In case you have forgotten, it’s still time to talk about Black Lives Matter. In addition to protesting, signing petitions, donating money, educating yourself, and showing your support on social media, you can also help out by supporting Black-owned businesses. There are plenty of amazing businesses that you can give your support to right now. If you’ve been itching to shop or buy some new products, check out these Black-owned retailers.
Rue107 is an affordable, super cute clothing brand based out of NY. All their pieces are contemporary and fun, and they even have their own swim line! I love trendy fashion with unique pieces where everyone will ask where you got it from, and everything at Rue107 is like that. They also have stellar reviews and carry sizes S-3X, and they’re currently offering 50% off!
I am obsessed with candles and I’m so excited to try MAKTUB Studio candles. I normally have a hefty supply of Bath & Body Works candles at the ready, but I’m trying to expand my horizons. These candles are so pretty and the scents all sound amazing. This Beautiful candle (that’s the name of it) smells like grapefruit, mint, neroli, rose, and apple, and the packaging lives up to the product name.
Chic Geeks has super cute tech covers—everything from laptop cases, phone cases, keyboard covers, and more. Their covers look soooo luxe and fancy, it’s a great way to upgrade your old tech’s look without actually having to buy a whole new laptop. Plus, everything is vegan and cruelty-free.
You should definitely be following @sweatsbysam on Instagram to be the first to know when new products launch, as they’re selling out super quickly. Since we’re all stuck at home for the most part, you definitely need some cute and chic loungewear, and all of Sweats by Sam’s sets are soooo comfy and cute. I mean, I know you’re just dressing up to play on your laptop on the couch, but your dog will definitely appreciate how cute your outfit is.
Humans Before Handles has the most gorgeous jewelry, ranging from super delicate pieces to very colorful, fun statement jewelry to upgrade your outfits. The best part is that it’s all super affordable too. They also carry hair accessories like barrettes and headbands, so you’ll look put-together once we can go out again.
If you haven’t heard of JBD Apparel yet, you’re going to see them everywhere soon, as they are a celebrity favorite. The clothing is selling out like crazy with chic matching sets in breathable fabrics. The secret to their success is the super flattering fit of the clothes, so if you need a knock-em-dead outfit that you’ll look amazing in, you’ll want to check them out. The only thing to be aware of is their clothing has a celebrity price tag, if you know what I mean. You can follow them on Instagram to know when they restock.
If you’re in need for some to-die-for, perfect fit swimwear this summer, check out Riot Swim. I normally shop at Amazon for my bikinis, but it’s nice to have a few nicer swimsuits that will last forever and fit your body perfectly. I love how high-waisted and flattering the Pico cut is (pictured above!) and you’ll definitely get tons of use out of it. Just think of the perfect Instagram selfies.
I know, I already featured candles, but look, I really love candles, okay?! The Harlem Candle Co. has the most beautiful luxe candles. These are definitely home decor, in addition to smelling amazing. This Love candle smells like, “an ethereal, fresh opening of crisp apple and watery green notes evolves with an unexpected nuance of aromatic elemi and spicy clove.” I mean, yes please? Plus it has an 80-hour burn time!
What Black-owned stores are your favorites that we should all check out? Please post them in the comments!
Images: LOGAN WEAVER / Unsplash; Rue107, MAKTUB Studio, Chic Geeks, Sweats by Sam, Humans Before Handles, JBD Apparel, Riot Swim, Harlem Candle Co.