Buzz·Posted on Feb 27, 202022 Incredibly Fashionable Black-Owned Brands You Need To KnowBuying Black and lookin' fly = an award-winning combo.by Jame JacksonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Monrowe View this photo on Instagram instagram.com According to the brand site, "Monrowe is a unisex line of ready-to-wear hats, made in the USA and created for the bold at heart. More timeless than trendy, the brims blend nuances from ‘40s and ‘50s Jazz Era styles with classic Western shapes and contemporary elements." Let me just say, these hats are AMAZING. 2. Cee Cee's Closet NYC View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ceeceesclosetnyc Cee Cee’s Closet NYC was created by Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo in New York City. Accessories are designed by the sister duo and then handmade by artisans in Nigeria. The brand offers a variety of products, but it is best known for its high-quality and colorful head wraps that come in multiple lengths, sizes, and colors. 3. Wax & Wonder by Afropolitan View this photo on Instagram instagram.com According to the Wax & Wonder site, "Afropolitan designs, produces and retails modern apparel and lifestyle products that embody the beauty, uniqueness and diversity of the African culture. Born out of a desire to share… and provide steady opportunities to Liberia’s skilled artisan communities, our merchandise are authentically and carefully handmade in Monrovia, Liberia by a team of dedicated artisans." 4. Johnny Nelson Jewelry View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @johnnynelsonjewelry Johnny Nelson Jewelry, founded in 2017, is certainly a conversation starter for jewelry lovers. According to the site, "Each piece is proudly crafted in NYC using various fine metals and stones. ... In his designs, Nelson draws inspiration from his diverse artistic and cultural experiences that merge punk, hip-hop, and spirituality." 5. America Hates Us AHUS America Hates US (or AHUS) is a contemporary lifestyle brand that reflects the current landscape of politics, health, and socioeconomics.The AHUS team told BuzzFeed in an email, "We're a Black-owned, womxn-run organization based in Brooklyn. We make pieces that shock the conscious, all while giving 20% of profits to amazing Black and Brown organization[s]." 6. Renowned LA View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Renowned LA is a streetwear-focused brand that focuses on purpose over popularity. The site says, "Each season our ideas are presented using hand selected fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship and street sensibilities. Style isn’t for us a man made idea, rather it’s our lifestyles imitating the art of being." 7. Love, Vera View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Love, Vera focuses on Black women, Black entrepreneurship, and Black cultural influence. According to the brand, "Our business expertise is trendy lingerie. We are black owned. We hire black models. Afros and braids are welcome. Brown skin is celebrated alongside red hair and freckles. Our beauty comes in unlimited shapes and sizes. Purchasing lingerie from Love, Vera empowers us to continue to hire diverse women in the many roles needed to fuel an e-commerce business." 8. Rare Cartier View this photo on Instagram instagram.com According to the site, the streetwear brand is expanding its approach to fashion, design, and innovation. It says, "The Rare brand looks to become one of the trailblazers in label influence and join the tastemakers of today's world." 9. Nichole Lynel the Label View this photo on Instagram instagram.com NL the Label aims at sophistication and confidence that all women have within them. The site says, "Curated in the heart of Los Angeles, NL THE LABEL strikes out on a different accord: recontextualizing denim for the modern woman. It's more than clothing and roots itself at the core and fiber of being.""Nichole Lynel is the creator of her own brand, NL. The clothes are amazing and have great options for everyone." —madame anonyme 10. For the Leaux instagram.com According to the site, the brand's mission is to "bridge the gap between high fashion and affordability.""For the Leaux! The clothes are extremely comfortable and worth every penny. Also, the CEO is very active on Twitter and does surprise sales every once in a while! Highly recommend!" —mimin4164ddb51 11. Caliber X View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The site says, "Caliber X is a ready-to-wear apparel line for the new age professional. Made in the USA, Caliber X prides itself in designing beautiful, high quality pieces especially for you." 12. Lola Ade View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The founder of Lola Ade told BuzzFeed, "Lola Ade is a Black-owned, woman-owned brand inspired by color and culture. Our collection is a mixture of dainty and bold African jewelry." 13. Nubian Skin View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Nubian Skin offers a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of color. Frustrated about the lack of skin tone choices to go with her wardrobe, founder Ade Hassan decided it was time for a different kind of nude. 14. Bfyne View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Bfyne offers swimwear, accessories, and scarves to the daring babe ready to take on the world. The brand is especially known for its absolutely breathtaking swimsuits that use African-inspired colors and striping throughout the collection. 15. Sonson View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sonson is "the first bow tie brand originally dedicated to fathers and sons." The brand, launched in Oakland in 2014, was inspired by the lack of fashionable and timeless gift selections geared toward fathers and sons. "Sonson offers traditional and luxury bow ties. They are so chic and I love them!" —Dapper News 16. Grayscale View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Grayscale offers colorful and ornate dresses and separate pieces for every occasion. "The owner, a Howard University graduate, prides herself on making clothes for everyBODY with an emphasis on sexy, chic, and BLACK. Her flare pants are to die for, her coord sets make a #HotGirl summer lit, and let's not forget the #BitchImACow two-piece that went viral. Her designs are out of the box, and she highlights Black women every chance she gets." —ItsBink 17. Mind of Kye View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Mind of Kye is the brainchild of Kyemah McEntyre, a designer whose self-made prom dress went viral a few years back."Kyemah McEntyre's prom dress went viral a few years ago, and now she has her own fashion brand called Mind of Kye. Naturi Naughton and Condola Rashad, among others, have worn her looks on the red carpet." —DanniMarie95 18. Lee Rickie Collection View this photo on Instagram instagram.com According to its site, "Lee Rickie Collection is an e-commerce driven apparel company headquartered in Piedmont California that designs, manufactures and sells menswear. The store has specific emphasis on contemporary luxury ready to wear garments." 19. Jinaki View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Founded by Sharufa Rashied-Walker, Jinaki is "for a woman who is proud, fearless, and exudes confidence as she faces the world. For the woman who loves color and can feel the vibrations from the designs she wears, JINAKI represents a woman who is daring, feminine, conscious, a dreamer, and lover of all things fashion!" 20. Lavie by CK View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @laviebyck Lavie by CK is a fashion brand focused on menswear and womenswear with African-inspired designs. Founder Claude Kameni's extravagant looks have been seen on celebrities and A-list clientele around the world. 21. Spoiled Boutique View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Spoiled Boutique offers unique and trendy womenswear. On the site, you can find everything from colorful jumpsuits to dresses, curvy sets, and shoes. The best part is that things are affordable for a variety of budgets, proving that you can look fly without breaking the bank. 22. Marcus Alexander Marcus Alexander According to the site, "Fusing tradition with innovation, Marcus Alexander creates gutsy, sophisticated, tech-infused footwear positioned at the intersection of sneaker culture, utility and craftsmanship."