Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet and are in need of some inspiration or brand recommendations, we’ve got you covered! Our holiday gift guide will list some of our fave Black owned luxury brands. Don’t worry; part two of our holiday gift guides this season will include budget-friendly purchases for those who are simply ballin’ on a budget. For this edition, we’re diving into luxury. This is for the rich aunties, the bougie girlfriend, and the dapper man in your life; there’s a gift for everyone. So take a look at our faves and what they have to offer. These black-owned businesses are making headlines and setting trends. So if you’ve been meaning to support these brands, here is your chance!
Founded by Jamaican-American designer Brandon Blackwood, the brand was started with the iconic “End Systematic Racism” (ESR) totes and has transformed into a universal luxury brand that not only has handbags but sunglasses, outerwear, pieces with precious skins, and more.
Founded by Anifa Mvuemba, the luxury designer of Congolese descent has embraced her culture and created one-of-a-kind designs. She broke barriers by having the first-ever 3D fashion show in 2020 and has changed the game ever since.
Founded by Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens, Telfar is the bag for every “it” guy or girl. However, he is most admired for making his luxury brand accessible to everyone and anyone, with price points that range from $150 to $600, allowing luxury to thrive in black communities everywhere.
Founded by Blake Van Putten, the Los Angeles-based clothing brand offers statement pieces with proud and profound statements on their handbags as well as clothing. With a mission to support and protect black people, their trendy designs are noticeable anywhere.
Estelle Colored Glass
Founded by Stephanie Summerson Hall in remembrance of her grandmother, Estelle (aka Big Mama), who had southern roots, this is a luxury hand-blown colored glassware brand. Their vintage heirloom pieces are ideal for the collector in your life who brings out their “special glasses” for the holidays.
Founded by Felisha “Fe” Noel, the Brooklyn-based luxury brand is dedicated to infusing the Grenadian culture of Fe’s background with glamour. Her pieces are the perfect mix of culture and style.
Founded by Kerby Jean-Raymond, the luxury brand is noted for its perfect casting, out-of-the-box fashion shows, and take on social narratives through fashion. From offering luxury-priced pieces to collaborating with Reebok to offer luxury sportswear, it has been a beautifully creative journey to witness.
Founded by Queens native Laquan Smith, the luxury brand has made its mark in the fashion industry with dazzling designs and intricate styling. He has become a celebrity fave with his daring and sexy bodysuits, seen everywhere.
Founded by Bronx native Antoine Manning, he strives to create fashion with intention. The bags are “one of one” in design and variation of colors. You know an Homage bag when you see one. The craftsmanship and attention to detail in these bags make them a staple in any bag collection.
Founded by a woman who immersed herself in fashion, the luxury shoe brand is known far and wide. She curates collections that are versatile, stylish, and, of course, wearable. She’s a celebrity fave and has her collections available in stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, to name a few.
These are some of our favorite Black-owned luxury brands to shop with this holiday season; what are some of yours?