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Streetwear Brands Run by Black Women to Add to Your Shopping List

First and foremost, happy Juneteenth to all our Black readers! Despite the circumstances June has placed upon us, today is the day to celebrate, support, and destress. We are a source immersed in fashion, specifically streetwear and sneakers, so we encourage you to support and celebrate Black brands today!

As we have covered in one of our recent posts, Black culture is deeply rooted and has contributed many facets to streetwear as we know it today. More importantly, Black women serve as one of the biggest influencers and game-changers in streetwear yet, they are still very much overlooked and underrepresented. As a diverse female-focused platform, we always show love and appreciation to our female-run brands. Speaking as a Black woman, I show appreciation for other Black women in streetwear and sneakers because of the importance of representation and what it means to me and other Black women.

With that being said, we are going to show some love and supply you with a list of streetwear brands operated and co-owned by Black women.

1. RE9AL (@re9al.co)

What they offer: Urban streetwear that reflects modern societal themes

Co-owner: Ari Thurin (@codename_ari), also owned by Rafael Fernandez

Site: www.re9alco.com

2. Sports & Sparkles (@sportsnsparkles)

What they offer: Reworked apparel and accessories that combines high fashion feels with sportswear

Owner(s): Kenicia Cross (@tease2break) and Brittany Ellis (@jusbtv)

Site: www.sportsnsparkles.com

3. GDS (Girls Do Succeed, @gdsbrand)

What they offer: Streetwear apparel and accessories following an ultrachic lavender color scheme

Owner: Clarissa Henry (@vintagedollrisa)

Site: www.gdsbrand.com

4. Lapp the Brand (@lappthebrand)

What they offer: Apparel and accessories that follow the functionality of sportswear and aesthetic of streetwear

Owner: Leomie Anderson (@leomieanderson)

Site: www.lappthebrand.com

5. Matte (@mattebrand)

What they offer: Edgy-chic apparel and accessories for the “it” girl

Owner: Briana Shaneè Wilson (@eenahsanairb)

Site: www.shopmatte.com

6. Vintage Apparel (@vintageapparel96)

What they offer: Reconstructed vintage apparel and accessories that incorporate patchwork detailing to form a new piece for a daring wearer

Owner: Shadé Elliott (@edahselliott)

Site: www.vintageapparel96.com

7. IAM.ECCENTRIC (@iam.eccentric)

What they offer: Streetwear apparel for women that highlight support and authenticity of sisterhood.

Owner: Sonya Harris (@iamsonyaharris)

Site: www.imeccentric.com

8. Kicks 4 Ears (@kicks4ears)

What they offer: Earwear for girls who love hoops and sneakers

Owner: Bree (@bgkicks)

Site: www.laairheads.bigcartel.com

9. Vainglory (@vainglory.shop)

What they offer: Handbags inspired by brands like Nike and common themes of modern-day streetwear

Co-owner: Milana Lewis-Zakuto (@zakooties), also owned by Alex Foley

Site: www.vaingloryshop.com

10. Her Favorite LA (@herfavoritela)

What they offer: New and vintage apparel curated by a woman, for women that is sure to become your “favorite” like the name

Owner: Charamon Hunter (@callmemshunter)

Site: www.shopherfavoritela.com

11. Sorella (@sorellaboutique)

What they offer: The boys may have Yeezy Tour, but Sorella has Girls Tour. Sorella offers streetwear and edgy chic pieces inspired by popular crazes and styles in urban wear itself.

Owners: Heather Saunders (@heathersaunders_) and Brittney Turner (@brittneyturner_)

Site: www.sosorella.com

12. Amarachi (@amarachi.co.uk)

What they offer: Accessories that combine the notions of sportswear and luxury along with current style manias

Owner: Ama (@ama_designer)

Site: www.amarachi.co.uk

13. Sheila Rashid (@sheilathedesigner)

What they offer: Gender fluid apparel and accessories that have been spotted on Aleali May, Lena Waithe, and Chance the Rapper

Owner: Sheila Rashid

Site: www.sheilarashid.com

14. Liv Streetwear (@livstreetwear)

What they offer: Streetwear apparel and accessories inspired by the 90s Black fashion scene

Owner: Olivia Anthony (@liv4olivia)

Site: www.livstreetwear.com

15. Buy Weed From Women (@buyweedfromwomen)

What they offer: Apparel and accessories urging you to support women in their cannabis endeavors

Owner: Jasmine Mans (@poetjasminemans)

Site: www.buyweedfromwomen.com

16. Sai by Sai (@saibysai_)

What they offer: Hand-painted one of one apparel and accessories

Owner: Sainabou Lowe (@sainagold)

Site: www.saibysai.com

17. The Rich (@therxch)

What they offer: Another edgy chic brand for that girl who isn’t afraid to take fashion risks and have all eyes on her

Owner: Rainey Salih

Site: www.therxch.com

18. Almost on Time (@almost.on.time)

What they offer: Corsets made from vintage clothing and brands like Ed Hardy and Nike

Owner: Kayla Sade (@okayyfam)

Site: www.almostontimesf.com

19. Working Woman (@wrkingwman)

What they offer: Essential apparel and accessories for women on their grind

Owner: Chioma Akaolisa (@parkerosefilm)

Site: www.wrkingwoman.com

20. Frisk Me Good (@friskmegood.inc)

What they offer: From sneaker corsets to two-piece sets made from a comforter set, Cierra Boyd can make you almost anything you want from anything she gets her hands on.

Owner: Cierra Boyd (@friskmegood)

Site: www.friskmegood.com

21. Samaria Leah (@shopsamarialeah)

What they offer: Bomb denim, period. Right now, she’s offering jeans and denims shorts in a super dope lace up style.

Owner: Samaria Leah (@samarialeah)

Site: www.samarialeah.com

22. AVNU (@shopavnu)

What they offer: Apparel and accessories reflecting the depiction of Black women in fashion while also celebrating Black women’s influence on fashion

Owner: Nareasha Willis (@avenue_n)

Site: http://www.shopavnu.com

23. Bephie’s Beauty Supply (@bephiesbeautysupply) & Union LA (@unionlosangeles)

What they offer: Bephie’s Beauty Supply hones clothing and accessories that follows the themes of community and empowerment amongst Black women. Union Los Angeles is a retail store that offers its own curated products in addition to offering a home for other up-and-coming streetwear designers.

Owner of Bephie’s Beauty Supply and Co-owner of Union LA: Beth Gibbs (@bephie)

Site: bephiesbeautysupply.com & store.unionlosangeles.com

24. Walker Wear (@walkerwear)

What they offer: Apparel and accessories offering classic and contemporary pieces that reflect themes of female empowerment, the celebration of Black culture, and social injustice. Being in the game for years now, Walker Wear has been worn by Tupac, Biggie, and many other figures.

Owner: April Walker (@iamaprilwalker)

Site: www.walkerwear.com

25. Kicks and Fros (@kicksandfros)

What they offer: Apparel and accessories celebrating Black girls who rock their fros and sneakers proudly

Owner: Melissa Cantey (@melissachanel)

Site: www.kicksandfros.bigcartel.com

26. Dionne by T. Dionne (@dionnebytdionne)

What they offer: Runway meets the streetwear with these edgy pieces baring eccentric fabrics for the star girl who rocks them

Owner: T. Dionne (@_tdionne)

Site: www.dionnebytdionne.com

27. Twiley (@twileytm)

What they offer: Edgy yet fly pieces for the “it girl” that wants to look and remain exclusive

Owner: Teanna Wiley

Site: www.twileytm.com

28. BeEyeConic (@beeyeconic)

What they offer: Clothing and accessories with the sole purpose of uplifting others with change and love in order to boost one’s self esteem and showing that they are “eye”-cons.

Owner: Ashlee Muhammad (@eyeconicash)

Site: www.beeyeconic.com (no items available at the moment, but check her site out!)

29. Rebellious Demeanor (@_rebelliousdemeanor)

What they offer: Contemporary and vintage streetwear for girls who like to “rebel” against the rules of fashion

Owner: Taleisha Hill (@_talei.colee)

Site: www.rebelliousdemeanour.com

30. Shalai (@shalaiworld)

What they offer: Streetwear pieces playing on the idea of the “tomboy” by mixing feminine and masculine styles

Owner: Alasia Shalai (@alasiashalai)

Site: www.shalaiworld.com (new items are coming soon!)

Make a Black woman happy and support these ladies in their businesses!

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