Celebrate black-owned businesses in Boston highlighting and embracing their unique creations in a variety of goods!
1. Olives & Grace
What: This lovely South End gift shop has something for everyone on your list. Their seasonal assortment is every changing and you’ll experience an Inception effect shopping here. Olives & Grace in Boston fills its store with products from small businesses, so you’ll be shopping from a small business, supporting a small business!
Where: 623 Tremont St Boston, MA 02118
How to shop: For your hardcore Boston friend, you’ll find an exclusive Boston themed blanket. Find it online and even more in stores!
2. Brown and Coconut
What: Plant-based skincare products.
Where: Online and based in Boston, MA.
3. Frugal Bookstore
What: The only Black-owned bookstore in the Boston area.
Where: 57 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119.
How to Shop: Visit their brick & mortar shop in Roxbury or place your online order here.
4. House of Culture
What: Women’s apparel.
Where: 585 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
How to Shop: Visit their store on Columbus Ave or find them online.
What: Honey-based personal care products.
Where: 250 Granite Street Braintree, MA 02184
How to Shop: Shop in stores at their Braintree location ororder online here.
6. Last Lust
What: Hand-made robes, kimonos, head wraps and cushions.
Where: Boston Metro Area
How to Shop: Order online here.
7. Mama O’s Bakery
What: Baked goodies like macarons!
Where: Boston area
How to shop: Place your orders here.
8. Ornami Skincare
Where: Boston, MA
How to Shop: Place your online order here.
9. Placid Candles
What: Soy wax aromatic candles
Where: Boston, MA.
What: A winter market filled exclusively with Black-owned businesses from all over the city!
Where: 2136 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
How to Shop: Find more details on the Black-owned market here!
11. Melanin Haircare
What: Melanin Haircare was founded in 2018 by local sister duo, Whitney and Taffeta White. While still operated locally, they’ve doubled their retail distribution and now sell in Target, Sephora, and Ulta, all while changing the haircare came!
How to shop: Find Melanin Haircare online and at select Sephora, Target, and Ulta stores.