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It’s August which means it’s Black Business Month. Although Black brands shouldn’t be celebrated only for one month, now is the best time to familiarize yourself with some of the best Black-owned brands at Nordstrom. Some you may have heard of, and others you’ll be excited to make a household name. Whether you’re looking for some new shoes, hoodies for your kids, or unique glassware, Nordstrom’s selection of Black-owned companies has you covered.
Black-owned brands at Nordstrom are just in time for a refresh of your home or wardrobe now that the summer season is coming to an end. Also, if you still need to stock your teens up with new fall staples, check out Fear of God for some seriously cool essentials. Or, if you’re in the market to upgrade your dated bras, make sure you grab a few from Curvy Couture. Ahead, shop our favorite nine now.
Fear of God Essentials
For comfortable athleisure, make Fear of God your top pick. The brand is Black-owned and founded. It offers sweatpants, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for men, women, and kids. The brand focuses on crafting distinct and wearable garments that showcase American expression.
“I launched Rebecca Allen because I’d been on a decade-long search for a pair of nude pumps,” says mom and founder Rebecca Allen. “As a brand, we’ve set out to make functional, stylish footwear that fits you. As we continue to make silhouettes that inspire confidence through their quality,” she adds. You can shop for comfortable strappy heels for any occasion now at Nordstrom.
Founded by Diarra Bousso, Diarrablu is a sustainable Black-owned contemporary brand that highlights Africa’s creative patterns and bold colors. “The majority of the pieces are produced in Dakar, Senegal, and the brand’s ethos is focused on sustainability, wanderlust, tradition, and algorithms,” their website states.
Even though Good American might be synonymous in your mind with Khloe Kardashian, co-founder and CEO Emma Grede, is behind the shopper-loved denim brand. Good American is home of sustainable (and comfortable) denim. The brand is also inclusive and provides sizes 00 to 24. “Every piece in our collection is shown on three size ranges of models, to eliminate the friction around finding your perfect fit,” the brand says.
Billionaire Boys Club
Pharrell Williams and Nigo in 2003, Billionaire Boys Club blends streetwear with luxury. The Black-owned brand gains inspiration from music, culture, and fashion, and makes it attainable to all. The brand’s motto? “Wealth is of the heart and mind. Not the pocket.”
If you’re on the hunt to upgrade your bra stash, you have to check out these supportive bras from curvy couture. Its mission is to uplift women through celebrating her best self. Sizes range from 32DD to 46H.
Good Man Brand
Athlete Russell Wilson has great style, and now you can get the same looks at Nordstrom thanks to his brand, Good Man Brand. Not only does the brands produce quality clothes and shoes, but it also makes giving back a core mission. “The company donates 3% to the Why Not You Foundation, which works to encourage and empower children.”
Estelle Colored Glass
Estelle Colored Glass was founded by Stephanie Summerson Hall, and features beautifully crafted glassware.
“Estelle Colored Glass is inspired by my grandmother, Estelle, who loved antiquing and had a special day of the week where she visited her favorite shops looking for new treasures in small neighboring South Carolina towns. During the summer months, I had the pleasure of coming along on many of these treasure hunts from my early childhood up through my college years. My favorite collection that she was always adding to was her colored glass collection. This marked the start of my love for colored glass,” Hall recalled.
There’s a ton of high-performance hair care in the beauty space, but one Black-owned brand that does it exceptionally well is Briogeo. The brand is known for its products that are free of sulfates, silicones, and artificial dyes.
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