One of the things that drives Austin’s success as a destination is its fiercely entrepreneurial spirit. From funky local businesses to bleeding edge tech startups, it’s a city where big dreams thrive. Austin also happens to be one of the best spots for female-led businesses. Check out this list of just a few of the many women-owned businesses in Austin to support, on International Women's Day and every day.
|Art & Music||Services & Event Planning|
|Breweries & Wineries||Shops & Boutiques|
|Restaurants, Food Trucks & Bars||Wellness & Skincare|
Art & Music
atxGALS & The Cathedral
atxGALS' mission is to give women artists more recognition in the art world by creating more exposure for them through unique, urban pop-up shows. The Cathedral was created to provide an inspiring space to work and gather, serving as a boutique, co-working space and venue for atxGALS events and more.
Broad Studios is a multidisciplinary female art collective in Austin that aims to elevate womxn artists and educators in our community through workshops, events and collaboration.
Black Pearl Books
Black Pearl Books is an independently owned bookstore in North Austin that aims to promote diversity, inclusion and representation in literature.
This local bookshop has been an Austin staple for over 45 years. BookWoman has a wide range of genres and styles, while also promoting books that focus on telling feminist and queer stories.
Located less than 10 minutes from downtown, CRAFT studio encourages creativity through classes and workshops and provides easy access to an extensive library of DIY tools and supplies.
Gold Rush Vinyl, Ion Art
Gold Rush Vinyl is a record production company focused on high-quality, fast-turnaround vinyl pressings to help bands and brands take advantage of the growing demand for vinyl.
Paper + Craft Pantry
This locally-owned stationery shop and workshop studio features independent paper designers, makers and small businesses.
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Founded in 1997 by Taino blood-descendant Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center offers regular programming that promotes cultural awareness and pride through performing arts.
Breweries & Wineries
Serving up traditional German-style beer and elevated food in a decorated warehouse space. Grab your friends and a pitcher, and hang here all day.
Founded by Christine Celis, this brewery makes Belgian-style ales, including the original witbier that Pierre Celis brewed in Hoegaarden. The brewery is an extension of the Celis family legacy and builds on the award-winning craft beer heritage for which the family is known.
Independence Brewing Co
Since 2004, Independence Brewing has served the independent thinkers and drinkers of Texas. United by a love of beer and self-expression, Independence beers are bold and loud.
Wine for the People
Rae Wilson, Founder/Winemaker of Wine for the People, is a food and wine industry veteran with winemaking experience in Napa Valley and Portugal. Upon her return to Austin, Wilson established Wine For the People which now produces multiple wine brands and offers a new Hill Country tasting room experience.
Restaurants, Food Trucks & Bars
Located in the LINE Austin Hotel, Arlo Grey offers a casual, yet elevated dining experience to taste traditional French and Italian foods with Central Texas influence. Enjoy lakeside views and delicious dishes from Top Chef winner Kristen Kish.
Buenos Aires Cafe
This mother/daughter team is serving up their family's heritage and culture to visitors. Using exclusively fresh and responsibly sourced ingredients, their dishes will transport you to South America.
Cheer Up Charlies
This lesbian-owned bar and music venue with an adorable backyard and Arlo's food trailer. Cheer Up Charlies showcases a diverse range of acts and themed dance parties, billing itself as welcoming to the LGBTQ (and straight!) community.
Citizen Eatery is serving up flavorful, health-conscious cuisine in Central Austin. This restaurant has got you covered for all day eats, with meal and drink specials throughout the week, and all-day breakfast.
Classic and contemporary craft cocktails anchor an inventive menu that also features beer, wine, an extensive spirits selection and shareable American pub fare at this award-winning neighborhood bar.
Karaoke rules at this basic bar and pool venue, which hosts nightly sessions & national tournaments. Once you find it tucked cozily behind a gas station and under an office building, you'll be hooked.
El Alma brings to life a fresh approach to Mexican flavors. The rooftop houses an expansive outdoor patio with a view of the Austin skyline.
El Naranjo Restaurant & Bar serves delicious traditional Mexican food. They create savory salsas and moles in house, and well-seasoned food with great concern for finding a pleasing balance of flavors.
Garbo's proudly serves fresh Maine lobster in a quaint, coastal setting in North Austin. Try the yummy lobster rolls and New England dishes that the Garbo sisters grew up on.
la Barbecue was born of fire and controversy and has risen to the upper echelons of the barbecue world. LeAnn Mueller cooks up world class beef, pork, turkey and sausage in a custom fabricated smoker using local, perfectly seasoned post oak.
Luv Fats Ice Cream
Luv Fats Ice Cream started when owner Chi Ndika began experimenting with dairy-free ice cream flavors for her mother's birthday. Since then, her home operation has grown into a small-batch creamery that uses healthy fats (like avocados and coconut milk) as a base for her delicious, fresh flavors.
Maha Coffee is a Mexican-American-owned cafe serving coffee, scratch-made gluten-free baked goods, along with thoughtfully curated candles, books and gifts in their retail store. Insider tip: take a class as the studio next door, then stop in Maha to refuel with a sweet treat and warm beverage.
Opened in 2013, founder Naomi Seifter has been serving up good-for-you foods and cocktails ever since. Picnik prides itself on cooking healthy comfort foods that accommodate a variety of diets and lifestyles.
Revival Coffee is a Latina-owned, and totally pink, coffee shop located in East Austin. Owner Gabriela Bucio is serving up delicious house-made coffees, mixed-drinks and even pink baked goods.
Taste of Ethiopia
Woinee Mariam believes in serving up food with love and care, and you can feel that in every bite. You're sure to enjoy the wonderful flavors of traditional Ethiopian cuisine with Taste of Ethiopia's lunch buffet, vegan and vegetarian options.
Tiny Pies bakes up farm fresh, hand-held pies from tried and true family recipes handed down for generations. They're just like Grandma used to make... only much, much, smaller.
Veracruz All Natural
Veracruz All Natural Owners Reyna and Maritza Vazquez, sisters and best friends, opened their food truck on Cesar Chavez in 2010 and lines have formed down the block ever since. They’ve grown over the past 9 years, expanding to another taco truck and two brick-and-mortar restaurants.
Services & Event Planning
Amurica TX is a photo booth rental company which is available for wedding rentals in Austin, corporate events, office parties, holiday parties and more.
It would be nearly impossible to fit everything Austin in one trip, but you can try with Austin Detours. Elizabeth Alderson started Austin Detours as a tour company for locals and today offers 20+ tours and team building experiences for visitors and locals alike.
The Cupcake Bar
The Cupcake Bar is an interactive dessert catering service that's part trick, part treat — where they bring the party to you! The original Cupcake Bar is a full-service, interactive dessert experience.
Good Party ATX
Good Party ATX is your source for Austin events that give back. Find volunteer opportunities, community events and parties with a purpose.
Loot Vintage Rentals
Loot leverages a vast inventory of vintage and modern items, to flawlessly execute your event vision. Winner of “Best Rental Company 2019” at local industry awards, they also have a showroom that's available for virtual filming needs.
RED VELVET owner and event strategist Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP doesn’t do anything cookie-cutter. Her award-winning, global creative experience agency designs positive, lasting experiences, events and activations that are uniquely Austin and grounded in their partners’ brands and missions.
Spruce was created to bring an updated approach to upholstery. Their designers combine individual backgrounds in art and a love of design to bring you the perfect updated piece for your space.
Texas Tipsy Tours
Texas Tipsy Tours is an exclusive, luxury tour service that provides transportation to wineries, breweries and distilleries in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country area. Grab your pals for a private bachelorette trip, or tours with friends and family.
Work & Woof
A co-working Space, BYOB indoor/outdoor play park and doggie daycare all in one. Work & Woof aims to be a one-stop shop for all pet parents in Austin.
Shops & Boutiques
This mother and daughter owned boutique sells chic women's apparel and accessories plus home decor sold in a breezy, boho-inspired setting.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop
Antonelli's is an independent, family owned business located in the historic Hyde Park Neighborhood. Come by to find specialty food including cheese, meat, jam, honey, chocolate, bread, gifts and trays. Or, book a virtual cheese class and enjoy a specially curated cheese plate.
Shop contemporary home decor pieces made with cement and love from Awkward Auntie. Find these chic coconut soy blend candles, succulent planters, jewelry trays and more online or at various boutiques around town.
Kristin Jacobson and The Austin Flea have been featuring local, handmade and vintage vendors in Austin since 2009. Find weekly markets at rotating breweries and cafes around town.
Bloomers and Frocks
Specializing in rare, unique, and one-of-a-kind vintage finds, this is the must stop shop for any aspiring fashionista who wants to dress uniquely.
Find ready-to-wear wigs, makeup, glittering jewelry and crowns, vintage costumes and sequined party clothes at Coco Coquette to create a smashing look.
Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars
Con' Olio is an olive oil and balsamic vinegar retail store and tasting bar. They carry fine, fresh oils and vinegars from California, the Mediterranean and around the world.
Delysia Chocolatier is an award-winning artisan chocolate company based in Austin. From handmade truffles to elegant chocolate invitations, Delysia offers a broad assortment of gourmet chocolate products.
Since 2004, Eliza Page showcases curated, fine jewelry collections by select local and international artists. Dedicated to featuring jewelry designed and finished by artisan hands, the shop emphasizes design, quality, sustainability and craftsmanship.
Esby Apparel is a boutique featuring chic, relaxed clothing and leather goods for women and men. Made in the USA with an emphasis on comfort and wearability.
Estilo is a contemporary women's clothing boutique in the heart of Austin's Tarrytown neighborhood that focuses on delivering a curated collection of national and international brands through a trusting, personalized shopping experience.
Garment Modern & Vintage
Garment specializes in designer vintage clothing for women. Whether it’s a perfectly worn-in '80s rock tee or a classic Chanel jacket, Garment only selects vintage items that are modern and wearable.
Kelly Wynne is a lifestyle brand featuring quality handbags and accessories designed to dress you with confidence for every chapter in life.
Miranda Bennett Studio
Miranda Bennett Studio is an ethical and sustainable women's apparel brand based in Austin, creating perennial, plant-dyed apparel for womanhood. Their collection is loved for its combination of rich color, quality fabrics and versatile styles.
MOSS offers hand-selected consignment merchandise, comprised of both high-end designer labels and popular contemporary labels from past seasons that reflect current trends for women.
New Origin Sop
New Origin Shop is a one stop for all thing hand-made and one-of-a-kind. Featuring Black-owned, women-owned, local and international makers, New Origin offers clothing, stationery, pet products and much more.
Nina Berenato Jewelry
Nina Berenato Jewelry is an all women-owned and operated company based in Austin, specializing in women-made goods and handmade jewelry. Led by Designer Nina Berenato, each piece of jewelry is crafted using 100% recycled metals and finished in the highest quality 14k gold.
Parts & Labour
Established on South Congress in 2004, Parts & Labour is a craft and art store featuring handmade work by Texas-based artists. Shop exclusive apparel, hand-pulled screen prints, artisan jewelry, gifts and more!
What started out as a humble floral stand on South Congress Avenue is now an impressive brick-and-mortar shop. Stop in for unique arrangements and special succulents for your home, office or to gift to friends.
Take Heart is a boutique in East Austin offering a thoughtfully chosen selection of handmade and well-designed objects for the home and person.
Tawa Threads' block- and screen-printed textiles reflect the natural beauty, contours and silhouettes of the lands we love to wander. Their bold, exploratory colors seek to elevate BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities in outdoor spaces.
Wellness & Skincare
Ace of Cups Massage & Wellness
This woman-owned and operated magical, mystical wellness center provides massage, yoga, herbal apothecary, and tarot services and classes.
Austin Massage Company provides quality clinical massage therapy. Through education and experience, Austin Massage Company offers you a medically-based approach to dealing with the multitudes of issues that plague us all.
This local studio provides a full-body barre workout, leaving your body and mind balanced and empowered. Multiple area locations & virtual classes.
Black Butterfly Bath & Body
Black Butterfly Bath & Body creates handcrafted, natural body products blended with shea butter, authentic black soap, dead sea salts and more! Each collection is paired with an organic tea blend and natural soap to deliver you to a clean, healthy and relaxed experience.
Cute Nail Studio
Cute Nail Studio is a magic rainbow nail art studio, safe LGBTQIA+ and aesthetics happiness space in East Austin.
Dancers Shape is a fitness program using a blend of barre, pilates and yoga techniques in a low impact, brisk workout resulting in increased muscle tone.
Mantis Massage South Congress
2700 S Congress Ave
Mantis Massage is a locally owned therapeutic massage clinic that specializes in deep tissue massage therapy for performance, pain management, maintenance and recovery.
Olive + M
Olive + M is a clean and natural skincare brand formulated with plant-based oils and botanical extracts. Find effective, affordable vegan products that connect people with the planet.
Peacock Hair Salon
Peacock was formed by two friends who wanted to create a space that would be conducive to nurturing both their clients and themselves. Find a welcoming, natural space enhanced by quality products and each stylist's unique personality.
Look good while staying active with Rae Cosmetics, which are mineral based and formulated to resist sweat, heat and humidity, providing long-lasting, lightweight coverage.
Sage Blossom Massage
Sage Blossom offers quality, affordable massage therapy, infrared sauna therapy and Austin’s first salt therapy lounge.
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