Black-Owned Businesses You Need To Check Out!

                                                                                      

Happy Friday! This holiday weekend is going to be a little different on Stay Klassay because we are highlighting some amazing black-owned businesses! I asked you guys on Instagram to share some of your favorites so here they are. I reached out to every brand to get special deals, product insights, releases for collections, and so much more. Enjoy this post and don't forget to support local black-owned businesses in your area!


Nakedsandneutrals:  Based in Dallas Texas, this brand brings you custom lingerie and loungewear with a twist. Each piece comes in different neutral shades to help women feel sexy and confident in their pieces.
Featured News: They have two new collections dripping in July!
Instagram: @nakedsandneutrals


Feminine Funk: A t-shirt brand that empowers a strong and beautiful woman. Each message and design stems from "society's" standards of beauty and creates witty messages instead. 
Instagram: @femininefunk


The Honey Pot Co: This feminine care company is made by women for women. All their products are cruelty-free, plant-based, and are perfect for sensitive vaginas. The smell is natural and it leaves your vagina feeling clean and refreshed.
Instagram: @thehoneypotco


The Cupcake Collection: The Cupcake Collection is a family-owned bakery based out of Nashville, TN, and New Orleans, LA. Since 2008, Mignon Francois has enjoyed creating award-winning cupcakes with her family. After years of drowning in debt and brokenness, she decided to do something different. Using the last $5 she had for dinner one week, this former stay at home mom bought ingredients for what would become a family legacy with over 5 million cupcakes sold. Nationwide shipping is also available!
Popular Item:  Famous Original Sweet Potato Cupcake
Instagram@thecupcakecollection


Cee Cee's Closet NYC: Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo are the women behind this brand that celebrates the beauty of African Prints through various pieces and accessories. Each design comes to life through artisans in Nigeria. 
Featured Products: Kitalla Sweetheart Ruffle Dress 
Instagram: @ceeceesclosetnyc


Kenzie Weise Jewels: Mackenzie Weise pieces are inspired by her love for nature, travel, and science. Weise creates "mindful jewelry" and unlike regular jewelry, she creates pieces that represent something much larger than they are. Due to the given climate, the "togetherness" ring is her current favorites and she plans to make more sizes soon.
Featured Product: TOGETHERNESS RING
SALE ALERT: Join the mailing list to enjoy 15% off your next order
Instagram: @kenzieweisejewels


Nubian Skin: A hosiery brand that provides women of color access to suitable hosiery and lingerie in their skin tones. The brand delivers worldwide and they are always looking for ways to expand their audience. 
Sale Alert: Nubian Skin Sale
Instagram: @nubianskin


AJ CRIMSON BEAUTY: AJ Crimson is the face behind this makeup brand and his products are recommended by many celebrities like Fergie and Keyshia Cole. His love for a woman became even stronger when he wanted to create tools and products to help women fall in love with themselves and their true beauty.
Instagram: @ajcrimsonbeauty


Naked Bar Soap Co.: Created by Black Latinas, these women turn their therapeutic craft into a business. They make artisan soaps that are infused with different oils and rich plant butters. They also have other bath and body items that are perfect for the individual who loves to not only smell good but feel good.
Sale Alert: Select items are 15% off during the rebranding sale at checkout
Featured Product: Soap Salt Bars
News: Join the @thefreshlatherclub to get first access to new products 
Instagram: @nakedbarsoapco


DIARRABLU: A high contemporary lifestyle brand that creates pieces that highlight the rich colors and unique patterns within the African culture. Each piece is designed using mathematical concepts and algorithms. The brand is not only sustainable but also size-inclusive with sizes from XS -3XL.
Instagram: @thediarrablu


The Lip Bar: A makeup brand that creates vegan and cruelty-free makeup products for beginners. All their lip products are made with natural ingredients to provide moisture and they add a bit of pigment for some pop. They also have a variety of face and eye makeup with many shades and affordable prices.
Featured Product: Fast Face Kit
Instagram: @thelipbar


Cocoa_kawaii: This cute Instagram shop sells handmade sparkly accessories that everyone needs in their wardrobe. From earrings to keychains, the owner uses her creativity to create cute pieces to make an outfit more fun and vibrant.


Glam Graffiti Beauty: A beauty brand centered around making women feel confident and empowered. I always feel like a boss babe with lip gloss on and the shades that Glam Graffiti has will do just that. On her site, you can also purchase products to create your own lip gloss business. 
Sale Alert: Use code PINK15 for 15% off your purchase


Haus Urban: A skincare brand that is by a performer for a performer. Hassan Sayyed saw what the camera did to people's skin and he wanted to create a brand that would help the skin stay beautiful even under the limelight. He jumped through many obstacles to have his brand today but it all worked out and has been used by many individuals across the country.
Featured News: A new collection is dropping on 07/08 and it includes a hand, face, and body product
Instagram: @hausurban


Tree Fairfax: A minimal leather goods company that creates timeless pieces for any wardrobe. You can never go wrong with a leather bag with any outfit and I love the designs of these bags because they are unique in their own way.
Sale Alert: Happening in Fall 2020!
Instagram: treefairfax


Ayele & Co: A skincare brand for everyone to enjoy and love! They cater to every skin type to make you feel comfortable in your own skin. They also have other makeup products that will make your skin glowing.
Featured News: Restock on July 10th
Instagram: @ayeleandco


MĀKTUB Studio Candles: The candles are vegan-safe and free of toxins.  Their candles are really unique because they make scents that remind you of your favorite songs. They have many types of songs so I would check it out if you want to bring a new vibe into your home. 
Featured News: 100% of the profits for the Stay Woke Candle are being donated to the @blklivesmatter & @colorofchange organizations 
Instagram: @maktubstudio.co


Coloured Raine Cosmetics: A woman black-owned business that uses their products to encourage diversity and expression. Loraine R Dowdy, The Founder,  created a brand that would break beauty barriers and it has done just that and more.
Sale Alert: 10% off when you sign up to receive the text or email subscriptions
Instagram: @colouredraine


MissesBrie: A swimwear brand made for women of all shapes and sizes to feel sexy and beautiful in a swimsuit. Brielle Anyea is not only the designer but a blogger and model that I have been following for a while now. The brands' motto is "Where Confidence Meets Curves" and I believe that every piece can do that.
Instagram: @missesbrie


JIBRI: A plus-size contemporary fashion label dedicated to creating garments for the curvy fashionista.
Instagram: @jibrionline


Blue Sage Eco Boutique: A boutique that aims to promote personal growth, peace, and prosperity through their products. Each product is hand poured and all-natural as well.
Featured Product: Intention Candles
Sale Alert: Free shipping on orders of $75 and more 
Instagram: @bluesageboutique


The MakeUp Shop, LLC: Based in Memphis TN, you can get a unique makeup experience with each vegan-based product. Lip glosses and lipsticks are live on the site now but there are new products coming soon. 
Featured News: Relaunch on July 29th! Subscribe to the email list for specific updates.
Instagram: @themakeupshopllc


Folklore: Not just an online store but a cultural hub to feature high-end designer brands from Africa and the diaspora. Both men and women can enjoy each unique and innovative piece to showcase the African contemporary style and aesthetic
Sale Alert: Going to be a sale on July 4th!
Instagram: @thefolklore


Prosperity Cosmetics: Samia Kimble is the founder of Prosperity Cosmetics and she wanted to create a brand that uplifted everyone. She believes that everyone should have the chance to prosper in life and they should look good while doing it. From brushes to face products, her brand has something everyone wants to get their hands on. Did I mention the products are cruelty-free?


LELIA+MAE: A jewelry brand that celebrates women with elegant, dainty pieces. Every piece of jewelry is more beautiful than the next and they have many essential pieces that you can wear every day. From hoops to bracelets, you can ditch your local jeweler and snag your next piece from Lelia+Mae.
Sale Alert: Use code DRIP$ for 15% off your next order
Instagram: @leliaxmaejewelry


Pretty Peacock Paperie: A greeting card business based right here in Winter Park, Florida. Every card is designed and curated with care to give the best gift for every occasion.


There are so many other black-owned businesses out there and it would be impossible to fit them all in one post. Feel free to comment more down below and I will be updating this post with more brands as I get more updates and discover new businesses. 

                             

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