Amberley wrote, “Hey FBD! I don’t know if you’ve seen the black-owned restaurant posts from I Don’t Do Clubs, but it’s pretty awesome & it’s garnering up great business for these restaurants!
I think it would be great if Fashion Bomb Daily did something similar with black-owned boutiques! I know you highlight a lot of designers of color (which is great), but I would love to see some stores too. After seeing that Valentino post on your site, I’m pretty much at my wit’s end with the fashion industry. I’m ready to support my own. Just a suggestion! Keep up the great work!”
That’s a great idea! Back in the beginning days of the site, I used to do tons of Boutique Spotlights, particularly in New York. Stores have come and gone in the past 10 years, and we’re past due for a refresher.
While I know of several, including New Orleans’s own Exodus Goods (518 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130; (504) 309-2995):
And Garb, which is also in LA (2108 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130; (504) 301-9174):
Jasksonville, Florida’s Meow and Barks Boutique (1537 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207; (904) 704-8222):
Nashville, Tennessee’s Violet Flower Boutique (500 Madison St #105, Nashville, TN 37208; (615) 457-1432):
Tags in Atlanta (225, 2140 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309; (404) 883-3836):
Michelle New York (376 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217; (718) 643-1680):
And Harlem Haberdasherry (245 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027; (646) 707-0070):
I know there are WAY more that deserve a spotlight.
Let me know of your favorite local black owned brick and mortar clothing boutiques (brick and mortar means they are an actual physical store; it’s ok if they have a website as well) by leaving a comment below. Please include whether they carry luxury goods or are mass market. I’ll compile the list for the ultimate guide for black owned clothing boutiques around the country.
Thanks for the suggestion, Amberley!