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    24 Black-Owned Brands That'll *Literally* Change Your Life

    A list of places to shop both everyday and special occasion items you never knew you needed.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. Brandon Blackwood — a luxury brand that sells handmade handbags, clothing, and shoes. Founded by Brandon Blackwood in 2015, this brand started from an idea and has grown to become a preferred brand among celebrities like Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Quinta Brunson, Serena Williams, and many more.

    2. The Book'd Store, a small business owned by two Black women who found a need to create planners that encourage personal development, productivity, and self-care. Each deluxe planner includes a sheet of stickers, a gorgeous pen, and a magnetic bookmark.

    3. Gogo Lush sells expensive-looking jewelry at affordable prices. This brand also produces customizable gold wire name necklaces. I personally enjoy watching TikToks of the owner creating custom orders with unique names, words, and numbers.

    4. Pat McGrath Labs — founded by one of the most influential makeup artists — the one and only, Pat McGrath. This company sells eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, and more. This brand dominates the makeup industry, as each new product release quickly becomes an absolute must-have.

    5. Anima Iris was founded by Wilglory Tanjong in 2020. Every piece in the Anima Iris collection is carefully handcrafted by seasoned professionals in Dakar, Senegal. The leather in each bag is hand-selected from a tannery in Italy. There's no doubt that the quality of these gorgeous purses matches the price!

    6. Melanin Haircare is a family-owned natural hair care brand. They offer shampoos, conditioners, oils, and creams to help keep your hair and scalp thriving!

    a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, and oil

    7. Coloring Pins offers pins, keychains, shoe pins, and rugs for the culture *inserts Black fist*. Each item reflects the nostalgic moments of our lives. They even have a pin that brings up the on-going "sugar or salt in grits" debate. If you know better, then you know butter and salt belong in grits.

    8. She Illustrates produces works of art that can be used in everyday life. Shop their art prints, lapel pins, notebooks, glassware, and accessories if you want to add some ~Black Girl Magic~ into your life.

    9. Ancient Cosmetics is a family-owned business that sells handmade items such as soaps, lotions, bath bombs, oil blends, and more. This brand was created to give people a natural alternative to skin care products that usually contain harsh chemicals.

    10. Love, Vera was started by husband and wife duo, Vera Moore and Nate Johnson. This brand offers lingerie, loungewear, hoisery, and accessories. They have a wide range of sizes and all of their items are designed to look great on any body type!

    11. Minimo Skin Essentials is a woman-owned brand that sells products to help with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and breakouts. The Glow Turmeric Face Scrub is one of their bestselling items and has over 2,300 5-star reviews. Once you give it a try, you might just be adding your own glowing review.

    12. Hamamat sells handmade shea butter, soaps, and oils and is based in Accra, Ghana. Founded by Hamamat Montia (model and former Miss Malaika queen), this company was formed to bring more jobs to the women in the village.

    13. Nola Skinsentials has a product for almost every common skin condition. Founded by Jane Ormon, this brand offers cleansers, mists, exfoliants, lotions, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Their website even features a skin quiz to match you with the best products according to your needs.

    14. Eeni is a woman-owned small business based in Dubai that sells office items, clothing, accessories, art prints, and more. This shop has everything you need to channel your inner successful fashionista who lives the soft girl life.

    15. Babes specializes in providing stylish clothing with sizes that range from XS–4X. You can find trendy items like crop blazers, hoodies, leggings, dresses, camo pants, skirts, and more.

    16. D.bleu.dazzled offers lingerie, hosiery, bodysuits, and accessories that feature rhinestone designs. If you look on their site, you'll find stockings that read "Birthday girl," "Keep your distance," and "I didn't mean to turn you on." If you're looking for something to spice up your outfits, you should definitely give them a try.

    17. Makeda's Crystals is a woman-owned business located in Ohio that sells handmade waist beads, loc jewelry, anklets, and other beaded accessories. She uses real crystals and every piece looks absolutely stunning!

    18. Neon Cowboys — a brand that is all about keeping the good times going. As a true fashion tech pioneer, they have combined fashion with engineering to give us the best party and festival wear on the market. Get an outfit from here and you will literally be the moment.

    19. Ai and Eva is a woman-owned business that sells bridal jewelry and accessories that'll make anyone feel like royalty on their special day. This brand features the most breath-taking head pieces, jewelry, and garters.

    20. Juvia's Place offers foundation for almost every shade. This brand was created to provide shades of makeup for people with darker complexions. They also produce excitingly colorful eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipgloss, and lipsticks.

    21. You Go Girl sells cards for almost any occasion. You can buy cards individually, in bundles of up to 20, and even wholesale. They also sell coloring books, tumblers, hoodies, tees, and candles.

    22. The Waist Vanity offers the cutest waist beads, waist chains, and back chains. You should definitely get a few pieces because once it gets warmer outside, you'll want to spice up your summer 'fit with these accessories.

    23. Health In Her Hue — an excellent resource for anyone who is in the market for a culturally sensitive healthcare provider. It's no secret that Black women face discrimination in healthcare settings. In an effort to solve this issue and create a safe space for Black people and people of color, this healthcare directory was created.

    24. BLK+GRN is an online marketplace that has grouped several Black-owned brands in one location for your shopping convenience. They offer a vast selection of products ranging from bath and body, to grocery, to home. You'll see some familiar brands and even be introduced to some new ones.