20 Black-Owned Businesses to Support Every Day

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have rightfully created a call to action for change within our nation. With protests against institutionalized racism and police brutality taking place across the country, being a bystander to the injustice is no longer an option — as fellow Americans, now is the time to band together as allies and demand change for the sake of the Black community.

We may be a product recommendation site, but we refuse to sit back and be silent. We’re asking you to spark change in any way that you can: signing petitions, protesting while practicing social distancing if possible, donating to helpful organizations, and using your wallet to promote equality and support the Black community. While these are small steps, we’re willing to do anything we can to show up for our Black community, and we’re asking you

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What will a Marks and Spencer shopping trip look like after lockdown?

You may have been visiting your local Marks and Spencer a lot during lockdown. Like all supermarkets, its near-600 food halls have remained open so that shoppers can pick up essential supplies like milk, bread and toilet paper.

If you had been after a multipack of socks or a pair of children’s shoes though, you’d have been out of luck, as all other departments have been closed to the public since lockdown began on 23rd March. Shopping online has proven to be a workable solution, but returns are a faff that many of us simply don’t have the time or inclination to deal with.

So news that non-essential shops can reopen from 15th June will come as welcome relief to many, and M&S is among the stores readying for that date. But a post-lockdown shopping trip will be markedly different from the experience we’ve come to know. 

Marks & Spencer

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Vandalism Leaves Retailers Fearful and Uncertain on Reopenings

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Among retailers assessing damages at their stores from looting this week, there’s fear and uncertainty for what might happen in the days ahead.

Chaos in several urban areas around the country could continue, raising concerns about employee and customer safety, and the ability to further phase in store operations this month, or start to, depending on geography.

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Most of the protests in the aftermath of last week’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police have been peaceful, though there have been many separate incidents of violence, looting and confrontations with police nationwide.

New York City, which was hit hard with violence and looting Monday evening as protests against racism and police brutality occurred, is scheduled to launch “phase one” of reopening non-essential businesses on June 8, involving curbside pickups and limited staffing.

But executives from New York City retail

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Topshop has long been known for its affordable and on-trend pieces in the U.K., but it’s still a relative newcomer her in Canada. While The Bay does carry a selection of the British retailer’s best styles, you can actually find a much bigger assortment of their fun fashion and accessories by shopping directly from Topshop’s website. 

In addition to a bigger assortment, you’ll also often find better sales sitewide. The only downside? You’ll have to do your own price

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24 Black-Owned Skincare, Hair, and Makeup Brands We Love and Support

First and foremost, we’d like to say that while supporting the Black community and Black-owned businesses feels especially important right now, there is a need and an opportunity to supply this kind of support, love, and commitment every single day. Now and forever. Black culture has informed and inspired the beauty space for decades—a fact that we need to celebrate and sustain like a fan does a flame. 

There is a lot of work to be done. As we’ve communicated on-site and on our social platforms, now is the time for us to rise above (not simply to) the occasion and make actionable steps with deep indentations. Here, our Who What Wear editorial team has outlined a collection of ways you can make a difference in the fight against racism, in addition to a list of resources to get you started. 

One such way to support and

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