Splurge Worthy Fashion From Jet Black Boutique

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Just like a good investment can offer a profitable return, the same can be said for fashion. Fashion Stylist Allison Harrison took a trip recently to explore a new fashion boutique and shop local too. From splurge-worthy jeans to winter-ready jackets, Jet Black Boutique in Fayetteville offers a variety of smart style pieces that are perfect for any wardrobe.

Allison says that a splurge-worthy item can also offer many outfit alternatives too. “You can style expensive pieces multiple ways to get more use out of them and they last too,” she says. “Splurging on a few pieces to mix and match with a few you already have can also add value to your closet,” she adds.

Jet Black carries brands like Mother, Paige, LoveShackFancy and more. Allison says that many of the pieces

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Owners will tell you that their stores, restaurants and services occupy a special role in their communities: They are places to celebrate culture, to feel a sense of safety and belonging. 

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Indulge in sweet treats at Chic Sugars, Englewood

Erika Oldham reaches out her hand to reveal a forearm of vibrant tattoos that run all the way to her fingers.

“These tats symbolize that I work for myself,” says Oldham, a native of Teaneck and owner of Chic Sugars on South Dean Street in Englewood. “When you start putting tattoos on your hands and your fingers, you’re limited

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Last June, when people hit the streets and social media to protest against racial injustice, Depop took time to reflect on how it could give back to the diverse community that supports it and made a commitment to provide a more fulfilling, comforting, and inviting experience for the Black community on the platform and in the company. With a goal of making systemic improvements and building up the Black community in fashion, the brand will offer educational resources for growing a successful business and increasing the visibility of Black entrepreneurs.

“On the back of our

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