With Valentine's Day and midterms, the month of February really knows how to keep people occupied. February is also Black History Month, which means there's no better time than now to start supporting local Black–owned businesses. And what better way than through clothes? If you're a fashionista and a shopaholic like me, you'll definitely want to check out these Black–owned boutiques—not just during Black History Month, but all year round.
Fason De Viv
Clothes from this boutique are sure to be eye–catching. Fason De Viv is a local Haitian–inspired store that not only sells affordable clothes, but also items that are ethical and environmentally–conscious. From home décor to jewelry, this store has much to offer.
Price Range: $$$
Location: Fashion District, 901 Market St
The Sable Collective
This store began with the goal of allowing women of color to share and experience joy, wellness, and healing. With books, body care products, locally–crafted accessories, and unique clothes, the Sable Collective is definitely an affordable shop to visit.
Price Range: $$
Location: 1101 Market St
Perfectly Flawless Boutique
If you're looking to upgrade your style, search no more. This Perfectly Flawless Boutique has a plethora of jumpsuits, bodysuits, coats, and dressy tops for you to select from. Although not the most affordable, this store is still one to shop from. Did you know this store is also a makeup studio, and you can even get manicures too? Talk about an actual full makeover from top to bottom.
Price Range: $$
Location: 5312 Germantown Ave
Common Ground is the place to be for sneakerheads. If you're always looking for the trendiest pair of sneakers, stylish sportswear brands, or rare shoe collections, this place will be your new go–to shopping spot. Whether you want exclusive merch, vintage looks, or popular shoes, you're bound to find your sole–mate here. However, keep in mind that the limited–edition shoes sold at this store are definitely on the pricey side.
Price Range: $$-$$$$
Location: 134 South 11th St
Looking for a distinct style that even celebrities wear? Banni Peru might be the one for you. This Black–owned store is so well–known for their signature colorful puffy coats that even Cardi B and Teyana Taylor have been seen wearing them. But if puffers don't suit your taste, there are also distinctive tracksuits, hoodies, shirts, and sweatsuits that will elevate your fashion in no time.
Price Range: $$-$$$
Location: 507 S 52nd St
All of these Black–owned boutiques are just a few of many that you should consider checking out. Whether you're looking for new places to shop or want to give your outfits a distinctive pop, these stores will get the job done. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm on my way to buy one of those puffy coats for myself.