BLK MKT Vintage is a Brooklyn-based concept shop that specializes in antique and vintage objects from throughout the African diaspora. Founded in 2014 by Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart, the shop comes to the world of vintage and antiquing with a purposefully curated Black lens.

“I think in specifying our market, specifying who we’re talking to, specifying the voice … our world has expanded,” Stewart said. “We don’t feel limited in any way more boxed in.”

Handy and Stewart also spoke about the importance of curating community in a space where not many people look like them. “I think for us community is everything like that is literally why we started this business because we saw that there was a lack of this community in this industry that we wanted to get into,” Handy said.

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