Women-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support
March is Women’s History Month and we’d like to celebrate these amazing women-owned businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia! It is vital to support female entrepreneurs. Here are a few places you can support these vibrant and fearless female entrepreneurs.
- Brambler Boutique– Selling apparel, toys, books and gifts for newborns through age six, Brambler is located on Butler St. in Lawrenceville. Owners Andi and Kati met through the Steel City Roller Derby as athletes and later became friends and neighbors. They came up with the idea for the boutique while Kati was on maternity leave.
- Pittsburgh Property Diva– Lauren Klein of Pittsburgh Property Diva owns the top-selling real estate business along with business partner and husband Chris Klein. Klein enjoys building relationships with clients and prides herself on meeting people exactly where they are in their Pittsburgh real estate journeys. Lauren was born and raised in Pittsburgh too so she knows the city inside and out. Lauren is affiliated with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services.
- Burgh Brides– Popular Pittsburgh wedding blog Burgh Brides was launched five years ago by owner Victoria. The blog was named one of the top wedding blogs to follow by Blueprint Registry, a universal gift registry. Burgh Brides provides vendors, venues and other inspiration for Pittsburgh-based brides or those who grew up in the city and are coming home to get married.
- Dinette-The East Liberty pizzeria and wine bar was established 11 years ago. Chef and owner Sonja Finn became the first Pittsburgh chef to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation after opening her restaurant. Dinette serves piping hot thin crust pizzas and fun takes on appetizers like Jerusalem artichoke fritto and grilled shishito peppers.
- Love, Pittsburgh– Owners Kelly and Monica loved Pittsburgh so much they decided to turn their passion into a store. Their Mount Washington shop sells gifts and other trinkets that are Pittsburgh-themed. There are candles, ornaments, food, candles and more. Love, Pittsburgh even sells wedding welcome bag items.
For more Women-owned businesses, check out Pittsburgh Beautiful.
- Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse– When Ariell Johnson first opened the doors of Amalgam in 2015, she became the first Black woman to own a comic book store on the East Coast. With a wide assortment of comics (they stock DC, Marvel, Image, Boom! Studios, and more), games, figurines, comic-related magazines, plus coffee, smoothies, and snacks, Amalgam is the ideal place to leaf through comics while sipping a bev.
- Art Star– Famous for their pop-up art bazaars, Art Star features the work of working studio artists and crafters, both locally and beyond. Founders Megan Brewster and Erin Waxman adorn their charming Northern Liberties shop full of whimsical kitchen items, jewelry, art, and apparel. The local mainstay since the early 2000s, Art Star is perfect for hard-to-shop-for loved ones (and easy-to-shop-for yourself).
- Freedom Apothecary– Stocked with products from women-owned beauty and wellness lines, Freedom Apothecary, which opened their doors in 2019, was co-founded by Morrisa Jenkins and Bonkosi Horn with the mission of empowering women. With virtual skin consultations and a storefront full of all-natural face oils, balms, masks, toners, and serums, your skin will thank you.
- Girls Auto Clinic– An auto shop owned, operated, and geared toward women, Girls Auto Clinic was founded in 2016 by Patrice Banks and offers both automotive and beauty services at their on-site beauty bar. A one-stop shop for your beauty needs while you get your oil changed, Girls Auto Clinic empowers women to learn about their cars in a supportive, non-threatening way. Call 484-461-4693 for appointments.
- Harriet’s Bookshop– Since opening their doors in early 2020, Harriett’s has become a beacon during these dark times. With a focus on Black empowerment, female authors, and education, under founder Jeannine Cook’s leadership, a visit to Harriett’s ensures you’ll learn something new and discover a new favorite author in the process.
For more women-owned businesses, check out Thrillist.
Please consider patronizing these women-owned businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia! No matter where you live, seek out women-owned businesses and organizations to help lift up our communities across the nation.