I'm Xandra, or you can call me Kiks like family & friends, from my Nigerian middle name, Kikelomo. I hope that you love browsing through our website and find the perfect treats for yourself and special gifts for your loved ones.
I’ve always been at my happiest when being creative, so having worked as a Buyer for large retail companies for over 10 years, it was being made redundant while 7 months pregnant, that gave me the courage to take the leap into starting Lolly & Kiks.
I learnt how to sew my first tote bag in 2018, using left over fabric from my Traditional Nigerian Engagement Ceremony. I now spend my days doing what I love, caring for my daughter and Mini Business Partner #MBP, Lolly, whilst sourcing bold and beautiful wax prints (Ankara) and transforming them into well made fashion and home accessories.
Born in Ibadan, and raised in London from the age of 2, Lolly & Kiks has naturally grown into a brand that is worn with pride by people from all backgrounds. Most items are made-to-order here in London, and as we grow I'm also working with some lovely UK & Africa based makers & machinists to help us grow and offer our customers more of what you've been asking for. So being a small business, I can confirm that it’s true that real people do a happy dance whenever you place an order 😊
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our story and for supporting a small independent and black female owned business 🖤
Sending you bag loads of joyful colourful wax print vibes,
from Kike Xandra "Kiks"
[& of course from our MBP, Lolly!] xx