A guide of Black-Owned Businesses to shop with on Black Friday
The holidays will in fact look a lot different this year for most of us, but there is one thing that we are almost positive won’t change: Black Friday Deals. However, this year you get to catch them from the comfort of your couch! Here at A Seat at the Table, where we are committed to providing insightful and informative resources for you to succeed in the fashion industry, we have comprised a list of 5 Black-Owned Businesses to shop with on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and everyday after) for your businesswear.
Historically, Black-Owned Businesses have struggled to compete in Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and sales in general, due to a lack of capital and support. In light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, several Black-Owned Businesses have seen an incline in support, but it is important to remain consistent. There is a black-owned business for every product and service imaginable. It is important to commit to the cause and support these brands by doing a little research on black-owned businesses whenever you are looking to shop. Below are 5 Black-Owned Businesses that will fulfill your business needs to get you started this Black Friday!
This small bridal and designer vintage is a gem when it comes to finding unique business pieces. They have several one-of-a-kind pieces from designers like Oscar De La Renta to John Galliano. Their Instagram shop features all of the pieces that have been handpicked by their founder, Subrina, herself. Subrina was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and later moved to the United States where she became a wardrobe stylist and Sis definitely has a great eye for fashion!
Brother Vellies a collection of handcrafted shoes and bags from South Africa, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Kenya. The brand is under the creative direction of Aurora James, and it has totally become one of the most desired brands amongst fashion”it” girls and celebrities. The brand is committed to using locally sourced textiles and employing artisans from these countries in Africa and to whom they pay living wages to (major brownie points).
3. The Folklore
The Folklore is an online retailer that is committed to delivering Africa and the diaspora’s top contemporary brands to their consumers. They feature brands and designers from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Kenya just to name a few. They carry the perfect mix of luxe and emerging talent from Africa in order to help brands reach new audiences and enhance profits.
McMullen, founded by Sherri McMullen in 2007, is a luxury inclusive concept shop that houses some of the top labels in fashion including Christopher John Rogers, Khaite, Nomia, and more. They are also committed to discovering emerging and established designers from around the world to fill the market gap and impact the community.
5. Wales Bonner
Wales Bonner, launched in 2014 by Grace Wales Bonner, is known for their tailored-to-perfection brand. Their soulful tailoring and makeup of classic wardrobe essentials can be purchased from Net-A-Porter, Ssense, Dover Street Market, and more.
We hope that this list helps you find your next office look, interview fit, or quarantine couch getup. If you found this story helpful, check out 3 Ways to Adapt to Working from Home in the Fashion Industry.
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