Black-Owned Shops We Love

Black-owned shops we love

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 Rue Dix, Black-owned shops
Cafe rue Dix, Black-owned shops Brooklyn
Nilea Alexander, shopkeeper at Marche, Black-owned shop

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.

photos marcheruedix


MARTINE’S DREAM

681 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn

Colorful garments and accessories crafted from unique printed and embroidered textiles.

photo martinesdream


CAFE CON LIBROS

724 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Feminist independent bookshop and coffee shop.

photos cafeconlibros_bk


brother vellies, greenpoint

BROTHER VELLIES

71 Franklin Street, Brooklyn

Handcrafted accessories designed by Aurora James and made by global artisans.

photos brothervellies & aileencchang


KEEPERS VINTAGE

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.

photo ksmcandleco


MADAME MATOVU

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.

photo madamematovu


INDIGOSTYLE VINTAGE

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.

photo indigostylevintage


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!

photos thelitbar & 1st.noelle


THE SPICE SUITE

6902 4th St NW, Washington, DC

Angela Anderson’s Takoma neighborhood’s shop filled with unique spice blends and infusions.

photos thespicesuite


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.

photos sincerelytommy & sincerelytommycoffee

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