11 Popular Black-Owned Boutiques for Fashionistas From Los Angeles
By Rachel George
As one of the most fashionable cities, Los Angeles, California’s sun-kissed residents are always creating trends. Black women are also ahead on the fashion game with dope female collections, vintage attire, and both affordable and high-end luxury pieces.
To keep your fashion game on point, here are 11 popular black-owned boutiques to shop at next time you’re in Los Angeles.
Entrepreneurs Heather Sanders and Brittney Turner embody a woman’s crazy, sexy, and cool side in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Sorella has become a movement in itself crafting collections with City Girls and more recently, their exclusive 90’s-inspired collaboration with FUBU. Check out their famous Girls Tour Wall in the background.
Kloset Envy (Online)
Channel that sexy, edgy girl within with bold colors and statement pieces from Kloset Envy. Owner Jai Nice gives us look after look with her carefully designed concepts and texture choices. Business attire has never been sexier with her latest Envy Sorority collection. It might remind you of the movie Clueless–cute, classy and still sexy.
Shop Nichole Lynel (Online)
Blending her love for luxury and lifestyle, designer Nichole Lynel launched her multi-million dollar fashion empire in 2014. Her latest collection recontextualizes denim and jeans for the modern-day women with various styles and designs like these fringe denim jeans.
Born Trendy Boutique
This is the perfect time to shop with Born Trendy Boutique. Everything is $25 to make room in the store for their Fall collection. Sport chic sets, jumpsuits, flared out jeans, and see-through mesh overcoats.
Shop Chriss Zoë (Online)
Based in LA, this online boutique offers styles for every woman on the go and suitable for any occasion. Everything is made to fit comfortably with a little bit of stretch. Jumpsuits, dresses, midis, two-piece sets, and more can be found at this boutique. You absolutely need this slithering snakeskin midi.
Babes & Felines (Online)
Founder Cierra Rodgers had trouble finding clothes this fit her curvaceous body so she created her own clothing line. Their motto is, “We believe in embracing curves.” Make sure you check out the bell bottom jeans, comfortable clothes, accessories, and tummy control leggings from their Babes Series.
Featured in Fashion Bomb Daily and worn frequently by Claire Sulmers herself, Philthy Ragz is the creator of the harem style jumpsuit made with oversize pockets and stretch fabric.
This African-inspired apparel line fuses together culture and style with African prints, textures, and abstract detailing to create unique, one of a kind garments. Menogu means “Acting in good faith” and comes from the last name of the founder and designer Uchechi Emenogu. Customized sets and tassel earrings are some of their staples pieces.
Ladies, you can jazz up any outfit with a fresh pair of kicks from Laced Southbay, an upscale shoe and clothing boutique. Grab a pair of shoes from Nike, Airmax and clothing apparel by brands like Ice cream, Puma, Kappa Official, Billionaire Boys Club and more. Laced also partners with Nike and other sneaker companies to give back to the community.
Swank Blue carefully selects one of a kind pieces, at affordable prices in limited quantities, which means the odds of another fashionista wearing your outfit are slim to none. Between their online store and LA boutique, celebrity fashion stylist Olori Swank knows just how to add the fashionable touch to your closet and your life with motivational messages and manifestation bracelets.
Jessica Rich Collection
Step up your heel game with shoes from Jessica Rich on Melrose Blvd. Founded by fashion expert and television personality Jessica Rich, you’ll find sky-high heels and unique clothing items to make you stand out in Hollywood. The brand also features shoe collections with Tami Roman and a menswear sneaker collection with R&B singer Jon B.