Happy Black Friday- literally! We’ve curated 40 of your favorite Chicago Black owned brands to support this holiday season. From boutiques to sweets, to books and candles, check out their special holiday deals! Happy shopping!


1. The Real Black Card

Have you ever heard that saying “People always want a discount”? Well, they do.  and it’s not just the people buying from u. people want discounts from everyone.  macy’s.  bloomingdales, nordstrom.  even gucci has an annual sale that we all look forward to.  that’s why restaurants have happy hour specials and why gyms have membership deals.  so, give the people what the want… while helping drive traffic into your business.

This limited-run deck of playing cards offers a unique form of advertisement and coupon all rolled into one, while allowing your consumers to feel that they’re getting something exclusive.

Click here to purchase.


2. The Frock Shop

Need a dress for an upcoming holiday event?  Invited to a wedding or black tie event this winter but have nothing to wear?  If this sounds like you, join us at our Annual Holiday Open House & Shopping Event. Reserve dresses for every event on your holiday social calendar, browse new arrivals and enjoy tasty treats while you shop. This is the perfect time to learn more about The Frock Shop and how to rent a dress. Our stylist Erica will be on hand to help you find the perfect dress rental for your event.  This event is hosted in  hosting this event in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday.  RSVP here:



3. The Silver Room

1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615. Click here for hours of operation.



4. Elegant Lush Boutique

Elegant Lush Boutique is an online women’s clothing boutique that features stylish unique pieces, that are functional and comfortable, that you’ll love to wear and you can dress up or down. We love finding those unique pieces and sharing them with our customers. We feel that every woman should have that one piece (or pieces) that you absolutely love and makes you feel incredibly confident and of course you look great in it.

Customer can enjoy 10% off their entire purchase. Coupon code: gift – Click here to shop.



5. Standout Style Boutique

STANDOUT STYLE is an award-winning boutique and intimate event space located on Chicago’s south side. We offer “style without the sticker shock” and carry sizes XS – 3XL. When you visit,  expect to be greeted with a smile and enjoy a complimenary beverage at our bar while your stylist pulls looks for you to try on! This holiday season, starting Black Friday, you can also shop STANDOUT STYLE downtown, at the ‘Boss Babe Pop-Up Shop’ inside of Block 37! Visit our flagship location: 3353 S Morgan or online:

Use code: “SHOPSMALL” on Small Business Saturday for 10% off!
Attend our #SMALLBIZSAT Day Party on Small Business Saturday:


6. Love Peridot

Love Peridot is an online collection of affordable fashion and lifestyle accessories. It is their mission to make women feel empowered with each piece purchased and that you love everything as much as they do!

This weekend is their “Holiday Weekend Sale” which includes up to 50% off of everything. Click here to shop.



7. Luella’s Southern Kitchen

4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. Click here for hours of operation.




Kaike is an all-natural + vegan beauty brand with a focus on!  Our mission is to make products that are GOOD for your body and the environment, in using only CLEAN all-natural + vegan ingredients, and in finding every opportunity to have a little FUN!  We playfully call ourselves a bath and body bakery because we take pleasure in creating products that smell and feel as indulgent as actual cake tastes. 
On Black Friday, Kaike will be offering 20% off site-wide, plus a FREE Lip Frosting with every purchase of our best-selling Frosting + forever free shipping.  Join us on Small Business Saturday at Standout Style Boutique for our #SmallBizSat Day Party, where we will be offering a FREE Frosting Mini with every purchase, and a free Kaike’d Up Tote with every purchase over $50. Click HERE to register!

9. The Stork Bag

The Stork Bag® is the first ever reusable subscription bag just for pregnant mamas! Launched in 2014 by Ericka Perry, each Stork Bag is curated to match each trimester of pregnancy and includes many products created by other mom entrepreneurs and inventors. With The Stork Bag, you get between 8-12 handpicked surprise products in each bag and what better time to be showered with gifts than when you are expecting. The Stork Bag® was created to enhance the pregnancy experience for women by providing some of the best products for you throughout your pregnancy. Now you can have just what you want, when you want it without leaving the house! Click here to shop.

10. T-N-T Artistry

“We help clients to boost their confidence by provide innovative beauty services and therapeutic skincare services.” Click here to book your appointment.

kerri311. Kerri’s Kiss Naturals

Kerri’s Kiss Naturals mission is to offer 100% natural skincare solutions to everyone, even those with sensitive skin issues. Man/Woman & Child By bringing the confidence back inside & out. It’s not easy to generalize our problem when it comes to skincare, face/lips/body it all counts.
100% Natural Bath, Beauty & Grooming Products.
Holiday Deals
  • 5 Lush Tinted Lip Balms- 100% Natural for $20 Get 1 free!
  • 3 4oz Scrubs 100% Natural Almond (complexion enrichment), Tea Tree (anti acne) & Coffee (jolt, firming, anti cellulite) for $25
  • Queen Gift set 2 4oz jar of scrub, lip balm & lip scrub set & Green Tea/ Eucalyptus Detox bath soak for $25
  • King Grooming skincare set 4oz Beard Conditioning Balm, 4oz Beard Shampoo, 4oz Tea Tree Scrub & Green Tea/ Eucalyptus Detox bath soak for $35

Click here to shop!


12. Berry Berry Sweets

Berry Berry Sweets was founded by Shanequia Berry to excite your tastebuds!

Holiday Deals:

All Pies are $25 (Apple, Cherry, and Sweet Potato)
Standard Pan of Peach Cobbler $35
Standard Pan of Banana Pudding $35
**All orders and events booked by December 31st for the 2017 calendar year will receive 10% off their order. Use code “SWEETS2017” when placing orders. Click here to place order.



13. A Conversation Piece Book

With the successful coaching of hundreds of couples and over 500 articles written to inspire couples in building and maintaining healthy love relationships, Author Tiya Cunningham-Sumter has poured her professional and personal wisdom into her new book, A Conversation Piece.  This book is a powerful and insightful response to today’s toughest relationship challenges, including communication, marriage, sex and conflict. A Conversation Piece offers realistic tools and exercises couples can begin applying to their relationship immediately. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite couple and a great gift for yourself. Receive 10% off the purchase of the book as well as 10% off a couple’s coaching session. 

14. Kozy Korner Deli

Founded by Ms. Kay, Kozy Korner Deli specializes in gourmet turkey/Hoagy foot long sandwiches in the south suburbs. Their signature sandwiches are sprinkled with our very own flavored oil. Their goal is to get the Flavor oil you taste on the sandwiches, on the market.
For the holiday they’re giving away a small fruit bowl with all catering orders $50 or more. Black Friday special from 10 am until noon. All foot long sandwiches are $5. Click here to place an order.

15. KLT Vintage & Retro

Mission Statement: “Analog girl living in a digital world.” KLT Vintage and Retro is a small, online vintage and retro store that sells genuine vintage and retro clothing, shoes, accessories, and toys. Founded in 2016 by 24 year old Chicagoan, UIC grad, multi-genre artist, and blogger Kendra “Kendro” Tate of KLT Art by Kendro, KLT Vintage and Retro aims to bring Black ownership and representation into the vintage/thrifting community. Our vintage goodies are from the 1970’s-early 2000’s era and can be shipped to customers both nationally and internationally.
Holiday Deals:
15% off with promo code HOLIDAY
Free shipping with promo code CELEBRATE
expires December 31, 2016

16. Ida’s Sweet Tooth

Skip the $4 Patti Pie and get a treat that your family and friends will talk about all holiday season! Our delicious, homemade, made-from-scratch pies will hit the spot and have you guaranteed to bring another to the next gathering!  Please enjoy 25% off all desserts with promo code holiday25. Click here to shop!

17. Curl Mix

Founded by Kim and Tim Lewis, Curl Mix is the DIY box for curly hair. All of their mixes will be 25% OFF at the pop up shop this Friday12-5 p.m. in Chicago. Click here for more information!

18. Island Indulgences

Our Mission is to provide affordable products that offer our customers an experience.  All of our products are made with no artificial ingredients and unlike other products you won’t even need to moisturize after use!
Customers can save starting Black Friday by using the case sensitive code “Black Out” at check out. Click here to shop!

19. Nadia’s Gourmet Grapes

NADIA’s Gourmet Grapes™ was founded in 2011 by Tamara Brown. NADIA’s Gourmet Grapes™ are made up of scrumptious green grapes, dipped in either a hand mixed white confection, premium milk or dark chocolates, or homemade caramel, then topped with your choice of delicious, unique flavors. Click here to purchase!

20. Agriculture Bronzeville

530 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653.

 21. BLK Proverbs

We are a campaign for coming home through language; an homage to our ancestors and the old South. We are a celebration of all the Beauty Love Knowledge in being BLK.
Holiday Deals:
BLK15 will give you 15% off any order
BLACKFRIDAY2016 $20 off 100 or more. Click here to shop.

22. JR Holston Greetings

JR Holston Greetings will be the premier source for social expression products, stationery and life goods that cater to African American & LGBT audiences. Click here to shop!


23. Scratch My Batch

Scratch My Batch Bakery is a delectable desserts concierge that specializes in pastries that are baked from scratch. With the level of difficulty it takes to create the smoothest custard, lightest mousse and softest cake this is what makes Scratch My Batch desserts standout from the rest. Their signature desserts include specialty flavored cupcakes, signature butter cream rosette cakes, custom pastries and baked goods. It is their mission to provide the best tasting experience from the freshest ingredients possible! So, have you had your batch scratched yet?

24. Flora’s Angels

Flora’s Angels specializes in hand made, all natural skincare products, including body butter, body scrubs, lip products and more! Inspired by a loving grandmother, Flora’s Angels creates products designed to make you feel and look your best. From great skin to great accessories, Flora’s Angels will ensure that you are satisfied with every purchase.
This Holiday season, Flora’s Angels has several tricks up its sleeve, from sales up to 50% off to the 10 Days of Christmas sale, revealing several new items to the Flora’s Angels product line. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive exclusive deals, discounts and more. Click here to shop!

 25. blade + bloom

{blade + bloom}, botanical skincare, is borne from the desire to create affordable luxury products that everyone can enjoy.

Their skin care balms, scrubs, soaps and soy candles are made with the finest natural materials and utmost love here in Chicagoland.

Starting Black Friday I will have gift sets that are up to 30% off individual prices and gift wrapping for $1. Click here to shop.

26. Beyond Shades

We are a shop at home custom window coverings source offering beautiful window treatments and impeccable service. Our passion for window coverings, home fashion and customer satisfaction is the foundation of Beyond Shades. The company was started by Rachel Gregersen, who has over 20 years of experience in the Interior Fashions Business. Rachel’s knowledge, experience and passion for window coverings and home fashions are evident in the top notch service she insists that all clients receive. She believes that every customer is a VIP and should be treated as such. Click here to shop!


27. Penthouse Sweets

Founded by Chef Yvonne Ivy-Stephens in 2013, Penthouse Sweets is a boutique dessert studio that specializes in one-of-a-kind custom cakes and dessert bars. Click here for more information.


28. Peach’s Restaurant

Click here to check out their special Black Friday menu.


29. Sweet Reads

Reading just got a little sweeter! Sweet Blooms Cupcakes and November Media Publishing have partnered up to bring you “Sweet Reads! Send to a loved one or enjoy your very own holiday subscription box where you get a book of your choice and two delicious cake jars to enjoy!


30. Nouveau Niche Events

Nouveau Niche Events was established in 2010, by artist  & Creative Director Lynn Solar. We are skilled in every aspect of the planning process in order to create an event that is special to both the client and their guests! Whatever the nature of your event,  the Nouveau Niche Events team are experts in planning a fun, creative, and quality event!

Holiday deal: Offering 10% off event planning services booked by February 28th, 2017. Discount code #shopsmall



31. Bella Noir Desserts

Inspired by Southern desserts, these delectable treats are made to order from scratch. Each order is made with fresh ingredients and care. The cupcakes are fluffy and oven kissed pies are baked to perfection. From the candied almond encrusted banana pudding to the hand dipped rum balls, these sweets are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth! Click here to learn more!


32. Sip & Savor

Click here to find a location.


33. Kiwi’s Boutique

They carry apparel for that edgy but classy lady that wears a size small-3xl without breaking the bank. Click here to shop!

34. Choose Your Bliss

Hand-crafted and poured in the USA, each candle is an inspired composition of 100% all-natural soy, lavish fragrance oils made from essential oils, natural resins and aromatics, and a cedar wood wick.
Whether you’re a candle lover, fanatic or candle addict, our candles help to create any mood you desire.
30% off all products. Use code: BLACKOUT. Free shipping on orders over $50. Click here to shop.

35. When God Said Yes Book

Written by Tanikia “Nikki” Carpenter, When God Said Yes shares a woman’s journey from rejection to total trust in God’s timing for love. Click here to purchase.

36. Z Berry Frozen Yogurt & Treats

Z Berry will be closing for the winter months. You have until December 1, 2016 to eat happiness in a cup. Click here for hours of operation.

37. Litehouse Whole Food Grill

1373 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

38. Truth Italian Restaurant

56 E Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60653


39. Sir and Madam

5225 S Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615. Click here for hours of operation.

40. Two Fish Crab Shack

641 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653. Click here for hours of operation.

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  1. Michael A. Parnell

    I Like this. I am the owner of Mike Parnell’s Magnum Scuba Inc, the only African American owned and operated professional Scuba business in the U.S.

  2. Jude Burross

    This was very interesting, but Could you help me with a question I have please. Are small businesses a good way to make money still? My brother in law is starting a coffee shop but he doesn’t really know what he’s doing… Thanks for the post, and I look forward to seeing your reply.