feature: “30 black woman-owned online stores to shop this holiday season”

November 13, 2015

“There are over one million Black female business owners in the United States today, and black women are becoming entrepreneurs at six times the rate of the average American,” writes COLOURES. In support of these entrepreneurial women, COLOURES published a listicle entitled “30 Black Woman-Owned Online Stores to Shop This Holiday Season”. CLICK HERE for the full list and see a few of their picks below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Jamilla Okubo is a painter, illustrator, and designer who uses vibrant African textiles, prints, and paint to create her one-of a kind pieces. Click here and here to shop her work.”

Belle Butters was created in 2009 by Tasha Burton. The company offers a variety of natural hair, skincare, face, and lip products, as well as a line specifically curated for male consumers.”


Philadelphia Printworks is a screen printing company based in North Philadelphia committed to encouraging a culture of activism.”


The Lip Bar was created in 2011 by Melissa Butler with plans to forever change the way women of color looked at lip color. Handcrafted with a unique blend of natural ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter, and avocado oil, the natural, vegan-friendly, and bold colors allow women of all shades to experience lip color in a whole new way.”


Li Li’s Creations was founded by Malacia Anderson. She creates one-of-a-kind clothing with African inspired prints.”