103 Black-Owned Clothing Brands for 2022


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A great way to show your love and support to the Black community is by shopping one (or all!) of the amazing Black-owned fashion brands below. Whether they focus on sleek ready-to-wear pieces, straight-up high-fashion gowns, swimsuits or streetwear, designers of fashion brands like LaQuan Smith, Christopher John Rogers, and Telfar—along with smaller Black-owned brands—truly take creativity and art to a new level.

Don’t forget about accessory labels, either—like one-of-a-kind shoe and leather brand Brother Vellies or jewelry company Mateo. They also deserve your attention (365 days a year, I might add, and not just when there’s a national outcry) for their unique takes on classic silhouettes. You’ll find them all here. Oh, and click the links for more than 150 amazing Black-owned beauty brands.

Below, 103 Black-owned fashion brands to shop—because putting your dollars behind your words ensures that these worthy businesses stick around for years and years to come.

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Remember Beyonce’s legendary “Brown Skin Girl” video? Designer Feben was tapped to create costumes for that. The up and coming designer, a Central Saint Martins grad who goes by her first name only, approaches Black identity in an eclectic and honorable way. If you’re into surrealism, you’ll be intrigued by the dynamic stories that Feben’s design tell.

Website: ssense.com

Say hello to high shine and bold color! The shapewear line by Lizzo is available in sizes 6X-XS (see what she did there?) and offers fun and lustrous pieces. From bandeaus to catsuits, you’ll feel like a total baddie in any one of YITTY’s items.

Website: yitty.fabletics.com

It’s giving movement, and we love to see it. L.A. designer Pierre Davis created No Sesso to uplift all people. The name means “no sex/no gender” in Italian. The community-focused label is known for their various reconstructed materials, loud prints, and their iconic hand embroidery.

Website: nosesso.la

If you’re a fan of bold, vibrant, and stunning pieces, you’re gonna adore African clothing brand ÖFUURË. Everything from jaw-dropping gowns to adorable pajamas lives on their site.

Website: ofuure.com

Casual luxury abounds on the Jolie Noire website. Whether you’re looking for chic tees or comfy loungewear, this brand has it all.

Website: joliexnoire.com

Ethereal pieces with edge that you’ll drool over the second you see them: That’s the beauty of Zelie for She. This plus-size clothing brand is worth a browse for sure.

Website: zelieforshe.com

Make a major statement in bright prints, or stay cool in gorgeous neutrals—the choice is yours with Rendoll Lagos.

Website: rendoll.com

If you’re ready to ditch all your bras, Buzzoms is for you. They create sleek tops and dresses that allow you to ~fly free~ and go without chest support—no matter your cup size.

Website: buzzoms.com

In need of some new (and spicy) lingerie? Peep Anya Lust’s site and you’ll find corsets, thongs, and bodysuits galore.

Website: anyalust.com

Full of iconic going-out looks, Rebdolls is a one-stop-shop for every occasion. Bonus: They carry sizes small through 5X.

Website: rebdolls.com

Tove’s dreamy dresses often feature ruching and breezy skirts, so you can channel those romantic vibes.

Website: tove-studio.com

This lingerie company has some of the prettiest lacy designs, and the cup sizes go to size H.

Website: liberte.co

Edas knows how to make a statement bag. The designs usually feature a structured silhouette and large buckle on the strap, like this yellow one here.

Website: edas.store

This vintage store has some seriously cute stuff, and the best part? You won’t run into anyone else wearing the same thing!

Website: shopwashingtonave.com

At this store, you’ll be able to stay on top of all the trends without dropping a ton of money. Like, this gorgeous knit halter dress is just $28!

Website: lebeaumondeboutique.com

This shoe brand, founded by Katherine Theobalds, specializes in small-batch, ethically made footwear. The Mary Janes are some of the most popular styles, but the newest summer sandals—like these check slides—are quickly catching on.

Website: zouxou.com

This relatively new swimwear company launched in 2019 and already has a major celeb fan: Kim Kardashian. The bright smocked one-pieces, bikinis, dresses, and skirts are made for both land and sea.

Website: riellibrand.com

Look no further for your newest summer bag. The woven designs of Aaks are sure to get so many compliments when you take yours out for a stroll.

Website: aaksonline.com

Another bag brand to have on your radar is Peju Obasa, which includes these cute buckled belt bags that you can also wear over your shoulder.

Website: pejuobasa.com

If you want to shop for somethin’ a lil more fancy and luxe, get yourself over to Nicole Shante. With bold pant suits and prints, you’ll have the spotlight in any room you walk into.

Website: nicoleshante.com

Delicate gold jewelry is this brand’s bread and butter. Michelle Obama wore the “VOTE” style last year before the election, but it also has tons of other letter options for a personalized touch.

Website: bychari.com

Stefania Okolie created this chic activewear line during COVID—impressive, right?!—and it has some of the softest pieces out there that manage to turn heads. Check out this metallic onesie, here.

Website: mysolelyfit.com

Need some lingerie? LaSette’s got you (literally) covered with its bras, underwear, and slip dresses.

Website: lasette.shop

Distinctive and bold patterns separate this fashion brand from the rest. Designed by Erika Massaquoi, the textiles are sourced responsibly, and the clothes are handmade in the U.S.

Website: theoulacompany.com

This sporty apparel company has some of the cutest athleisure and activewear out there. It recently partnered with Revolve on this tennis capsule, which includes a pleated skirt, half-zip sweater, and sports bra, all with the preppy logo embroidery.

Website: danzyus.com

You’ll find lots of silky, shiny pieces from this designer; plus, her voluminous designs are just so gorgeous.

Website: parbrontelaurent.com

Named after the chemicals that make up bleach (genius!), this new loungewear company launched during the pandemic and offers sweaters, sweats, tanks and more in unique dyed, colorful patterns.

Website: shopnaclo.com

Wow, this necklace! White/Space has some of the prettiest delicate and sculptural jewelry that make great gifts for someone special…or yourself.

Website: whitespacejewelry.com

Welcome, minimalists! You’ll love to browse all day on Pashko’s site and look through comfy tees, sweats, henleys, and more.

Website: paskho.com

Of course you know Bey’s athleisure line Ivy Park. It recently relaunched with Adidas and has some of the coolest, sporty designs with bold colors, like this green set here.

Website: ivypark.com

This brand is known for its signature design of a halter dress with side cutouts, but its newest drop also includes one-shoulder designs, matching sets, and velvet fabrics.

Website: farailondon.com

So. Pleasing. Brandon Blackwood’s bags are like works of art with their structured shapes and striking textures, prints, and hues.

Website: brandonblackwood.com

Clean lines, muted tones, and classic silhouettes are what you’ll find when shopping at Re Ona. All its pieces are staples for your wardrobe, but they have a more updated look.

Website: reona.ca

The Brooklyn-based brand launched in 2016 and was created by Jamaican-born designer Edvin Thompson. Some standout pieces include jeans with grommets, fringed headpieces, and ruched mesh mini dresses.

Website: theophilio.com

This demi-fine jewelry brand has all the sparkly rings, necklaces, earrings you could need. How cute are these two-tone enamel pieces?!

Website: adoreadorn.com

You’ll find bags that are the epitome of glamour when shopping at this brand. Oh, and each one is handmade in Lagos, so you know the craftsmanship is on point.

Website: zashadu.com

Chloe x Halle are big fans of this jewelry brand, if that helps describe the eclectic vibe of its designs. Quartz crystal, wires, and other baubles and beads are all intertwined on these pretty styles.

Website: jeblanc.com

Statement earrings for your Zoom calls? Check. Octave’s shimmery mother of pearl and quartz materials definitely pack a punch on your lobes.

Website: octavejewelry.com

Samantha Black’s eponymous line is one you definitely want on your radar. Beyonce, Gabrielle Union, Megan Thee Stallion, and more have all worn her clothing, FYI.

Website: sammybdesigns.com

The Los Angeles-based brand has tons of cozy designs and staples like bike shorts, flannels, and hoodies that you can dress up or down.

Website: shopdanascott.com

Bet you don’t have a floral dress like THIS. The embroidered linen styles are so unique and are made for frolicking around in warmer weather.

Website: fanmmon.com

Bold chains and stunning gold pieces galore! This brand’s timeless pieces are so pretty, you’ll really want to pile ’em on.

Website: omathelabel.com

These geometric bags come in all sorts of shades and textures, each with a circular handle. The brand also has other shapes and sizes including more classic top handles and trendy micro bags.

Website: animairis.com

Dress up your feet with some of Chelsea Paris’ creations, like these oh-so cozy looking shearling heels. Designer Theresa Ebagua makes her luxe, Nigerian-inspired designs in Italy.

Website: chelseaparis.com

Clothes? More like art. That’s how every creation from Sai Sankoh looks, from the over-the-top ruffles to the head-turning prints.

Website: saisankoh.com

Traditional Ankara gets a modern update with gorgeous silhouettes like slip dresses and unexpected cutouts.

Website: lisafolawiyo.com

Do not let the summer go by without getting a dreamy dress from A.Au. You’ll also find a divine range of tops and bottoms that’ll score you major compliments.

Website: aaushop.com

You’ll find everything your closet needs in Sika’s store, from puffer jackets to headbands. The best part: The fabrics used to create every single item are sourced in Ghana.

Website: sikadesigns.co.uk

Upgrade your swimwear situation with a bikini that’s anchored with upcycled jelly straps. If you have a mini me, you two can go all matchy-matchy with a design from the girls line.

Website: sunglightmuse.com

If matching with bae is more your thing, Milano Di Rouge has a few unisex pieces that are *chef’s kiss* perfection.

Website: shop.milanodirouge.com

Keke’s nude heels are spot-on, thanks to Salone Monet’s inclusive designs. Oh, and Beyoncé’s a fan too.

Website: salonemonet.com

Nope, you haven’t seen statement jewels until you’ve checked out JeBlanc’s website. The body chains are unbelievably gorge and the earrings will make a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt look like couture.

Website: jeblanc.com

This site curates pieces from vintage stores all across the U.S., so if you want something truly different that no one else has, you’ll want to check it out. You’ll be supporting a small business while being sustainable at the same time.

Website: shopthrilling.com

Founded by Marsha Douglas-Sydnor, this eyewear company has 14 shades of neutral, so that everyone can find a pair of sunnies that matches their skin tone.

Website: shades-of-shades.com

Founded by mother-daughter design duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, House of Aama has pieces that look like they come from a different era, like its pretty ’50s-style halter tops or Victorian-esque pussybow dresses.

Website: houseofaama.com

Celebrity stylist Dechel McKillian created this retail space in Los Angeles that curates a variety of sustainable brands—but obviously, you don’t have to be in Cali to shop from the store, thanks to its amazing online selection.

Website: galerie.la

This handcrafted shoe and accessories brand is made by artisans in Lagos, Nigeria, and most of the raw materials are locally sourced, like the recycled insoles, cotton, and leather. These patchwork babies are absolutely stunning.

Website: shekudo.com

This designer transforms vintage fabrics into unique pieces that are made to be photographed. I mean, this whole lewk is A-R-T. Of course, being a one-person business can be overwhelming, so if you have the means, you can donate to Asata’s GoFundMe, which will provide her with equipment to keep up with demand.

Website: asatamaise.com

If dreamy, flowy dresses are up your alley, you definitely want to give this brand a follow. All the pretty pieces, including this stunning puff-sleeve red number, are made by local seamstresses and artisans in Lagos, Nigeria, where it’s based.

Website: mie.ng

Kim Kardashian recently gave this brand a shout-out, and it’s easy to see why she’s a fan of these body-hugging knit sets. All the pieces are handmade to order.

Website: jbdapparel.com

Another celeb fave is this gender-neutral brand designed by James Flemons and based out in Los Angeles. Solange Knowles, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Clairo, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, and Bella Hadid have all worn its designs.

Website: phlemuns.com

Looking for a truly standout swimwear piece to add to your summer wardrobe? Check out this label designed by Monti Landers, featuring minimalistic silhouettes and shades that blend in seamlessly with darker skin tones.

Website: riotswim.com

Specializing in hand-dyed garments, the pieces are ethically made using 100 percent recycled cotton. The brand also does drops of cool vintage tees, and stars like A$AP Rocky and Big Sean have worn its clothes.

Website: cbaaf.org

This jewelry label has some of the cutest accessories for summer (eyeing these seashell ones, wow), and most impressive is the fact that everything is under $50.

Website: humans.jewelry

Here’s a real celeb fave (Rihanna, Beyoncé, and sooo many more have worn his pieces). Go to LaQuan Smith for any of your glam/sexy outfit needs, please! This skin-baring crochet halter is just the tip of the iceberg.

Website: laquansmith.com

Need a swimsuit? You’re going to want one of these pretty, minimal designs by former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski.

Website: jadeswim.com

The 26-year-old designer from Louisiana was one of the hottest tickets at New York Fashion Week in February 2020, and high-profile ladies like Michelle Obama and Cardi B. have worn his unique, colorful pieces. Find his clothing exclusively at Net-a-Porter online.

Website: christopherjohnrogers.com

Matthew Harris of Mateo New York is a self-taught jewelry designer hailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and living in NYC. Shop here for beautifully minimal 14k-gold fine jewelry.

Website: mateonewyork.com

Okay, you know we cannot publish this list without Rihanna’s over-the-top lingerie line. Loving these disco sets!

Website: savagex.com

Founded by designer Kerby Jean-Raymond in 2013, Pyer Moss uses its platform for social change, storytelling, and activism as well as art and design. For shopping, come for the bright, matching suits, glam, and pleated gowns and stay for comfy sweats and jeans.

Website: pyermoss.com

If mixed patterns and prints are your thing, then you absolutely need to know about Kenneth Ize, whose colorful menswear-inspired pieces have some of the prettiest tailoring we’ve ever seen.

Website: kennethize.net

Founded in 2007 by supermodel, actress, and designer Liya Kebede, Lemlem is a collection of clothing and home goods made exclusively by artisans in Africa.

Website: lemlem.com

Two words: Knit. Everything. Pretty much need to update every piece in my closet to sweater material thanks to Victor Glemaud’s chic designs.

Website: glemaud.com

Just some totally original purses (and other leather accessories) that will get you tons of compliments. Designer Valerie Blaise is self-taught, by the way.

Website: vavvoune.com

The luxury jewelry label started by Jameel Mohammed is known for smooth, asymmetrical earrings, rings, and bracelets made to stand out.

Website: khiry.com

Find insanely cool monochromatic looks from designer Aazhia Rhy. Also: Don’t mind me while I set up my entire room to look like this photo shoot.

Website: tlzlf.com

Do what you want, of course, but also consider copying Winnie Harlow by wearing a trendy eco-conscious sweatsuit by designers Nigeria Ealey, Esaïe Jean-Simon, and Victor James’s surprisingly affordable label Tier NYC.

Website: shoptier.nyc

An inclusive lingerie company—launched in 2018 by Vera Moore and Nate Johnson—with plenty of sexy pieces in a range of sizes? Sign us up.

Website: lovevera.com

Belt bags, crossbody bags, cool passport holders, and prints are what you’ll discover from cofounders Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece’s travel accessories brand.

Website: ashya.co

Beautiful robes, swimsuits, and ready-to-wear from designer Fe Noel will literally make your life a happier place. Gabrielle Union’s also a fan, btw.

Website: fenoel.com

There’s quite literally something for everyone (seriously, even brides!) from designer Andrea Iyamah’s stunningly colorful collections. Don’t mind me, just adding this ruffled bikini to cart in 3, 2, 1….

Website: andreaiyamah.com

Designer Tia Adeola creates awesome womenswear and accessories, including cool pearl veils, feather playsuits, made to order couture garments, and statement pieces like this dress that says, “You were supposed to protect us.” Her goal? To create a new fashion history for people of color.

Website: tiaadeola.com

Pretty much neoprene everything and super chic, pieces by designer Larissa Muehleder have been worn by Zendaya, Normani, and Issa Rae.

Website: muehleder.com

These summer-approved woven bags are stunning with their fringe, bright colors, and shell details. Nasrin Jean-Baptiste, a fashion stylist, started the Brooklyn-based brand, and the gorgeous styles are handmade in Haiti.

Website: petitkouraj.com

Stylist turned designer Jason Rembert’s first runway show for his label was in February 2019, and a little more than a year later, celebrities like Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish, and Cardi B have become big fans of his designs. Just look at the cute insect prints here!

Website: TBA (but you can still look at the latest collection on Moda Operandi)

Stella Jean is recognized as Italy’s first Black fashion designer (she is both Italian and Haitian), and her creations represent the intersection of those two cultures. She often uses bright colors, mixes patterns, and adds a tropical flair to her pieces. This off-the-shoulder dress, for instance, is definitely made to wear on vacation.

Website: stellajean.it

Founded by Ade Hassan, the brand offers lingerie, hosiery, and even swimwear in a range of darker skin tones so Black and brown women can wear a look that blends in seamlessly with their unique shade.

Website: nubianskin.com

Another hosiery company focusing on diverse shades is Nude Barre. The label was created by Erin Carpenter, a professional dancer who struggled to find tights and undergarments that matched her skin tone. So naturally, she launched her own company to fix it!

Website: nudebarre.com

Michelle Obama, Zendaya, Beyoncé, and Keke Palmer have all worn Hunte’s designs. Saweetie also wore a full look during Milan Fashion Week, seen here. His outerwear definitely makes a statement, and he’s known for using the buffalo-check pattern in many of his clothes.

Website: romeohunte.com

These bold, sparkly pieces are from designer Lauren Harwell Godfrey and inspired by ancient textiles and patterns. The jewelry often features stones and gems in bright rainbow colors.

Website: harwellgodfrey.com

This eyewear label was started by twins Corianna and Brianna Dotson. They design sunglasses and optical glasses in fun shapes and color combinations, so your eyewear will *really* pop.

Website: cocoandbreezy.com

Launched in 2014 by Grace Wales Bonner, the label started as a menswear brand and later expanded into womenswear. The clothing is inspired by European and African history, and the tailoring is basically PERFECTION.

Website: walesbonner.net

Sindiso hand-makes her textile patterns with techniques like watercolor and collage, and she focuses on sustainability. The vivid colors and detailed prints come together to make breathtaking designs that also draw from her Zulu and Ndebele heritage.

Website: TBA (but you can still shop the brand’s latest looks on Net-a-Porter)

Founded by Diarra Bousso, the label uses mathematical equations and algorithms to make its graphic prints. The items—jumpsuits, caftans, tunics, dresses, pants, swimsuits, and more—are made in Senegal with a focus on sustainable practices.

Website: diarrablu.com

Three childhood friends, Jefferson Osei, Abderrahmane Trabsini, and Hussein Suleiman, founded this buzzy Amsterdam-based brand. From its tie-dye pieces to its structured, oversize blazers, there’s a definite streetwear vibe, but it also has low-key items like sweats and T-shirts.

Website: dailypaperclothing.com

The Jamaican-British designer stared her namesake label in 2007, and although she focuses on menswear, the majority of pieces—e.g., denim jackets, T-shirts, hoodies—are unisex.

Website: martine-rose.com

This London-based label is a celeb fave for its whimsical aesthetic and sleek clothing. Head designer Rene Macdonald grew up in Tanzania, and the statement prints and color palettes are influenced by her African travels.

Website: lisou.co.uk

Nigerian designer Tsemaye (pronounced Shey-mah-yeh) specializes in contemporary pieces, like this beautiful jacquard boiler jumpsuit. He worked for Stella McCartney until he launched his eponymous label in 2009.

Website: TBA (but you can still check out the brand’s latest looks on Instagram)

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