Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Future is Female: Shop Locally at Female and Minority Owned Businesses this Wednesday to Show Your Support

On January 21, 2017 millions of people took to the streets to protest the new administration's treatment of women, minorities, the disabled, immigrants and all of the other marginalized groups in America. Protesters made a united statement that they will stand together to stamp out classicism, racism, sexism and all of the other systems that affect our equality. It was a powerful day that will be remembered for generations to come. The march woke up a new generation of feminists who want to fight to end inequality for everyone. 

To capitalize on the momentum from the March on Washington the organizers behind the event announced that they will be putting together a series of actions to take place during the new President's first hundred days. The first action was the march, the second was letter writing, and the third takes place on March 8th, International Women's Day.

The next action was announced about a week ago and it is a call for a day without women. It is a three part action that includes:

1) Women taking the day off, from paid and unpaid labor.

2)  Everyone shall avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women and minority owned businesses).

3) Everyone should wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

We recognize that many of us cannot afford the luxury of taking the day off, so we wanted to help you show your support by putting together a list of great female and minority owned businesses in Metro Detroit that you can support. If you want to learn more about the strike, click here. If you would like to get your female or minority owned business on our list please email and we will add it!

The future is female!

Female and Minority owned business in Metro Detroit:

Monster Free Design-print design, illustration, letterpress, books ( logo)

Jess Haze Brows- microblading and makeup artist

Saffron- amazing clothing store in Royal Oak MI 

Studio 30 Nails- nail boutique that specializes in unique nail art

Little House Studio- handmade jewelry + print

Roses Fine Food- Made from scratch food with high quality ingredients

Collected Works-  beautiful clothing, jewelry and accessories in Ann Arbor MI

Avalon Bakery- Organic food and coffee

Dick Picks- guitar picks 

Black Iris Booking-local booking company

Nest- gift shop featuring candles, soaps, terrariums, bar and kitchen accessories, and home decor.

City Bird- local art, design, and handmade goods.

Flo Boutique Detroit- clothing store

Painted Lady Trashions- unique oddities

Oakland 115- local news 

Detroit Bridal House- boutique wedding dress shop

Love Candles and Creations- handmade soy candles and bath products

Brightly Twisted- handmade hand died clothing and accessories 

Party Store Productions- local booking company

Have Hips- vintage resale

Third Wave Music- full service musical instrument shop

Rouge Makeup and Nail Studio- organic & vegan manicures & pedicures and healthy makeup and skincare

Girls Gone Vinyl-a film about the true story of female DJs from around the world in a male dominated industry.

Alisa Bobzien- wedding stationery

Worthwhile Paper- screen printed paper goods

Auxetic- Booking company

Courtney Fischer Jewelry- handmade jewelry

Black Canvas Detroit- Makeup artist

Mix Bricktown- Bar in Greektown Detroit

Lolaryan- clothing boutique

Noir Salon- full service salon in Romeo, Michigan

The Red Hook- Stumptown coffee & pastries

Glass Action- unique handmade glass jewelry & decor

Craft Salon- amazing salon in Royal Oak, Michigan

Alley and Eye- unique sunglasses

Steel Fish Design- design company in Plymouth MI

Living Lab Detroit- collaborative design studio

Sister Pie- Sister Pie is a bakery serving Detroit and Southeast Michigan with seasonally driven pies and cookies in unexpected flavor combinations.

The Hi Hat- wide selection of hats

New Dodge Lodge- A Hamtramck based female owned bar

Crafty Darling- Crafty Darling creates handmade, one of a kind jewelry, hair accessories, mixed media art, and whatever else strikes her fancy

Jackie's Door Decor- handmade door decor

Pot and Box- pot & box specializes in fresh floral design & horticultural decor

Everyday Alterations- Everyday Alterations is a unique service offered to Metro Detroiters by appointment only. We make it easy for you with private fittings offered in your home or workplace.

City Original- unique sandblasted glassware and ceramics

The Polka Dot/ Club Irene- A Hamtramack based female owned bar

Source Booksellers- Source Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Detroit's Midtown district, is a unique niche of non-fiction books

Cass Corridog- A full array of nutrition, care and recreation products for both dogs and cats

3 Dogs 1 Cat- urban pet shoppe

9 Month Bump- upscale maternity consignment and handmade baby boutique

Cyberoptix TieLab- unique handmade ties, scarfs and more

JKM Soy Candles- handmade soy candles

Small's Bar- cool bar located in Hamtramck, Michigan

Suzy's Hamtramck- Have a drink and support female owned business!

Bumbo's- a favorite Hamtramck bar

Reware Vintage- curated vintage and resale

Acronym- photographer

Leon and Lulu- unique gifts

K.O Prints Detroit- home based custom screen printing on t-shirts, stickers, patches, CD's, record jackets, totes, beer cozies, posters, hats and other apparel and imprintables

Peacock Room- The Peacock Room is a collection of women's apparel and accessories. Much of our inspiration comes from vintage looks, but we offer a variety of styles to choose from!

Alchemy Slow Living Studio- Michigan's only spa dedicated to natural henna body art.

Tangerine Road- consulting

Rise Above the Din- Rise Above The Din is a Metro-Detroit based Social Media Marketing company. We specialize in small business media development.

Dolly Rockers Handmade and Vintage- An etsy store featuring hand selected vintage clothing and accessories from the best of all eras 20's, 30's, 40s' 50's 60's 70's 80's and 90's focusing on garments with relevancy in today's currant trends!

Meta Physica Massage- message therapy

Polished Silk- organic skincare

Bon Bon Bon- handmade gourmet bon bon's in the heart of Hamtramck

Crystal Skull Studio- Salon that specializes in working with ALL natural texture from curly to straight!

Tekla Vintage- offers vintage clothes, jewelry, accessories, linens, & housewares, along w/the work of local artisans and craftspeople, in historic downtown Hamtramck

The Stray Cat Lounge- martinis, cigars and music

Ori Kami Organics- organic & handcrafted body care products & baby apparel

Clearly You- professional skin care center in Canton

Pure Detroit- clothing store

Kitty and Canine- pet grooming

Nature's Playhouse- all natural wellness center for children and parents

Linen Hero- wedding and event planning service

Lace Boutique- "Everything but the dress!"

The Candle Wick Shoppe- A candle shop that also features books, incense, dried herbs, jewelry and more

Boston Tea Room- Michigan's oldest and most award-winning venue for psychic readings, holistic and spiritual gifts, divination and meditation supplies, and organic tea.

Maurice London Wardrobe Studio- women's clothing boutique

State of the Art Framing & Gallery- custom picture framing, printing, and local art.

Maestros Dog Haus Ferndale- Maestros Dog Haus Ferndale features our grain free chef made treats plus the best dry, frozen, freeze dried & canned dog & cat food at low prices!

Little Lotus Wellness Studio- Little Lotus Wellness Studio is your one stop shop to wellness.

Greenleaf Bodywork- massage

Anita's Kitchen- Award Winning Lebanese Cuisine in Fabulous Downtown Ferndale

Art Problems- curating contemporary hand-made artist books and objects with found goods

Brooklyn Outdoor- Detroit based out-of-home advertising firm specializing in billboards, wallscapes, transit, and all forms of outdoor advertising across the country

Madison Boutique- Madison Boutique is a clothing and accessory boutique that is driven by style, quality and a love for shopping! Shop online or our store in Plymouth, MI.

Cairo Coffee- A multi-roaster coffee shop located inside Savvy Chic Boutique in the Eastern Market Neighborhood of Detroit.

Bgreen Craft Shack- upcycled items & custom ring slings

Detroit Artifactory- The newest retail destination in historic Corktown, carrying vintage industrial decor, furniture, jewelry and gifts!

Detroit is the New Black- clothing

Beard Slap Balm- handmade beard balm

House of Pure Vin- wine shop in the heart of Detroit

The Getup Vintage- Men's & women's vintage clothing and accessories from the 1950's-1990's!

Johanna E Champagne LLC- therapist

DallRae Music- DallRae Music is a music licensing company curating tracks for commercial, film, video games and web videos.

Green Daffodil- handmade products that are good for both our families and our environment.

House of Renata- curated vintage

Your the Bride- wedding planner

Body Shop Xperts- The Body Shop Xperts provides yoga & flirty adult dance classes in Metro Detroit. We specialize in private parties for birthdays and brides to be!

Alicia Gbur Photography- photographer

Christine's Cuisine Ferndale- New American Restaurant in Ferndale, Michigan

Mama Coo's Boutique- upscale resale and vintage boutique

Eldorado- In the heart of Corktown, Detroit, Eldorado is a well-curated vintage store that’s stocked with one of a kind trinkets & treasures and locally made goods

The Royce Detroit- wine shop and bar 

Harlequin Tattoo- tattoo shop 

Doggie in the Window- kennel in Berkeley 

Debbie Sipes Photography- photographer

Neu Kombucha- Kombucha brewer

Thrift on the Ave.- Thrift on the Avs. is Detroit's premiere resale boutique, located in the heart of Midtown.

Green Light Go Publicity- music pr company

Simply the Best Boutiques-  clothing shop with three locations 

7 Stone Management- everything entertainment

Rebel Rush Cosmetics- handmade vegan cosmetics 

Wheelhouse Detroit- all things bike 

Candles by Melinda- handmade soy candles

Kitty Deluxe- Kitty Deluxe is a girly gift shop that features handmade jewelry, gifts, and accessories.

Dijana Bucalo- Dijana Bucalo is a fashion design studio and boutique where we make and sell women's clothing, accessories and a leather goods.


  1. Thank you for the mention, Sadie! I am going to print this out and put it on display at a ROUGE. Great list!
    - Cheryl from ROUGE Makeup & Nail Studio