In honor of Black History Month, we've put together some of the best black-owned businesses to support this year. From well-known names to well-hidden gems, shopping these brands are just one of the many ways that you can show your support this year.
While this celebration gives us a great excuse to spend some dough, shopping minority-owned businesses should be exercised year-round. Show these brands some well-deserved love!
If you don't know Savage X Fenty, where have you been? With sizes ranging from XS to 3X and up to 32DD for bras, Rihannas beloved lingerie line is know as one of the most inclusive to date. While promoted as body positive, the brand features models of every size, race, gender and sexual orientation.
Created by designer Aurora James, this "insta worthy" brand shoe and accessory brand Brother Vellies are so aesthetically pleasing. Crafted by local artisans from Kenya to Mexico, the brands earthy flats, playful stilettos and whimsical bags appeal to a variety of people. From bohemian types and A-list celebs (AKA Beyonc√©).
The Telfar Shopping Bag, nicknamed the ‚ÄúBushwick Birkin‚Äù is one of the hottest bags this year. Telfar Clemens first created the iconic bag in 2014, but it started gaining traction in 2017. Consequently, the label also won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The unisex brand also offers select clothing items, like it's White Castle T-shirts and jewelry inspired by the logo.¬†
You might recognize this brand when Pose star, Indya Moore honored 17 murdered trans women with statement earrings. Designer Areeayl Yoseefaw owns her own jewelry collection. Mainly focusing on statement pieces, this brand has already been featured on high-end publications like Vogue.
In 2016, Lisette Scott launched her jewelry brand Jam & Rico. Inspired by her bold Jamaican and Puerto Rican roots, each design represents different aspects of the cultures. Each collection is named after a different island and offers a range of pieces. From statement pieces to those crafted on the dainty side, Jam & Rico is made with love!
Candice Adams's luxury tech accessory brand Chic Geeks makes fashion-forward cases for your Apple Products. Whether you need a stylish new protective phone case or something to guard your laptop during travel, this brand has a product for you! This black-owned shop is known for their wide range of faux animal skins, glitters, and solid colors.¬†
Known for their highly pigmented shades and diverse color range, Juvia's Place is a makeup addicts dream. Nigerian-born founder¬†Chichi Eburu developed Juvia‚Äôs Place¬†in 2016 after struggling¬†to find makeup suited for her deep skin tone.¬†Since launching, the brand has skyrocketed with cult followings from popular makeup gurus like NikkieTutorials and Vanessa Gyimah.
A real life Cinderella story: Nancy Twine started¬†Briogeo Hair¬†in her¬†East Village, New York,¬†studio apartment. Today, the brand is one of the most popular Black-owned businesses around. Prided on creating formulas without any sulfates, silicones, parabens or other potentially harmful ingredients, Briogeo Hair has a product for everyone!