I’m back with more #BlackOutEveryday Christmas shopping! If you loved the shopping suggestions for the men in your life, I hope you’ll find this article, about great online shops for women, just as informative. To be honest, I actually need to pay attention to this article myself, since I have yet to get my Christmas shopping underway. #Christmasprocrastination.
Here are five of the many black-owned shops out there that are sure to have the perfect gifts for your the women on your list.
Price point: $10-$37.50
This store, which is actually unisex, has several shirts that proclaim the wearer’s love for feminist authors and role models like Shirley Chisholm. The Philadelphia-based printing company’s mission “is to encourage a culture of activism.”
Price point: $70-$230
Gregory Silvia began was created by husband and wife team Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope. The company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, provides quality luxury leather products like purses, totes, wristlets and other accessories. If you have a woman on your list that loves repping her sorority, Gregory Silvia also has a line of purses, the Greek Collection, made in Greek colors.
Price point: $7-$115
Peaceimages Jewelry provides tons of handmade jewelry that reps the Motherland in the most fashionable way. From studs with ancient Egyptian imagery and other African iconography, women who love the Afrocentric look would have a hard time choosing which piece of jewelry is their favorite.
Price point: $80-$170
DemestiksNewYork is a brand created by Reuben Reuel. The brand features African prints and great silhouettes, and, if you’re Beyonce fans, it appears as if she’s worn some of the clothes; she’s modeling the Nay Nay top.
Price point: £10-£34.00 (International shipping available)
This UK-based company offers underwear in a colors that haven’t really existed before–different shades of nude for women of color. “For many women of colour, finding suitable skin-tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’,” states the site. The brand uses Iman (supermodel and creator of Iman Cosmetics) and Fashion Fair’s Eunice W. Johnson as inspirations for their line of quality lingerie and hosiery.