Women make our world go round. In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we’re shining the spotlight on these 10 fantastic women-owned businesses in our city. So whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat, searching for a worthy gift, or thinking about refreshing your wardrobe, show these eclectic local businesses some Calgary love.
Three words: Korean fried chicken. Bad decisions simply don’t exist at Jin Bar, with its tasty menu of Korean fusion dishes, snazzy cocktails, and unforgettably juicy chicken. This funky spot is run by award-winning chef Jinhee Lee, whose culinary talent has made her mark in other Calgary restaurants, including Raw Bar and Foreign Concept.
Where: 24 4 St NE
Planning a wedding? Look no further. Amborella’s bouquets do not disappoint with its carefully curated selection of vibrant and soft blooms to help make your special day even more magical. Good for more than a walk down the aisle, these gorgeous flowers make the perfect gift for special occasions and holidays to make mom, granny, or wifey smile ear to ear.
Where: 2515 90 Ave SW
It’s not easy to find a workout that sticks, but when you try a class at Barre Belle, you’re as good as gold. This clean and stunning studio offers classes for all fitness levels, and their jamming music and motivating instructors will keep you coming back for more.
Where: 8560 8A Ave SW #420
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the pastry queen, Cookie Mama. This female family-run bakery has you covered for all your cravings, including vegan and gluten-free palettes looking to get a taste of normal. Cookie Mama serves up vegan cakes and cupcakes so well you can hardly tell there’s a difference.
Where: 1508 14 St SW
Play up your wardrobe with Kate Hewko’s affordable runway style and edgy pieces that are sure to turn heads your way. This fashion-forward boutique located in the heart of 17th Ave offers fun self-expression while defying age and status quo. Plus, Kate’s pieces have some serious street cred, as seen on notable celebrities Miley Cyrus, Idina Menzel, and Cyndi Lauper.
Where: 908 17 Ave SW #1
Get that luxurious glow you’ve been after with Skwiik’s impressive line of high-quality skincare products that smell absolutely heavenly. Feel hydrated and pampered in your own home with face oils, bath bombs, lip balms, moisturizers, and more.
Where: 9805 Horton Rd SW
One of the city’s best-kept secrets is this small Beltline neighbourhood grocery store and cafe. Take a hot date to this charming spot, enjoy their ambient patio, and irresistible dishes, all made with locally sourced ingredients. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Where: 1213 1 St SW
Top off your everyday look with effortless jewelry that tells your story. Coutukitsch offers handmade jewelry with high-quality plated metals that are fit for every occasion, whether you’re stepping into the office to do your best work or ready for a girls’ night out on the town.
Where: 1119 10 Ave SE #100
Yoga Shala is more than just a studio, but a beautiful community where everyone is welcome on the mat, no matter what your experience is. Choose from various practice styles, mindfulness, and meditation classes to get the mental clarity you need. Leave every class feeling better spiritually and physically.
Where: 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW
Last, but definitely not least are some of the tastiest and gorgeous pastries in Calgary. Pretty Sweet is seriously so Instagram-worthy, you’ll be at odds with yourself to dig in without snapping a photo and equally wish you had an endless appetite. Perfect for weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthdays, and just about any other excuse to get you through their doors.
Where: 536 42 Ave SE, Calgary
Ready to support women-owned businesses?
Now go check out these amazing local businesses to celebrate the strong women who raise and empower us to be authentically ourselves. Let us know what your favourite women-owned businesses are, including those that might’ve not made our list!
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