There is something magical about bringing Black excellence to something as simple as a handbag. So today, I want to focus on Black handbag designers! The stories behind why many Black designers and creatives start are usually based on changing the industry, paving the way, bringing their history to the forefront, and sending a helping hand to other contemporaries.
The handbag you choose says everything about you and your personality. Do you only carry your credit card and lipgloss? Do you need a bag to carry your laptop, journal, pens, makeup bag, literally everything?
Are you a simple clutch carrier? Do you prefer vegan-friendly, leather, cloth, or animal print?
Handbag shopping is similar to finding the perfect pair of shoes. You’re looking for quality, style, longevity, and an item that captures your personality. We need several different bags at different price points, styles, colors, sizes, prints, and fabrications. If anyone understands, it’s me. A woman needs options, am I right?!?
It’s Black history month, and this is the perfect time to support black handbag designers and creators. What stood out to me about these amazing Black designers is their goal of working directly with educated artisans, working with people from their home towns, and bringing money back to their country.
How beautiful is that? The intricate details that go into handbag designing are awe-inspiring. It takes a remarkable eye and delicate understanding of fabric and hardware.
Why support a Black-owned brand?
- Visibility and representation in the green economy
- Strengths local economy
- Closes the racial wage gap
- Fosters job creations
- Holds other companies accountable
- Creates Black culture and serves communities
Read here to further understand the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.
Let’s Deep Dive Into Some Black Handbag Designers & Brands You Need To Know
Tips for shopping with any indie brand:
- Read the reviews section with a fine-tooth comb.
- Social media such as Twitter is an amazing place to read about in ins and out of a brand, customer service, and how well the product handles wear and tear.
- If you are still unsure about purhcase send an email to the company or use the chat on the website.
Let’s chat: Ok, y’all let’s be honest, how many bags do you own? Do you see yourself purchasing from any of these Black handbag designers? What bags did you love the most?