buy black! a holiday gift guide

December 21, 2018

Whether you’ve got stacks to blow or a hot glue gun at the ready, gift-giving is a hallmark of seasonal fun. And as long as we’re engaging in this capitalistic sentiment, why not be purposeful about keeping Black dollars in the Black community? Whether you’re looking for something tongue-in-cheek or a head-turning jumpsuit, these Black retailers have got you covered.

Afrodesiac Worldwide is a luxe fashion brand that creates contemporary African womenswear and jewelry. Inspired by West African textiles and retro designs, the label celebrates new African culture through aesthetics and style. Perfect for your most stylish friend. Waaay on the other side of the fashionista spectrum is Teetorious‘ line of Biggie Smalls Christmas sweaters! (See, told you there’d be something for everyone.) These fun and festive sweaters spread love the Brooklyn way, with the King of New York. Goes perfectly with a pair of Timbs. (Use discount code: afropunk for 30% off + free gift!). Want something in-between? Look no further than streetwear brand Mizizi. Fresh as hell and created by two youngsters from Florida, the name Mizizi is Swahili for “roots”, a theme that permeates throughout their designs. Mizizi aims to increase the visibility of the African diaspora through fashion and the designs are truly beautiful, to be worn with pride.

1. Afrodesiac Worldwide

2. Teetorious

3. Mizizi