On September 14, 2013 the doors of Nubian Hueman opened for the first time. With initial merchandise from three artists, Anika designed a space where Black and Brown independent creatives could not only sell their merchandise to an international market, but it was also a space where they could be celebrated. This new environment would allow customers to connect directly with the artists who made these unique awe-inspiring pieces.
From 13 pairs of feather earrings and three artists to now two stores full of apparel and accessories from over 600 brands, Nubian Hueman has become a nationally recognized fashion source. Nubian Hueman has grown to offer connections to artists from 35 countries spanning six continents. Its online platform also affords its global customers this same experience. The store has been voted as the best boutique of DC and has been featured on several media platforms like The Washington Post, NPR and Forbes. In 2014, Anika Hobbs received a special recognition from President Barack Obama and in 2019, they opened their second Nubian Hueman store in Baltimore, Maryland to accompany her initial store in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington DC.
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development”