A Big List of Black-Owned Goth/Punk Brands

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I received many requests for black-owned goth brands, so I put out some calls to request submissions. If you know any that I’m missing please send me a link! Historically, black goths and punks have been underrepresented in a predominantly white scene, so today I want to share with you some of the amazing black-owned goth/punk brands!

Here are 20+ black-owned goth/punk clothing and accessories brands you can support for your alternative fashion needs.

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Glam Goth Beauty

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Glam Goth Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free indie cosmetics brand. They make eyemazing lashes, eyeshadows, glitter, and lipsticks. They also sell some branded apparel.

Gothic Lamb

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Gothic Lamb is a clothing brand that describes themselves as “the home for melanated misfits.” Their designs are available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Adorned by Chi

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Adorned by Chi is an clothing and accessories brand designed for misfits and magical girls. They also produce original magical girl manga series. Adorned by Chi has been featured on Afropunk, Blavity, Nylon, The Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed.

Elegy Clothing

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Elegy Clothing is a gothic and lolita indie brand based in Cincinnati, OH. Elegy makes both lolita and ouji designs with original prints leaning towards gothic and classic styles.

Pretty Boy Gothic

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Pretty Boy Gothic is based in Houston, TX. They make men’s designs. 25% of profits made from their Pain Fundraiser T-Shirt will be donated to the Know Your Rights Foundation.

Samantha Rei

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Samantha Rei is an American fashion designer who competed on Project Runway season 16. Her first brand was lolita fashion and evolved into a new eponymous label Samantha Rei. “Samantha Rei embodies the sweetness, femininity and attention to detail.”

Lilith et Adalia

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Lilith et Adalia is a lifestyle brand created by a duo in New York City. They create one-of-a-kind pieces for in both adults’ and children’s sizes. Their gothic and classic lolita pieces are inspired by a mix of vintage, classic, whimsical, and elegant elements.

Sinister Sisters

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Sinister Sisters is an alternative clothing shop based in Los Angeles, CA. Their clothes fit the heavy metal, goth, and glam aesthetics.

Wickedland Jewelry

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Wickedland Jewelry is an accessories store based in Kalamazoo, MI. Their jewelry is made for werewolves, witches, and those who fell through the looking glass. They are based

Dark Jasmine Clothing

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Dark Jasmine Clothing creates handmade goth and alternative clothing. Their vibe is “a mixture of alternative grunge with modern goth; giving you a torn and patched-up looks along with clean modern dark fashion.”

Von Kreep Art

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Von Kreep Art makes accessories good for the everyday goth. They mostly sell chokers, earrings, and necklaces.

Sweet Bitz

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Sweet Bitz creates printed apparel in cute, quirky, sweet, and nerdy designs. They have a good balance between colorful and dark designs.

Spookie Kidz

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Spookie Kidz makes apparel and harnesses, chokers, and other accessories.

Mossbadger

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Mossbadger is a gothic and lolita indie brand based in the U.S. Their prints are influenced by symbology, folklore, history, and magic.

Nasty Gem/Nasty Basix

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Nasty Gem creates handmade faux leather and vinyl accessories. Their accessories with plenty of chains and spikes will make a statement to any outfit. They also have a sister brand Nasty Basix for the budget-conscious goth.

Black Widow Beauty

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Black Widow Beauty creates bold, eccentric, and eccentric eyelashes for the gothic, alternative, and emo communities. Their eyelashes are cruelty-free with vegan options available.

In Control Clothing

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In Control Clothing is an apparel shop based in Houston, TX. Their designs come in both pastel and dark colorways with inspirations from anime, vaporware, outer space, and much more.

Funky Punk NYC

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Funky Punk NYC, formerly known as Surreal Designs NYC, is an artist creating bold colorful designs inspired by comics, horror, classic rock, and surrealism. They sell printed apparel along with vintage, hand-painted accessories, and prints.

Bound UK

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Bound UK creates premium fully adjustable harnesses. Products include chest harnesses, leg harnesses, and chokers.

Blkgrlswurld

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Blkgrlswurld is a zine for black girls who love alt, punk, and heavy metal music. In addition to the zine, they have merch in the form of various tops and bags.

VickiBeWicked

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VickiBeWicked, based in Durham, NC, creates functional art. Their artwork is available on shirts, hoodies, phone cases, and stickers. Their art is focused on alternative/goth/afro-punk subculture.

Penny Dreads and Wigs

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Penny Dreads and Wigs sells alternative-inspired designer wigs, synthetic dreadlocks, hair extensions, accessories and more. They are based in Chicago, IL.

Three of Swords

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Three of Swords is based out of Atlanta, GA. Their brand is all about the bewitching, laid-back aesthetic. They take pride in being fashionable, comfortable, darkly inclined, AND inclusive.

Drop Dead and Wrought

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Drop Dead and Wrought creates embellished eyewear and occult jewelry. Their designs take inspiration from the ancient Egyptian and Victorian eras.

Tears of My Enemies

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Tears of My Enemies, or T.O.M.E. for short, creates print apparel and laser cut jewelry. They are based out of San Fransisco, CA.

Sav Noir

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Sav Noir is an apparel brand with a dark and chic aesthetic for the rebellious souls of our era. Sav Noir is inspired by 80’s Euro-goth.

Among the Prime

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Among the Prime is an apparel brand based out of Brooklyn, NY. Making everything from jackets to python wallets, their designs revolve around sleek graphics. 100% proceeds of their collaboration shirt will be donated to two Milwaukee organizations, LIT Milwaukee and Walnut Way.

Oculto Masks

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Oculto Masks is a designer based in Vancouver, Canada. They create couture dark and gothic masks for film and TV, but also have ready-made face masks and dress hats available to purchase.

Shrine of Hollywood

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Shrine of Hollywood creates decadent rock fashion. They are based and made in Los Angeles, CA. Their designs are suitable for gothic, rock, Renaissance Fair, and many other occasions.

*Shrine is 50% black-owned.

Scarlet and Graves

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Scarlet and Graves is based out of Dayton, OH. Her designs are created from the love of horror, punk, goth, grunge, and glam genres.

BeetleMilk

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BeetleMilk is creating clothing and merchandise with wholesome pastel occult themes. Their designs are a mix of scary and cute, perfect for pastel goth lovers and kawaii lovers.

* BeetleMilk is partially black-owned.

Jack Rabbid, LLC

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Jack Rabbid, LLC is creating alternative fashion with a cause. The brand is dedicated towards spreading awareness and prevention of suicide. A percentage of profits go to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline to save lives.

Dandy Puppetrois

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Dandy Puppetrois is a delicious-looking jewelry and accessories brand based in the US. Their whimsical food designs come in sweet and spooky flavors. They plan to produce clothing in the future.

Did you seen anything you liked? Buy it! If you can’t buy it now, make sure to follow them on social media! Supporting these brands or your local black-owned businesses is just one out of many ways support equality. If you’d like to donate directly to the cause, some organizations to donate to are the Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, the North Star Health Collective, and your local bail fund for protestors. There are additional resources on how to help on this Black Lives Matter Carrd which is constantly updated. If you are unsure where or how to start supporting, I highly recommend reading Jadeisland’s “Pink Energy: Where’s the Kawaii Riot” post for steps you can start taking. Remember, black lives matter.

All images belong to the respective brands. If you are a business owner who would like to be added to the list, please feel free to contact me to be added.

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