20 black-owned fashion businesses to be obsessed with

by juliacomil

At Mode Rsvp we will always stand for equality, justice, humility, respect, and progress. Mode Rsvp’s objective is to showcase creative ideas and designs in the fashion industry and beyond. Following the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor highlighting systemic racism and police brutality against the black community in the USA, we decided to dedicate this blog post to suggest ideas to support the black community in America on a sustainable basis. The first part of this post is about our 20 favorite US black-owned fashion businesses, and the second part displays resources to support the black community in America.

US black-owned fashion businesses we are obsessed with

If you are reading ModeRsvp.com, there are many chances that you like to shop and discover irresistible fashion labels. We curated a list of our favorite US fashion black-owned businesses we are obsessed with on Instagram. Check them out, follow them on social media, buy their beautiful designs, repost them. Any action will be helpful.


Cushnie is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and bridal brand, Cushnie embodies a refined sense of cosmopolitan minimalism and femininity. Instagram: @cushnie.


Sincerely Tommy

Sincerely, Tommy is a Brooklyn based lifestyle store with a house coffee bar focusing on emerging womenswear, lifestyle brands, and community.  Instagram: @sincerelytommy.

Sincerely Tommy fashion concept store black business owner


Edas delivers feminine and staple accessories, accommodating every day, eclectic woman.  Instagram: @__edas.

EDAS fashion black business owner to follow

The Folklore

The Folklore is an innovative online retail concept based in New York City. The store stocks high-end and emerging designer brands from Africa and the diaspora, and serves as a cultural hub for contemporary brands, artists, and creatives to showcase their personal stories. Instagram: @thefolklore.

The Folklore fashion jewelry black business owner

Subrina Heyink

Subrina Heyink is a designer/bridal vintage shop with a state of the art selection (Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, Mugler, etc.). Instagram: @subrinaheyinkvintage.

Subrina Heyink Vintage fashion black business owner

Riot Swim

Riot Swim produces sexy, luxe, and minimalistic swimwear that cannot be found anywhere. Instagram: @riotswim.

Riot Swim fashion black business owner swimwear

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories, handmade artisanally across the globe, that celebrate cultural histories, and timeless design. Instagram: @brothervellies.

Brother Vellies Audre Sandals Espresso fashion black business owner to follow

Monrowe NYC

Monrowe NYC produces timeless brims, inspired by the jazz culture. Instagram: @monrowenyc.


Laquan Smith

Laquan Smith‘s collection is unapologetic, determined, and glamourous. The designer has gained acclaim for its endless archive of distinctive garments and details. Instagram: @laquansmith.

Laquan Smith luxury fashion black business owner

Slashed by Tia

Tia Adeola created the brand from her dorm room during the summer of 2017, using her art history background and passion for the Renaissance period as inspiration. As per Teen Vogue, she is ready to be one of the greatest female couture designers in the world. Instagram: @tiaadeola.

Slashed by Tia veil fashion black business owner

Lait De Coco Studio

Lait De Coco Studio is a fashion brand presenting handmade clothes, handmade jewelry, and vintage collections in the most sophisticated way. Instagram: @laitdecocostudio.

Lait De Coco Studio Vintage Black business owner to follow

Maki Oh Fashion

Maki Oh is a womenswear luxury brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction. Instagram: @makioh.

maki oh fashion black business owner


Khiry is an afro-futurist luxury brand channeling the beauty, art, heritage, and culture of the African diaspora into modern, luxurious vermeil jewelry. Instagram: @khiryofficial.

khiry jewelry black business owner


Fenty, founded by Rihanna, challenges fashion’s rules to express a new facet of a woman and her wardrobe. Born in Paris, Fenty lives online and releases collections on “See-Now-Wear-Now” model. Instagram: @fenty.

Fenty Black business owner to follow

Aman Woke

Ama Nwoke is a fashion brand that takes a vivacious lifestyle to complement a woman whose exploration of life and fashion lead the way. Instagram: @amanwoke.

Aman-Woke-Black-business-owner-to-follow fashion suits for women

Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss is a luxury menswear and womenswear fashion label concerned with building a narrative that speaks about heritage and activism. The label is sold limitedly and in no particular schedule at exclusive high-end boutiques worldwide. Instagram: @pyermoss.

Pyer Moss luxury fashion black business owner

Chelsea Bravo

Chelsea Bravo’s collections feature both womenswear and menswear, creatively infusing an artistic hand combined with simple and free shapes through a contemporary silhouette. Pieces are sampled and made-to-order in-house. Instagram: @chelseabravo.

Chelsea Bravo fashion black business owner

Local European

Made in Los Angeles, Local European produces elegant streetwear essentials made of deadstock fabrics, which reduces textile waste, saves energy, and lowers our carbon footprint. Instagram: @localeuropean.


Sami Miro Vintage

Made in Los Angeles, Sami Miro Vintage makes limited collections with upcycled fabrics. Instagram: @samimirovintage.


Claude Home

Not a fashion store, but Claude Home vintage furniture store is praised by the Fashion community worldwide. The selection is purely divine.  Instagram: @claudehome. Claude Home wants to gather a group of businesses that will pledge to continue to support the black community by donating proceeds from sales from one day a month. If you are interested in joining the effort email hello@claudehome.com.

Claude Home Vintage black business owner

Ressources to support the black community in America

Of course, shopping is not the only answer. There are many ways to support the black community in America continuously: educating yourselves, talking about racial injustice, helping victims of police misconduct, joining an organization (campaign zero, black lives matter), signing a petition, vote, etc. You will find some useful resources below.




Jennifer Prince June 8, 2020 - 16 h 06 min

Sami Micro Vintage sounds right up my alley! I love vintage and upcycled pieces. I can’t wait to check them out!

Jess June 8, 2020 - 16 h 46 min

Wow, those hats from Monrowe NYC are amazing! This is a great list — thanks so much for sharing it!

Stephanie June 9, 2020 - 6 h 08 min

I absolutely loved learning so many more Black-owned businesses from this post! I’ve been intrigued at how the fashion community has taken this on, and it’s so cool that you shared the more posh, high-end companies! Subrina Heyink and Sincerely Tommy both caught my eye!

Deborah June 9, 2020 - 7 h 43 min

Checking out ALL of these brands. I’ve heard of Fenty, of course, and I recognized a few others as well but I really want to check out Chelsea Bravo! Their aesthetic is what I strive to look like haha

kileen June 12, 2020 - 5 h 26 min

i’ve loved this movement as I’ve learned so much! I need to check out some of these brands and appreciate the share!

cute & little


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