This Fashion Archivist and Shop Owner Is a Collector of Black Stories and a Lover of Literature

What makes a purchase “worth it”? The answer is different for everybody, so we’re asking some of the coolest, most-shopping-savvy people we know—from small-business owners to designers, artists to actorsto tell us the story behind one of their most prized possessions.

Who?

Keesean Moore began working in a vintage store in high school, where he gained an appreciation for the intentional curation of items. Keesean bought and sold vintage objects in college before moving on to an international career as a fashion stylist. Now, he’s the owner of Moore Vintage Archive, a store and fashion library in Philadelphia that specializes in vintage womenswear. Alongside the carefully selected collection of designer clothing at his store, Keesean displays an assortment of Black literature and cultural objects.

Keesean in his Philadelphia home office with his prized possession: a signed copy of Essex Hemphill’s Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay

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Can’t wait for Black Friday 2021? Shop these early deals at Walmart, Best Buy and more

Black Friday 2021 is nearly upon us and big name retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and more have already started offering savings.

Black Friday 2021 is nearly upon us and big name retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and more have already started offering savings.

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We’re getting closer and closer to the holiday season, which means everyone is waiting for Black Friday savings on appliances, technology, toys and more. During the annual sales event—the biggest shopping holiday of the year—shoppers can find the best discounts of the year from Best Buy, Apple, Target, Amazon and more. This year, Black Friday lands on Friday, November 26, but we’re already seeing several retailers—including Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart—hosting early Black Friday 2021 deals.

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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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Meet The 4 Black Designers Previewing New Collections On The ESSENCE Fashion House Runway

The return of ESSENCE Fashion House is just days away and we’ve got so much in store as we prepare to bring you a glorious celebration of all things Black fashion like no other.

In addition to thought-provoking conversations and a showroom full of apparel and accessories from Black-owned brands to shop, four talented Black designers will be on hand to preview their latest collections on the runway. Keep scrolling to get familiar with Eclecticist designer Dani O, Arc of Andre designer Andre Moses, LAVNTG designer Megan Carter and Graycale Designer B.J. Gray.

Eclecticist designer Dani O is making quite the name for herself as a fearlessly talented creative with a knack for fun, flirty, flowy designs that effortlessly combine bold prints with signature fabrics that result in looks perfect for the chic fashionista who loves a little flair. We can’t wait to see what she sends down

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