BLK MKT Vintage was founded in November 2014 by Brooklyn-natives Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy. With over ten years of collecting and picking experience combined, Stewart and Handy both have an affinity for vintage wares and the narratives inherent in black folks' cultural production throughout history. Kiyanna Stewart is a co-adjunct instructor, university administrator and cultural worker with a background in editorial fashion and student affairs/higher education. Jannah Handy is also a co-adjunct instructor with experience in student affairs/higher education and finance.
BLK MKT Vintage is inextricably rooted in our love for black people, black culture and our own lived experiences as two black women creatives. We're humbled by the impact of BLK MKT Vintage and are grateful for the space to ensure that black cultural production is sustainable, accessible and celebrated.