There are so many lists of Black-owned businesses and creators since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month. Does the internet need another list? Probably not. But (perhaps selfishly), I am sharing 3 Black-owned vintage shops for your next secondhand purchase. As someone who wants to self-educate and expand my consumption beyond white creators, I am using these bi-weekly curations for myself too.
This week, I want to share three Black owned vintage stores that I discovered. I have yet to make a purchase from them (if you watch my channel you know I rarely shop), but hope to one day add one of these hand-picked items to my closet. I hope you find this list useful. I for one, tend to return to the same tried and true vintage shops, so this list is a great jumping off point to discover new voices, points of view, and collections.
Small Needs Vintage AKA RetroRhapsody
What I love about this shop is that it is so well-curated, you’ll know exactly if this is your style of vintage or not. These pieces are very romantic, have beautiful proportions and lots of details. There is also some great jewelry selects too.
Subrina Heyink Vintage
This curation is all sass and edge – each piece is a standout, so this is a great place to start your search for a statement piece or injection of personality. Subrina also has a beautiful bridal shop featuring gorgeous vintage dresses that – in my personal opinion – shouldn’t be limited to your wedding.
If you’re looking for all-out fun, 80’s vibes and colour, this is your one-stop-shop for all of that. I also love the styling – even if you’re not shopping, this vintage store provides great inspiration for styling vintage and bold pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this curation of Black-owned vintage stores. Do you know of any that I should share? Comment below or send me a note!