Aku Afrika 

Aku Afrika is bringing culture to Jersey City with clothing and accessories, including leather folding hand fans, made from African fabric. A plus — they also sell shea butter.

To shop, check out their Instagram.

IG: @akuafrika

Art Meets Chaos

Need to spice up your denim? Well, Art Meets Chao is your spot. This family-owned shop gives its customers custom hand-drawn denim. Afro-Latina CEO, Jahayra Harrell works alongside her husband Donwan Harrell, the creative director and their two sons.


Be the Difference Clothing

Be the Difference Clothing’s motto is to “encourage, inspire and uplift those who wear and see our clothing.”

By custom printing their designs, they want to ensure their customers will carry the “be the difference” mentality.

Location528 Bergen Ave. Ste. 4417 Jersey City, NJ

IG: btdllc

By Kiy

By Kiy has unique t-shirts, windbreakers and hoodies. Check out their website for a variety of collection tees.

IG: kool.kiy

City Kidz

This black female-owned business will provide serious “drip” to your infants, toddlers and children. To find out when their store will reopen head over to their website.

Location: 163 2nd Street Hoboken, NJ

IG: city.kidz

DeCarlos BeSpoke

“Designer tailor, southerner by birth and stylemaker by nature” that’s how you can describe DeCarlos Morse, owner of custom suit shop, DeCarlos BeSpoke. Every suit is uniquely curated and handmade at the shop.

DeCarlos BeSpoke will reopen on June 23 and will require appointments. Email or call to schedule. They are limiting in-store capacity to one customer at a time. Face coverings is required to enter.

Location: 150 Bay Street #919, Jersey City, NJ 07302

IG: decarlosbespoke


A clothing line inspired to empower women and remind them that they can become their own BOSS while looking stylish.

IG: femaleking.co

 Hill & Velez Home Goods and Outfitters  

Do you love wearing denim jackets? Then you might want to check out Hill and Velez to get your denim jacket reconstructed with cool custom-made designs.

Fun fact: they’ve even been featured in Essence Magazine for their home good products.

Location: 203 Harrison Ave., Jersey City, NJ (Appointment Only)

IG: hillandvelez

Joi Louise the Label

Although the store is temporarily closed, the shop provides curated fashion for curvy women. If you want to be the first to know when the store reopens, leave your email on the website.

IG: joilousiethelabel

Last Place Winners Co.

Last place winner, but first place in style. The shop offers graphic tees and hoodies and they just released their “2020 – American youth save us” tee.

Location: 225 A Monticello Ave. Jersey City, NJ

IG: lastplacewinnersco

Myrtle and Flossie

A shop created by moms for moms. At Myrtle & Flossie you’ll find clothing, collection apparel and self-care products.

IG: Myrtleandflossie


Secür opened in 2018 and because of Covid-19, it’s uncertain when the shop will reopen. But the good thing is that orders can still be placed by emailing securbykbs@gmail.com or calling 201-347-3477.

Location: 291 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ

IG: securbykbs

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