Chicago’s First Black Fashion Travel Guide “The Little Black Boutique Guide Book” Launched

“The Little Black Boutique Guide Book” created by Melody Boykin, founder of Black Fashion Week, will be released Friday, February 5th 2021 via an online launch to promote the awareness of Black-owned fashion boutiques around the Windy City and abroad.

If ever there was a Black-owned travel guide needed in Chicago now is it. With the passing of one of Chicago’s Black boutique owners, Mr. Clifford Smith, owner of Fort Smith Boutique during Covid-19, a fashion resource guide is needed now more than ever to support Black business owners and remember their contributions to the Black fashion industry for generations to come.

Similar to the BFW events, this book serves as a way of increasing the economic empowerment of Black-owned businesses by supporting the current “Buy Black” movement that has widely spread across the U.S. in the midst of the global pandemic and Black Lives Matter social justice movement.


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