9 Black-Owned Women's Fashion Brands to Shop Now

With Black Lives Matter protests popping up all over the world, there's no better time to support Black artists, designers, and creatives.

When it comes to fashion in America, many style trends adopted by white people have been co-opted from Black culture. Yet Black people tend to be underrepresented in the fashion industry.

We've rounded up nine Black-owned fashion brands to help you spruce up your wardrobe, from shoes and accessories to swimwear. Go ahead and treat yourself, and remember to keep supporting Black businesses moving forward.

JADE Swim

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Designer Brittany Kozerski founded JADE Swim with a sharp vision for minimalistic swimsuits with an edge. Sustainably made and available in a rainbow of collectable colors, these suits are so chic, you'll want to style them with your next night-out look.

Telfar

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There's a good reason that Telfar bags, the brainchild of New York designer Telfar Clemens, have been nicknamed the "Bushwick Birkin." These unisex, vegan leather bags are undeniably chic, yet relatively affordable and practical enough to be a wear-everywhere staple for many a Brooklyn hipster.

House of Aama

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A relatively new brand by mother-daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, House of Aama aims to capture the Black experience with timeless, nostalgic pieces informed by deep historical research. Today or years from now, these pieces are sure to turn heads.

Gothic Lamb

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For those who never quite fully grew out of their Hot Topic phase, Gothic Lamb's tongue-in-cheek t-shirts and edgy accessories are sure to scratch the itch. (Lest we ever forget that the goth aesthetic, like almost every subculture, largely stemmed from Black culture.)

Oma the Label

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Is there anything more classy than a perfectly-curated collection of dainty gold jewelry? Whether you're in the market for a new pair of everyday hoop earrings or need to add to your ring stack, Oma the Label has you covered. Most of their products come for under $100, too.

Brother Vellies

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Not to hyperbolize, but Brother Vellies makes some of the cutest shoes we've ever seen. Founded by creative director Aurora James and made by artisans around the globe, their shoes and accessories are meant to make a statement.

Pyer Moss

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Specializing in both athletic basics and billowing gowns, Pyer Moss—founded by New York-based designer Kerby Jean-Raymond—looks just as good on the streets as it does on the runway.

Sincerely, Tommy

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Sincerely, Tommy is a Brooklyn concept store that serves up coffee and beverages alongside game-changing clothes and accessories. Their website boasts a roster of innovative rising designers.

Artists Untold

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If graphic t-shirts are more your speed, Artists Untold is a great platform for lifting marginalized voices and helping them monetize their art. Shop their rotating roster of artist collections for a shirt that'll convey a bold message.

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