Don’t Boycott Black Friday, Buy Black: Black Women Owned Businesses To Support

November 27, 2015  |  
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If Patti and her pies taught us anything this year, it’s that the Black dollar is scrong. Yes, scrong. As much money as Black people spend throughout the year, there’s no reason that those dollars should have to ever leave the Black community. Sadly, that’s just not the case while Asian and Jewish dollars stay within their respective communities for a reported 20 days, the Black dollar stays within our community for a mere six hours. If the protests at Mizzou taught us anything, it’s that at least part of our liberation in this country is going to be tied to economics.

So since most of us are going to be spending quite a bit of money this holiday season on our loved ones and even on ourselves, you might as well support Black businesses. And since this is a Black women’s website, we thought we would highlight the Black women owned businesses you might want to check out. And if you’re wondering whether or not these businesses offer quality products, know that I have patronized many of them and they are excellent. Check out our short list on the following pages.

Fashion 

Source: Bené Scarves

Bené Scarves

If you like to consider yourself a conscious cutie, then Bené Scarves is the perfect option for you. Not only does this company, run by two middle school besties, offer some chic and top quality patterns, the proceeds from every sale help pay for books, tuition and uniforms for girls in Ghana, West Africa.

If you want to learn more about the company, we just did a profile on them yesterday.

Where To Look: Instagram (BeneScarves)

Where To Buy: Benescarves.com

Black Friday Sale?: Yes!

Get the details here.

Source: D Piper Twins

D Piper Twins

If you’re a lover of African print like myself, then you’ll be a fan of D. Piper Twins. These two sisters use eye catching patterns on more Western silhouettes to create pieces that a sure to spark up a conversation. They have everything from hats, high low shirts, dresses and more.

Where To Look: Instagram (DPiperTwins)

Where To Buy: DPiperTwins.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes, save 20% with the code BLACKFRIDAY

Royal Jelly Harlem

It’s best to catch Maya Gorgoni, most likely accompanied by her mother, at a New York street festival where you’re bound to get discounts. But if you’re not in the area and want to check out her African inspired apparel and home goods, you can check out her website. After admiring the line for years, my sister and I finally purchased a few pieces this summer. The quality and fit, with ’50s and ’60s silhouettes, is amazing. You won’t be disappointed.

Where To Look: Instagram (RoyalJellyNYC)

Where To Buy: Royal-Jelly-Harlem.myshopify.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Source: Haute Greek Couture

Haute Greeks Couture

Founded by a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, Haute Greeks Couture, makes clothing for those in and outside of the Divine Nine. You might have seen the “Black By Popular Demand” shirt and sweatshirt, well, that’s one of theirs. There’s something for men, women and

Where To Look: Instagram (Haute Greeks Couture)

Where To Buy: HauteGreeksCouture.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes, but move quickly.

Get the details here.

Source: Sucka Free Tees

Sucka Free Tees

Sucka Free Tees has items that are just as cool as their Hip Hop inspired name. I remember when I was growing up, I used to search high and low for apparel that featured a Black face. Much to my chagrin, the stores at the malls in Indiana didn’t have anything for me. Thankfully, these days I’m skilled at shopping online and there are Sucka Free Tees.

Where To Look: Tumblr (SuckaFreeTees)

Where To Buy: SuckaFreeTees.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Source: The Wrap Life

The Wrap Life

Who doesn’t want to feel like a fly, modern day queen when your hair is not acting right? I know I do. And if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a glorified scarf, The Wrap Life might be the place to hook you up. Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t know how to do elaborate head wraps, they have video tutorials on their site as well. (Yes!)

Plus they have jewelry and incense.

Where To Look: Instagram (The Wrap Life)

Where To Buy: Thewrap.Life

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Get the details here.

Health Beauty

Big Chop Hair

Do you want your curls to pop but your natural hair texture doesn’t want to act right? Big Chop Hair might be able to help. This company offers a variety of styles and textures that will have you looking right.

Where To Look: Instagram (Big Chop Hair)

Where To Buy: BigChopHair.com

TEXT 347-395-8037

EMAIL bigchophair@yahoo.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Details here.

Harlem Candle Company

Who doesn’t love a smell good? Some of you may be wondering why this is included in the health category. Well, a good scent has the ability to calm your nerves and lift your mood. And that’s important. How lovely would it be to help a fellow sista out while getting your zen on?

Teri Johnson founded this candle company last year after being inspired by the fragrances she smelled in the 60+ countries she’s visited over the years. She wanted to bring a piece of those experiences into the homes of others.

Where To Look: Instagram (Harlem Candle Company)

Where To Buy: HarlemCandleCompany.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Get the details here.

Bolden Usa

Y’all know ashy is not classy. As much as Black people love to be soft and moisturized, it only makes sense that we buy from people who look like us and know our skin care needs. These African woman, who grew up with few skin care options, wanted to make sure they fulfilled a need for others like them. These two are so passionate about this, they left their corporate jobs to pursue their dreams of addressing the beauty needs of women around the world. They offer some nice shea oils that smell heavenly and are easy to use. They’re great for both skin and hair. Now, that the winter months are here, (even if the temperatures don’t feel like it right now), these all natural oils will help you maintain that much coveted glow.

http://www.boldenusa.com

Where To Buy: BoldenUSA.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Get the details here.

Earths Nectar

All of my naturalistas know the importance of maintaining moisture in your hair. The owners of this natural hair salon in Houston know this and they created this line of hair care products to cater to their customers. They’ve even expanded their product line to include a few items for the body as well.

Where To Look: Facebook (Natural Resources Salon)

Where To Buy: EarthsNectar, the hair salon in Houston and now Sephora!

Black Friday Sale? No

Source: MakeupByJavetta

Makeup by Javetta

L.Cosmetics

I saw singer Monica wearing a black and brown lipstick from this woman and they looked so good on her that I had to buy them. And let me tell you, they are amazing! The colors are so vibrant, they don’t leave your lips dry and they’re long-lasting.

Where To Look: Instagram (Lipsticker_)

Where To Buy: MakeupByJavetta.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Jewelry

Lost Queens

If you’re looking for a statement necklace to stop the show, the Lost Queens will have you looking right. Not only that they have body jewelry, septum clips (for those who can’t commitment to the actual piercing) and so much more. I’ve ordered from them too and their products are beautiful. And I love that the products are all named after famous Black women.

Where To Look: Instagram (Lost Queens), Tumblr (Long-Lost Queens)

Where To Buy: LostQueens.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Rachel Stewart

These futuristic, Afrocentric inspired pieces are truly one-of-a-kind…unless they’re being stolen by copy cats. Which is why we’re here to promote the real, true Rachel Stewart jewelry line. I’ve purchased several pieces from her shop as well and they’re top quality. And you won’t see anyone walking around wearing one of your pieces.

Where To Look: Instagram (Rachel Stewart Jewelry)

Where To Buy: RachelStewartJewelry.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Details here.

Source: Urban Maasai

Urban Maasai

Listen! I wore this necklace (except in gold) for my birthday and you couldn’t tell me nothing. It is just amazing as it looks in the picture. Not only that, the customer service was prompt and amazing. This piece comes in several colors and they have a variety of other pieces as well.

Where To Look: Instagram (The Urban Maasai)

Where To Buy: The Urban Maasi.bigcartel.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Source: Vinti Couture.com

Vinti Couture

Earrings are my favorite accessory. And while I haven’t personally shopped from Vinti Couture, she’s next on my list. These pieces are so eye-catching and are sure to spark some dialogue.

Where To Look: Instagram (Vinti Couture)

Where To Buy: VintiCouture.com

Black Friday Sale? Yes!

Details here.

Peace Images Jewelry

I love Peace Images Jewelry! I have several of her pieces and have even purchased some as gifts for others. You’re never going to find anything like these products anywhere else and people will be asking where you got them. Truly amazing and sooo Black.

Where To Look: Instagram (Peace Images Jewelry)

Where To Buy: PeaceImages.bigcartel.com

Black Friday Sale? No

Zell Haus

Much to my mother’s dismay, I love faux septums. And the site that has the best variety (to my knowledge) with the most affordable prices is Zell Haus. Now, if septums aren’t your thing, they have plenty more to chose from including earrings featuring Black icons and some funky sunglasses.

Where To Look: Instagram (Zellecouture)

Where To Buy: ZellHaus.com and JungleJain.com

Black Friday Sale? No

If you want to learn more about Black owned businesses, be sure to check out Official Black Wall Street. It’s an amazing resource and a good place to point people when they say they can’t seem to find or support Black businesses.

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  • E.C. from D.C.

    I happily clicked through all.
    I’ve bookmarked most and definitely plan to buy from them eventually.

    • vwells1

      🙂 Thank you!

      • E.C. from D.C.

        Np. Usually I hate it but….this time it was worth it 🙂

  • Charla

    I only made it to page 7 but I do support black businesses. However, up into page 7, all of the businesses are clothing/beauty- based. I don’t think most people are going to those types of places on Black Friday. Many are searching for electronics and toys. Can you guys share any black-owned businesses for that?

    • Annamuffin

      Sadly there isn’t any….

      • AmandaGee

        smh, I wish there was.

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      I’ve come across a page that listed black owned businesses to buy from and a few were electronic accessory shops, toys and games. Also, one in particular had beautiful black handmade barbie like dolls with different hairstyles. When I get back on my computer, I will post the link

      • Charla

        I appreciate it!