This is easily becoming one of my favorite days of the year – Galentines Day! You know that we here at Alyssa Gay Consulting love to support local and even more than that, we love to support local, woman-owned businesses! #GirlPower So, today we’re sharing some of our favorite local lady friends and encourage you to support these #GirlBosses, too!
Woman-Owned Beauty & Fashion Businesses
Pure Skincare by Elizabeth
Pure Skincare is a spa that helps you achieve the best skin possible through treatments. Elizabeth takes a holistic approach to skin health and wellness. She is a GEM and loves to love on you and your skin!
Roma Luxury Goods
Roma Luxury Goods creates a variety of products, from candles to skincare and more, that are all-natural and vegan – free of toxic chemicals and irritating ingredients. Even their packaging can be reused in different ways around your home to avoid waste.
BONUS: They’ve just launched a monthly candle subscription box!
If you’ve been around for a minute, you know just how much I love CB (especially the new separates collection)!
Camilyn Beth designs classic garments for women with a modern twist. Each garment is designed in Sarasota and manufactured in New York using high-quality materials.
PAINT Nail Bar
Wowza, we cannot get over how amazing PAINT is! Michele saw a need in the market to provide a luxury, non-toxic nail experience and boy has she delivered! They focus on providing an exceptional experience while also using the highest quality products and odorless nail polish that is actually good for your nails.
Fun Fact: PAINT started and their flagship location is right here in sunny downtown Sarasota, but they’ve expanded to over 15 locations nationwide!
The Rusty Crickett
Rusty Crickett is a woman and veteran-owned boutique. They feature one-of-a-kind gifts, vintage-style decor, and clothing. They also offer free gift wrapping.
Back Story: Colleen had always wanted to start her own boutique. After spending a few years away from Bradenton and working in a variety of shops, she and her husband moved back and she was able to start living her dream!
Jackie is a personal styling subscription box service that connects women with quality brands that are handpicked by stylists. They also have a sustainable brand option, Jackie V. They are headquartered right here in burgeoning #DTBT (that’s downtown Bradenton, in case you didn’t know).
Kelly, owner of Studio K2G, ensures that her studio offers classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. They strive to create a supportive community to help you reach your fitness goals.
Kelly also is passionate about rescue pups and regularly volunteers with Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue – who knows, maybe puppy yoga will be on deck soon?!
Women-Owned Home Goods, Decor, & More Businesses
Shannon Kirsten Studio
Shannon Kirsten designs vintage-inspired, colorful creations to brighten your day. She creates custom surface designs, illustrations, wedding invitations, and more. I love seeing her latest creations (like this adorable lobster print!) and incorporating her artwork into our office and home.
Hurry! She’s hosting a special studio sale through February 14!
The Bungalow was built in 1911 and is a charming home decor store filled with one-of-a-kind pieces. Stacie & Shawna are best friends (and also have the cutest shop pup!) who are passionate about home decor. We love stopping in to see their seasonal changing wall and their latest unique finds!
Kinspoke is a gorgeous and unique florist. Started by Olivia, they offer florals and unique art installations for events as well as pop-up bloom bars.
P.S. Olivia is one of the masterminds behind Friendly City Flea! They’re also offering a fun Valentine’s collaboration, too!
Undine Shorey Music
Undine is a local musician who is amazingly talented! She is a multi-instrumentalist and has worked tirelessly to develop her own unique sound. Shorey blends a mixture of jazz, R&B, and soul through her electric violin, guitar, and vocals. She plays regularly at local venues and can play for you, too!
If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of her EP!
Women-Owned Food & Coffee Businesses
Tellers (Alyssa’s FAVORITE local coffee spot) is a grab-and-go coffee shop located in downtown Bradenton. They also have food (vegan options), tea, beer, and wine available.
The Daily Dose Juice Garden
This juice bar serves up organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and food. Daily Dose was started by Bri, who at just 17, saw that there was a need for healthy options downtown and became the answer! It’s great for on the go or if you want to stay and hang out for a while. Our personal favorites are the smoothies!
American Honey Creamery
This mobile creamery serves up delicious artisan ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, coffees, and craft beverages. It is owned by two sisters who make all their ice cream using milk from local dairy farms!
Wow! Who knew there were so many wonderful woman-owned businesses in Bradenton-Sarasota?! We love that all these amazing women are stepping out, being fearless girl bosses, and showing the boys how it’s done ?? Keep it up, ladies!
Do you have any favorite woman-owned businesses that you’re planning to support this Galentines Day? Let us know in the comments below!
For more small business love, be sure to check out our Ultimate Small Business Saturday Guide.