14 Black-Owned Clothing & Fragrance Brands To Help You Get Date Night Ready – Powered by BLK

Summer is heating up. With the lifting of the stay-at-home restrictions, we’re all ready to jump back into dating, but the last few months of quarantine might have a few of us out of the game. Well, it’s time to suit up and jump right back in. We’ve partnered with BLK the largest dating app for Black singles, to bring you a list of Black-owned businesses that are going to get you ready for date night. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to give you a brand new list to tackle all areas of date prep. Last week, we shared Black-owned salons and barbershops that are currently taking appointments. This week, we’re giving you a list of Black-owned clothing and fragrance stores so you can look, smell, and feel good.

 

Black-Owned Clothing Brands For Women


Hanifa
Hanifa Clothing was founded in 2012 by Anifa Mvuemba. Her curve-flattering designs push women to live without limits through bold colors and textures.
hanifa.co

 

Cushnie
Designer Carly Cushnie established her luxury women’s ready-to-wear brand in 2008. The brand currently has a limited-edition dress collection available at Target.
www.cushnie.com

 

Meuhleder
Founded by Nigerian/Austrian immigrant Larissa Muehleder, her eponymous brand is instantly recognizable through her neoprene designs. The inventive designs of this New York-based brand fit well into the fashion capital of the world.
www.muehleder.com

 

Nubian Skin
This lingerie and hosiery brand, founded by Ade Hassan, is introducing Black women to their true nude. Deciding it was time for a different kind of nude, Hassan carefully curated collections of skin-tone shades that cover the spectrum for women of color.
us.nubianskin.com

 

Love, Vera
Launched in 2018, founders Vera Moore and Nate Johnson created their intimates brand that celebrates black women, black entrepreneurship, and black cultural influence. 
www.lovevera.com

 

Black-Owned Clothing Brands For Men

Armando Cabral
The luxury men’s footwear and accessories brand fuse founder Armando Cabral’s classic approach to fashion with modern elegance and sophistication.
shop.armando-cabral.com

 

Michel Men
While attending Parsons School for Design, Whitney Michel created her brand that specializes in luxury men’s goods that include fine cashmere and silk ties.
michelmen.com

 

Waraire
Founded by Waraire Boswell, the brand is a combination of casual and classy. While his collections feature designs for both genders, his bespoke men’s suiting is the true standout.
waraire.com

 

Pyer Moss
Kerby-Jean Raymond founded Pyer Moss in 2013 to speak to both Black heritage and activism. The brand currently has a collection with Reebok that includes outerwear and activewear for men and women.
pyermoss.com

 

Paskho
The eco-friendly lifestyle brand was founded by Patrick Robinson. They are recognized for their comfortable and sustainable collections that include blazers, polos, and trousers for men.
paskho.com

 

Fragrance Shops

Le Bijoux Parfum
Adeline Dorsainvil founded her fragrance line to speak to every type of personality. With Swarovski crystals infused into every perfume bottle, every woman will feel the luxury while getting ready for date night. 
lebijouxparfum.com

 

Chris Collins
Model Chris Collins set out to tell a story when he founded his cologne brand. Inspired by 1910s Paris and 1920s Harlem, his fragrances bring the culture and history to life.
worldofchriscollins.com

 

Maya Nije
Inspired by her West African and Swedish heritage, Maya Njie founded her perfume brand based out of London. Her brand focuses on genderless scents ideal for both men and women.
www.mayanjie.com

 

Ovation
Founded by Shawn Crenshaw, Fadelf Jackson, and Cecil Cross, this luxury men’s fragrance brand was created to celebrate men of color. With popular scents that have hints of cashmere wood, bergamot, and cardamom, its wearer will smell truly remarkable.
ovationfragrance.com

Anyone of these stores will have you looking right for date night, but you’ll need to download the free BLK app today to find your date.

Jouviane Alexandre

Jouviane Alexandre is a professional writer based in New Jersey. Following her undergraduate education at Penn State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, she shifted her focus to her passion for content development. She has since worked for a number of Black-owned brands as a content strategist, content manager, and freelance writer.

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