Global Attic

If birds of a feather flock together, it’s no wonder we first fell in love with one of the incredible feathered statement pieces Kabria Cummings imports for Global Attic while she’d set up shop next to Love Dot at a female vendor co-op in Chicago. Like Love Dot’s Ude, Cummings created her global brand as tribute to her art and interiors-loving parents—and we’re now the proud owners of a growing collection of her gorgeous wares. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a Chicagoan to procure one of the online boutique’s “exotic treasures from around the world”; Cummings ships throughout the United States, kindly including convenient stands to showcase your finds. This weekend only, save 20 percent off Global Attic’s Thankful collection with the code “THANKFUL20.”

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Kaiem

Likewise, Elysia Kaiem was inspired by her enterprising late grandmother and mother to launch her eponymous brand, where her “mission is to provide innovative, high quality products made in Africa.” Her offerings include home goods, accessories and even personal care products, each brand carefully selected for quality and infused with reverence for the continent (and don’t miss out on Kaiem’s discounted bundles).

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Mandika Home

Want to make a sustainable and socially responsible impact, as well as a cultural one? Mandika Home is proudly “in, by, and for Africa,” working exclusively with local artisans to bolster their communities through fair trade. The products they produce for the home are as beautiful as the mission, meaning you will truly get as good as you give.

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NiLu

Sometimes, philanthropy begins at home—and let’s face it, New York City is a world unto itself, its culture proudly influenced from those who have migrated there from around the globe. That’s why we’re low-key obsessed with this Harlem, N.Y.-based gift shop “promoting local makers, featuring a curated selection of special and meaningful pieces to gift and to keep.” Floral designer turned shop owner Katrina Parris and husband Mark Pinn’s impeccable taste, cultural pride and community ethos are evident throughout Nilu’s offerings, with special attention paid to Black makers, making this one of our favorite spots to shop year-round.

Peace & Riot

Across New York’s East River, Peace & Riot makes some noise in Brooklyn, fusing the African and Caribbean heritages of borough native Achuziam Maha-Sanchez and her Bronx-born husband Lionel Sanchez to offer a delightful and impeccably curated selection of home decor, gifts and accessories at a range of price point. In fact, there’s so much to love from this little shop, you may forget you’re shopping for someone else.

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Souk Bō’hēmian

Souk Bō’hēmian is as exotic and eclectic as it sounds—just looking at their site might make you feel a little more glamorous and worldly. Best friends Morgan Ashley and Vanessa Coore Vernon launched the online boutique as part of The Bō’hēmian Brands, a celebration of the intersection of all things brown and—you guessed it—bohemian. “In all that Souk Bō’hēmian does, our goal is to introduce new and different cultures to our community,” the duo says—and their array of offerings for home, body, mind and spirit is so special, you’ll want all the things.

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The Folklore

We first caught wind of The Folklore when Taylor Swift accidentally overstepped with her most recent record merch (which she quickly sought to resolve), but we keep returning to gawk the gorgeous designer clothing from Africa and the diaspora expertly selected by founder Amira Rasool. With a new partnership with Farfetch, the brand may be on the verge of going mainstream—but for the high fashion lover, The Folklore remains a truly special experience.

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The Silver Room

This Chicago staple didn’t get to host its legendary block party this year, but The Silver Room is still open for business, offering its ever-intelligent, unapologetically quirky and extra-Black aesthetic to all who enter—even virtually. “We are the intersection of art, community, and culture,” the store’s site reads. “Here, we value and encourage opportunities to bring elements and artifacts from around the world to your front stoop”—so much so, you can safely shop in 3D this year.

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