With most of us stuck at home with nothing to do other than indulge in retail therapy, the least we could do is support female-owned, independent businesses.
So to help you out, we rounded up six of our favorite brands that we think you’ll love too!
I.AM.GIA was started by Australian designer Alana Pallister and her sister Stevie Cox back in 2017. The brand is celebrity-loved with fashionistas like Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and more wearing the brand. And the best part? They have a ton of super cute items that us normal people can actually afford.
2. Nubian Skin
Based in London, Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan, MBE to give women of color the nude lingerie they deserve. Ade started the brand in 2017 after she was tired of struggling to find nude undergarments that actually matched her skin. Sizes go up to 38G and 2XL. Oh, and did we mention that Lizzo‘s a fan?
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3. Stella Jean
Stella Jean is an incredible Italian-Haitian designer who’s become committed to creating ethical clothing. She also happens to be beloved by fellow Italian fashion designers with Giorgio Armani as one of her biggest supporters.
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Carly Cushnie co-founded ready-to-wear brand Cushnie back in 2008. Since then, Cushnie has caught the eye of celebrities like Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Lupita Nyong’o, Ashley Graham, and more. Selena Gomez even wore a dress by Cushnie her music video for “Boyfriend.”
Ethiopian-born supermodel Liya Kebede started lemlem as an “artisan-driven collection” that works with creatives across Africa. According to their mission statement, the brand is “committed to helping ‘women’ thrive both within its workshops and beyond.”
Staud was founded by L.A.-based duo Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto in 2015. The brand is all about bright colors. The team wanted to create a “high-end aesthetic at an accessible price point” and we think they totally nailed it!
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.