The Urban Lifestyle Boutique

Celebrating beautifully handcrafted objects from the African continent and beyond. The Urban Collective is a sustainable lifestyle brand driven by our passion for innovative design, art, and cultural exchange with partnering skilled artisans in developing countries who design beautifully hand crafted products and artifacts. Our brand emerged as one of the new urban lifestyle boutiques located in Miami's Midtown on N. Miami Ave in 2004 and continues to support the work of these artisans through our partnership and collaboration with a number of non-profit organizations including Global Partners for Development, Aid to Artisans, League of Artisans and NEST, which is dedicated to changing the lives of women artisans by giving them small loans to build and maintain art or craft-based businesses. We proudly support the work of artisans who design, fabricate and offer our patrons a collection of beautiful products that marries the raw authenticity of African craftsmanship with the sleekness of modernity.

Latest News

June 2004

TheUrbanCollective and NEST

TheUrbanCollective, in partnership with NEST, supports women artisans from developing countries by allocating a percentage of our sales to small loans to help build and maintain their arts and crafts businesses.
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April 2010

The Urban Collective: Socially Conscious Art and Design

 “The Urban Collective Store, an urban lifestyle boutique featuring fine authentic artisan pieces from Africa and Asia along with modern design elements.” read more

December 2011

artAfrica Miami Arts Fair 2011 in Overtown

The Urban Collective hosts the first Annual ArtAfrica Miami Arts Fair 2011 in the heart of Overtown during the Art Basel Miami.  read more