Black-Owned Brands And Fashion Houses You Need To Be Shopping, Like, Yesterday

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So, Black History Month is drawing to a close. This is a time to learn about visionaries like the first Black female millionaire, the contributions of Black scientists, and about how the conversation about Black hair is more complex than just straight vs. curly. But we want to say just one last thing before the month closes out: keep this same energy all year long and support Black businesses!

The rates of Black entrepreneurship are higher than ever in 2022 – yet the brands and organizations don’t always receive similar opportunities as their non-Black counterparts. We, as consumers, have the power to change that. Scroll down to discover Black-owned brands you can (and should!) support any time of year.


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Lemlem, the brainchild of supermodel Liya Kebede, is a sustainable brand with the type of vibe that works for both work and weekends. This sleek swimsuit will have you dreaming about your next vacation. The caftan dress would look great in a summer office, while this striped dress is perfect for when the temps climb past 90 degrees.


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With supple leather and modern-but-minimal hardware, Vavvoune specializes in accessories you can wear forever. Grab the Sunsa crossbody, which comes in luxe colors and has a removable strap. The discreet fringe of this bag would be at home in even the most conservative offices.

Fe Noel

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If Andrea Iyamah is all about slouchy glam, then Fe Noel is all about the eccentric world traveler. This slip dress would look equally great with a pair of sneakers, wispy sandals, or a tough pair of moto boots. A crisp white shirt is a great addition to any closet, and this one takes the classic and gives it a makeover. Who needs another boring black swimsuit? No one, that’s who. This one-shoulder version has a literal twist that makes it a stunning addition to your vacay wardrobe. 

Kimberly Goldson

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Bridgerton is more than a show on Netflix — it’s a way of life. Kimberly Goldson brings flounce and grand proportion to her recent collection. The pieces, which include a perfectly poofy dress and a shirt with statement sleeves, can’t help but remind us of Bridgerton fashion. Trench coat aficionados will love this one-sleeved dress, which borrows the crispness and silhouette of the iconic outerwear.

Stella Jean

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Pretty, polished, yet so, so, flowy, this floral dress by Stella Jean encompasses the spirit of the brand. Stella Jean’s pieces, each one of them a statement on their own, can be dressed up for work or down for errands on the weekend. This skirt would look great with a denim jacket and trainers or a crisp white cotton shirt. The classic lines of this midi shirt dress contrasts nicely with the totally rock and roll print.

Bernard James

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Let’s get one thing out of the way: Bernard James is all about opulence and sparkle. This choker takes the standard chain necklace profile and adds sparkly little flowers as accents. One can never have too many rings, and the flower-topped gold band would be the perfect signature piece. Complete the set with the matching earrings.

Brandon Blackwood NY

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If you were to describe the aesthetic of Brandon Blackwood’s handbags in two words, they would be ‘prim’ and ‘electric.’ The sleek lines of the frame bags contrast with the bright, bold colors to create stunning statement pieces you’ll want to wear every day. Or decide to go a bit more subdued with the equally gorgeous muted lavender. We love the fuzzy trunk with a removable crossbody strap.

Coco and Breezy

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The right pair of glasses can change your life. Okay, that’s a bit of hyperbole, but the right glasses can take your outfit to another level. Coco and Breezy’s extensive line of eyewear encompasses everything from sleek aviators to sleek tortoise shell frames. These square frame sunglasses would look great with a retro 70’s look, while this oversize pair brings the drama to every ‘fit.

Anima Iris

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The problem with creating classic accessories is that the end-product can look boring. Anima Iris takes familiar silhouettes and adds an of-the-moment quality to them, by adding textured material, oversized accents, or just the right amount of shiny hardware.

Riot Swim

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For a bit of Cannes (no matter your locale), slip on this tres chic one piece by Riot Swim. The glam Blaise suit would look fantastic away from the pool with a sarong tied lightly around your waist. The Vista bikini top is so sleek and chic that it looks like a second skin!


Hope for Flowers

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Helmed by designer Tracey Reese, Hope For Flowers is committed to sustainability and slow fashion, which means ethical sourcing and smaller production batches. Top picks include this utterly romantic gorgeous top which wows with a modern shape and updated take on florals. I’d wear with a denim jumpsuit and my favorite sneakers. For a casual but put-together vibe, reach for this turtleneck dress that has the everyday ease of your favorite hoodie. The modern Alice In Wonderland vibes of this dress can be dressed up with your favorite clutch or down with a pair of stompy sneaks.


We should be supporting Black-owned brands all year long, not just during Black History Month. Tell us what you think of the amazing designers we chose in the comments!

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