What to Shop From Black-Owned Fashion Brands This Summer


This July, we’re shopping Black-owned businesses for feel good, stylish summer items that put smiles on our faces. You can be sure we’ll rally behind these exciting bag and shoe labels, jewelry designers, and swimsuit companies year-round, but let’s focus on summer staples, because we’re finally venturing outside and willing to dress up a little for social distance walks and small, safe gatherings (accessorizing with a mask first and foremost, of course). That calls for breezy throw-overs, swimwear, lightweight handbags, and delicate jewelry made for layering.

A lot of the items on this list have unique stories, too. The woven raffia bow pot bag Dana has her eye on is handcrafted by women in Ghana, who are passing down their signature artistry. Meanwhile, Lisa calls out her big love for Lemlem, which was founded by supermodel Liya Kebede and partners with artisan groups across…

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