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Black-Owned Brands You Need To Know For Your Next Vacation

We have compiled the best Black-owned brands you need to know about to plan for your next vacation. Whether you are just doing a staycation in a nearby city or a full-out 10-day trip, we have your back.

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From outfits to shoes to makeup, we will have you covered in items from high-quality Black-owned companies. Read on to find your next favorite brand!

Black-owned luggage brands

If you are looking to travel in style, then why not do it while supporting some Black-owned luggage brands? We listed our favorite brands and some of our favorite products from their lines. 

Tote & Carry

Tote & Carry is co-owned by Tony Dennis, also known as the “The Stitch Doctor.” His expert experience in stitching is what makes his work stand out. His Tote & Carry products live by his favorite quote, “travel with luxury.” 


No matter how you prefer to pack, Tote & Carry has the right bag for you. They offer duffles, laptop bags, luggage rollers, and even travel sets! Whether you are looking for something neutral or a little more flair, you can find it here. 

Tote & Carry Travel Set - Green

CISE

CISE believes in “Stronger Threads For A Stronger Community.” You can look fashionable and make a statement with a purchase from this brand. The ultimate goal is to funnel the proceeds to create an organization that will build the Black dollar. For now, proceeds are funneled into the Anti-Racism fund. 


We suggest the Protect Black People bag to use as a carry-on or personal item when flying. No doubt, this 100% genuine leather bag will make an impact.  

CISE Protect Black People PBP Bag

 

Ebby Rane 

Ebby Rane is a luxury Black woman-owned carry-on luggage brand. Their luggages are timeless and TSA-approved so you never check a bag again. This brand is led by women that believe in supporting other women. Ebby Rane supports Opportunity International, an organization that provides financing to women’s businesses in developing countries. 


We recommend the Quartermaster carry-on in cloud white. It comes with 12 different pieces to organize your luggage efficiently: shoe sleeves, laundry bag, jewelry pouch, etc. 

Ebby Rane Quartermaster Carry-On Bag

Black-owned clothing brands

When you’re preparing for a vacation, there’s almost nothing more important than your wardrobe. Having the right outfit picked out for each excursion is important so you can feel comfortable and look your best! 

Tove Studio

If you are into the elegant and classic style, then Tove Studio is the perfect brand for you. This is a London-based brand owned by Camille Perry and Holly Wright. Their clothing is more conservative and perfect for a vacation while visiting family.

Tove Studio Demy Dress - Orange

 

The Oula Company

The Oula Company is a Black-owned brand focused on sustainability and wearability. All Ankara fabric is sourced globally, but is hand-cut and sewed in the United States. Their emphasis on sustainability has led them to create trans-seasonal garments. 


You’ll find something you’ll love and can wear at virtually any time during the year at The Oula Company! We especially recommend adding this dress to your packing list for a beach vacation.  

 

The Oula Company Ankara Print Day Dress

Nicole Shante

Nicole Shante is owned by Shante Nicole Bullock, a Los Angeles-based designer. After working in the fashion industry and studying at FIDM, she was frustrated with the lack of diversity and created her own brand to change that. 


We recommend the Eyelet Midi Dress. It’s perfect for a mid-morning/afternoon event and will have you looking composed and structured.  

Nicole Shante Eyelet Midi Dress

Black-owned shoe brands

There’s no lack of brands Black-owned shoe brands to support. We have picked our 3 favorites that will elevate any outfit in your closet. 

Loza Maléombho

Loza Maléombho is here to connect contemporary fashion with African aesthetics. She was born in Brazil and raised in Côte d’Ivoire and the United States. The brand is based in Côte d’Ivoire and she works with different artisans to share their work within her collections.


The Fah Regal sandals are made to order and feature 24-karat gold plated bronze ornaments. It’s the perfect amount of bling that will pair well with other gold jewelry. It’s the perfect addition to any vacation outfit.  

Loza Maléombho Fah Regal Sandals - Clear

 

Kahmune

Kahmune is here to get rid of the thought that “nude” refers to a specific color. After searching to curate the perfect nude outfit, Jamela Acheampong only saw beige colors. She had to modify her search to include the words “brown” or “dark skin.” After that, Kahmune was born, because nude should work for everyone’s skin color. 


If you aren’t sure which nude you’ll match, they list the corresponding Fenty, Maybelline, Mac, and L’Oréal shade numbers. 

Kahmune Juba Sandal

Salone Monet

Salone Monet has a similar mission to Kahmune, the nude heel is a fashion staple and shouldn’t be limited to a single color. A nude heel that matches your skin tone is an investment considering how often you’ll wear it. 


They offer 6 different nudes, each with a celebrity match for reference. If you still aren’t sure which nude will match your skin, you can book a virtual consultation!

Salone Monet Anita Bank Nude Heel


Black-owned accessories brands

Now that we have your bags, clothing, and shoes covered, it’s time for some Black-owned accessories brands!

B.Eclectic

E.Eclectic is a small Black-owned business run by a mother-daughter duo. Their eye for design and inspiration from West Indian culture has quickly led them to popularity. Through their handbags and accessories, they show the diverse and rich cultures that make up the Black community.  


We recommend the All Speckled Earrings which are made from glass beads and sterling silver ear-wire. They are the perfect accessory to wear to a luau or other beach event on your vacation!

B.Eclectic All Speckled Earrings

Anima Iris

Anima Iris was created by Wilglory Tanjong, who was inspired by matriarchs like her mother and Africa’s rich history. She’s traveled throughout Africa and taken the traditional clothing and art from different countries to inspire her work. 


One of our favorite bags from Anima Iris is the Rema Baby Zuri. Its hexagonal shape is unique and bold, while the scale print makes it a total knockout. Pair this with any outfit and you’ll definitely be the center of attention at your resort. 

Anima Iris - Rema Baby Zuri Bag

Grace Eleyae

Grace Eleyae is an innovative Black-owned brand. Their products are designed with your hair in mind and offers fashionable ways to wear a protective hair style. When you are going out for a scenic hike or a run on the beach, you can enjoy one of their satin-lined baseball caps to keep your hair from drying out or getting frizzy. 

Grace Eleyae satin-lined baseball cap

 

Filosphy.co 

Filosophy.co was a small Black-owned business that the owner Ofelia did on the side. It’s been so successful that this is now her full-time career! Filosophy.co features a lot of chains and gemstones in their pieces. 

Filosophy.co jewelry


Black-owned beauty brands

We can’t let you dress all the way down in Black-owned products without recommending any Black owned beauty brands! Here are some we recommend:

Mented Cosmetics 

Mented Cosmetics has the range for foundation and lipsticks that we have been waiting for our entire adult lives. On those nights out and fancy dinners during your vacation, you can rest assured knowing you’ll have the perfect coverage and nude lip. 

Mented Cosmetics Nude Lipstick

Juvia's Place

Juvia’s Place will have your skin at its best and give you the pop of color you expect from a makeup company. They carry vibrant eyeshadow colors and long-wear lipsticks. But if you prefer neutral shades and a more natural makeup look, they also have that available as well.

Juvia's Place Eyeshadow Palette

Bolden 

Bolden is a skincare brand focused on Black and brown skin. This is a Black women-led company who were empowered to create skincare products that meet the needs of women of color. 

Bolden Clear Skin Travel Kit

While you typically can’t pack your entire regimen on the plane because of size restrictions, Bolden has a travel-size pack of everything you need to achieve clear skin. It comes with a cleanser, toner, moisturize with SPF, and a glycolic acid serum to exfoliate. 

BLK/OPL

BLK/OPL has focused on skincare and makeup for women of color since 1994. Now, the new owners, Desiree Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, are working on making these products clean and innovative. It’s also an affordable brand that promises each product is always priced under $20.

BLK/OPL True Color

Summary

There is an abundance of Black-owned brands that need to be thought of when creating your travel essentials list. Now you can be covered in products that support Black creators and look stylish while on vacation. 


As always, pick products you feel comfortable wearing and know that you will enjoy for a long-time. We are confident that this list will introduce you to some of your new favorite brands for vacation, or whatever!