With all the Halloween prep & fall festivities, don’t forget about October being National Women’s Small Business Month! Look out for amazing women-owned businesses in Detroit to support (Metro Detroit too). There are plenty of ways to get involved this National Women’s Small Business Month in Detroit and beyond. These fierce females serve up divine clothing, food/treats, books, beauty and skincare, lovely scents, and lots of love.
Economic growth in the Motor City is a continuous uphill battle which small businesses play an integral role. Black founders are especially appreciative of all the love you can give. Enjoy great food, fashion, and everything in between.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of the best ways to get involved this National Women’s Small Business Month in Detroit specifically. Show up and shop! After all, businesses like these are growing by the millions across America, which means there are more fun ways to shop and truly understand what all women with small businesses bring to the local community. Not to mention, the holiday season is around the corner, so keep these shops in mind for gift-giving ideas.
If you’re a true Detroiter, you most likely have heard of (and stuck your nose into) Source Booksellers. Give a warm hello to the outstanding leader, Janet Webster Jones who has been at the helm of this local bookstore for an unwavering 32 years. Women-owned small businesses in Detroit have the heart at their work, which helps in long-lasting success within the community. From brick-and-mortar in 2022 to making a home out of the current store, Source Booksellers is a local treasure. Click HERE to view the website. Also, stay tuned for their upcoming event: Jada Pinkett Smith + Detroit on Fri Oct 20 2023 at 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Location: 4240 Cass Ave., # 105
The colder months call for comfort foods. Detroit has a diverse selection of soul foods from an array of cultures. Take a look and bite at this pierogi shop. Erica Pietzyk is behind the operations of Pietryzyk Pierogi. You can thank her and her family for the tasty home recipes she has continued to make since 2014. She opened a storefront in Detroit’s Eastern Market Gratiot Market in 2019. Click HERE to view the website.
Location: 1429 Gratiot Ave., suite 109
A list of women-owned businesses in Detroit wouldn’t be complete without the fabulous, super chic and stylish owner of Coup D’etat. Since opening her shop in Detroit, Angela Wisnewski has let independent designers shine at this posh boutique. You’ll not only get a unique shopping experience with numerous one-of-a-kind pieces to select, but your mind will also open to what else modern fashion can be besides fast. Did we mention Coup D’etat recently won Best Women’s Clothing for the third consecutive year? Click HERE to shop online or visit the brick and mortar in person.
Location: 3044 W. Grand Blvd., Suite L-460, Detroit
This list for National Women’s Small Business Month in Detroit 2023 can also extend to support local Michigan-based businesses. Michigan native, Amanda Strahle, currently resides in Ferndale and is the female founder of Squawk Box, the monthly pet subscription box for your feathered friend. From parakeets to Macaws and Amazon Conures, you can count on this giving brand to provide surprises in each month’s themed box. Expect assorted toys, tasty, whole-food treats your bird will love, DIY bird Snack recipes you can make at home and Fun Facts + Bird Donation Awareness Card! All you have to do is select your bird’s size and then choose your plan.
The giving month of November is also nearing, so it’s good to know that Squawk Box donates a portion of profits to bird shelters each month. We can all help neglected birds improve their lives! Click HERE to view their website.
Girls can soar into an uplifting womanhood with the help of women-owned businesses in Detroit like this next one. Kristen Barnes-Holiday, Ph.D. is the founder + CEO of this women’s clothing brand. Are you following @clearlyfemale on Instagram? Not only is this clothing brand female-owned, but it’s also a Black Woman-Owned Brand. Not to mention, Clearly Female boldly serves up fashion, women’s empowerment & self-reflection. Click HERE to shop their website.
*COMING SOON* BUILDING BOSSES BOUTIQUE
Detroit is constantly reinventing itself and so are the creative & intelligent entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for Renee Nesbitt’s rebranding of her own Building Bosses Boutique! There are women-owned small businesses in Detroit to look out for each year and you can expect to see more from this clothing store in 2024. Women and men can go after their own goals in clothes that make them feel like a boss. An online-only store, click HERE to be the first to know when they launch.
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