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15 Hampton-Owned Businesses To Shop From This Holiday Season

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hampton U chapter.

It’s finally December, which means Christmas is right around the corner. With Christmas comes gifts, shopping, and giving. You probably have been wondering what gifts to give the special people in your life, and we know how difficult that can be. We don’t know what each person on your list this year wants, but we do know that there’s a black-owned business out there that has the gift you are looking for. Even better, there’s most likely a Hampton-owned business out there that has it. 

It is no secret that the illustrious Hampton University breeds entrepreneurs (aka hustlers). Hundreds of students and alumni currently own various and unique businesses ranging from haircare, skincare, and luxury clothing and accessories. Why not support your own and shop from a Hampton-owned business this season? 

Below is your Hampton holiday gift guide from fifteen “Hampton-owned” businesses ran by both current students and alumni to shop this holiday!


1. Threadz Boutique, @threadzboutique_

Threadz Boutique is a women’s apparel and accessories brand that offers inspired collections brought exclusively to our clients. It is their belief that each of their TB clients should make a fashion statement everywhere they go. Their unique collections are hand-selected so that each client can express herself through her clothing. 

CEO & Hamptonian: Taylor Robertson, ‘22

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who loves a good statement piece.

Gift idea: “Tied Down” Denim Pants

Where to Shop: https://www.shopthreadzboutique.com/ 


2. Serena Nicole Skincare, @serenanicoleskincare

Serena Nicole Skincare LLC, also known as Serena Nicole Skincare or SNSkincare is an all-natural skincare brand created by founder and CEO Serena Nicole Rudisel. Serena Nicole Skincare Products are all crafted by hand with NO Chemicals. 

CEO & Hamptonian: Serena Rudisel, ‘17 grad

This would be a perfect gift for: The Skincare Junkie

Gift idea: The Original Fresh Face & Body Bundle

Where to Shop: https://www.serenanicoleskincare.com/ 


3. White Lephant, @_whitelephant

Unconventional looks to simplistic basics. White Lephant encourages you to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to what you wear. White Lephant is the place to find all your Denim desires, Thrift Finds, and closet essentials.

CEO & Hamptonian: Sienna Nelson, ‘19

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who loves a good pant.

Gift idea: Exxtended Leg Denim

Where to Shop: https://www.whitelephant.shop/ 


boy in sweater, fashion, sweater
Photo by Deshaun Diggs

4. Diggs Designs, @diggsdesigns

 “From ordinary to extraordinary.” Not your average “ugly sweater” piece.

CEO & Hamptonian: Deshaun Diggs, ‘21

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who always has on a fit.

Gift idea: Custom Afghan sweatshirt

Where to Shop: @diggsdesigns on Instagram


5. DBandz Luxe, @dbandz.luxe

DBandz Luxe LLC is an accessory online store that started in April 2020. This business was started in “hopes to match every face with a pair of shades”. Danielle Boateng started Dbandz Luxe in April of 2020 because she could never find the pair of glasses that she wanted and at an affordable price. She wanted to be that sunglasses company that matches every face with a pair of shades for an affordable price.

CEO & Hamptonian: Danielle Boateng, ‘22

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who is always seen with a pair of sunglasses on, no matter the season.

Gift idea: OG Bandz

Where to Shop: https://www.dbandzluxe.com/ 


6. Peace With God, @peace_with_god.brand

 PEACE WITH GOD is a clothing brand rooted out of Romans 5:1-5, designed to develop clothing to feel comfortable in fashion while still exposing the totality of Jesus. PEACE WITH GOD is continuously evolving in order to share the good news of Christ in creative outlets that will be further built on in the near future because it’s ultimately not about the merch, but an opportunity to impact lives through the gospel.

CEO & Hamptonian: Stephen Thompson, ‘21

This would be a perfect gift for: The faith-filled friend who also loves a good graphic sweatshirt/hoodie.

Gift idea: HOPE Hoodie

Where to Shop: https://peace-with-god.square.site/ 


black girl, natural hair, headband
Photo by Ayonna Chambers

7. Signed By Yonna, @signedbyyonna

Signed By Yonna is a business made for us by us. Signed By Yonna is an online boutique selling a variety of trendy hair accessories that cater to black hair. Our boutique is a one-stop-shop to make your hair a statement. Our natural, relaxed, and texturized hair is our crown, and Signed By Yonna’s hairpieces lets us enhance our God-given tresses.

CEO & Hamptonian: Ayonna Chambers, ‘23

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who is all about the details.

Gift idea: The Ruffled Headband

Where to Shop: https://signedbyyonna.com/ 


8. She is Lashed, @sheislashed_

She is Lashed lash artist, Daria Wigglesworth, offers individual mink eyelash extension services, microblading services, and 1-on-1 & group lash trainings to those who are interested in becoming a certified lash artist. She also sell mink lash strips. She also plans to start her own lash line offering lash products for lash techs in the area and around the world!

CEO & Hamptonian: Daria Wigglesworth, ‘20

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who never leaves the house without a good lash on.

Gift idea: The “LUST” Lash

Where to Shop: https://www.sheislashed.com/ 


9. PhatLanta Boutique, @phatlantaboutique

PhatLanta Boutique is a size-inclusive size focusing on plus size clothes lashes purses embroidery buttons and so much more. Myeshia Barrett designed PhatLanta Boutique for girls no matter curvy or thin to have a variety of trendy looks! Mixing her crazy southern style with her spunky unpredictable wardrobe, she’s created a catalog of lovely pieces. All her life she has felt left out of trendy clothes for plus size girls that speak and are different. She wanted to create a space where EVERYONE is welcomed.

CEO & Hamptonian: Myeshia Barrett, ‘23

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who likes to make a statement with their outfit.

Gift idea: Basketball Purse

Where to Shop: https://www.phatlantaboutique.com/  


10. The Style Compound, @thestylecompound

At The Style Compound, we buy and sell your lightly-worn shoes, clothes, and accessories. We all have a closet full of Fits that we wear once for an Instagram photo and never touch again. Take this opportunity to buy affordable fits that you can’t find anywhere else while also profiting off your old. We also sell our own TSC Fits and accessories, including our Met Crown crystallized headbands, and we have menswear coming soon! 

CEO & Hamptonian: Daisha Edmundson, ‘19 grad

This would be a perfect gift for: The stylish girlfriend.

Gift idea: The Burnt Orange Knit One-Piece

Where to Shop: @thestylecompound on Instagram


natural hair products
Photo by Nia Wellman

11. Imania Beauty, @imaniabeauty

 Imania Beauty is a hemp and wellness-conscious hair care brand designed for textured tresses. We believe that caring for your hair should be both simplistic and nourishing, and not stalled by products filled with ingredients that further weaken, irritate, or stress the body and hair.

CEO & Hamptonian: Nia Wellman, ‘19 grad

This would be a perfect gift for: The natural hair and protective style lover.

Gift idea: High Maintenance Elixir

Where to Shop: https://imaniabeauty.com/ 


12. Donte Dinero, @donte.dinero

Donté Dinero, LLC is an urban brand that focuses on providing affordable luxury streetwear to the fashion enthusiast. We believe in building confidence in your everyday life by selling luxurious clothes one wears daily. Owned, operated, and founded by Quentin Davis, with the vision that will reach local and national markets but also be branded to have a global appeal.

CEO & Hamptonian: Quentin Davis, ‘22

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who loves a comfortable, chill fit.

Gift idea: The Signature Sweatsuits

Where to Shop: https://dontedinero.com/ 


13. So Flair Blair, @soflairblair

So Flair Blair believes that taking pride in your personal image enhances self-esteem and heightens others perception of you. So Flair Blair’s mission is to innovate, lead, and stay at the cutting edge of fashion trends. Fashion varies with the seasons; therefore, So Flair Blair will provide unique and desirable pieces and accessories to enhance your everyday wardrobe.

CEO & Hamptonian: Kennedi Jackson, ‘21

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who loves a bold piece to add to their outfit.

Gift idea: Giving you the blues faux leather pants

Where to Shop: https://soflairblair.com/ 


14. Sassy Symonne Boutique, @sassysymonnesboutique

Sassy Symonne Boutique’s brand is geared towards young women who are into trendy and SOMETIMES quirky fashion! We have a lot of products that aren’t sold in many other places, such as butterfly panties, key blades, jacket shaped purses, and butterfly booty stacked sweats. Our goal is to make every woman feel good through FASHION and accessories.

CEO & Hamptonian: Imani Johnson, ‘22

This would be a perfect gift for: The chill but trendy friend.

Gift idea: Butterfly Booty track set

Where to Shop: http://sassysymonnesboutique.com/ 


15. So Fvshionable , @sofvshionable

So.Fvshionable is a womenswear brand that focuses on dressing by occasions. Shop for different occasions of your life through our collections. We offer the latest trends, and fvshionable clothing for all.

CEO & Hamptonian: Autumn Ellison, ‘19

This would be a perfect gift for: The friend who can do both.

Gift idea: Laid up set

Where to Shop: https://www.sofvshionable.com/

Raven Harper

Hampton U '22

Raven Harper @raejhene is a Graduating Senior at Hampton University studying Journalism and Marketing. She serves as the campus correspondent over Hampton's chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking new things, iced coffee and endless scrolling on pinterest.
I have the privilege to serve as Campus Correspondent for the Her Campus Hampton U Chapter a second year! I am a graduating Senior, Strategic Communications major, Marketing minor currently studying at the illustrious Hampton University. I am from Richmond, VA (shoutout to the 804!). In addition to classes, I run my own creative agency, Tiana Nichelle Marketing where I specialize in social media management, content creation, public relations, and branding. My love for the PR and Communications industry is the reason my ultimate goal is to become a celebrity publicist in the upcoming years! Her Campus Hampton U is an organization that is near and dear to me and I am so happy to be a leader of this ELITE chapter!