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Our Favorite Local Black-Owned Businesses

We love to buy local and we are fortunate that our neighborhoods are full of thriving Black-Owned businesses. We have picked several of our favorites below but we encourage you to try them all! Don’t see one of your favorite Black-owned businesses on the list, let us know and we will gladly add them.  Enjoy!


Nail Dega

Nail Dega in Inglewood provides treatments for nails, brows and lashes. They also offer training classes for beauty technicians. Explore and book their services on their website.

8460 Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood

YourDestiny Essentials

YourDestiny Essentials is an affordable range of all-natural, organic and eco-friendly products for hair and body. Shop the range here.

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Sabrak Boutique

Sabrak Boutique is a full-service styling boutique that prides itself on fostering a space where women of all body types and styles can experiment with new looks for any occasion under the guidance of an experienced and innovative stylist. Check out the collection here.

3120 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood & 4840 W Slauson Ave, Ladera Heights

Philthy Ragz

Owner and designer Gaynelle Winston White created Philthy Ragz 12 years ago, initially selling reconstructed T-shirts from the trunk of her car. Fast forward and the clothing line has now become a go-to brand for socialite, in-the-know locals, celebrities and anyone seeking edgy, timeless fashionable pieces. The boutique can be found on Inglewood’s Market St and collections are also available to purchase online.

201 S Market St, Inglewood

Home Design

Cultural Interiors

Cultural Interiors in Windsor Hills features specialty items from talented artists and craftsmen throughout America and abroad. Owner Gail Hawkins has sourced one-of-a-kind decorative items and artwork with ethnic flavor, bold colors and abstract designs perfect to liven up any home.

4421 West Slauson Blvd, Windsor Hills

Photo courtesy of The Local Rose


One of our favorite neighborhood gems is Marikoko in Leimert Park. The chic boutique is an eclectic mix of soft furnishings like Moroccan rugs, ceramics, clothing and shoes. Read our feature here.

3123 W Vernon Ave, Leimert Park


Photo by Jakob Layman

Alta Adams

Alta Adams, led by Chefs Keith Corbin and Daniel Patterson, prides itself on serving California soul food – a fusion of West African, Southern and Californian cuisines. Offerings include black eyed pea fritters, candied yam gratin with spiced cashews and grilled bone-in pork chop with chow chow.

5359 West Adams Boulevard, West Adams

Hotville Chicken

Owner Kim Prince serves up Nashville-Style Hot Chicken and signature southern sides full of flavor at one of LA’s newest fried chicken eateries, Hotville Chicken. Located at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, the restaurant’s menu features hot fried chicken, fish, and sides like baked mac and cheese, potato salad and kale slaw. Hotville is currently open for delivery and pick up, click here for more info.

4070 Marlton Ave, Baldwin Hills


Sika’s – Leimert Park (handmade jewelry, art, apparel, African imports)

CJs Elegance – View Park/Windsor Hills (women’s fashion)

Kutula – View Heights (modern African inspired fashion)

One-of-a-Kind Hats – View Park/Windsor Hills (hats). We spent a lovely afternoon with store owner Meeka Robinson last year, see more here.

Photo courtesy of Malik Books

Home Design, Plants & Floral

Malik Books – Baldwin Hills (books)

Eso Won Books –  Leimert Park (books)


Baldwin Hills 


Leimert Park

View Park/Windsor Hills

West Adams

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