As we look to direct our spending towards the community’s economic empowerment, frequenting
Black-owned Etsy shops will put funds back into the very hands that made the item we’re buying — whether that's a pair of chunky polymer-clay earrings that look like a work of modern art or a romantic mini-dress perfect for a courthouse-couture wedding. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Nakimuli
Brooklyn-based swimwear designer Tennille McMillan has a carefully edited inventory for good reason — her signature convertible swimsuit can be worn in six different configurations, making it possibly the only bathing tog you’ll ever need. Available in an electric patchwork of can’t-miss colorways and in sizes up to 3X, it’s truly a suit for everybody.
(While the designer’s Etsy assortment is limited to swimwear, you can head straight to
for an array of bright, easy-breezy dresses, jumpsuits, and separates.)
Bright Delight Convertible Swimsuit, $120.00
Buy Omi Woods Toronto-based seller Ashley McFarlane makes the kind of personal, talismanic jewelry that we’re constantly hunting down to add to that summer pile-on of gilded necklaces and earrings. Her designs feature ancient-feeling motifs inspired by African imagery: like Ethiopian Coptic crosses, cowrie shells, and Egyptian cartouches. Omi Woods
THE COWRIE Infinity Necklace, $118.00
Buy All Very Goods Washington, DC-based artist Ama Schulman creates bandanas, tote bags, and pins from her colorful original prints. We love the “Kente of Gees” bandana, which marries the motifs of Ghanian kente cloth with the distinctive quilting patterns that originated in the town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama (starting in the early 20th century). “There is an obvious connection between the two forms of art, despite hundreds of years and thousands of miles of distance,” Schulman says. All Very Goods
Kente of Gees Bandana, $22.00
Buy The Lotus Bloom Co. Keisha Ransome specializes in dreamy, romantic separates for the bride who wants to build a look in her own way. Look out for cool tulle pieces like capes, boas, and veils — in addition to a full selection of skirts in many lengths and colors. The Lotus Bloom Co.
Black Ruffle Bottom Tulle Skirt, $156.00
Buy SophiMakes This Etsy seller uses brass wire to create minimal-but-oversized accessories with a dose of eye-catching kineticism. And, with everything clocking in under $50, the shop is a great resource for gifting yourself or a loved one. SophiMakes
Rise Earrings, $42.00
Buy MAWSUPPLY Houston-based couple Norman and Rachelle Clark painstakingly curate men’s and women’s vintage for an assortment that feels nostalgic, but still fresh. We gravitated towards this tailored, belted button-down — perfect for late-spring layering. MAWSUPPLY
Vintage Plaid Tie Back Short Sleeve Button Down Blouse, $38.00
Buy BR Design Co. South Carolina-based Cassandra Richardson creates wearable Pop Art sculptures from clay and organic brass components. The results are eye-catching ear candy that is some of the most summer-ready accessories we’ve seen in 2020 thus far. BR Design Co.
Yellow Clay Earrings, $28.00
Buy Sustainable Maria
This Milwaukee-based maker upcycles one-of-a-kind vintage finds for an RTW assortment that’s chic, nostalgic, and environmentally friendly.
We love this
hooded tunic that was once a men’s shirt
and a denim mini-dress made from two pairs of jeans.
Upcycled Mini Dress, $75.00
Buy Browneyed Capricorn Barely-there accessories populate this South-Carolina-based shop. We spent quite a bit of time browsing the selection of minimal rings, earrings, and necklaces — including this delicate gold-filled necklace. Browneyed Capricorn
Infinity Necklace, $42.00
Buy Daniela Tabois
Sequins, ruffles, and volume abound in this seller’s dazzling Etsy shop — offering up both
romantic bridal creations
and peerlessly electrifying evening wear.
Tabois’ storefront should definitely be your next stop for
spangled wide-leg trousers
or a sensationally romantic puff-sleeved minidress.
Harlow Puff Sleeve Dress, $725.00
Buy Lingua Nigra Alicia G.’s rough-hewn jewelry has amassed a huge following since the brand’s founding in 2003; with over 1,000 sales on Etsy, an average five-star review, and over 15,000 Instagram followers. Customers flock to her site for her well-priced, organic-feeling jewelry — each piece seems to have been pulled directly from nature. Lingua Nigra
Jumping Through Extra Large Gold Plated Hoop Earrings, $150.00
Buy Ashaka Givens Statement-making headwear abounds in this colorful Etsy shop — alongside tees and the designer’s signature Black-cameo brooches. Ashaka Givens
Wide Brim-Rabbit Fur Velour Fedora, $350.00