9 Black-Owned Fashion & Accessory Brands That You Should Of Spent Your Money On Like Yesterday

Happy National Black Business Month! All through August I will be highlighting Black-owned businesses, podcasts and creatives that should be on your radar!

Looking for a stand out print? Or do you want to send a message without saying a single thing? From Brooklyn to the DMV. New Jersey to a brand in Paris sending a slam dunk of a message, here are the 10 black-owned fashion brands to check out!

1. Distinctly Creative:

This DMV gem is committed to promoting and advocating for Black creatives and entrepreneurs. By building a platform that promotes sharpening your skill set, networking with like-minded individuals and forming genuine bonds, Distinctly Creative has a goal that goes beyond clothing.

2. District of Clothing:

The DMV is at it again! District of Clothing's founder and designer, Dionna Dorsey, is showing us just how powerful #BlackGirlMagic can be! This lifestyle brand has been created with dreamers and doers in mind. I was so hooked on the designs and message I placed my order while writing this lol!

My goal is to help clients to better connect with their audience by catering to the human factor.
— Dionna Dorsey

Nigerian-American designer, Jane Ifegwu, is a "small but mighty" force in the fashion industry. She knew from the day that she used her mother's curtain to make an outfit for her life-sized doll, that this was her calling. From one of a kind prom dresses to elaborate two-pieces, Jane is your go to girl. Don't worry fellas, she's got you covered as well! I've had the pleasure of meeting this brilliant beauty and interviewing her! Check it out here! Also keep an eye out for her collab with @_magbish on their NUDE collection!

4. Playa Society:

Playa Society is on a mission to create sportswear that celebrates the game changers. Esther Wallace, former overseas basketball player, turned designer and CEO launched Playa Society in 2018. Since then the brand has been paving the way for female athletes past, present and future. You can also catch her designs on WNBA superstars like Elena Delle Donne!

5. Nene L.A. Shiro Designs:

I came across this designer thanks to my roommate, who happens to be his cousin! Shout out to Tiff! Nene L.A. Shiro designer, Nathaniel White, perfectly blends luxury feels and sexy, feminine silhouettes with his designs! His pieces can be seen on Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Ashanti and Ariel Versace!

6. Lady Hoop:

#BlackGirlMagic without borders! This French clothing line is made for the women who balls on and off the court. Armed with messages such as "Girls Can Dunk" and "Stronger Together" this brand is all about teamwork and inspiration!

7. BeingU

Show some love to your skin tone, boobies and booty with BeingU! BeingU is focused on providing high quality lingerie for women of all skin tones but showing Black women a little extra love. Sirrea Leonean-born British entrepreneur, Sadia Sisay, founded beingU in 2008.

8. Sucré Couture

New Orleans in the house! Sucré Couture curator and designer, Kimmie Denise, created a jewelry brand for the grunge-loving, crazy sexy cool, bad ass woman ready to take on the world with the help of a powerful necklace or gold ring or two. (Or three or four) If you follow Vic Styles on Instagram, you've definitely seen her model these awesome pieces.

9. BKVNYC

Nostalgic designs with a modern, pop culture twist makes BKVNYC dad hat heaven. This brand tends to the sports fan, music lover and 90s babies alike! I've definitely gifted these hats for myself and my friends!