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35 Black-Owned Handbag Brands To Support

You need these on your radar.

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Modeling posing for the leather accessories label Vavvoune.

One of the major topics that emerged from the Black Lives Matter movement last year was the representation of Black-owned businesses in the retailer space (both physical and virtual) and the power consumers have in deciding where, and how, to spend their money. For those who felt inspired by Aurora James' national 15 Percent Pledge, an initiative that calls on retailers to dedicate 15 percent of shelf space to Black-owned brands, you, too, can make a similar pledge on an individual level. It's as simple as saying, "I'll buy more from Black-owned brands like shopping Black-owned handbags or ordering from Black-owned restaurants."

Whether or not you're in the market for a new purse at the moment, taking stock of where your fashion items come from is crucial to investing in the economic success of Black brands. The decision to support any Black-owned company, now and forever, puts money back in the hands of Black designers, especially as they're historically overlooked in the fashion world. In addition to discovering new brands here or on Instagram, resources such as We Buy Black, Support Black Owned, and Black Owned Everything (FYI: Beyoncé's stylist just launched this online retailer) provide accessible methods to finding Black-owned and designed brands to support.

Aurora James' Brother Vellies and Telfar Clemens' eponymous label, both included below, might already be in your wardrobe, but Agnes Baddoo's accessories label, or Sade Mims' beautifully sustainable brand Edas might still be under your radar. Though the handbag brands below don't constitute an exhaustive list of the talented Black designers out there, it's a place to start your search.

We only include products that have been independently selected by The Zoe Report's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Peryton

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Sarep + Rose

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Tongoro

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Shekudo

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Kayadua

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Helmer

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Anima Iris

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Zaaf Collection

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Want Les Essentials

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Roop

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Joanna Vanderpuije

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Vavvoune

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Brother Vellies

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Bruce Glen

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Love, Cortnie

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Agnes Baddoo

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Edas

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Cheyennekimora

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Ashya

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Heron Preston

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Bouswari

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Telfar

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Laurus

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Soul Seed

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Yvonne Kone

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Toten Carry

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Melah Boutique

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Petit Kouraj

Black Handbag Brands To Support: MWR Collection

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Brandon Blackwood

Black Handbag Brands To Support: AAKS

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Mateo

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Ree Projects

Black Handbag Brands To Support: F&W Style

Black Handbag Brands To Support: Kintu New York

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