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venDORS

SEASON 9

Come support these Harlem Fashion Week Black Market vendors on:

 SEPTEMBER 5TH 2021

SIMONE'S BOUTIQUE

Celebrate African culture and heritage through captivating, vibrant statement jewelry with Simone’s Boutique, based in Harlem.  My name is Danielle William-Thiam and I celebrate Afrocentric beauty by designing necklaces, earrings and bracelets that can be worn from the boardroom, to the protest, to a night out. My designs utilize African trade beads from Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and the Ivory Coast as well as semi-precious gemstone beads from across the globe – all which have a unique culture, spirituality, history and legacy that is celebrated in each piece.  Simone’s Boutique started in 2012 and has been featured in Harlem Fashion Week’s Celebration of Black Fashion, the Etsy Market NYHC Holiday Look Book and Afrobella’s Blackout Friday Shopping Guide.

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CRŪ UNLIMITED

CRŪ Unlimited is a mother/daughter black owned business that brings you diverse yet fashionable accessories with a focus on comfort and versatility. CRŪ Unlimited launched its first line of hats in their Première Collection on Black Friday, November 27, 2020. The collection features 4 different color combinations that are all unisex and reversible to accomodate all genders and ethnicities to include thick hair, thin hair, curly hair, straight hair, locs, braids, and all other crowns. CRŪ derives from the French term croître which symbolizes quality and growth. We hold these as our core values, bringing you products that appeal to all ages. At HFW, be the first to see the matching scarf line that will be available this upcoming Fall season.

MONET'S CLOSET

Monet's Closet began as an instagram account in 2016, where it was dedicated to Monet’s styling portfolio, fashion posts, and inspiration. In 2019, it was transitioned into a website where women could shop items from her closet. Today, Monet's Closet has become what it was always wanted it to be, an online boutique for women which will also offer styling tips, fashion inspiration, and more in the future. The goal of Monet's Closet is to provide women with on trend affordable apparel and accessories that are timeless and of great quality. Step into Monet's Closet and experience my style of unique, chic, edgy, and classic fashion!

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ADINKRA REPUBLIC

Adinkra Republic has created a brand to give you that royal feeling with each step through the Adinkra Symbols from Ghana. Each pair of Adinkra Republic socks and accessories are designed with an explanation of the symbols in an inspirational quote that reminds you to stay true to the symbol’s true definition.

POPORIGINS

Jean Marie Sanchez is Creator in Chief of Little Feet's Opus, LLC.  A greeting card company that she launched in 2016; which offers beautifully illustrated greeting cards, totes, pouches, art prints and much more all with Jean's artistry and poetry emblazoned on every item.    She launched her wholesale line in 2019. An architectural designer by trade, Jean has been journaling and sketching for as long as she can remember. A lover of all things paper - from greeting cards, journals, to lifestyle gifts, she instinctively knew creating in this space would be organic for her.  In 2016 she began pairing her poems with her signature art, Afro Angels to create greeting cards. Each card designed has an origin story that is born of her life’s experience.  Her words are always from the heart and contain spiritual, empowering and uplifting messages. The art images reflect the women in her life; her sisters, aunts, mom and friends. She was excited about adding diversity to an industry that she loved.  There was space for her creative voice and a void that it could fill. She believes that representation matters, consumers are craving diversity and that her line speaks to many, not just those that “look” like her. Her cards and a line of related ephemera can be found at various art museum shops including The National Gallery of Art Museum located in  Washington D.C. and boutiques in the USA and internationally

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POPORIGINS

At PopOrigins, we celebrate cultures, diversity, and the uniqueness that come from being descendants of Africa. Our goal is to spread love and make each other feel proud of our shared cultural heritage. We adore the variety of cultures and traditions that have roots in Africa, and we are very excited for them to be celebrated with remarkable jewelry made for all.