Black-Owned Fashion Shops You’ll Love Supporting
As protests erupted across the United States and around the world in response to the murder of George Floyd and countless others, many people starting looking for other ways to make a difference in the fight against anti-Black racism.
One of our favorite ways is by supporting businesses owned and led by Black entrepreneurs. This week, we’re highlighting Black-owned fashion brands you’ll love supporting not just today, but anytime you’re looking for something fabulous to wear!
Even better, you can shop these amazing designers from the comfort of home, and ship your favorites right to your international doorstep with MyUS—and pay no US sales tax as a MyUS member!
Based in Los Angeles, USA, fashion designer Nicole Shante launched The Nicole Shante brand in 2018. Inspired by the strength, ambition, and determination possessed by women of color, her line merges vintage silhouettes from the 60s and the 70s with modern glam for a timeless look full of glamour and style.
Corduroy Blazer $430
Bring a welcome pop of style to the office with this striped Corduroy Blazer from Nicole Shante. It's fully lined, has flap pockets, and has a bit of stretch for added comfort. Go all in by pairing the blazer with her matching Corduroy Bell Trousers with side pockets and a button fly.
Leather Cut-Out Top $180
Nicole Shante's Leather Cut-Out Top with snap-back closure is stunning and incredibly versatile. Whether you pair it with her faux-leather shorts in the summer or layer it under a blazer in the fall, be prepared to turn heads in the best way.
For sustainable apparel on the cutting edge of fashion, we're crushing on fashion brand GALERIE.LA. Celebrity stylist Dechel Mckillian founded her brand after touring the world with music artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne, and seeing firsthand the negative impact fashion can have on people and our planet. Using ethical business practices that benefit people and communities with sustainable production methods, she's bringing integrity to the fashion world one garment at a time.
Sabbath Cocoon Tunic $98
Made from super-soft cupro modal fabric that drapes beautifully on the body, the Sabbath Cocoon Tunic is the ultimate in comfort and style. It features side seam pockets, a boat neck, dolman sleeves, and a high-low hem for added interest.
Avocado Tencel Paperbag Pants $120
With a silky feel and easy fit, these Avocado Tencel Paperbag Pants will easily complement anything in your wardrobe and are now available in longer lengths to accommodate all heights.
Another favorite is Phlemuns, a gender-neutral brand based in LA and designed by James Flemons. Worn by some of the biggest names in music and fashion, including Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X, his designs are everything you're looking for in fashion-forward street style.
Crop Sweater in Sand $155
The Phlemuns Crop Sweater in Sand is made of 100% cotton with reverse terry contrast and features lime cover stitch detailing. It pairs well with denim, shorts, and these coordinating Sweatpants in Sand.
Cargo Pant in Denim Berry $290
The Phlemuns Cargo Pant in indigo denim with berry terry contrast panel and draw string detailing at the knee are fun, funky, and can be dressed up or down for nearly any occasion.
In the market for a new swimsuit? You'll want to check out LA based Jade Swim, created by by former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski Freeney. With a focus on minimalist design, innovative silhouettes, and textured fabrics, her suits are chic, stylish, and super-flattering. Even better, they're designed with versatility in mind and can be worn day to night as swim or ready-to-wear.
Evolve One Piece $220
Available in a rainbow of colors, the Evolve One Piece with one shoulder, oval cut-out in back, and cheeky bottom coverage fits true-to-size and is versatile enough to be worn as a bodysuit. Just add a pretty, flowing skirt to go from beach to city in seconds.
Halo Top Ribbed $120
Another bestselling swim look for summer 2020 is this Halo Top Ribbed with Lure Bottom Ribbed. The lined bandeau top has a singular cross-strap for function and design and the lined bottom offers traditional full coverage.
It's impossible to make a list of top fashion brands, let alone a list of Black-owned brands, without including Fenty, the bold and multi-faced ready-to-wear clothing and accessories line created by award-winning singer, songwriter, fashionista, and all-around powerhouse businesswoman Rihanna.
Printed Shirt Dress $660
Fenty's Printed Shirt Dress is fresh, sexy, and ready for summer. It's made from a cotton poplin overdyed in Stormy Tie-Dye and features an open back cut, side slit on the thigh, and deep crossover neckline. Style it with as pictured above with Half-Glazed gold hoop earrings, Classified Sunglasses, and Date Night Pumps in white.
Sleeveless Hoodie with Rounded Cut-outs $270
For a casual look filled with street style, we love Fenty's Sleeveless Hoodie with Rounded Cut-outs in candy pink. Along with rounded side cut-outs and a roomy front pouch pocket, it features a melting acid-green inscription reading "Beyond limits" on the right side cut-out. Complete the look with Fenty's Off Record Sunglasses.
Shop these fabulous Black-owned fashion brands and ship worldwide and US sales-tax-free when you become a MyUS member.
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*We always aim to bring our members the best shopping options available, but some of the brands featured in this post may have purchase restrictions. To find more information, please visit the merchant’s terms of sale, shipping guidelines and/or terms and conditions.