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Black-owned business gift guide: Art, accessories and apparel

By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News

For the gift-buying season, Memphis has an abundance of local, Black-owned businesses where shoppers can search for the perfect gifts. In 2018, Memphis topped or ranked high on multiple lists as one of the best cities for Black business owners to set up shop. In addition to celebrated food and wellness entrepreneurs, Memphis is home to an eclectic mix of makers, designers and curators of jewelry, clothing and art. Here is part two of our list of Black-owned businesses for those who want to shop local this holiday season.

Check out part one  here — Black-owned business gift guide: Food, fitness and beauty


Wristwear By Noël

Men’s and women’s handmade custom beaded bracelets

Facebook | Instagram

$25 and up

Handmade bags by Texstyle


Small leather goods, handmade bags and fashion accessories

Texstyleshop.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Available at The Brooks Museum gift shop (1934 Poplar Avenue), The Cooper-Young Gallery & Gift Shop (889 Cooper Street) and Five in One Social Club (2535 Broad Avenue)

Delivery is available


Earrings made by artist IV.IV

Culturally inspired, custom designed jewelry

ivbydavid.com | Facebook | Instagram

Available at Stock and Belle (387 S. Main Street) and Dixon Gallery and Gardens gift shop (4339 Park Avenue)

$30 and up

Novel Unique

Custom jewelry and clothing

Novelunique.com | Facebook | Instagram

Consultations by appointment only in the Poplar and Perkins area

Delivery is available

$40 and up


A. Lever Studio

Photography and videography services

Aleverstudio.com | Facebook | Instagram

Will travel for a fee

$250 and up

The Amazing Mr. Walker

Tennessee Tourism Acrylic paint set that includes: 12, 12ml tubes of Essentials brand acrylic paint, two brushes specifically suited to working with acrylic, instructional DVD on how to paint the Tennessee state flower, ten coloring pencils, one 8-inch-by-10-inch frame, activity booklet and 10-page pad for painting acrylic art

amazingmrwalker.yolasite.com | Facebook | YouTube

Delivery available in Memphis only; delivery is free if two or more art sets are purchased


Visions Promotional Agency

Consulting, marketing, videography and creative services

Vpromoagency.com | Instagram

Holiday banners special

Delivery available


Original art by C. M Farris
C.M. Farris Fine Art

Original art by C. M Farris, wall art, art inspired apparel, home decor, bags, accessories, phone cases, phone chargers, coffee mugs, beach accessories and stationery as well as facilitated painting experiences for company team building, parties and other events

cmfarrisfineart.com | Facebook | Instagram

$30-$35 per person or $40-$45 per couple


Classy Curves Couture

Signature pieces for women ranging from sizes S-6X

C3classycurvescouture.com | Facebook | Instagram

Located at 6805 Summer Avenue, Suite 140

Delivery offered in the U.S.


Clothing sold by online boutique Style by L Thomas

Style by L. Thomas

Online women’s clothing boutique featuring sizes 0-22

Stylebylthomas.com | Instagram


K & A Creations

Customized apparel and accessories including t-shirts, glasses and hats

kandacreations.org | Facebook | Instagram

Delivery offered for a fee


A view of the Cheryl Pesce Lifestyle Store at Crosstown Concourse

Cheryl Pesce®: The Lifestyle Store

Home goods, handcrafted luxury jewelry, a diverse selection of books for children and adults, items for babies and toddlers, local art, clothes and more

Cherylpesce.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Located in the Crosstown Concourse at 1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 125

National and international delivery is available via USPS, UPS, or FedEx and home delivery is available for local large items (furniture, large orders, etc.).



Globally styled, curated vintage and handmade apparel and accessories from Europe, Asia, and Africa, such as authentic silk kimono robes, skirt and saree sets, Ankara African print apparel, hand embroidered tunics, beadwork and more

Wanderlvst901.com | Facebook | Instagram

Also available at Shab Chic Marketplace, directly across from Edge Alley (600 Monroe Avenue)

Shipping and orders for pickup are available


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