May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, but let’s face it—supporting AAPI- and Asian-owned brands should be a 365-day commitment. It’s not just about a month; it’s about a mindset. Now’s a fantastic time to spotlight them, but let’s keep that energy going every single day.

Supporting these businesses is more than just a gesture; it’s a statement. According to Amy Liu, founder of beauty brand Tower 28, it’s about actively promoting AAPI voices and spreading the word about phenomenal Asian-owned brands. It’s about building a workplace where diversity thrives, where positive stories and experiences are shared without hesitation. It’s about creating an environment where everyone feels included, valued, and empowered.

Of course, you can also educate yourself on the AAPI experience, donate to nonprofit organizations, and bookmark resources to help #StopAsianHate. Another way to show your support is by shopping from Asian-owned brands—because the pandemic didn’t result in just physical violence; it also saw significant losses for Asian-owned businesses across the country, and those effects are still being felt.

Supporting Asian-owned brands not only benefits business owners but also lends itself to increased equity, develops generational wealth, helps dismantle the harmful “model minority” myth, and builds solidarity with AAPI people. “Many assume that AAPIs don’t need the help, mainly because most people think we’re fine or they’re just learning about the many years of hurt that have gone unsaid,” Jennie Yoon, founder of jewelry brand Kinn, tells Glamour. “However, a large percentage of AAPI individuals are living below the poverty line and suffer in silence.”

Brands in the past have done their part by releasing products that give back to the AAPI community, but there are plenty of Asian-owned brands making staples for your everyday life. Liu says, “In the same vein as ‘voting with your wallet,’ shopping from Asian-owned companies is an impactful way to make a difference in this community.” Ahead, 51 AAPI- and Asian-owned brands to shop today and every day.

AAPI- and Asian-Owned Fashion Brands

Picture power suits effortlessly maintaining their sharpness from dawn till dusk, pockets tailored for every essential, and outfits chosen with the promise of a scrumptious dinner ahead. Love, Bonito excels in curating practical and versatile pieces that speak to the everyday lives of women across all ages. Their mantra? “Ready-to-live, not just ready-to-wear.” It’s clothing engineered to grant you a moment’s ease, acknowledging that life rarely offers the same luxury!

Love Bonito Dez Pleated Boat Neck Crop Top

Jasmine Chong, a Malaysian-Indonesian designer, has reigned over runways since 2016, dressing stars like Kristen Stewart, Quinta Brunson, and K-pop queen CL Chaelin. Her journey from Malaysia to New York blends family support and a fierce design passion, resulting in a label celebrated for its quiet luxury and commitment to celebrating women of all sizes, entirely made in New York City, echoing Jasmine’s heritage and mentorship under icons like Anna Sui and Tory Burch.

Jasmine Chong Baby Pomelo Bag

For the ultimate dinner party, summer soiree, or wedding affair, Sau Lee is your go-to label. Founded in 2014 by Cheryl Leung, it seamlessly blends Eastern fashion with American style while redefining modern femininity. With roots in both Hong Kong and California, Cheryl champions diversity and inclusivity in fashion, crafting a realm of glamour that resonates globally. Sau Lee’s designs have graced red carpets and been worn by stars like Brittany Mahomes, embodying sophistication and elegance.

Sau Lee Gemma Dress Blue Multi

Seen all over celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Megan Thee Stallion, and Michelle Zauner, BonBonWhims’ chunky, Y2K-inspired jewelry is like wearing a sugar rush. The brand was founded by Clare Ngai, a fashion industry veteran who emigrated from Hong Kong to the United States when she was 18. Since its launch in 2020, it’s become inescapable on Instagram and TikTok.

BonBonWhims Micropave Pop Drop Earrings

Those of you looking to add a playful, fashion-girl-approved touch to your wardrobe will want to keep Sandy Liang on your radar. The Chinese American designer draws inspiration from her upbringing in New York by Chinese grandmothers. But don’t let that fool you: Liang’s designs are brimming with a sense of rebellious youth.

Sandy Liang Pink Flower Power 2.0 Hair Tie

Mother-daughter duo Su Paek and Stephanie Callahan created Find Me Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, distilling a playful, internet-influenced aesthetic into each of their pieces. Designed in Long Island City and ethically produced in Ningbo and Shanghai, the label focuses on comfortable clothes and doesn’t retouch any of its images.

Find Me Now Neopolitan Bodice Mesh Dress

For one-of-a-kind pieces that are bound to turn heads (or function as wearable art), look no further than Olivia Cheng’s Dauphinette. The designer first entered the fashion world in 2018 with recycled fur, leather, and vintage. Since then, Cheng’s expanded to ready-to-wear clothes and accessories that’ll make any fashion lover’s heart sing.

Dauphinette Single Crawler

JW Pei, founded by husband and wife Yang Pei and Steph Li, is accessible luxury at its finest. Despite being readily available for under $100 on Amazon, its vegan bags are regularly spotted on celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski to Megan Fox.

Founder and CEO Josie Cruz Natori left Manila for New York at 17 and started her namesake brand in 1977. In the decades since, the label’s lingerie has become the stuff of legend; the Feathers bra, for example, has built a cult following that includes Lady Gaga (and several Glamour editors).

Natori Cherry Blossom Convertible Underwire Bra

Can’t get enough statement hair clips in your life? Neither can we—or Tiffany Ju, the founder of Chunks. Whether you’re looking for a ’90s-inspired claw clip to twirl your hair into a high bun or you want a pair of barrettes to add some extra pizzazz to your middle part, Chunks will have it all, complete with an air of nostalgia.

A jewelry box overflowing with classic pieces is never a bad thing. But when it comes to the styles you’ll never take off, Kinn has the ones you want. The brand’s founder, Jennie Yoon, designs each piece to become an heirloom that’ll stand the test of time.

Kinn Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings

If you’re looking for statement jewelry to complement your everyday staples, I’mmany’s whimsical baubles might be the latest pieces to add to your collection. The brand’s founder and designer, Tina Xu, creates pieces that feature natural and organic materials, like real flowers, leaves, semiprecious stones, and freshwater pearls. Need we say more?

I’mmany Garden Produce Necklace

When creating her own label, Indian American designer Sheena Sood took inspiration from both travel and nature. The result is Abacaxi, a brand that remixes traditional techniques with a playful, ’gram-worthy aesthetic.

Abacaxi Shisha ‘Potli’ Bag

Founded by Phyllis Chan and Suzzie Chung, YanYan makes comfort look cooler than ever. The knitwear label takes inspiration from its founders’ lives in New York and Hong Kong, which means you’ll find Chinese-inspired pieces with NYC streetwear edge. Plus, the brand also takes a sustainable approach to fashion by using leftover yarns for its designs.

Jaclyn Fu founded Pepper, a lingerie brand with styles for anyone with an AA, A, or B cup bra size, in an effort to reclaim power over being small-chested. But nailing the fit isn’t the only part of Pepper’s bras that are appealing; they make being on the smaller side outright sexy.

Pepper Smooth Lace Bikini

Founded by actor Ally Maki, Asian American Girl Club is a community for AAPI people that happens to also sell really great clothing. The company works to redefine what it means to be an Asian American woman in the modern world with content and merchandise to uplift and empower the next generation of leaders.

Asian American Girl Club Black Logo Tee

AAPI- and Asian-Owned Beauty Brands

After going through the cycles of eczema rashes, Tower 28 founder Amy Liu worked to create a line of makeup that wouldn’t irritate sensitive skin. Since then, Liu and her clean beauty brand, which takes a playful approach to everyday makeup, have become known for lip glosses, tinted balms, and a Glamour Beauty Award–winning foundation that will leave you with a healthy, natural-looking glow.

Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly

Founded by Charlotte Chen Pienaar, Everyday Humans creates cruelty-free, plastic-neutral, and climate-neutral SPF meant to be used by everyone, regardless of skin type or gender.

Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face Sunscreen Serum

Cocokind founder Priscilla Tsai struggled with acne before launching her budget-friendly skin-care brand—in fact, her own products helped calm down her most intense breakouts. If you’re dealing with acne, Cocokind is probably a great place to start.

Cocokind Ceramide Body Oil Stick

Hero Cosmetics cofounder Ju Rhyu launched her brand with its now ubiquitous Mighty Patch, a hydrocolloid pimple protector inspired by K-beauty. It has since expanded into an entire skin-saving empire, offering all the patches, creams, and cleansers you need to take control of your skin.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Hydrocolloid Acne Absorbing Spot Dot

Cofounded by Lillian Tung, Fur makes body-care products geared toward your most sensitive and intimate areas. The brand’s head-to-toe products have been formulated to prevent ingrowns and soften the coarser hairs on your body.

Named after a type of Indian dessert that’s similar to ice cream, Kulfi creates makeup to celebrate the South Asian community through self-expression and beauty. Founded by Priyanka Ganjoo, Kulfi offers a colorful range of eyeliners to encourage beauty lovers everywhere to play and experiment with their makeup.

Rooshy Roy launched Aavrani to share the Indian beauty rituals she learned from her grandmother during visits to Kolkata, India. The brand’s skin-care products, which use natural ingredients, are Roy’s way of embracing the duality she feels as a Detroit native who grew up with Indian immigrant parents.

Aavrani Balance Restoring Serum

When Yu-Chen Shih didn’t see herself reflected in the makeup industry, the beauty entrepreneur set out to fill the void with Orcé. The beauty brand creates foundations for Asians as a way to diversify the cosmetics industry (while also combating colorism within Asian culture by providing shades for every Asian skin tone).

Orce Come Closer Serum Foundation

If you’ve kept a finger on the pulse of the beauty world, odds are you’ve heard of Tatcha. The skin-care brand counts everyone from Selena Gomez to Meghan Markle as fans—and for good reason. Under the helm of Vicky Tsai, who brings Japanese beauty practices to her brand, Tatcha offers a range of products, including the 2022 Glamour Beauty Award–winning Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair Cream to keep your skin calm and dewy all day long.

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair Cream (1.7 fl. oz.)

Before launching her cult-favorite skincare line, Alicia Yoon trained as an esthetician in South Korea. Now, Peach & Lily is synonymous with glass skin—its cleansers, creams, and serums might just be your key to a flawless, supermodel-level complexion.

Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream

Makeup guru Patrick Ta, a longtime favorite of Gigi Hadid and Elsa Hosk, launched his own line in 2019. It’s all dreamy, romantic, and luxe—perfect for rounding out your collection.

Patrick Ta Major Glow Lip Shine

Inspired by the Korean concept of jeong—an affection and empathy that drives people to put others before themselves—Charlotte Cho (the founder of K-beauty retailer Soko Glam) launched Then I Met You to make beauty products that encourage people to pause and reflect. From its best-selling cleansing balm to its nourishing lip mask, the brand seeks to deepen people’s skin-care routines with the most efficacious products.

Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, founders of the K-beauty-inspired brand Glow Recipe, know that your beauty routine should take your skin seriously, but it should still be fun. We’re huge fans of virtually everything from the brand (think Watermelon Body Lotion, Plum Serum, Niacinamide Dew Drops, and Avocado Retinol Eye Mask)—and we promise it’s not just because of the dreamy packaging. This stuff delivers; the Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask took home the Best Face Mask award in our Glamour 2022 Beauty Award Readers’ Choice category.)

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment

Lin Chen’s self-care company Pink Moon is working to revolutionize the way you approach beauty, skin care, and wellness. Part community, part retailer (with its own in-house label), Pink Moon carries female-founded brands that focus on sustainability, holistic wellness, and philanthropy.

Pink Moon Over the Moon Gua Sha Facial Oil

Founder Lisa Mattam grounded her brand in the age-old science of Ayurveda, employing pure, science-backed ingredients to create gentle yet effective skin-care products. Its lip balms are the MVP.

AAPI- and Asian-Owned Home & Lifestyle Brands

Founded by Eunice Byun and David Nguyen, the direct-to-consumer brand Material prioritizes designing modern, functional, and affordable kitchenware. The brand is known for its reBoard, a cutting board made from recycled plastics. However, it recently teamed up with Korean ceramics company Soil Baker to create simple and sleek dinnerware.

Thinking about becoming a plant parent? The Sill is the place to start. Cofounded by Eliza Blank, who has Filipina roots, the indoor plants and potted houseplants business offers a growing variety of plants to welcome to your home.

The Sill Money Tree Plant

Since bursting onto the scene with its Instagram-famous Always Pan in 2019, Our Place has become a staple in countless home kitchens. Cofounded by Shiza Shahid, the brand prioritizes ethical manufacturing and buying less overall, a welcome disrupter in the crowded world of cookware.

Our Place Mini Always Pan 2.0

Boy Smells cofounder David Kien used his extensive experience in the fashion industry to create a candle and perfume line that’s just downright cool. In addition to its cult-favorite scented goods, the Los Angeles–based brand also offers genderless underwear.

Boy Smells Hypernature Rhubarb Smoke Scented Candle

Virginia Sin, a Brooklyn-based designer, has pieces in the New York Historical Society Museum’s permanent collection and provides Eleven Madison Park’s serving ware. Now her namesake line of chunky home goods is here to add a sense of play to your space.

Husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung founded Poketo (which got its name when Myung’s grandmother mispronounced “pocket”) in 2003, eventually expanding into a beyond-cute line of home goods, accessories, and stationery.

Poketo Aurora Erasable Markers Set

Looking for the coolest items in contemporary Chinese art, culture, and design? Chop Suey Club has the answer. The New York boutique, which was founded by Ruoyi Jiang, offers a range of products from Chinese artists from around the world as a way to share modern Chinese culture with others to fight against xenophobia.

Chop Suey Club Ceramic Snack Plate

Anyone who wants to add a touch of traditional Chinese culture to their life will love perusing the family-owned business Wing On Wo & Co.’s porcelain tea sets, dinnerware, decor, and more. The shop, which is located in NYC’s Chinatown, also leads W.O.W. Project, which was launched by owner Mei Lum to foster the neighborhood’s creative community.

Wing On Wo & Co. Dao Jin Geometric Mug

To support Chinatown’s small businesses through the global pandemic, New York’s Made in Chinatown teamed up with local shops from the historic neighborhood to create a series of collections that are each based on some of the area’s most notable stores. All proceeds from the initiative, which is part of the grassroots project Welcome to Chinatown (founded by Jennifer Tam and Victoria Lee) will go directly toward the neighborhood’s businesses.

Welcome to Chinatown The Little One x Made in Chinatown Mug

For those who want to up their crafting game, Woobles has you covered. The brand, founded by Justine Tiu and Adrian Zhang, gives you step-by-step tutorials to teach you the basics of amigurumi (a Japanese style of crochet) so you can make an ultra-cute plush toy.

The Woobles Avocado Crochet Kit

Sandro Roco, a Queens-born Filipino American, founded Sanzo to bridge the divide between cute contemporary branding and traditional Asian flavors. Now his line of sparkling waters celebrates real fruit like mango and lychee—with zero added sugar, of course.

Sanzo Flavored Sparkling Water

Brightland founder Aishwarya Iyer is on a mission to simplify the complex world of olive oil, sourcing all of the brand’s olives from a family-run California farm. The result? High-quality cooking and finishing oils, plus vinegar and small-batch honey.

Sister duo and founders Vanessa and Kim Pham—daughters of Vietnamese refugees—launched Omsom to create an easy and accessible way to incorporate Asian flavors into your cooking. The brand provides you with premade seasoning packs to keep right in your pantry until you want to mix it into proteins and veggies.

Omsom The Try ‘Em All Omsom Set

When Bokksu founder Danny Taing left Japan for the United States, he brought a suitcase full of the snacks he loved, knowing he couldn’t find them Stateside. In 2016 he turned his love of Japanese snacks into a full-fledged subscription box, introducing customers to delicious and rare finds from across the Pacific.

Bokksu The Treat Yourself Box

Debbie Wei Mullin founded Copper Cow Coffee to provide the world with an accessible take on Vietnamese drinks. The brand sells packets of sustainably produced grounds or tea and condensed milk to give you an easy way to make Vietnamese-style coffee drinks using the simple pour-over method.

Copper Cow Coffee Free Coffee Sampler

If you need a foolproof gift for the foodie in your life (which could be you!), you won’t go wrong with spices from Diaspora Co., which is led by founder Sana Javeri Kadri. Diaspora Co. provides a new and equitable approach to the Indian spice trade that offers quality spices directly from its farmers.

Fly by Jing’s founder, Jing Gao, created seasonings inspired by the flavors she found at the hole-in-the-wall restaurants of her hometown, Chengdu, in Sichuan, China. The brand’s products, which include peppers, sauces, and more, are the perfect way to add a unique and unexpected touch to any of your meals.

Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

At Nguyen Coffee Supply, which was founded by Sahra Nguyen, you’ll find everything you could need to make a tasty cup of Vietnamese-style coffee, including beans and Phin filters. The brand works directly with a coffee farm in Vietnam, highlighting the quality of beans and celebrating diversity in the coffee industry in the process.

Nguyen Coffee Supply The Original Vietnamese Coffee Trio

The eponymous Masala Mama is Nidhi Jalan, who grew up in Kolkata, India, and earned her nickname from a nurse before she was even born. After moving to New York to pursue a fine arts degree, she started throwing dinner parties—and soon realized her true passion was cooking. Now her brand produces vegetarian sauces with no added preservatives or sugar.

Masala Mama The Vegan Queens 3-Pack

Tarush Agarwal and Jasleen Kaur—two first-generation Indian immigrants—founded Sach Foods as a way to bring their cultural heritage to the meat-free world in the form of fresh paneer. You can use the brand’s paneer, which comes in three different flavors, for nearly anything, whether it’s a Buddha bowl or a vegetarian burger.

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