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An interview with BLK MKT Vintage co-founders Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart
Through their love of vintage and antiques, Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart, founders of BLK MKT Vintage, are on their own journey toward piecing together a more tangible narrative about black life in America. The couple met in college and turned their hobby of vintage collecting into a business. BLK MKT Vintage not only celebrates “black curiosities,” as Handy and Stewart call their wares, but ultimately cultivates an honest, more complete collective black memory. The couple sells their finds—1970s afro picks, decades-old Etta James vinyl, first edition Dick Gregory books, Black Panther newspapers, and rare slave portraits, among other collectibles— online and in their first brick and mortar location in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
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