73 Latinx-Owned Businesses to Shop From In 2020

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Khadija Horton

One way to support the Latinx community: shop Latinx-owned and founded businesses of course. There are so many amazing companies, ranging from luxe to affordable fashion, colorful swimwear brands, statement-making accessory stores, stunning beauty lines—plus home and lifestyle finds out there. If you didn’t know about them before, now’s the perfect time to educate yourself on the topic and fill your home, closet and medicine cabinet full of insanely great goodies.

Keep on scrolling below for 73 Latinx brands you should definitely know about. And warning: Your wallet may not be prepared for how gorgeous everything is.

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1

Paula Mendoza

Swipe through the pages of products on Colombian jewelry designer Paula Mendoza’s feed or shop and you’ll learn straight away that she’s inspired by circles. Every material in her collection is sourced locally in Colombia, from the gold to the emeralds.

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Simonett

Ready-to-wear designer Simonett Pereira creates sustainable pieces with fluidity in mind. Please take this matching blue suit as an example. Browse this website and you’ll find amazing knitwear, re-worked blouses, unique patterns, and silhouettes.

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Fernando Jorge

Excuse me, but can you even handle these pearls? Fernando Jorge’s delicate, yet statement-making designs manage to be timeless and totally unique at the same time. Shop his pieces at Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, and more high-end retailers, while his website is under construction.

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Tata Harper

If you’re looking for some natural, luxury skincare (and why wouldn’t you be?) chances are you’ve come across this insanely pretty-looking line. Everything Tata makes is non-toxic and 100 percent natural.

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Cuyana

Anyone in need of a new tote or organizational travel accessories, head to Cuyana, stat. Founders Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah started the brand with sleek, minimalist accessories, but have now expanded into clothing that fits the same aesthetic.

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Dezso by Sara Beltran

“Dezso” is Latin for desire, and if what you desire is one-of-a-kind jewelry made from ethically-sourced shells and shark teeth found on Mexican beaches, then Sara Beltran is your gal. Just look at these earrings right here!

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7

Maygel Coronel

Incredibly cool bikinis, one-pieces, and dresses right this way, for anyone interested. (Which…why wouldn’t you be after seeing *this* photo?!).

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8

Lucky No. Candles

Coming at you with some awesome wood-wick, coconut-soy candles that burn for a straight 75 hours, nbd. But here’s where Lucky No. Candles get even more awesome: Each one has a crystal and scent that corresponds to its numerological assets—choose your favorite number, your birthdate, or just one that has a great scent. You really can’t go wrong.

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9

Caralarga

Striking jewelry made from scrap fabric in Mexico. Just look at this model’s earrings and necklace to see the kind of amazing designs you’ll find on the site. Love the look? You can live with it too. Caralarga’s “jewelry for spaces” is home decor that follows the same aesthetic.

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Alejandra Alonso Rojas

Playful colors, luxurious knits, and unexpected silhouettes is basically the M.O. here. Expect lots of silks, cool dye treatments, and eye-catching fringe.

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Sunday Energy

Delicate jewelry in cool shapes and designs—all for a very affordable price. Sunday Energy pieces are exactly the little something that’d work perfect as a gift for a friend, sister, or coworker.

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Silvia Tcherassi

Silvia Tcherassi’s ready-to-wear pieces and darling handbags are so fun and vibrant. Look out for charming mixed prints, dramatic sleeves, and adorable bucket bags perfect for your next vacation (or really anytime).

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13

Alamar Cosmetics

Just an inclusive, vegan, and cruelty-free cosmetics company for you to sink your teeth into. You know, after you’re done being mesmerized by this luscious gloss, that is.

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14

FARM Rio

Here’s a brand that’s truly delightful. Go to FARM Rio any time you need extra color and vibrancy in your life. Their dresses, jumpsuits, blazers, and sarongs—made from tons of mixed and matched tropical-inspired prints—will truly make you smile. Also, for every purchase, FARM Rio plants a tree. 🙂

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Luz Ortiz

Find bold pieces with unexpected details from Dominican-born, NYC-based jewelry designer Luz Ortiz.

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Lagotta Swimwear

Bikinis and one-pieces with eye-catching half-and-half designs, cool patterns, and sexy cutouts. Wear one of these to the beach and someone’s bound to ask where you got it.

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Alejandra de Coss

Based in Mexico City, every piece of jewelry from Alejandra de Coss is hand-made and ethical, with no mass production, which makes each design completely one-of-a-kind.

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Johanna Ortiz

The prettiest prints in the most stunning silhouettes. Oh, also swimwear and coverups. You can shop Johanna Ortiz’s striking designs at most major luxury retailers.

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Gladys Tamez

If you’ve seen a hat on a celebrity or an influencer recently and thought, “Wow, that’s so cool and unique.” It’s probably one of Gladys Tamez’s designs, just saying.

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Casa Chiqui

Hello, and get ready to meet your new apartment inspo. Amazing furniture and decor await you on the website, but the brand also sells beautiful jewelry and handbags, so don’t just stop at interior design.

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21

Monica Sordo

You can find these look-at-me earrings and many more eye-catching jewelry pieces from Monica Sordo, sold at tons of major retailers worldwide.

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Naja

Oh, nothing. Just some totally comfy, totally inclusive underwear and bras. Naja makes lingerie that represents the world’s skintone range, but they also have bras and panties in cool patterns AND they make swimwear!

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23

Gala is Love

Hello to this necklace and this necklace only. I mean, how gorgeous? Gala is Love was established in 2003 by Michell Galindo who grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. You’ll find bold jewelry and dainty pieces among her collection, but she also makes custom orders.

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Carolina Herrera

My guess is that you’ve heard of fashion designer Carolina Herrera before, but in case you need a refresher, she was born in Venezuela and is known for dressing first ladies like Jackie O., Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. That’s a pretty impressive resume. In 2018, Herrera handed over the creative director role of her fashion line to designer Wes Gordon, but she has stayed on as “global brand ambassador.”

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25

Mallarino

Intricately designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are happening here, people! Think of Mallarino when you are looking for something with a little unexpected element, like a snake or toucan hanging out on your wrist.

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26

Gypsy Sport

Designer Rio Uribe created Gypsy Sport after leaving the director of merchandising role at Balenciaga. Find unisex pieces, including hoodies, tees, and denim on the brand’s site.

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27

Pili Retrespo

Pretty much consider this your go-to for interesting geometric jewelry designs and quirky one-offs, like cat earrings.

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La Veste

Cool, colorful pieces with a throwback vibe is what’s in store (literally) from La Veste. How funky is this removable collar, though?

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Selva Negra

Flowy dresses, breezy jumpsuits, and quirky accessories make up this brand by Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero. Selva Negra champions sustainable and ethical fashion practices and even donates to several worthy causes.

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Daniela Villegas

If you love little creatures—look at the bb crabs in these earrings!!—then you’ll absolutely adore Daniela Villegas’s one-of-a-kind pieces, sold on Nordstrom!

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Carman Llaguno

In the mood for some silky dresses and separates? Head in this direction, please.

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Haider Ackermann

Sexy, yet unexpected silhouettes are waiting for you at Haider Ackermann. Born in Colombia but living in Paris, Ackermann has been known to draw inspiration from Yves Saint Laurent. Fun fact: Karl Lagerfeld once said he’d be his ideal replacement at Chanel. Ackermann’s dressed countless celebs, including Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, and Victoria Beckham.

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33

Tuza

Founder Suzzan Atala runs this apparel and jewelry business out of New York and Mexico. If you’re looking for quirky statement pieces, definitely shop here—you’ll find tons of unique earrings and necklaces as well as fun geometric-shaped bags and more.

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34

Lila Suds Soaps

If you’re at all—and I mean even just a little bit—into luxury soaps, you truly need to shop Lila Suds. Owner Desirée creates literal works of art in soap form—just look at this pic! Bath salts and bombs and other self-care accessories are also sold at this store run out of Astoria, New York.

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35

Mercedes Salazar

If you didn’t already know of her, get ready to be o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with the designer of some of the most amazing, colorful jewelry and accessories ever. Can you handle the flowers on these earrings?

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Esteban Cortazar

Yes, prints! Yes, color! Yes, pattern! Yes, tailoring! You pretty much need to see the clothes from Colombian designer Esteban Cortazar to believe how gorgeous they are. Huge added bonus: Right now, for every online purchase, Cortazar is donating a full kit of groceries and necessities to Colombian families affected by COVID-19 through the Aid Live Foundation based there. These kits will help the 60 percent of working Colombians who rely on the day-to-day economy to survive and have been adversely impacted by the current isolation orders.

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38

Valfré

Valfré is truly an online destination, founded by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfré, and operated out of L.A. Consider this the sign you needed to buy tons of cute new stationery, home decor, or clothing and accessories, all of which are available in cute colors and patterns on her site.

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Agua by Agua Bendita

Mariana Hinestroza and Catalina Álvarez, co-founders of Agua Bendita work with local Colombian artisans to create their totally stunning swim and resortwear. Heads up: In addition to their fabulous adult designs, they also make adorable swim styles for kiddos.

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Leal Daccarett

From gorgeous gowns to relaxed resortwear and sexy bra tops, you’ll quite literally find whatever you need from designers Francisco Leal and Karen Daccarett. They don’t have an e-comm website, but you can shop the pair’s collections on Moda Operandi, Shopbop, and Farfetch.

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41

Lights Lacquer

I do not have the skills to pull this kind of manicure off at home, but anyone who does should absolutely use the amazingly pigmented colors from Cuban-born businesswoman Kathleen Lights.

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42

Waimari

Sustainably-made on the Caribbean coast of Colombia by two sisters, Waimari calls their clothing “destinationwear” and yeah, I’d agree. So many amazing pieces that I’m definitely buying for my next vacation, whenever that may be. Oh, and also, they have a whole section dedicated to bridal destinationwear, so, if you’re going on a honeymoon anytime soon, this is your go-to shop.

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43

Jenzeano Designs

Oh nothing, just super comfy and cute T-shirts and sweats, plus equally fun stationery and home decor.

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44

Escvdo

You will be blown away by the pretty knits and voluminous dresses by these sisters from Peru. Each piece is handcrafted by local artisans using generational weaving techniques and regionally sourced materials.

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45

Oscar de la Renta

A brand that hardly needs an introduction, but here’s one anyway. You definitely know Oscar de la Renta, as the Dominican-born fashion designer has boutiques around the world and creations in all the top global retailers. You know his own label, but De la Renta also trained with Cristobal Balenciaga and worked at Lanvin and Balmain. He dressed numerous American first ladies and designed Amal Clooney’s much-talked-about wedding dress. De la Renta passed away in 2014 and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are now the co-creative directors of his namesake label.

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46

Viva la Bonita

Definitely check out Viva la Bonita, a lifestyle and apparel brand that sells everything from coffee mugs to socks and matching sweat sets. Personally into this half-and-half tie-dye creation.

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47

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Yep, if you didn’t already know about sustainable brand Zero by Maria Cornejo, you’re welcome. Online, find tons of fabulous staples, statement pieces, and even gowns for fancy nights out.

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48

Juan De Dios

In case you’re in the mood for actually-amazing swim and resortwear inspired by nature, check out Juan De Dios. Just look at this stunning printed bikini and puff-sleeve robe and then be sure to click that shop link below.

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49

EBY

By Sofia Vergara (yes, that Sofia Vergara) and Renata Black, comes the exclusive underwear company you didn’t know you needed. Or maybe you knew you needed it. Either way, it’s definitely worth browsing all the cute styles in tons of colors at the link below.

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50

Chaos Makeup

Don’t mind me, just picking my jaw up off the floor after staring at this picture for a full 20 minutes. You will be totally awed by the reflective duo chrome eye shadows and highlighters from this cosmetics company, promise.

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51

Andrea Gomez

Omg, shoes. As in super pretty footwear in lots of vibrant colors and pretty patterns. Flats, pumps, sandals—this brand has it all.

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52

VerdeLimòn

Super cute swim in bold stripes, cute patterns, and modern silhouettes. Truly can’t go wrong with one of these on your next beach day.

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53

Mexico en la Piel

Adorable embroidered clutches, alert! Also: Cute headpieces, jewelry, and leather backpacks!

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54

Ana Khouri

Super unique fine jewelry, including statement ear huggies, bold chains for piercings, flashy bangles, and chunky rings.

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55

Narcisco Rodriguez

You definitely know Narcisco Rodriguez’s name. The fashion designer is particularly known for creating the wedding dress Carolyn Bessette Kennedy wore to marry John F. Kennedy Jr. Since then, his designs have appeared in major Hollywood films and Michelle Obama even wore a dress of his when her husband won the presidential election of 2008.

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56

The Bloomi

Hello, here’s a little shop you can visit if you’re looking to spice things up a bit in the looove department. Come for Bloomi’s “Arousal Oil,” stay for the vibrating necklaces.

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57

Adriana Degreas

Polka-dots, frills, strawberries, pleats, and more—pretty much every kind of spunky design you’ll get from Adriana Degreas.

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58

Sara Cristina

Cute bikinis in ribbed, metallic, knotted, and sporty styles that pretty much anyone can enjoy.

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59

Azteca Negra

Hair wraps, patches, earrings, face masks in eye-catching colors and designs, right this way.

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60

Maaji

Colorful swimwear, coverups and vacationwear abound in this shop, but don’t sleep on the cute patterned athletic gear, like sports bras, leggings, and more!

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61

Cai Para Mi

Time to talk beauty. Cai Para Mi is an inclusive range of makeup products that includes concealer, foundation, and, importantly, these colorful liquid eyeshadows.

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62

Flor de Maria

In the market for vibrant heels with glitzy accents? You’ll definitely want to take a peek at the colorful styles by Flor de Maria

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63

GRL TRBL

Interested in some prints, pins, and tees made by an Afro-Latinx artist and activist? Same. The shop is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but it will be back up and running as soon as everything’s safe, so bookmark the link below.

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64

Gauge81

Like the pretty mini you just saw? Me too. Tons more silky goodness where that came from at the link below.

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65

Guaraxes

Embroidered tops and artisanal shoes with intricate leather designs and fun Frida Khalo prints (like the above) at the link coming right up.

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66

Mandana Blvd

Brb, filling my entire house with bowls, planters, and cutting boards from this pretty decor shop, based in Los Angeles.

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67

Raggedy Tiff

Get your hands on embroidered denim vests, graphic tees and sweatshirts, stationery, and more fun from Raggedy Tiff.

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68

Amaya by Margie

Up-and-coming cosmetics company, Amaya by Margie has lashes, shimmer oil, and awesome eyeshadow for you to try the next time you’re ready for a serious lewk.

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69

Tropical Depression

Gorgeous wall hangings and accessories for your home right here, fyi.

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Mi Vida

Apparel, accessories, home, and even candles made in Los Angeles. Take a good look at these fabulous earrings, then click the link below.

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71

Beautyblender

What started out as a pointed, egg-shaped sponge has now grown into a huge beauty empire, with foundation, concealer, primers, setting spray, and skincare.

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72

Black by Maria Silver

Made in Nashville, Tennessee, by Maria Silver, shopping here means finding as especially breezy jumpsuit perfect for any season.

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Reina Rebalde

Chic makeup in rebellious packaging that would look excellent on your bathroom counter, if I do say so myself.

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