Any time of the year is a great time to support Black-owned businesses, but this February, we’re celebrating brands that understand and fulfill their love of travel with products that make setting up a jet easier. .
From Rebecca Allen’s all-day loafers, to the super-popular Black Girl Sunscreen, to Tote & Carry’s trendy carry-on bags, we’ve rounded up the best products for every traveler. Supporting some great businesses while doing it. Best of all, with prices starting at just $16, there’s something for every budget. At Nordstrom, I found Daily Paper Joggers that are currently 55% off.
what are you looking for Stock up on these travel essentials in February this year and get ready for a year of adventure.
rebecca allen loafers
Rebecca Allen is known for her line of nude heels in a range of shades to suit all skin tones, but for long trips the brand’s comfortable loafers are perfect. These shoes are stylish and supportive with a slightly pointed toe, cushioned sockliner and leather upper. Whether you’re simply looking to dress up your outfit for travel or need to hop from a plane to a conference room, these Rebecca Allen loafers fit the bill and come in three colors to match your outfit perfectly. Her Rebecca Allen fan at Nordstrom described the product as “beautiful and elegant” and said the shoes “elevate most outfits.”
buy: Nordstrom.com, $175
E Marie Travel Wrap
It’s a scarf! It’s a pillow! It’s a blanket! In fact, it’s all about it, which is why we love the perfectly versatile E Marie Travel Wrap from luxury and cozy clothing brand E Marie. I’ve included rap in my favorites list). No more putting up with cold trains, planes or buses. This super soft travel wrap transforms into any kind of cover-up you need. It can also be easily folded, stored and transported in a compact pouch, making it the perfect travel accessory. When you’re done traveling, E-Marie her travel wrap can also be tossed in the washer and dryer with your other laundry.
One satisfied Amazon customer said the travel blanket is “extremely soft and lightweight” and “great for travel and storage in the car.” Another poster wrote, “This is going on a trip in my car, so it can fold up small, but I wanted something big enough to cover me while I was sleeping in the passenger seat. This is perfect.”
buy: nordstrom.com and amazon.com, $88
daily paper jogger
If you want airport attire that’s fashionable, effortlessly put together, and most importantly, comfortable, look no further than this pair of gender-inclusive joggers by Black-Owned Business Daily Paper.Cotton French Terry Made from the inside out, these stretchy pants feel incredible, yet flexible enough to keep you comfortable sitting, standing, or squatting while you wait for your next flight. provide sexuality. Oh, it just happens to be 55% off.
buy: nordstrom.com, $68 (originally $150)
Tote & Carry Two Piece Travel Set
Founded by the duo of Tony Ray and Tony Dennis, Tote & Carry is known for making luggage that is as functional as it is stylish. With a matching backpack and duffel bag, this 2-piece travel set works as a perfectly sized personal item and carry-on. Both items have ample storage space for clothes, shoes and more, and are made with water-resistant, scratch-resistant vegan leather exteriors. Grab a two-piece set in black for a classic look, or make a statement in neon pink. For an additional fee, you can also add a personalized luggage tag with your name on it.
One Tote & Carry customer who was amazed at how much she could fit in her luggage set raved: ’ they continued. [it’s] wonderful. The backpack has an innovative design that is sure to turn heads. ”
buy: totencarry.com, $280
black girl sunscreen
Tired of sunscreens leaving a white cast on her skin, Shontay Lundy founded Black Girl Sunscreen (BGS) in 2016. BGS has been formulated with dark-skinned women in mind, addressing sun damage, premature aging, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and dark spots – all without leaving a white residue.
Of course, anyone can use this SPF 30 sunscreen in a convenient 3-ounce tube, and it not only protects your skin, but it also moisturizes with natural ingredients like avocado and jojoba oils. Perfect for summer poolside. “It feels amazing. It’s moisturizing and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin,” said one Target shopper. I can’t believe it,” wrote another satisfied customer.
buy: ulta.com and target.com, $16 for 3 oz
Jade Swim Apex One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit
Finding the perfect swimsuit for a beach vacation can sometimes feel impossible, but that’s where Jade Swim comes in to save the day. Founded by former fashion editor and stylist Brittany Kozerski. The octopus brand offers both one-piece and two-piece swimwear in a variety of solid colors, from timeless black to trendy hot pink. Durable yet soft, flattering materials and a classic design that will never go out of style will keep your Jade Swim swimsuits ready for years to come.
buy: Nordstrom.com, $198
ruby love period leggings
Anyone who menstruates knows how hard it can be to pack all the sanitary products you need to go on a trip. No need to worry about or pack. Our leak proof leggings are especially popular with our customers. With multiple layers of absorbent material, including a Drytech mesh lining, these lightweight leggings can be worn with pads, tampons, menstrual cups or on their own, depending on the flow. can. Even if you don’t menstruate, these cotton-spandex marvels are just as comfortable on long flights as your average yoga pants.
buy: rubylove.com, $50
Les Ona Signature Long Sleeve Top
Those in the everyday essentials market will especially appreciate this simple yet effective long-sleeve top from black-owned brand Re Ona. It’s warm enough to function as a warm, yet lightweight material that’s ideal for breezy spring afternoons or under a chic blazer for fall. The incredibly comfortable two-layer fabric is a staple in this travel wardrobe.
buy: revolve.com, $80
Ashya Bolo cross-body bag
We want almost everything from Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece’s designer brand Ashya to luxurious, minimalist travel accessories. But for jetsetters who want to travel especially light, Asha’s Bolo Her Crossbody Her Bag is the ideal size to hold just the essentials like a cell phone, wallet and passport. Crafted from vegetable-tanned leather, lined with organic Her Cotton Her Canvas, and finished with 14-karat gold-plated hardware, every detail of this designer Hers handbag is a touch of luxury. Meanwhile, the bolo strap allows this crossbody bag to be worn in many different ways, making it both fashionable and functional. Perfect for concerts and stadium events where you can’t bring a big bag.
buy: Nordstrom.com, $375
PiperWai Activated Charcoal Deodorant
Every traveler needs a reliable daily toiletry item and a good deodorant is essential. And if you’re looking to upgrade your life by incorporating more natural, eco-friendly products into your life, try PiperWai Activated Charcoal Deodorant. It is described as “natural, effective and soothing.” The vegan, aluminum-free deodorant uses a blend of 11 therapeutic-grade essential oils to give off a fresh citrus scent, while activated charcoal absorbs odors and moisture. The founder put his batch through over 100 tests before finally testing the strength of his PiperWai on a trip to Latin America. With their seal of approval, it’s safe to say that this product actually outperforms most other natural deodorant options on the market.
One 5-star reviewer on Amazon called it “the best deodorant I’ve ever used” and said: None of them keep me from smelling… This deodorant is the only one that keeps me dry and fresh all day long.
buy: amazon.com, $29 for 2 packs
For the adventurous traveler preparing for a camping trip, night hike, outdoor adventure, or walking the dog, this beanie is a must-have thanks to the built-in LED flashlight. A genius idea came from Raquel Graham, who pitched her Roq Innovation on Shark Tank. This knit hat headlamp uses a long-lasting rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to worry about running out of power like a traditional flashlight. Plus, the LED light is easy to remove, so you can throw it in the washing machine. The durable, lightweight material won’t fade or lose color.
“I bought this hat as a Christmas present for 2021,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “They liked it so much they re-ordered it. [in] Christmas 2022 for me and my husband. Love. “
buy: amazon.com, $25
Ree Projects mini Helene leather bag
For travelers who like to invest in timeless luxury classics that go with anything, Amsterdam-based Ree Projects (headed by designer Desiree Kleinen) has the Helene leather bag. Crafted from fine Italian leather in a rich caramel color, this mini girlfriend tote bag is structured, with sturdy, long-lasting construction and a higher level of organization than your average thin tote bag. It also has a larger version and a black and white style. The interior pocket is perfect for keeping your phone close by, and the adjustable straps add flexibility to wear this eye-popping bag. This is one of her designer splurges that can take your minimalist travel wardrobe to the next level for years to come.
buy: Nordstrom.com, $630
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