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March 27, 2022

Omaha Women: Businesses Worth Celebrating!

By:
Caity
Ducham

March is Women’s History Month!

While we surely empower women all year long, there is something special about taking intentional time to celebrate the progress and amazing contributions women have made in a variety of fields over the course of our nation’s history. One fun way to honor women this month and even going into the rest of the year is to shop from some of the many local women-owned businesses in Omaha. Here are just a few from multiple categories you can check out for yourself!

Clothing & Jewelry

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Scout: Dry Goods & Trade

Scout buys and sells modern and vintage clothing, committing to sustainable fashion. This groovy little shop is the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon if you're on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind, new-to-you addition to your closet!

Four Sisters Boutique

Four Sisters Boutique was inspired by family and born from a passion for fashion. At this gorgeous storefront and on the extensive online store, you will find a wide array of beautiful contemporary pieces for all ages. Owner Sarah, along with her powerhouse female team, will have you feeling beautiful and confident!

Hello Ruby

Picture a thoughtfully crafted, modern-chic boutique- then put it all on wheels! Hello Ruby is a mobile boutique with a full online shop and an array of pop-ups across the Omaha area. You can't miss this adorably stylish fashion truck!

Made in Omaha

Looking for all the local, hand-crafted goodies? Made in Omaha is not your average cheesy souvenir shop! This store, with three locations in Omaha, is home to dozens of artists and makers and their creations. Here you’ll find apparel, jewelry, candles, wall art, and so much more!

Good Gold

If you’re like me and you feel instantly elevated when you slip on your everyday bracelet or dainty necklace, you may want to consider permanent jewelry. Good Gold is an online or pop-up shop offering permanent jewelry with various timeless options. Their mission is to make you feel confident and cool the moment you wake up -all decked out in gold.

Shop Nelly Boutique

Starting as just an online store ran by college sophomore, Kristen, Shop Nelly has grown into a beautiful and extensive online and storefront boutique. With everything from sweaters and denim, to accessories and outerwear, Shop Nelly will have you stylin'.

Food & Drink

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Ital Vital Living

If you love fresh juices, bowls, and smoothies, Ital Vital Living will be your paradise. Inspired by her Jamaican roots, founder Imani is passionate about providing healthy and sustainable options for everyone in her community. The Bob Marley smoothie is one of the most popular products, with beautiful layers of blended fruits and veggies!

Modern Love

Before you skim over this one just because it’s vegan, take a look at the photos of founder Isa’s incredible creations. With a second location in New York City, Modern Love is wildly successful for one reason: delicious food for herbivores and carnivores alike. My fave is the chickpea parm sandwich- and be sure to save room for dessert!

Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering

Delicious, authentic soul food is not easy to find in the Midwest- but look no further. This family-owned and operated restaurant offers classic comfort food and the feeling of community. It has been featured on the Food Network (what up, Guy Fieri!!!) and is currently located in the Highlander Accelerator.

Hardy Coffee

Starting as a small bakery and growing into a local roastery with three locations, Hardy Coffee is one of the very best coffee shops in Omaha. Named after owner Autumn’s maiden name, Hardy Coffee offers a full bakery, homemade syrups, a variety of drink options, and even a coffee subscription. Not to mention the cozy vibes in each of its locations!

Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop

Coffee cakes, donuts, scones, cinnamon rolls- do I need to say more? Sweet Magnolias is perfect for a Saturday morning treat, a sweet or savory stop on the way to work, or even a wedding cake or event order. All creations are made from scratch with quality ingredients. Sweet Magnolias does it all- custom orders, tastings, catering, and they are friendly to all dietary restrictions!

Beauty & Fitness

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The Barre Code Dundee

Grounded in female community, radical self-love, and strength in sweat, The Barre Code exists to empower women. In these 50-minute group fitness classes, you will breathe, burn, and build strength, all to the tempo of a killer playlist. Give it a try- your first three classes are free!

Seven Salon

Passionate about making you look and feel your best, the ladies at Seven Salon are highly trained and committed to providing an excellent experience for their clients. They offer a variety of services- from haircare and waxing, to esthetics and tanning.

Sakoon Medical & Day Spa

With just a glance at the extensive salon services Sakoon offers, you may feel instantly overwhelmed. Thankfully the team of highly-trained and licensed ladies are ready to answer all of your questions kindly. Whether you choose a hydrating facial, a microblading eyebrow treatment, or anything else from their menu of services, you are sure to leave feeling loved, pampered and confident.

Lotus House of Yoga

Lotus House of Yoga offers a variety of classes, including yoga, pilates, sculpt and more. All classes here are designed to help you slow down, focus on your breath, and find your strength. From first-timers to experienced yogis, all who come to Lotus will be challenged and strengthened.

ROAR Beauty Parlor

Inspired by the freedom, progress, and boldness of women in the roaring twenties, ROAR offers a luxury, personalized salon experience. Here you will find a team of women devoted solely to your hair and lashes so you can achieve your dream look.

Others

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The Cold Hearted Co.

Driven to spread kindness and boldness, the Cold Hearted Collective offers a variety of stickers, prints, hand towels, mugs, tees, and more. Each product is thoughtfully designed and crafted with quality. They also love to collaborate with small businesses to help make your design dreams come true!

The Green Spot

We got to the one on the list that really matters- because it’s for your pet! Opened by sisters Jessica and Whitney, The Green Spot focuses on nutritious foods and natural, eco-friendly & organic products for dogs and cats. They have all the products you may need! They even offer a dog bakery, nutrition consultations, and special orders. Only the finest for our furry friends!

All Seasons Floral & Gifts

All Seasons is a full-service florist as well as a gift shop boutique. Wander in to swoon over candles, throw blankets, bath soaps, and so much more. They are praised most for the personalized floral services and arrangements that will make your occasion extra memorable.

The Union for Contemporary Art

With core values like community, justice, and accessibility, The Union was created to use art as a vehicle for inspiring positive social change. This nonprofit organization offers a host of youth and community engagement programs, five co-op art studios, and even an abundance garden right in the heart of North Omaha.

Bark Avenue

Trusting your pet with another person can be a scary thing, but the team at Bark Avenue promises to give them the love and attention every dog deserves. They offer overnight stays, doggy daycare, and grooming. They will be sure to keep your pup happy and entertained throughout their whole stay.

There are so many more successful female entrepreneurs in Omaha that are not included in this list. The more I researched, the more I found! Hopefully this inspires you to be mindful and celebrate where you shop!

Here’s to all the powerful and purposeful women in our city!

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