Top 5 South African Black Owned Luxury Brands

Top 5 South African Black Owned Luxury Brands

Top 5 South African Black Owned Luxury Brands. Luxury is often associated with products that come from international brands that are not black owned, this is because the celebrities and influential people that can afford luxury items always opt to purchase these international brands. This has changed a lot over the last few years as a lot of local black owned luxury brands have gained success and are now attracting influential people. Below are some of the black owned South African luxury brands.

Inga Atelier

Inga Atelier is a brand that manufactures luxury leather bags. The brand has been featured on Beyoncé’s website and it premiered at SA Fashion Week in 2019, this shows that the world is taking notice of this African brand. The company believes that true African Luxury stands for pride, uniqueness, and the aspiration to change the world in a responsible way.

Relevance For Men

In 2015 Tshepo Mashego decided that it’s time for men to be dressed in good looking tailored suits and then he established Relevance For Men. The company is a formal wear brand that caters specifically for men, to make them look and feel relevant in the spaces that they operate in. The brand offers its clients luxury shirts, Chino’s and shoes that are tailored to their specifications.

Rich Mnisi

RICH MNISI is a South African based contemporary multi-disciplinary brand founded in 2015 by Rich Mnisi. Initially, a creative outlet for Mnisi, hoping to unearth Africa’s hidden treasures while also being youthful, contemporary, and modern. The brand was born from Mnisi’s yearning to connect deeper with his unique culture and heritage and tell a compelling story through his art – a story of a mysterious past, intriguing present, and reimagined future.


MAXHOSA Africa is a South African knitwear brand founded in 2010 by Laduma Ngxokolo. This was with the desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for amakrwala (Xhosa initiates). Its initial vision was to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for this market. As a person who has undergone the process, Laduma felt that he had to develop premium knitwear that celebrates traditional Xhosa aesthetics.

Thebe Magugu

THEBE MAGUGU is a luxury South African fashion brand. The brand offers ready-to-wear collections while exploring parallel concepts through multidisciplinary capsule projects. Between pillar practices of cultural honour, novelty and uncompromising quality, the company is establishing an identity marked by self-evolving timelessness. The company constantly seeks new ways of presenting women & men with clothing that embraces and enhances their everyday experience.

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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