|Designer Jessica Pettway wearing jewelry from First Kiss Boutique|
There are many Black fashion designers, and thus Black-owned fashion businesses across the country. So before you go to your usual online shopping sources to place an order for clothing, jewelry, handbags and other accessories, here are a few others to check out first:
#1 - Todd Patrick Designs: owned by designer Todd Patrick, this company makes custom-designed tulle skirts for special occasions.
#2 - Gyarudupes: based in Pennsylvania, this online store sells casual to party dresses for younger women.
#3 - DemestiksNewYork: sells skirts, tops, dresses, jackets and more; based in Brooklyn, New York. Owner is R. Reuel.
#4 - AlmaCloset: owned by Amelia Menston, this online fashion clothing store sells women's clothing in bright, African colors and patterns at reasonable prices.
#5 - Love Cortnie: owner Cortnie Hutchinson sells over 100 different styles of handmade clutch handbags, a skill she learned from her grandmother.
#6 - Whoa That's Bright Store!: Based in Los Angeles, this online store sells bright-colored handbags as well as colorful clothing and accessories and ships around the world.
#7 - First Kiss Boutique: sells handbags and beautiful, handmade jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings, as well as sunglasses.
For more details on how to become a fashion designer, visit www.stlabel.com/how-to-become-a-fashion-designer/