Summer is officially here, so you know what time it is. It’s time for some of the biggest summer festivals of the year. And of course, that includes Afropunk.

What Is Afropunk?

Afropunk is an annual Black festival that celebrates Black joy. It features music, art, and fashion from Black artists. The festival is a nod the many subcultures in the Black community. Every year, fans of alternative music, fashion, and lifestyles attend Afropunk to party with other likeminded individuals.

One of the best things about Afropunk festival is its incredible lineup of musical performances. This year, fans can expect to hear from artists like Tierra Whack, Burna Boy and The Roots. Not to mention, there are also plenty of other things to keep you entertained while you’re there, including food trucks and interactive games.

When And Where Is It?

Afropunk starts on the weekend of Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th. The 2-day fest is set every year in the summer so attendees can plan for the event in advance.

Afropunk festival kicks off at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York. Commodore Barry Park is the oldest park in the Brooklyn borough. Because of this, it has a rich history and culture that you can feel. There, you can find basketball and handball courts, baseball and football fields, and even an outdoor pool. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind after a full day at the festival.

Afropunk is the place to celebrate Black music, art, and culture. But it’s also where you can find lots of diverse fashion. From celebrities to social media influencers, everyone there is geared up to serve a look. If you’re planning to attend the 2022 Afropunk fest, make sure you’re dressed to impress. Here are six Black-owned stores to shop for Afropunk fashion inspo:

Funky Gurls

 

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Funky Gurls is the place to find a feminine and flirty ‘fit for Afropunk. The store carries everything you need for the festival, from mini chaps to sparkle skirts.

One of the best things about Afropunk is the fashions people wear to the fest. If you want to show up and show out with the best of them, Funky Gurls has you covered. Even better, you can choose from a selection of fabrics to design your own custom outfit.

Their “Kaleidoscope Wrap Skirt Set” is a fun, retro look vibe. And their “Psychedelic Bikini Set” is the perfect way to step into summer.

 

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Our pick: This “Neon Green OG Extreme Crop Set

She Has Evolved

She Has Evolved is a clothing and accessories store that offers a wide selection of bold and unique fashions. There, you can find plenty of mesh, glitter, and sheer items – perfect for Afropunk Fest.

The store carries a number of eye-catching pieces like passion shorts and colorful two-pieces. There are also many prints and patterns to choose from, including plaid, marble, and zebra prints.

Whether you’re a sparkle fairy or a punk princess, She Has Evolved can definitely help you look AND feel good in what you wear. It’s an excellent place to shop for your festival ‘fit.

Our pick: This bold “Bad Gal Unitard

Spookie Kidz

 

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If you like dark and vampy clothing, Spookie Kidz is the place for you!

At summer festivals, it’s common to find women (and men!) in short shorts or barely-there bodysuits. But even if your body is not “summer ready,” this inclusive store has your back. Spookie Kidz carries clothing and accessories for all shapes and sizes.

Try their “Grenade Earrings” to show off your dynamite personality. And their “Black Vinyl Skirt” would pair well with a graphic tee.

You can follow the “spookie” store on their socials, Instagram and Facebook. That way, you can be one of the first to know when their newest designs drop.

 

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Our pick: This fire “Flame Mesh Top

Honeii Beth

At Honeii Beth, you can find everything you’re looking for for the festival. From cage bras to leg garters, it’s the best place to shop for bold fashions you can’t find anywhere else.

Their “Wrapped Waistband” is perfect for showing off that toned stomach you worked hard for. And their black “Bow Choker” adds a soft and playful touch to any outfit.

They even carry an extensive collection of accessories that add even more drama to your look. Cover up with one of their many pasties that are available in a number of colors and shapes.

 Our pick: This iridescent black “Daphne Bodysuit

Elsie and Fred

 

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Elsie and Fred is a Black-owned AND family-owned store that sells everything from halter tops to furry coats. It’s owned by three siblings, Natalie, Leanne, and Ryan Haynes. Together, they created a brand of clothing that promotes progress.

They call their brand a “pro-human” one, with models as diverse as they come. In addition, the feel-good store carries clothing made from recyclable materials for the environmentally-conscious shopper. And their clothing factory is approved by Sedex, an organization that helps manage and improve the working conditions of those in the global supply chain.

Elsie and Fred is your go-to for colorful prints and striking patterns. It’s the perfect place to shop if you want to serve a cute look.

 

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Our pick: This sheer “Nostalgia Glitter A Line Mini Skirt

U Go Girl

U Go Girl is a one-stop shop for all your fave and festival fashion needs. It has a little bit of everything, from harnesses to bodysuits to dresses.
No matter what you’re into, you can probably find it at U Go Girl.

Their “Glitterbox Head Piece” is a good way to stand out from the crowd. And their “Sashay Away Dress” is a statement in and of itself.

And if you want to really level up, try their orange and pink “Retro Co-ord” set for a cute, vintage-inspired outfit.

Our pick: These cheeky “Babycakes Fishnet Shorts”

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