Buy Black This Year With The Curatours Gift Guide 2017

Although 2017 has been a banner year for injustice and prejudice, those challenges have only made it more important—and more comforting—for people of color to flock toward spaces and brands made for us, by us. Here are some of our favorites. There’s something here for everyone on your list.


 

Streetwear

Who doesn’t love a well-made graphic tee or hoodie? This is the perfect time to buy high-quality streetwear made with us in mind. Pro-tip: lots of these brands have surprise sales throughout the year, so follow them ASAP.

The Fear Hurdler

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The Sellers Group

 

Melanin University

 

Sugar Honey Iced Tees

 

Finesse

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Black People Shirts

 

Civilly Righteous Clothing

 

Embodi Collective

 

Designed for Purpose

 

PhD Clothing Company

M&C Movement

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BE Great Gear

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Y-Fit Wear

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Dope Essence

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MyPride Apparel

 

Melanin Connoisseur

 

Formalwear

We all have the one friend who is constantly dressed to the nines. They pull out the pocket squares every Sunday for brunch, all their shirts require cufflinks, and the heels on their shoes ensure that you can hear them coming down the sidewalk. No need to hate on their sense of style—instead, shop these vetted, black-owned brands, made with “that friend” in mind.

 

Flare and Square

 

Kahmune Luxury Footwear

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Mo’s Bows

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Posh Knots Bow Ties

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Flat Out of Heels

 

Aminah Abdul Jillil

 

Accessories

What’s a great outfit without the right little pieces to pull it together? We all have a dad hat or two in our collection. Some of these items let you extend your personal style to home décor (hint: check out Pardon My Fro).

Coins & Connections

 

Urban Demand Brand

 

Captivating Caps

 

Layd Hats

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Springbreak Watches

 

Beads by Aree

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Pardon My Fro

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The Carter Brand

 

Melanin Apparel

 

Stocking-Stuffers

Let’s be honest: not everyone on your list needs a major addition to their wardrobe. Certain friends and family would rather get a smaller gift that will still make them think of you every time they see it. Gifts in this category range from wellness products like Lit Bklyn’s hand-poured candles, to blackity-black pins, to playing cards by companies who understand that #representationmatters. The Curatours team may or may not have already ordered some of these for the family.

Lit Bklyn

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Black Supply

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My Cards

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Tactile Matter

 

Coloring Pins

 

Adorned by Chi

 

Cards for All People

 

Base Butter

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Lauren Napier Beauty

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Subscriptions

We know that a months- or year-long subscription box will likely cost you a pretty penny. But think of the people you buy things for multiple times a year: parents, siblings, and significant others are likely getting a few presents from you between birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and that made-up holiday that falls in the middle of Black History Month. Either way, consider signing them up for a gift that’ll keep on giving all year long. We’ve got everything here: books for the bookworms, beauty products for the YouTube-tutorial-obsessed, and a black-owned winery membership for the fancy folks.

Onyx Box

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Noir Reads

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The Self-Care Box

 

My Lit Box

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Brown Estate

If you order something from this list, let us know how you like it—good or bad! We’ll keep that in mind for next year’s list, and if you’d like, we’ll share your comments with the companies you bought from. All feedback is good feedback.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

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