Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re a last minute shopper like myself, I’ve got you covered. I could very well suggest the best in store or online sales but this year I’ve got something even better. There’s no better feeling than supporting our local small businesses, especially black owned! Building a business from the ground up and remaining solid in the process is beyond commendable. Killastylez acknowledges these brands for their consistent strive to not only build their businesses but our community as well.
From organic skin products, customized goods, poetry, handmade fashion forward pieces to jewelry and so much more, these brands can help you gift your loved ones with something they will always remember!
Read about the inspiration behind these amazing brands below and click the individual links to shop! Happy Holidays! Xo ❤️
“Prestige Republic is a luxury jewelry line that everyone can afford and anyone can take pride in. We offer everything from anklets, to bangles, to necklaces, and more. We are your one stop shop for all your jewelry needs. Our products never tarnish, are water resistant and nickel free as well. 🔱♥️ est. 2012”
The Bougie Books & Tees
“The Bougie Books and Tees is a brand that came about during COVID. It was a way for me to spend time with Charli while being out of work. We would come up with ideas and bring them to life through personalized planners or tshirts all based on black culture. It’s beautiful to see how excited she gets when our visions come to life. I feel that black children need to see more of us creating businesses.”
“-cide clothing launched in 2017 by Dashawn " Kenzo" Mckenzie in his brooklyn living room with one sewing machine and dream. He used the frustration from being homeless as a fuel to his ambition so he could propel his clothing brand into one of the best high fashion/ street wear companies worldwide.”
“Sporty Bees came about during the start of covid. Clothes in my closet went to waste since we were forced to stay inside. Also as a mom, entrepreneur, and dance instructor I’m always running around so I need to be comfortable. i find the most comfort in sweats and leggings. Most women love to be comfortable and every woman want to be sexy so why not be both? The Sporty Bees collection is perfect for running errands, the gym, Sunday cleaning, kicking back, links & drinks, quick meetings and even date nights. Sporty Bees winter collection is dropping tonight at 8pm. Let’s keep it comfy & cute this holiday season ❤️“
“Legally B.L.A.C.K ( Building Legacy as cultured kids) is a black owned apparel line for the culture! Their goal is to provide you with a fresh urban brand that will make you feel proud of what you're wearing. While also inspiring you to keep grinding, keep believing & go build a legacy !!
July 2018, Brand creator, Myasia Young, begin to manifest a clothing line . She wanted to create a brand that represented her life goals. To build and create legacy for her daughter. Legally of course.
November 2018 LEGALLY B.L.A.C.K (Building legacy as Cultured kids) was birthed and its been history ever since.”
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“My poetry brand which I write poems in regards to things and people in the world that inspire me to keep writing. My book Property of you is my first book written to tell different stories as if you were reading your own personal diary. I write to tell others stories as well as my own and touch on topics people are scared to say out load but everyone can relate to.”
King Beard Oil
“Kings Beard Oil is a natural remedy to dry, itchy & dull beards. Kings Beard Oil promotes healthy beard growth while moisturizing & providing a nice shine.
Inspiration comes from the constant question of what I used in my own beard so I created my own product to use for everyday life.”
“Reign Body was created based on my daughters skin , she has very dry skin and I wanted to make a moisturizer that lasted all day .” Her middle name is Reign and I wanted to have business for her so she can have something to work for and look forward to .She loves products that smell good and enjoys watching me make it .”
The Light In You
“The Light In You strives on creating products to help people ease anxiety and find peace through aroma therapy and healing crystals. Each buyer is able to customize their candle choosing the healing crystals best for their needs. Made with 100% Sox making each candle eco friendly.”
Style 86 Boutique
“My passion for wanting to always step out looking my best has been my drive to ensure that all women feel confident and look their best when getting dressed. That’s why I launched Style 86 Boutique. We sell high quality clothing and accessories that won’t break your bank. It’s important that all women do whatever is necessary to ensure that they are living their best possible life, so why not start with the perfect outfit. You can shop with us at www.style86boutique.com.”