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This holiday market is your ticket to great gifts from Black-owned brands in Houston

Shoppers were able to check out a variety of products including clothing, accessories, haircare, skincare, candles, art and much more.

HOUSTON — An upcoming marketplace isn't just uplifting holiday spirits but also Black female business owners across the Houston area.

The Black Women Marketplace - Christmas Edition was at Elevate Experiences on Sunday. It's the event's second year.

Shoppers had the chance to support more than 20 Black women-owned brands providing a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, haircare, skincare, candles, art and much more. 

Bgirly Lipsauce, Opulent Hair Essentials, Wins For Black Girls, Rekindle Candle Co., Southern Girl Co., Prim Kulture, Womxn on the Moon, Raw and Flawless, Boastful Blinks and Body Jam Essentials were just a few of the companies that featured.

Wins for Black Girls, which organized the marketplace, is partners with Elevate Experience, a Black woman-owned event space near downtown Houston.

It started as a platform to tell Black women’s stories and has grown into a brand that’s promoting black, female entrepenuers and spreading their message of empowerment.

“It’s all about overcoming – and Black women, that’s in our DNA." Wins for Black Girls founder Tierra Smith said. "We’re overcomers. We rise to every challenge. We’re always leading the charge when it comes to social justice, so this is just a representation of that.”

If you weren't able to attend the market, all of the vendors are active online.

“The Black Women Marketplace is an experience like no other,” Smith said. “Throughout the pandemic, and even before, Black women have been excelling in entrepreneurship, and we are proud to support these businesses while being a liaison for them and potential customers."

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