Shopping local has become an important staple for contributing to your local economy. Now more than ever, many are choosing to shop from local Black-owned businesses to help support the African American Community. We fully support this, and yesterday we found you 25 Black-Owned Beauty and Personal Care Businesses where you can purchase cosmetics and services.
Whether you’re looking for second-hand items or fresh designs right off the rack, there are many businesses to purchase your wardrobe from in North Carolina. We’ve gathered a list of 25 Black-owned businesses where you can find your clothing and accessories. With quarantine finally lifting, now you can get all dressed up and go out! It’s time to freshen up your summer looks.
1. One’s Legacy
One’s Legacy is a North Carolina-based lifestyle brand specializing in caps and tees that encourage leaving a legacy. They are based out of Jacksonville, NC.
Large Clothing Co. is a Raleigh-based company specializing in men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing. Their philosophy is to express yourself, unapologetically.
Sley-Papier Mache is a clothing company based out of Charlotte, NC. They pride themselves on being a line for everyone, which is why most of their tees are unisex.
Nexstepz Apparel and Design is a t-shirt company based out of the Triangle. They specialize in direct to garment, embroidery and heat transfer vinyl applications.
DOSA Clothing is a Goldsboro-based company that specializes in all facets of fashion. They have something for everyone, from jeans to fitness apparel.
Ambition Life Co. is a Raleigh-based company that specializes in t-shirts. They believe that nothing is too hard if you let your ambition be your motivating force.
U-Neak Boutique is a Raleigh-based women’s fashion boutique. You can find them in their brick-and-mortar store on Capital Blvd.
Humility Clothing is a Raleigh/Durham-based clothing company that specializes in men’s and women’s clothing, hoodies, bags, and accessories. Humility is a philanthropic brand. They donated over 500 gallons of water to Flint, MI, and regularly give to the homeless population.
Classic Closet Boutique is a women’s clothing store located in Raleigh, NC. They pride themselves on being a place where any woman can shop for modern and classic pieces. They are located in the Triangle Town Center Mall, on the first floor inside The Mom Lounge.
Bull City Apparel is a clothing and apparel store located in Durham, NC. The brick-and-mortar store is on Fayetville St., and they specialize in t-shirts and custom designs. Recently, they have been offering masks.
11. CTB Clothing Co.
CTB Clothing Co. is a Raleigh-based clothing brand and stands for “Chasing The Bag.” They specialize in both men’s and women’s clothing, and also offer outerwear, accessories and kid’s items.
12. Remedi Boutique
Remedi Boutique is a t-shirt and accessories designer based out of Charlotte, NC. Offering custom work, Remedi Boutique’s goal is to put the fun back in functional clothing.
Ryann Bella Boutique is a Charlotte-based boutique, co-owned by 8-year-old Ryann Bella (a signed actress and professional model). The boutique specializes in the latest fashions for mini-divas.
Rumors Boutique is a second-hand clothing store located in both Durham and Chapel Hill. They offer buy, sell and trade hand-picked clothing at starving artist prices.
Kome Thrift With Me is an online thrift store based out of Raleigh, NC. They specialize in thrifted clothing that makes a unique or bold statement.
NeckwerksNeckwear is a Raleigh-based accessory company highlighting authentic neckwear. They specialize in bowties, ties and dress shirts.
17. Jovita’s Place
Jovita’s Place is one-stop-shop for all of your gifting needs, based out of Fuquay-Varina. They specialize in military caps, various fraternal products for Masons, Eastern Stars, Shriners, DOI, Greek organizations, and customizable items.
LenaGrace Designs is a jewelry designer based out of Raleigh, NC. All jewelry designs are inspired by the owner’s grandmothers, Lena and Grace. The designs also plan to help the wearer to feel the true embodiment of their own boldness, style and strength.
Shantilly Glam Boutique is a Triangle Area-based boutique offering trendy and unique accessories. Their goal is to provide customers with glam items at prices that won’t break the bank.
Pins With Personality is a Raleigh-based handmade lapel pin company. They provide lapel pins with a pinch of personality, for the finishing touch on your ensemble.
Inspired Creations by Nicole is a Wilson-based accessory company. They specialize in personalized shirts, tumblers, keychains, and more.
22. Natty Neckware
Natty Neckware is an accessory shop based out of Durham, NC. They specialize in neckties, bowties, lapel pins, pocket squares, and most recently, masks.
Indy’s Fashionesta Closet is an accessories company based out of Wilson, NC. Specializing in shoes, purses and sunglasses, this company was started for the owner’s daughter, Indiyah, to take over when she’s old enough.
24. Graffiti Panda
Graffiti Panda is an apparel and accessories company based out of the Triangle Area. Specializing in both women’s clothing and accessories, owner Ashley Day has been able to expand her brand by designing her own custom bags.
25. Loved by La’Nise
Loved by La’Nise is a Charlotte-based handcrafted business that specializes in gifts, accessories, and clothing. From custom t-shirts to personalized home decor, trust the designers at Loved by La’Nise with your design, and they will bring it to life.
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We hope that you can take advantage of the quality clothing and accessories these businesses have to offer! We recognize that there are many other businesses besides the ones we listed and apologize for the ones we missed. Feel free to name them in the comments, and we’ll add them to our North Carolina-focused list.
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