20 Black-Owned Fashion Brands To Shop In 2018

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by Hafeezah Nazim

In need of some eye-catching, minimalist jewelry? How about a simple, yet sexy outfit to wear on a date night out? We got you covered. From shoes and head wraps to swimwear and athleisure that gives back, here are the 20 black-owned fashion brands to shop this year.

OMONDI: Remember that cozy-looking, hand-stitched "n***as" sweatshirt Issa Rae wore in the second season of Insecure? You can cop it at OMONDI, along with a ton of other original pieces including bright green tulle dresses, off-the-shoulder frocks, and exaggerated long sleeve tees. 

MATTE BRAND: Looking for that perfect '90s-inspired outfit? You can always count on Matte Brand to have your back. 

Brother Vellies: If shoes are the name of your game, Brother Vellies is winning. Here, you'll find tons of options to wear while attending your ex-husband's funeral, going to brunch with your girlfriends, or just simply being the most stylish person in the room. 

Sami Miro Vintage: Sami Miro's namesake brand reworks Levi's like you've never seen before. Plus, the brand's staple mesh-and-denim bodysuit will make you the center of any soirée. We guarantee it. 

Splendid Rain Co.: This viral Etsy brand started from Olatiwa Karade's dorm room, and we couldn't be more grateful that it exists. We truly can't decide which sweatshirts are our favorites, but the "Fuck Your Racist Grandma" and the "Decolonize That Ass" sweatpants are after our own hearts. The best part? You won't break the bank with these. 

Adorned By Chi: Which Black Panther bae stole your heart? Let the people know with these adorable tees. 

Malcolm X Legacy: Malcolm X's daughters teamed up to give us some authentic apparel inspired by their father. You can shop their collection of inspirational tees, hats, and accessories here.  

Slashed By Tia: This brand has already been seen on the likes of Kali Uchis, Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock, one of our five February cover stars, Diana Veras, and will probably (definitely) make you feel like the girl in the red dress emoji. 

Lace By Tanaya: In need of a crystal skirt and bra? How 'bout some lip rings or chokers? You (and your partner) will be glad you stumbled across Lace By Tanaya.

BFYNE: BFYNE's unique line of swimwear will turn heads all summer long. Our personal faves include the brightly-colored KAOIRI set and this high-cut SUHAI ensemble. 

All Dem Shades: Black and dope. Need we say more? You can cop your own jacket, here. 

Nubian Skin: Shopping for that perfect nude, especially when you're a POC, can be an exhausting challenge. Luckily, Nubian Skin exists and provides you with your perfect nude. 

The Wrap Life: A wrap that protects your hair and looks cute? Sign us up!

Coloring Pins: We don't know what's better: Coloring Pins' "Deadass" Metro Card keychains, Coconut Oil jar patches, or these incredible Black Panther pins.  

Vavvoune: This swoon-worthy, Brooklyn-based leather accessories brand has us dreaming of spring. 

Sybergurl: This cheeky top-and-shades combo from Sybergurl is very much a mood. You can see other goodies they've got, here. 

YEMA: This super-cool California-based athleisure brand makes clothes for a cause—a percentage of the brand's profits goes to educating students in Nairobi.

Third Crown: Jewelry fanatics, listen up! Third Crown needs to be on your radar. But don't let us tell you, see for yourself here. 

William Okpo: Brooklyn-based designer William Okpo's got all the staples your wardrobe needs: Blazers, everyday dresses, swimwear, jumpsuits, varsity jackets—literally anything your minimalist heart desires. 

Flaws Of Couture Apparel: Trying to finesse the fashion game? Look to Flaws of Couture to get you there.