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Black-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now

This is a compilation of some of my favorite black-owned businesses and other stand-outs that you can support the next time you feel like doing some shopping. Being mindful of where our money is going is just one tiny fraction of a much greater effort. Even though this is barely scratching the surface, this is a good place to start. Remember to commit to supporting these businesses every day — not just tomorrow, this week, and next week — every single day <3



An independent, Brooklyn-born brand centered in making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty. Their products are always natural, easy, and (most importantly) fun.

t.a. New York

Telsha Anderson has designed a concept store that caters to the women-identifying community in New York City. Her focus for T.A. is to provide product that presents a renewed outlook towards luxury living. The brands featured at T.A. have been personally sourced from Tbilisi, London, Paris, Peru, Milan, South Korea, LA, New York and other locations around the world.


Relove is a resale boutique offering a curated mix of vintage, designer, and contemporary pieces. They offer a reasonably priced eclectic mix of vintage, independent labels and designer pieces for both men and women.

Conversations Over Chai

Just like meeting your friends in a coffee shop <3. Conversations Over Chai is a handmade, re-worked and vintage statement jewelry shop based in Brooklyn.

Jade Swim

This eco-friendly swimwear brand by fashion editor & stylist Brittany Kozerski combines her minimalist aesthetic with innovative silhouettes and unique design details.

The Lam Label

Handpicked vintage ceramic pieces sourced with lots of love <3

Golden Girly

Custom-made minimal styles for all your loungewear needs<3

Harrietts Bookshop

"If black girl magic were a bookstore" is how Harriett’s Bookshop owner Jeannine A. Cook describes her store. The mission is to celebrate women artists, women authors, and women activists <3

The Honey Pot Co

Founded by Bea Dixon, The Honey Pot Co is the first complete feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. Made by women. 100% natural.

Lolly Lolly Ceramics

Beautifull handcrafted ceramics by Lalese Stamps.


Proclaim is an inclusive nude lingerie line made in LA from earth-conscious fabrics. They are founded on the principles that fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet. Proclaim is expanding the definition of nude, one ethically made bra at a time.

OMA the Label

NYC based jewelry line at the corner of sexy and sweet.


This line is catered to fostering a sense of learning, growth, and consistency through vulnerability. The texture, scent and feel of this unique whipped body butter is intentionally crafted to leave skin noticeably softer without the "after taste" of grease.


Shop preloved and antique homeware based in Bedstuy BK.

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. 

Local European

Made in LA by Alexandra Bunch for the elegant street girl.

Particulieres NYC

Offering signed and collectible vintage pieces.

Juvia's Place

Juvia’s Place was created to celebrate the rebels, rulers and queens of the African kingdoms of long ago, who emulated and honored beauty through their soulful and innovative techniques that the top beauty gurus still use today. Inspired by the queens before us, Juvia’s Place offers the richest, most vibrantly-pigmented essentials for the eyes, face and lips to take you from the office, to the Caribbean islands, and everywhere in between!

Hanifa Official

Riddled with a painful history, the beauty of Congo is often untapped and overlooked. The gentleness, beauty, history, poise, majesty, strength, power, and hope of the Congolese spirit inspired this collection. When creating each piece, I was reminded of the stories my mother told me of the women she knew back home in Congo. Women who suffered great loss but still, mustered every ounce of strength everyday to show up. My hope is that this collection inspires all women to stand tall in their power and like the Democratic Republic of Congo, to use their history, whether pretty or painful — to redesign their future. My country, the land of Congo, is ripe with an abundance of natural resources — the greatest of which are its people — its women. Hanifa presents.... Pink Label Congo.

Liha Beauty

Founded by Abi +Liha, this brand creates beauty products that, like them, a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude.

Glazed NYC

Founded by friends Shelby Macklin and Banna Nega in 2015, Glazed NYC is a community-based lifestyle brand focused on providing high quality, classic accessories that bridge the gap between function and glamour. Glazed NYC is space to share their infatuation with history throughout the art, music, film, and fashion realms, giving artists in their community and beyond a platform to tell their stories while creating new ones together.

Lolly Lolly Ceramics

Beautifull handcrafted ceramics by Lalese Stamps.

Please continue to share more black-owned businesses, including local businesses in your city. Aside from petitioning, protesting, advocating, discussing, learning, listening, fighting, and voting, this is one way to continue to stand with our black communities today and forever with support and LOVE ALWAYS.

Melania Zilo

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