Supporting black-owned businesses is one of the many things we can do to effect much-needed social and economic change. These are just a few of the wonderfully creative black-owned shops. This is just a start. We will be sharing more so stay tuned.
MARCHE & CAFE RUE DIX
1453 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
We love the signature pattern that decorates the shopfront, bench and bag (modeled by owner Nilea Alexander) of Marche shop and cafe.
681 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn
Colorful garments and accessories crafted from unique printed and embroidered textiles.
CAFE CON LIBROS
724 Prospect Place, Brooklyn
Feminist independent bookshop and coffee shop.
71 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
Handcrafted accessories designed by Aurora James and made by global artisans.
229 W. Read Street & 805 W 36th Street, Baltimore
Former school teacher, Erica, switched professions four years ago and is now a proud owner of two successful vintage stores.
photo rachel king
KSM CANDLE CO
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore
Hand-poured soy wax candles and workshop space to make your own.
240 W 10th Street, West Village
A magical, fantasy vintage world curated on the global travels of Rosemary Wettenhall. Read more in this “Business of the Month” feature.
409 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn
Unique vintage pieces, one-of-a-kind products from local artisans and emerging designers curated by model and actor Sheryl Roberts.
THE LIT BAR
131 Alexander Avenue, Bronx
Bookshop with a curated selection by owner Noelle Santos of general interest books, gift items, and programming which emphasize local interest and diversity for all ages. Oh, and there’s a wine bar too!
THE SPICE SUITE
6902 4th St NW, Washington, DC
Angela Anderson’s Takoma neighborhood’s shop filled with unique spice blends and infusions.
SINCERELY, TOMMY & S, T COFFEE
343 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn
Kai Avent-deLeon’s concept store focusing on emerging women’s wear and lifestyle brands with an in-store coffee shop.