Our Favorite Women-Owned Businesses in Carmel

There are so many great spots to drop some hard-earned cash in this bustling suburb.

Need some recommendations for women-owned businesses to support this holiday season? Indy Maven has got you covered with this roundup of women-owned businesses in Carmel, Ind. 

We encourage you to support these businesses in whatever means makes sense for you — whether that be purchasing a product, registering for a service, liking an Instagram post, or signing up for an e-newsletter. Every bit can make a difference for our local small businesses, especially during an uncertain year like 2020.

Editor’s note: This list is not all-encompassing by any means. If you have a recommendation of a women-owned business in Carmel to add, please email meghan@indymaven.com.


Metalmark is a fine jewelry store with locations in Carmel, Indiana and Boulder, Colo. Owned by Mary Leppert and Samantha Larkins, they offer jewelry for a range of budgets and personal styles, with a number of exclusive designers you won’t find anywhere else in town. Custom pieces are, of course, always an option and the store is known for its super fun piercing parties and trunk shows. 

211 W Main St #100, (720) 441-4635


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That moody blue sapphire ring is pretty incredible… but how can you pick a favorite from this line up ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .

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Formerly Kindred Boheme, MerMarche is a GreenCircle-certified salon and spa — meaning they responsibly dispose of all materials. You can dispose of hair, plastics, paper, and other single-use items. Owned by Christie Wright, this Carmel-based beauty market specializes in natural and sustainable beauty goods and services.

301 S Rangeline Rd., 317) 564-8279


Beauty + Grace is an upscale fashion and photography boutique owned by Amber Rae specializing in modern and exclusive clothing lines for women. The boutique has also started a new “make an offer” program where customers can pick their price on certain sale products — your offer could be accepted, countered, or rejected. Located in Carmel City Center, Beauty + Grace also has a VIP membership program.

719 Hanover Place #144, (317) 564-0687


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Good morning fall! We are ready for you.

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14 Districts Weekend is a women’s clothing boutique located in Carmel City Center. Owned by Rebecca Hanson, the store’s offerings include casual and fashionable apparel and accessories. Additionally, many of their items are uniquely sourced from around the globe.

736 Hanover Place, Suite 100B, (317) 805-1857


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FALL —> @devotion_twins from Greece, now at the shop! . . . #devotion #greece

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This Carmel Arts and Design district spa is owned by Kimberly Espich. Kurr features various skin and body care treatments: you can get anything from a makeup lesson to cool sculpting. With more than 14 different types of facials, Kurr can provide a personalized skin care experience. They also have at-home facial kits for purchase online — quarantine approved!

222 W Main St., (317) 706-1222


This gift shop has something for every occasion you could imagine! Owner Kristin Kohn has you covered with everything from jewelry to motivational books. Silver in the City is the perfect place to find your new 2021 wall calendar or planner, and it also has an Indiana pride section for all things Hoosier-related. Their fall fun gift box is literally the fall season encapsulated.

111 W Main St #150, (317) 993-3669


Visit the Main Street or Clay Terrace locations to dine from one of the most scrumptious brunch menus in town. Highlights at both locations include an extensive omelette list and various breakfast bowls — and don’t forget a side of cinnamon toast. Cafe Patachou is, of course, only one of Martha Hoover’s many Indianapolis spots, so be sure to check out all of her local eateries.

14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., (317) 566-0765

5790 E Main St., 317) 569-0965


Aqua Serene Wellness is not your typical spa or medical center: They offer everything from energy therapy to colon hydrotherapy. Owned by Cindy Aguirre, they also offer sound table sessions and nutritional services. 

301 E Carmel Dr C-100, (317) 564-0930


Owned by fitness guru Cathy Miller, InCycle offers everything from group fitness classes to personal training. While InCycle specializes in cycling classes, they also offer restorative yoga and strength classes. For those who may not want to attend fitness classes in a studio setting right now, InCycle also has virtual classes and on-demand video classes.

736 Hanover Place, (317) 805-1867


Searching for that perfect greeting card or lotion set? Look no further than Linden Tree Gifts. Owned by Rori Anderson, Linden Tree Gifts also has a location in Noblesville. This gift shop specializes in unique gifts, including candles, accessories, and platters for mom, and toys for baby. They also feature a happiness gift box subscription!

736 Hanover Place Suite 108, (317) 775-3566


Cake Bake’s new fall menu has everything for your sweet tooth: think pumpkin ginger cake with cinnamon sugar. That’s not all: Did you know you can eat a full lunch at Cake Bake before your dessert? Between soups, salads, and sandwiches, owner Gwendolyn Rogers has you set for a satisfying lunch out. You can also get cakes delivered for your celebratory events… or, isn’t every day a celebration with these cakes? 

799 Hanover Place, Suite 260, (317) 257-2253


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Outdoor Christmas trees finally finished. #christmas

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Uplift Intimate Apparel, owned by Carla Mackie, specializes in fashionable undergarments that truly fit. This shop has everything from robes to bridal lingerie — and everything in between. Uplift Intimate Apparel has also started a program called Uplifting One | A Gift of Comfort in which a $50 donation goes towards an apparel gift for nurses in the Indy community.

711 Veteran’s Way Suite 136, (317) 853-6007

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Meghan Stratton is one of our fabulous Indy Maven interns and a senior at Butler University, where she edits the school newspaper. 

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