves forward! After the spring Coterie show in New York City (Kupendiza's first big-city, fashion industry mega-event at the Javits Center ), I stayed with Alex & company in the Bronx. I'd driven up from...

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Since the last time we spoke...Kupendiza at 2 years old!

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Since the last time we spoke...Kupendiza at 2 years old!

We at Kupendiza are not millenials (although we're recruiting!). We've been out a lot, being present with people; and we can't quite get the hang of real-time reporting via SnapChat, etc.  So we do these roundups. Please bear with us. We'll be brief! THE YEAR IN PICTURES (reverse chronological): We teamed up with the amazing Le Look Bags of Lagos, Nigeria for this year's Congressional Black Caucus' ALC (Annual Legislative Conference)! This is the annual meeting of the African-American members of the United States Congress. THAT gave Kupendiza a bunch of firsts. It was a first for us to: exhibit our handmade handbags at...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We at Kupendiza are inspired by the huge numbers of women who are beating breast cancer today! The courage and steely resolve required to face down this disease are unbelievable. To honor you Kupendiza will donate 15% of total sales in October to the American Cancer Society. ALL of us have been touched or know beautiful souls who have been touched by the disease.  We honor those who did not make it and we live in the joyous expectation that human knowledge will soon catch up to this plague and eliminate it once and for all. To all of you who march for miles...

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Kupendiza and Le Look: Making it Official at CBC 2017

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Kupendiza and Le Look: Making it Official at CBC 2017

Kupendiza will officially launch our new relationship with Le Look House of Bags from Nigeria at this year's Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference - Sept. 20-24, 2017. Please join us for the occasion! We will be at Booth #224. #CongressionalBlackCaucus #CBC #BlackCaucus#CBCFINC #CBCFALC17 Le Look House of Bags was founded by a woman, Chinwe Ezenwa, in 1968. Today, she is recognized as one of Nigeria's top designers, and is increasingly well known in Africa. Work at the company has put food on a lot of tables in the past 31 years, and Ezenwa's success is inspiring to the growing numbers of women business entrepreneurs sprouting up across the continent....

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