In honor of Juneteenth, we’re taking cues from the #NewBlackFriday initiative, which encourages shopping Black-owned businesses for your product and service needs to tactically address systemic economic inequality.
We’re dedicated to this cause across both our fashion and beauty verticals, and while we encourage you to buy Black now and forever, we’re prompting you to take a pause from shopping other huge retailers today, in particular. Instead, we invite you to explore, discover, and support the amazing shops and stores founded by some of the coolest Black innovators in the industry. Here, you can check out eight Black-owned boutiques and vintage shops for all of your fashion needs, and below, we’re highlighting three of our favorite Black-owned beauty retailers offering everything from makeup to haircare to wellness necessities.
Oh, and if you’re curious for even more retail opportunities to support, we suggest perusing our features on Black-owned fashion brands, beauty brands, and a list of additional Black-owned products we can’t wait to upgrade our regimen with. Keep scrolling!
Meet Blk + Grn, a luxe, all-natural marketplace founded by Dr. Kristian Henderson and brimming with everything you need to deck out your home and beauty regimen. Not only is everything the retailer carries created by Black artisans, but all offerings are also nontoxic, plant-based, and cruelty-free. Each artisan is carefully chosen by Black women’s health experts (so you know you’re shopping truly natural options that are good for both your home and health), and the marketplace has even created a helpful guide outlining 20 toxic ingredients you’ll never find on its shelves. (FYI: There’s free shipping on orders over $99 right now!)
As the ultimate “Brown Girl Beauty Authority,” Marjani Beauty is a Black-owned beauty retailer with a focus on skincare, bodycare, and makeup. Founded by Kimberly Smith, Marjani Beauty aims to support Black-owned brands while also delivering a fun and memorable shopping experience to its customers. “Bringing international beauty and cosmetic products to the local consumer, and using this platform to empower Brown girls, across nationalities, age, hair textures, and shades to embrace and claim their beauty” is what Smith says it’s all about. You’ll get free shipping on orders over $50, and 10% of all June sale proceeds will be donated to the Black Visions Collective.
As its name suggests, Inside Outer Beauty Market is all about nurturing beauty both internally and externally. Its wellness-focused brand and product spread is a true feast. Founded by Dixie Lincoln-Nichols, the retailer believes all women deserve to live their healthiest lives, and their mission is to make it both fun and unbiased.
“Each of our products is tested for a minimum of 30 days and ultimately hand-selected for their clean, high-quality ingredients,” the retailer notes on its website. “Every product that makes its way onto our shelves is measured against a list of potentially harmful, nonnegotiable toxicants so you never have to think twice about what you put on, or in, your body. We’re passionate about creating awareness, educating our customers about harmful ingredients, providing safer alternatives, and promoting BIPOC brands.” Currently, free shipping is being offered for orders over $50.