Holiday 2015

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

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Layla Joy: Ilya Collection

Native New Yorker Layla-joy Williams has already made her mark on the footwear industry. For more than 14 years, Layla-joy has used her vast design experience to gain incredible insight into the most prized accessory category within women’s fashion. Levering years of valuable experience, the successful designer has launched her own highly anticipated collection of women’s footwear.


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Sewit Sium

Sewit Sium jewelry was born to uphold the idea that fashion is a language and powerful form of storytelling. Each handcrafted piece by educator and designer Sewit Sium, takes us on a journey through history, while embodying a story that is relevant to our lives today.

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The Wrap Life

The Wrap Life was created by Nnenna Stella in Brooklyn, New York. The brand is about cultivating a life abundant with color, texture, and handmade goods. Most of products are hand printed or handmade and the proceeds enrich the lives of those who create them.


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B. Marie Style

B. Marie is a contemporary accessories brand by designer Briana Marie, that fuses fashion forward chic with an eternal youthful edge. Specializing in fine leather, fur, and exotic skin with a variety of handbags, card cases, silk scarves, and gloves, Briana prides herself on continuously evolving.


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Ashaka Givens

Fashion, bridal and costume designer, Ashaka Givens, launched her highly-coveted hat collection in 2014. As a wardrobe stylist to some of your favorite celebs, Givens creates pieces that have been described as “slinky and seventies a la Halston with a dash of bohemia.”

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Coco and Breezy

Corianna and Brianna, also known as Coco and Breezy, are the founders of the cutting edge sunglass brand based in New York City that aims to reach new fashion heights and introduce  connoisseurs all over the world to their unique sense of style and originality.

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Lorraine West

Staying true to her love of geometry, Lorraine West’s jewelry serves as the perfect balance between bold and subtle. All pieces are handmade and polished to perfection by the Brooklyn-based designer and creative force to be reckoned with.

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Jembere Eyewear

Jembere was founded by Abaynesh Jembere with a philosophy that is simple – beautifully crafted and reasonably priced frames. The brand’s aesthetic is influenced by the juxtaposition of the rich culture of Ethiopia, where the name Jembere means, “my sunset” and everyday life in the big city of New York.

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Shayla Milan

Through clay and metal, Shayla Milan creates work that is steeped in honesty and the beauty in the imperfections, each piece showing the hand of the artist. Like people, no two pieces will ever be the same, each one possessing its own identity and personality.

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Protect Your Magic

We all have a magic about us. A magic that we should project but protect at the same time. Whats your magic and how do you protect it? Protect Your Magic is a personal reminder for its creator, Fadia Kader, and can be yours too.

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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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