Courtesy of William Okpo

‘Tis the season to support our own. Not only is it Black History month, but it’s simply time to divert our attention away from companies that don’t uplift and celebrate us. If you’re looking to purchase some investment pieces and want to keep your dollars in the community, shop these high-end Black designers below!

Cushnie

Known for her clean yet sultry approach to apparel, London-born Carly Cushnie is a master at delivering when it comes to dresses that exude sex appeal and mystery. A piece from Cushnie is sure to help you command any room you step into.

POPPY DEMI Pencil

Courtesy of Cushnie

available at Cushnie $718 BUY

SLEEVELESS PENCIL DRESS

Courtesy of Cushnie

available at Cushnie $495 BUY

Stella Jean

Haitian-Italian designer, Stella Jean’s approach to style is refined and festive. She consistently manages to mesh wardrobe staples with colorful details that breathes fresh air into classics. Adding one of her stand-out pieces to your wardrobe will prove to be a sound investment!

Stella Jean Cotton Wrap Top

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

available at Moda Operandi $465 BUY

Stella Jean Floral Midi Skirt

Courtesy of Shopbop

available at Shopbop $370 BUY

Fe Noel

Fe Noel’s gorgeous pieces are all about dressing to inspire. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York with Grenadian roots, Noel marries flawless silhouettes with vibrant prints that demand attention. Whether it’s a flowing robe or cascading blouse, there are no misses with this brand, only hits.

Scilla Whitesmoke Robe

Courtesy of Fe Noel

available at Fe Noel $378 BUY

Liz Tail Blouse

Courtesy of Fe Noel

available at Fe Noel $298 BUY

Off White

Before he was the creative director of Luis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh struck gold with his high-end streetwear brand, Off-White. Owning one of these smart, yet relevant pieces is definitely a good move as his star rises.

Black Ankle Boots

Courtesy of Off White

available at Off White $747 BUY

Gilles Abloh Pants

Courtesy of Off White

available at Off White $615 BUY

Romeo Hunte

Hailing from Brooklyn, Romeo Hunte never fails to bring an edgy sophistication to the runway. Truly an investment, a Romeo Hunte piece will stand the test of time.

Patchwork Trench Coat

Courtesy of Romeo Hunte

available at Romeo Hunte $1,995 BUY

Big Body Oversize Fox Fur Coat

Courtesy of Romeo Hunte

available at Romeo Hunte $8,000 BUY

Brother Vellies

Aurora James, the Canadian-born beauty behind Brother Vellies makes it a point to enlist artisans from several countries in Africa to create her noteworthy shoes and handbags. Supporting her brand is supporting skilled artists from countries like South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco.

Sahara Pompon Boot

Courtesy of Brother Vellies

available at Brother Vellies $1,200 BUY

Springbok Mini Island Bag

Courtesy of Brother Vellies

available at Brother Vellies $825 BUY

William Okpo

Designed by sisters, Darlene, and Lizzy Okpo, William Okpo is the cool girl’s go-to brand. Named after their father, an immigrant from Nigeria, William Okpo is the cross-section between smart design and quirky details.

Pope Medley – Red Denim

Courtesy of William Okpo

available at William Okpo $380 BUY

Yvonne Slinky Dress

Courtesy of William Okpo

available at William Okpo $220 BUY

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