In honor of Juneteenth, we’re taking cues from the #NewBlackFriday initiative, which encourages buying products or services from Black-owned businesses to help tactically address systemic economic inequality. Our niche has always been to bring our readers the latest in style and shopping, and with many of us being a bit more thoughtful about where our dollars go, we thought we’d share some of our favorite Black-owned fashion boutiques so you’re well equipped to shop with purpose. So whether you’re looking for a wardrobe pick-me-up in the form of some joy-sparking shoes or a deliciously comfy dress, scroll on
Juneteenth has long been celebrated by Black people and across communities of color. The holiday references June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when a document declaring the end of slavery was read publicly in Galveston, Tex., by a U.S. Army general. Now the day is getting broader recognition, as numerous American companies, including some in fashion, are making it a paid holiday. Congress will likely take up the issue as well, and Juneteenth could, and should, become a national holiday.
How great and long overdue for our country to
In honor of Juneteenth, we’re taking cues from the #NewBlackFriday initiative, which encourages shopping Black-owned businesses for your product and service needs to tactically address systemic economic inequality.
We’re dedicated to this cause across both our fashion and beauty verticals, and while we encourage you to buy Black now and forever, we’re prompting you to take a pause from shopping other huge retailers today, in particular. Instead, we invite you to explore, discover, and support the amazing shops and stores founded by some of the coolest Black innovators in the industry. Here, you can check out eight
High heels? No thanks. Pants with zippers? So 2019. In the age of quarantine and remote working, comfort is king in the Queen City.
Like nearly everything in life, Charlotte fashion has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Zoom calls replacing meetings, couches replacing conference rooms and Netflix replacing nights out, business and formal attire are becoming as passe as handshakes. Instead we are seeing the rise of what the Wall Street Journal dubbed the “business mullet” — formal up top, party down below.
“I’d live in my joggers if I could, and the best part
The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses were closed when lockdown was announced on 23 March.
It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.
It probably comes as no surprise that in my role as an editor, I spend a rather large chunk of my workdays researching emerging fashion trends, share-worthy shopping finds, and buzzy or on-the-rise brands. Every once in a while, however, I’m lucky enough to have one or any combination of the above categories simply present itself to me, instead. As you probably guessed, such is the case with the topic of today’s post—Rat & Boa’s dresses which have recently taken over my Instagram feed at somewhat of an exponential rate.
While the brand, which launched in