Everyone has their go-to procrastination tactic. Maybe you find yourself refreshing your Instagram feed, whipping up an elaborate meal, or going for a leisurely walk when you’re putting off a task. My personal coping mechanism? Making shopping lists. No matter what mood I’m in or why exactly I’m looking to kill time, my first instinct is to draw up a list of things I need (well, more often than not, things I want but don’t actually need). Grocery lists, arbitrary to-do lists, and, yes, shopping lists. 

Being a fashion editor, I keep a running tab of my favorite brands and boutiques that are owned or designed by Black talent. These names are top of mind throughout the year, but given that February is Black History Month, it’s the perfect time to highlight all the stunning Black-owned fashion items that are occupying my cart (and my headspace) right now. In the below edit, you’ll find a range of items from pretty pearl earrings to trendy sneakers and brands from smaller indie labels like K.ngsley and Sammy B to industry heavyweights such as Telfar and Christopher John Rogers. This one goes out to you, Who What Wear readers, because there’s no one who loves a good shopping list more than you do (except for yours truly). 


Anna LaPlaca

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