From loc jewelry, custom reconstructed fashion and a all-in-one nail spa and pole dance studio, the DMV is filled to the brim with passionate and ambitious young people. This short list of Black Owned small businesses is comprised of entrepreneurs all under the age of 40 living out their wildest dreams. While I’m certain there are many more to support, and I will be sure to continue to dig and shine the spotlight, here are my Top 5 Picks for DMV Black Owned Boutiques:
This online boutique is for the fashionista who places Individualism, Style and Sex at the top of her list of fashion values. Best friends Morgan and Kelcie (both 26 of Northwest Washington, D.C.) took their ability to effortlessly stand out in a crowd to create a brand that does just that. The duo also adds styling services to the mix to make sure that you pull together a look uniquely you.
In 20013 Camp Springs, Md. native Brian launched his street wear turned, urban chic line; renée Çabaçtnoh (pronounced Re-Neè Se-bas-tian.) With it’s bold colors and prints, its safe to say that this brand represents “confidence” for both men and women. You can find renée Çabaçtnoh’s latest designs at his store located at 6345 Old Branch Ave. Camp Springs , MD 20748.
Upon graduating from Baltimore’s Morgan State University, 26-year-old Lauren established Dottie’s Loc Jewelry in 2012 with the mission to inspire her peers to “Dream Beyond Your Surroundings.” Each piece of Dottie’s Loc Jewelry is handcrafted into something special. Please know that even if you don’t have locs or braids, there is a little something special for you too.
Is a full-service nail salon and spa specializing in a wide-array of services and events, like pole dance classes, and private pamper parties. Stop in and visit DC girl, and spa owner Misha at 6910 4th St NW Washington, D.C. 20011.
Silver Spring, Md.’s Jasmine crafts handmade waist beads that can be worn as necklaces, bracelets, and around the stomach area as well. Lush Vices also carries fashion forward handbags,clutches and apparel!