6 Black Owned Luxury Brands You May Not Know
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6 Black Owned Luxury Brands You May Not Know

After Gucci released their “blackface sweater” which outraged many consumers, some stopped supporting the brand. If you’re looking for worthy luxury clothing brands to follow, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of Black-owned luxury clothing brands that you can support instead of brands like Gucci and Prada that refuse to act right.

5 BLACK OWNED LUXURY CLOTHING BRANDS

FRANCES GREY

Frances Grey offers a line of custom, statement hats that embody “simplicity and timeless sophistication”. The hats are designed by Debbie Lorenzo. Debbie is of Jamaican descent. She was born and raised in Queens, New York City. Her Caribbean upbringing is what informed her personal style and her inspiration as a designer today.

 

 

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SOUS SUS

SOUS SUS is a Black woman-owned exotic handbag company from designer Sharlena Bernard. SOUS SUS bags are elegant, sophisticated, versatile, and the new tradition for the 21st century. when you carry a SOUS SUS bag, you carry yourself differently.

 

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ASHYA

ASHYA is a Black-owned luxury clothing brand that offers contemporary unisex leather belt bags and travel-friendly accessories for the modern-day explorer. Established in 2017 by African American co-founders Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, ASHYA acts as an “ode to exploration”, which is a motto that represents the process of understanding a diverse array of cultural narratives.

 

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TORI SOUDAN

Born in Stratford, Connecticut, Tori Soudan developed a love for fashion at the tender age of nine. She moved from making fancy Easter dresses with her mother to designing prom dresses for classmates to designing footwear. Her brand is all about delivering sexy, sophisticated footwear. Tori Soudan’s shoes are handmade in Italy by master artisans.

 

 

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ZAAF

Abai Schulze founded ZAAF in 2014 to create economic empowerment for African artisans and a new perspective and standard of global luxury. Abai comes from an orphanage in Addis Ababa and uses her academic background in economics and fine arts to create unique and practical expressions of beauty. ZAAF offers unique, stylish accessories for women and men.

 

 

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HOUSE OF TAKURA

House of Takura, a.k.a. H.O.T., is a lifestyle brand that focuses on high-end, unique designs that tell a story of African traditions and Western influences. Founder Annette Njau’s products are manufactured on her home continent Africa.

Try out these Black-owned luxury brands, and you’ll likely feel better knowing you’re supporting someone who comes from your roots.

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