Shopping for a purpose is a part of our motto and there is a great purpose behind supporting women owned businesses. Shopping with women owned businesses is a wonderful way to enjoy new products or services and boost women’s economic empowerment. Unlike men, women entrepreneurs typically don’t have the same access to resources they need to help run their businesses. Purchasing from a woman owned business not only strengthens the company but it can also help open doors for employment opportunities in your community. In the end, supporting women owned businesses can improve gender parity in the economy, help the local community and ultimately uplift the women around us. Here are some NYC Women owned businesses and female artists you can start supporting today!
For glowing skin, book an appointment at Beauty Strike, a spa located in Brooklyn, New York. Beauty Strike’s owner, Emani Mone Jeter, is a third generation beautician. Beauty Strike offers services such as facials, manicures, laser hair removal and other wellness services like monthly yoga classes. Beauty Strike also sells their own line of skincare products made with vegan friendly ingredients. Jeter and her team are dedicated to providing clients with outstanding self care experiences.
Jungle Bird is a cocktail bar located in Chelsea. Jungle Bird is known for its colorful menu filled with flavorful foods and drinks. Co-owner of Jungle Bird, Krissy Harris, designed the establishment’s vibrant atmosphere and created the cocktails on the menu. “The reason I’m in this business is that I love bringing people together,” Harris told GrubStreet in an interview. Jungle Bird is a great place for friends to gather and enjoy its tropical ambience.
What started as a swimwear collection that launched in 1991 has blossomed into a luxury swimwear, apparel and accessories brand. Malia Mills is known for its stylish swimsuits and its commitment to sustainability. The brand prioritizes quality over quantity with its eco-conscious production cycle. The owners Malia Mills and her sister Carol Mills have built a brand with an admirable history. As a designer, Malia Mills’ work reimagined the norms surrounding women and beauty. Vogue said “When Malia Mills started her swimwear business
she started a veritable body image revolution.” Today, the Malia Mills team includes 35 women who work together to create unique and beautiful pieces.
Sisters Debbie Tanudirjo and Liz Margaretha opened up their artisanal creamery last year amidst the pandemic. The digital ice cream parlor has rich flavors inspired by the owners’ Asian heritage. Their “Good for the soul” flavors include White Rabbit Almond Cookie, Earl Grey Strawberry Cheesecake and more. Sundae Service offers delivery in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn every Sunday from 11am-6 p.m. Pre-orders close every Thursday at 11:59 p.m. There’s no better way to unwind on a Sunday than with one of their delicious pints of ice cream.
Yael Kanarek is a visual artist and jewelry designer. Through her artwork Kanarek showcases her storytelling skills as much of her work explores meaning and narrative. She is a very well rounded artist with a diverse collection of work. Her portfolio contains sculptures, textwork installations, photography, digital art and more. Her jewelry line, KANAREK Jewelry, sells beautiful accessories with poetic text designs. Kanarek’s small fine jewelry studio sells made-to-order and custom jewelry.