Have you been wondering how you can support both the local community and the amazing women in it? One great way is to support these local women-owned businesses. Not only do they sell awesome products, the women behind them are pretty great, too. Of course, there are many amazing women-owned businesses in our community, but here are a few of our favorites.
Holder Mattress is a local mattress store with a great selection of mattresses, home decor, accessories like bed frames and linens, and more. Lauren McAshlan Taylor is the third-generation owner of Holder Mattress after her mother Linda Holder McAshlan and her father Tim McAshlan passed it down to her in 2005.
200 S. Rangeline Road, Suite 119, Carmel, (317) 848-2939
This cafe and popcorn shop located in Broad Ripple sells gourmet popcorn in tons of delicious flavors like sharp cheddar cheese and caramel nut crunch. Founded by twin sisters Mandy Selke and Carly Swift, this fun business has double the girl power for you to support.
6406 Cornell Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 25-SWEET
Illinois Street Food Emporium is a delightful cafe located in Broad Ripple. Check out their delicious offerings like pies, pastries, homemade breads, and an all-day deli. Indianapolis native Vivian Farris has been the owner of Illinois Street Food Emporium since 2014.
5550 N Illinois ST, Indianapolis, (317) 253-9513
Shopping at this woman-owned business has the added benefit of also supporting ethical sourcing and natural goods. At Onatah General you’ll find everything from accessories to toiletries. As a bonus, you can shop their “zero waste” section for products that are compostable, refillable, and reusable. Onatah General is owned by Jessie Eskew.
1058 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis
Wyliepalooza should be one of your first stops for sweet treats in the city. With fun flavors such as “exhausted parent,” “munchie madness,” and “espresso Oreo,” you’re sure to find one you like. Wyliepalooza is owned by mother daughter duo Patty and Cassie. The name of the shop was even inspired by Cassie’s daughter, Wylie.
5535 East Washington St., Indianapolis, (317) 351-0275
1049 54th St, Indianapolis
Silver in the City is an adorable shop where you’ll find plenty of hidden gems and fun jewelry. They also sell home goods and other fun items. Kristin Kohn is the owner and jewelry buyer at Silver in the City, and there are plenty of badass women in leadership positions for the shop as well.
434 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, (317) 955-9925,
111 W. Main Street, Suite #150, Carmel, (317) 993-3669
Penn & Beech Candle Co. is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind candles that smell amazing, or if you’re feeling creative, you can even make your own. The company is owned by two sisters who started by hand-pouring candles out of their homes and founded a brick and mortar operation in 2018.
145 Elm St, Carmel, 747 N College Ave, Indianapolis
Indy Massage Company has everything you need to feel and look your best. Their services include massages, skin care, and hair removal. Alli Padrick and April Emmons are the owners of Indy Massage Company, and with 20 years of massage experience between them, you’ll be in good hands.
4735 Statesmen Dr Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Lola Blu Boutique is a great place to find affordable women’s clothing and a handpicked selection of boho inspired clothing. The boutique is owned by Pamela Moosey who established the shop in 2017.
6350 Cornell Avenue, Indianapolis, (317) 426-2116
Circadian Coffee is a small-batch roasting company located right here in Indy. Check out their delicious blends like Circle City Cold Brew and Meridian. Circadian Coffee is owned by Kelsey Speigner and her business partner Adam Datema. You can find Circadian Coffee at these local retailers.
Boomerang Boutique is a women’s clothing boutique that features classic clothing pieces, accessories, and the popular T-shirt line Felicia Tees created by the owner, Felicia Kiesel. Kiesel started Boomerang Boutique in 2013 and made her dream of owning her own shop come true.
845b Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 966-7373
Whether you need treats, food, or toys your pet is sure to be happy when you come home with products from City Dogs Grocery. Christi Rider has been the owner of City Dogs Grocery since 2017 and has four rescue dogs of her own.
884 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 635-2287
1032 N. Main St., Speedway,
1028 Virginia Ave., Suite 110, Indianapolis
Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s editorial intern.
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