Just Launched: A Black-Owned Business Directory (and my personal favs)

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I can’t thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support when we asked for recommendations of black-owned businesses (see our IG post here). As promised, we have been busy pulling together a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit. This is part of our ongoing commitment to dedicate at least 15% of the products we feature to black-owned businesses.

You can see our full Black-Owned Business Directory here. It’s a work in progress, so as we learn of more businesses, we’ll keep adding them in.

(psst! You can find the directory under our ‘Shopping’ menu.)

My Favorite Products From Black-Owned Businesses

I highly recommend that you check out the complete directory (linked above). However, if you’re curious as to what I already own, are wondering which pieces got me clicking ‘add to cart,’ or the products I’m seriously considering…here ya go.

Wait!! One thing I almost forgot to mention: This current directory is mostly focused on fashion and accessories…but other categories are coming soon, like…FOOD. I’m pretty darn excited about these freaking vegan macaroons by Mari. Philly-based, but will ship.

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

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1. The Tourist Dress

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

thetinyclosetshop.com

Just ordered. This absolute freaking gem of a shop is sustainable, and since products are made-to-order, many of them have cool customization options. For example, this dress comes in two lengths (regular and tall), and you can choose a lower or more modest neckline.

I went with the modest one.

(HA! Of course I did NOT.)


2. Mastermind Power Tee

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

jovanoconnor.com

I picked this up at a Private School Club event in Philly. I LOVE these cool tees: I have the ‘mastermind’ tee, but there’s Visionary, Icon, Legend, Genius, Scholar and others. Hoodies, too. If I remember correctly…Jovan started making these tees to encourage young girls she was working with to dream outside of societal norms. Love it.


3. Face Mask

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

vseverybody.com

If you haven’t yet checked out the brand Detroit vs Everybody…well. I mean…their signature tees, ’nuff said. But for those of you who don’t have the soft spot for Detroit that I do…Detroit vs Everybody also has cool hoodies that say things like, Racism vs Everybody or Injustice vs Everybody. And…this mask. Which is maybe the most clever (and current) way of reminding us that we’re all one big ‘ol human race.


4. 14K Gold X & O Studs

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

valeriemadison.com

I had a small pair of silver ‘XO’ earrings, but realllllly wanted them in gold. So, SO pretty. This talented designer’s jewelry runs on the pricier side, but it’s delicate and gorgeous.


5. Kids Leave-In Conditioner

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

sheamoisture.com

I swore by this stuff for detangling my boys’ crazy hair when they were little. The whole line is great (and sold at Target, too).


6. Everyday Eyeshadow Palette

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

mentedcosmetics.com

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect daytime smokey eye palette (I swear it’s the secret to looking younger in your 40s….) and ANYWAY, this one looks like a winner. Especially perfect for summer, and the brand shows it on a wide range of skin tones.


7. Beer + Cigarettes Soap

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

soapdistillery.com

This is making me nostalgic for college…when Mike always smelled slightly of beer and cigarettes. But there’s a whiskey or bourbon soap as well, which might be the more current eau d’Mike. Anyway, there’s a ton of drink-inspired soaps that might be a fun little father’s day idea: Mohito, mimosa, Negroni, just to name a few. (Actually, the Negroni has been Mike’s drink of choice lately…hmmm…decisions, decisions.)


8. Florence Jumpsuit

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

shopfksp.com

UM. OK. You guys, this gorgeousness can be worn on or off the shoulder and is literally retailing for $125. The entire Philly team was DYING over this one.


9. SPERGO Kids Hoodie

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

spergo.com

The hoodies I picked up for my boys!! I know I featured this Philadelphia-based company some time ago, but in case you need a reminder: this is the one started by the 13-year-old kid. He used his birthday money to start SPERGO.


10. Crew Neck Tee

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

detroitisthenewblack.com

If “Detroit Is The New Black” wasn’t genius enough…they also printed it in FRENCH. OMG so much freaking YES.


11. Original Yubi Makeup Applicator

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

loveyubi.com

I am SO intrigued. This company makes an applicator that is supposed to change the whole foundation game. It looks like the secret to truly flawless foundation, and I’m excited to try it.


12. I Love His Glasses Mug

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

mantramugs.net

I DO love his glasses, guys. It was literally the first thing I noticed about him. I don’t know if this could be considered a Father’s Day gift for Mike…but it does make me happy every time I see it.

The other mug in the collage? The one that says, “PER MY LAST EMAIL….” that’s for Gwen. 🙂


13. Cloud Earrings

As promised, a shopping resource guide for The Mom Edit, part of our commitment to featuring black-owned businesses. Our top fashion & beauty picks, here.

beadsbyaree.com

I ordered the cloud earrings. I did. Yes, I DO realize that I do not have that gorgeous, swan-like neck but WE WILL SEE. I also ordered these (safer) earrings and this necklace, which will look so cute with all of my t-shirts.

Oh geez — just saw that the necklace is completely customizable. Whoa. I might have to go back for a ‘Shana’ necklace. Or ‘nerd’. Same-same.


OK, gang! Your turn! We’d love to hear what brands (and products) you are loving from black-owned businesses…

xo,

S

18 COMMENTS

  1. Love this!

    I had a wild add-to-cart marathon over the weekend and have things coming from…
    BLK+GRN (natural skincare)
    Plant Apothecary (more skincare)
    SkinBUTTR (scrubs and masks)
    Harlem Chocolate Factory (YUM)
    Jungalow (home decor)
    Love Cork Screw (wine!)

  2. What a great resource. This is absolutely something I can do and I will make sure to refer to the black-owned businesses first.

  3. Ok little sister you’ve done me in again!!!!! I was going to try to resist the dress because I really can’t justify ANOTHER black t-shirt dress but then I see it’s actually navy blue?!?!?!?! Dunyuns!!! And then just when I think I’m safe I scroll down to find the XO earrings AND my birthday is next Tuesday….. #justifiableretail 😘

  4. FKSP!! Where have they been all my life? Woah the colors and cuts. I am buying multiple pieces ASAP and then I need to book an amazing trip to where them.

  5. The Tiny Closet Shop!!! Holy shit is all I kept saying when Iooking at all the pieces, especially the Capsule wardrobe. The ease of Eileen Fisher but with EDGE. I had made a vow to not purchase any clothing this year, but The Tiny Closet Shop may be the exception.

  6. Thanks for the great list! Just a note – Shea Moisture was bought out a couple of years ago, so moving away from its black-owned roots. For my curly-haired daughters and my wavy haired self I LOVE Ecoslay (also all-natural, environmentally friendly, she encourages you to send back your empties for recycle/reuse and does a flash sale when she gets a certain number back). CurlMix is a close second although it works better on my girls’ hair than mine.

  7. Love this! Could I request that in the directory, you add in direct links to their websites, if they exist beyond IG tags? It’s a little cumbersome going to IG first to get a link to the shop. Thank you for sharing!!

    • AHHH Meg – thank you!!! Truth be told, all headers are actually links to the shops, but the don’t necessarily look like they are – especially on mobile. Thanks for the head’s up!

  8. How does that mastermind tee run? I’m about your size but also considering getting one of those for my hubby but not sure if the L would correspond to a men’s L. Thanks 🙂

  9. I mean, I am grateful to have this resource and good work and all that BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME??? My husband already complains about all the boxes. Sigh. SO MUCH PRETTY THINGS.

  10. How cool would it be to have father’s day post featuring Black-owned businesses?

    Love this list! Off to shop now…

  11. I love the Jovanoconnor t-shirts. Question on your opinions, is it appropriation if buy the “queen” t-shirt as a white lady?

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