NEW YORK, NY / June 19, 2021 / To honor Juneteenth, Style Shark, one of the ten best black female-owned fashion retailers worldwide, celebrates black business excellence. On this special day, CEO Dionne Middlebrooks encourages communities to support local female-owned black businesses, especially those hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dionne, one of the few black female-owned business owners in the e-commerce fashion space, launched Style Shark three years ago after selling clothes on Poshmark. The blogger and social media influencer turned a small online store into an ever-growing website that attracts thousands of consumers worldwide. Today, Style Shark has multiple five-star reviews on Facebook, thousands of Instagram followers, and has appeared in Vogue Italia.
Now, Dionne wants to shine a spotlight on other black female-owned businesses.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. To honor this annual event and the ongoing global movement for racial equality, Dionne encourages consumers to support local black female-owned businesses in their communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of these businesses, with quarantines and stay-at-home orders impacting brick-and-mortar sales. As the pandemic slowly subsides, many black female-owned business owners have rolled up the blinds and opened their doors again.
Dionne has created a fashion brand that celebrates diversity. Style Shark features models of all colors and sizes on its store pages and advertising campaigns and features products from a broad range of up-and-coming designers. These are just some reasons Dionne is one of the most talked-about and celebrated black female-owned business owners in the fashion world.
Dionne also writes about topics such as self-care on her successful blog Diary of a Style Shark.
Style Shark recently launched a new summer collection that emphasizes accessibility, inclusivity, and affordability. Many items in the product range have all-inclusive sizing, offering shoppers an alternative to the conventional sizes found at most mainstream stores.
“Pull on some pants that show off your curves. Try a halter top that emphasizes your amazing shoulders,” says Style Shark. With clothes from Style Shark, you always get to choose options that make you feel empowered and gorgeous.”
Products in Style Shark’s summer 2021 range include:
“Achieve contemporary elegance when you adorn this beautiful color-blocked dress. Tailored from a soft-knit fabrication, this dress brings new meaning to the term beach-chic goddess. The square neckline and wide strips add a flirty dimension to this look, while slit sides encourage you to twist and turn your little heart out.”
“A polished look from these flared shorts is just what you need for your casual collection. These warm-weather shorts boast a faux-skirt silhouette that will fit in perfectly at your next lunch date with friends—featuring a high-rise waist with belt loops and a button fly.”
“For an appearance that is simply perfection, adorn this stunning maxi dress. The long dress flaunts swirls of painterly design bursts to create an intriguing look. The style flaunts a dramatic V-neckline with halter ties, center 0-ring, cutout sides, adjustable back tie, and side slits for ease of movement.”
“Welcome the weekend with this flowy maxi dress with an allover watercolor design. The light and airy dress features thin straps with beautifully draped fabric at the shoulders and neckline for a whimsical appearance. The night is yours when you grace the next get-together in this stunning piece.”
“Take your casual look to the next level with these high-waist jeans. The gray jeans feature dramatic rips and distressing for a lived-in look. Five-pocket styling keeps things classic with a relaxed fit, belt loop waist, and a zipper fly with button closure.”
Style Shark caters to women from all backgrounds, with an incredible range of clothes that won’t break the bank. Customers also benefit from:
Unlike many other online retailers, Style Shark offers customers an incredibly flexible returns policy:
“With Style Shark, you don’t even have to return your unwanted clothing to a store. You get 14 days to return your items by mail for free,” says Style Shark. “No explanations needed. No pushy salespeople trying to get you to exchange a shirt for something else. You just send it back. It doesn’t get much easier than that!”
Style Shark’s philosophy is to empower women of all colors and sizes through fashion. The online retailer celebrates diversity in all its forms and has garnered a loyal base of customers who crave the latest streetwear at affordable prices. Style Shark always posts the exact measurements for every item in its product range (bust, waist, sleeves, etc.), so women can make more informed purchasing decisions.
Dionne thinks great clothing should serve a purpose: “If the clothes don’t make you feel good, you shouldn’t wear them. No one has the time or energy to waste on clothes that make them feel bad.”
Celebrate black female-owned businesses this Juneteenth with the hashtags #styleshark and #shopstyleshark.