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5 Luxury Brands for every Badass Black Girl

We want to normalize Black girls in luxury. There’s nothing wrong with wanting the finer things in life or taking self-care to a whole new level with fashion, skincare, and so much more. There’s nothing wrong with on-the-go or laid-back taste either, but this particular post is for our Black girls who want to see themselves represented in luxury.


Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 by Aurora James. A luxury shoe line that has grown to include accessories and handbag, this line is noted for its sustainability and use of traditional African designs. The line focuses on creating artisanal jobs and Creative Director and Founder Aurora James strives to keep the African shoemaking tradition alive and aims to bring Africa’s beauty to the world of fashion.


Essentials By Temi

Essentials By Temi originates from the Yorùbá language and tribe of Nigeria. This word translates to “Mine.” Created by Temi Shobowale, Essentials by Temi is more than just regular skincare. It’s made for the luxurious Black girl who cares about what goes into her skin. It’s a vegan line with carefully formulated ingredients that mother earth gifted us herself.


Fe Noel

Fe Noel means Eat Well, Travel Often and Dress to Inspire. This is the philosophy of Fe Noel. A luxury Brooklyn based womenswear brand. Felisha “Fe” Noel brought her Caribbean background to the big Apple and has taken the fashion world by storm. Entering the fashion industry at 19, Felisha went on to open up a boutique that eventually grew into the glamorous brand we know today. In addition, she founded the Fe Noel foundation which aims to help young girls who are passionate about entrepreneurship.


Lasette

Lasette is an all-around lifestyle of luxury. From fashion to skincare to even undergarments. Founded in 2017 by Shiara Robinson, Lasette is a brand that aims to make lingerie for all occasions. Shiara’s goal is to make lingerie that accompanies Badass Black girls during the day, at night, and every event in between. There’s an intimate piece for everyone that will help you feel your most powerful.


Forvrmood

Created by youtuber and makeup powerhouse Jackie Aina, Forvrmood is a luxury brand that carries everything for the perfect self-care experience. From candles to silk pillowcases, Jackie reminds you to immerse every aspect of yourself in luxury. An affordable luxury brand (because you can be boujee on a budget), there’s a candle, pillowcase, or even silk headband to cater to your unique style.



Luxury is something we don’t always talk about. Oftentimes, the narrative is the strong, hardworking Black women but after a long day of that, we want to be pampered and feel like Queens (because we are!). Besides, with our list, you won’t have to wait until nighttime to have your luxurious experience. Why not start now?


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Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.