You found that perfect dress, or that awesome shirt and tie that will absolutely rock the party you are going to in Lagos next week. One big obstacle, the dress is only available at an online shop in London, UK. The online store selling it does not deliver to Kano, or any other part of Nigeria.
Team Haba Naija has compiled a list of top London and other UK online shops, as well as brick-and-mortar stores that deliver to Nigeria. If you know of a store that delivers to Nigeria, we do not have on this page, please let us know.
If you are into your branded fashion goods, and you love a bargain, then ASOS is for you. They stock almost every popular branded goods you can think of. In the sports fashion section, you can choose from Nike, Puma, Adidas and many other brands. If you are into niche brands such as Dr Marten, you can find it there as well. I struggle to find a brand Nigeria’s love, that was not available at ASOS. What will delight most Nigerian online shoppers is the pricing! We love our bargains in Nigeria, don’t we? If you navigate to their Outlet section, you can get as much as 70% off some products.
And of course, the clincher for most Nigerias is the fact that they deliver to Nigeria. I read somewhere that their delivery to Nigeria was free, without any restriction on minimum spend. Sadly that is not the case any more. But I think their delivery charges are very reasonable. If you spend more than £50, they still ship to you free of charge. But if you spend below £50, you pay what I think is a reasonable delivery charge of £8.
You need to be careful about this crucial spend of £50. This is the threshold at which you have to pay custom charges in Nigeria. I think item valued below £50 is customs charges free in Nigeria. ASOS also have a fast delivery option, whatever you order will be delivered within 4-5 working days, if you are happy to pay the £20 delivery charge.
If you have never heard of this online shop before, don’t worry. There is no need to describe what it’s about to you, it’s all in the name Look Fantastic. It is probably one of the largest online beauty product stores you can think of. You can order basic things like lipstick to larger and more complex, hard to find beauty products.
What concerns us the most is whether they deliver to Nigeria, which they do. Like a number of online stores that deliver to Nigeria, it is free if you meet their minimum spend. If you want to Look Fantastic but none of the local products can do the trick, you should consider ordering from Look Fantastic.
3. Amazon UK
Amazon needs no introduction, this online giant has come to be the definitive online shopping website. There are hundreds of thousands of other online retailers using Amazon platform to sell their own stuff. Individual vendors do as well. Amazon itself does not ship to Nigeria, but many other retailers that use its online platform do. You will have to do your own research to see if one of Amazon vendors will ship to your location in Nigeria.
4. T.M. Lewin
This awesome west end of London based fashion shop has a nice online presence too. Strictly speaking, there should be no reason to order from them, because they have a shop in Shoprite Ikeja, Lagos and probably other locations in Nigeria. The word on the grapevine, amont T.M, Lewin fans is that you can get the latest directly from their London shop. There is several months delay before the new stuff in their London store gets to Nigeria.
Their delivery charge to Nigeria is variable, the best way to be certain is to visit the delivery section of their website.
5. Harrods UK
As this iconic shop states in the byline on their website “Master of luxury”. For Nigerians whose needs can only be served by the finest luxury goods, Harrods UK online shop is the place to shop.
Harrods does not deliver to Nigeria directly, they do their Nigerian and other international shipping platform called BorderFree.
6. Border Free
Border Free is not an online shop as such, but a fulfilment house. It delivers shopping you order online shops that do not deliver directly to Nigeria. Harrods is one such example. If you place an order for a produce at Harrods, it will be delivered to you in Lagos, Abuja or any other part of Nigeria via Border Free. You need to visit their website and browse the list of online retailers they deliver for.
7. 3 Little Bunnies – Baby clothes UK to Nigeria
We are particularly excited by 3 little bunnies; baby clothes UK to Nigeria. Some of the reasons include the fact that, unlike the other businesses on this page, it is a small business. My guess will be a micros one person business, which need our support more than the million and billion dollar businesses featured on this page.
I have a feeling you can even have a personalised shopping experience with 3 little bunnies. You can visit their Instagram page right here.