Holiday 2015

In Her Shoes Shopping Guide: 75 Black Women-Owned Brands to Know, Love & Support

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Detroit Is The New Black.

Détroit Is the New Black. is inspired by the history and resilience of the city while offering a neutral palette for a modern feel. Founded by Detroit native, Roslyn Karamoko, the brand is a mantra for rebirth, inspiration, authenticity and culture.

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Sincerely, Tommy

Sincerely, Tommy is Kai Avent-deLeon’s Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn-based concept store focusing on emerging women’s wear and lifestyle brands from the newest talents in fashion and art.

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Fe Noel

Fe Noel is a conceptual lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its designer, Fe Noel. The brand is created for the multi-faceted woman that embodies a love for travel and style.

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Royal Jelly Harlem

Royal Jelly Harlem is an African-inspired brand founded by Maya Gorgoni. After her many trips to West and South Africa, she was inspired by the artistry of the printed fabrics which made an  imprint on what was to become this unique line comprising of both fashion and home décor.

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Monif Clarke Plus Size Clothing

Midtown Manhattan-based boutique and online shop, founded by Monif Clarke for modern plus-size pieces featuring color, prints & vintage details. The brand creates stylish, fashion forward and trendy plus size woman clothing and swimwear for ladies sizes 14 – 24.

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Global Style Gypsy

Global Style Gypsy offers up some of the most cherished finds during Latisha Daring and Kay Ingram’s travels around the world. Each piece is handpicked and curated from small artisans across the globe, packed up in their gypsy pack and made ready for you to indulge in and make yours.

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Made In.

The “Made In.” brand is the brainchild of Nadia Shash and is the first product launched under the social enterprise movement Made 4 Change, which provides high quality apparel for adults, children and babies. A percentage of the profits supports the mission of linking orphans and vulnerable children to educational resources needed to help them thrive and improve their quality of life.

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Sir & Madame

Sir & Madame, the Hyde Park-based boutique and e-commerce site, was founded by Autumn and Brian Merritt. The brand specializes in casual and vintage-inspired clothing, accessories & shoes for women, men and children in relaxed environments.


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Launched in 2007 by Charlene Bendu Dunbar, suakoko betty (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) transforms authentic West African wax and resist-dye prints into dresses and separates that are flattering and current. “Suakoko” means place of new beginnings in Kpelle, a West African dialect and is also the name of reknown female warrior-chief in Liberia.

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Sammy B Designs

Sassy, sexy and ultra-cool fused with street credibility are just a few words to describe Sammy B., a contemporary line of women’s clothing that is feminine with an eclectic edge. Created by Samantha Black (formerly of Project Runway), the collection consists of tops, bottoms, jackets, dresses and swimwear.




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As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.


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