Black Friday is finally here. The most anticipated sales season and the perfect opportunity to treat ourselves and buy all the holiday gifts while saving some money.
While it is true that thousands of stores around the country and the world offer discounts during Black Friday, we can also see it as an opportunity to support those Latino entrepreneurial brands that have been resiliently weathering the pandemic.
There is an endless list of brands and stores you can support, but these are five stores you can’t miss out on.
Port de Bras
Port de Bras is a sportswear brand founded by Venezuelan Clarissa Egaña. The brand focuses on clothing made with a biodegradable and sustainable fabric which the designer realized was missing in common sportswear. The clothes are made in Venezuela and sold worldwide. They have a wide variety of fashionable designs that fit all sizes, and you can also use them for your day-to-day life as they are very comfortable garments. Visit the Port de Bras online store.
DEZI and DEZISKIN
DEZI and DEZISKIN are two brands created by professional makeup artist, influencer, and Mexican-American entrepreneur Desi Perkins. DEZI is her sunglasses brand, all with unique designs and colors that represent Ms. Perkins’ chic and innovative style. DEZISKIN is her newly-launched skincare brand with meticulously created products such as her wonderful Claro Que C serum with vitamin C.
Visit the DEZI and DEZISKIN online stores.
Hedley & Bennett
Ellen Marie Bennett, a Mexican-English chef, is the mastermind behind the idea of Hadley & Bennett, a brand born from the desire to have a good apron and kitchen utensils that would last long. Her designs are innovative and made with resistant materials for all tastes and ages and even collections for those who venture into family cooking. Visit Hedley & Bennett’s online store.
The brand was created in 1996 by Ali Mejia, born in El Salvador, and Mariela Rovito, born in Buenos Aires. Both sought to innovate in the world of lingerie with garments that focused more on comfort than on the visual aesthetics of the time. For years, Eberjey has created garments for women who seek comfort and to feel confident. They have extended their lines to men’s garments, all made with sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics. Visit Eberjey’s online store.
Ceremonia is a haircare brand created and designed for Latinas by Babba Rivera, born in Sweden but with Chilean roots. Ceremonia was born out of a desire to represent Latinas in the haircare industry by drawing inspiration from Latin American rituals. Their products contain natural ingredients from Latin America and are suitable for hair of any texture, caring for and protecting it from exposure to pollution and heat damage. Visit Ceremonia’s online store.