About Us

Gigi Henries-Jones is the founder and creative visionary behind Vai Girl. She’s a Liberian with over 20 years of luxury retail service in New York. Vai Girl is her labor of love and named after her tribal roots in Liberia, West Africa.  

Vai Girl brings handcrafted accessories and apparel to New York, with vibrant unique prints, sustainable materials and timeless design. Her attention to detail and high-end aesthetic can be felt throughout the brand from beginning to end. 

She started this company after searching for a perfect handbag and realized she could design her own with local artisans in Monrovia, Liberia. Nearly 4 years later, she has grown beyond offering custom handbags to carefully curating a product offering of handbags, jewelry, apparel and skincare that feels as if it were made for only you. 

Gigi splits her time between New York and Monrovia, and has made it a family business as she is supported by her sisters, nieces and mother, whose names are some of the brands most sought after pieces.