5 Black owned fashion stores to shop now

I’ve curated a list of the most unique Black-owned minimalist brands as we update our style for summer and fall.

Shopping Black-owned stores matters now more than ever, as does paying attention to where and how our clothes are sourced, sewn, and distributed.

Check out our style picks below and how to buy from these stores.

How I selected these Black owned fashion brands

These are not just any random brands. When I engage with clients in my image consulting services, I focus on three important factors in building a wardrobe:

  • Minimalist fashion that means smarter choices, not just fewer
  • Classic pieces that will build a capsule wardrobe
  • Timeless items that will hold up over many years without going out of style

After working in the fashion industry for over 15 years, I’m VERY selective about the brands that I put my clients in and even recommend publicly (no sponsored posts here!)

These brands below offer high quality items, unique product that you can’t find anywhere else and are timeless.

brett johnson

“Brett designs for a new kind of international man,” according to his website.

With an eye on Italian fashion, Brett seeks out top of the line textiles, fibers and leathers from Italy to create quality clothes that will last. He calls it a “cocktail of equal parts American eye and Italian hand.” 


His spring and summer 2020 line features crisp white polos, linen blazers, and lots of layers with cool pastels, such as a tailored white pant combined with a mint polo and light gray long blazer.

Winter 2

I also love his Fall/Winter items too, notice the textures, beautiful fabrics and great fit. This line is for a sophisticated guy that wants to create a truly effortless style.

Brett follows all of the rules I recommend with clients, such as focusing on core colors then pairing with tonal and brighter colors for accents or pops of color.

He has locations around the world, including Austria, Italy, Ukraine, and others, and New Yorkers can check out his flagship on Mercer St.