In case you didn’t know, today is International Women’s Day! And it just so happens that Seattle has a ton of amazing women-owned businesses. So we thought we’d introduce you to a few. Here are 15 awesome women-owned businesses to support in Seattle.

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Monorail Espresso

This spot happens to be cool for a few reasons. Firstly it just happens to be the first espresso in the nation. And secondly, it’s women-owned. So you can feel good about supporting this long-beloved local coffee spot. Plus we can guarantee you that it’ll be a lot better than your regular old Starbucks.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Varies

Millsweet Flower Co

women owned businesses seattleFlowers are great whether they’re for yourself or for a friend. And Millsweet is unique in that it’s women-owned and the owner focuses on using locally-grown, in-season flowers, and foliage. So if you’re planning an event in the future, you can score beautiful floral designs while also knowing that your arrangement was locally and sustainably created.

Where: Online
Hours: Contact for details

Eyes On You

If you wear glasses, Eyes On You is a local optometrist and eyewear retailer that focuses on unique frames from independent retailers and designers. So you can look and feel your best in a pair of glasses from this women-owned shop. Be sure to check them out if you’re in the market.

Where: 1121 1st Ave
Hours: By appointment


Yes, we all know that Seattle is a tech city. And with that comes some nerdiness and love of science which is why we’re big fans of Ada’s. This spot has a delicious vegetarian cafe and an amazing selection of books for you to browse and shop from. And of course, it’s women-owned and named after the iconic Ada Lovelace.

Where: 425 15th Ave E
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8 am-3 pm

Rebel Rebel Hair Studio

Chances are that we all realized how much we need hairdressers during the pandemic. And if you happen to be in need of a cut or looking for a new studio, you should check out Rebel Rebel. The hairdressing studio is women-owned and offers cuts and color!

Where: 1417 NW 54th St #244
Hours: Tuesday-Friday by appointment

Lucca Great Finds

women owned businesses seattleIf you’re ever in need of a truly special gift then we recommend heading to Lucca. This Ballard shop is women-owned and has unique and beautiful objects perfect for gifts or for yourself. If you’ve never been you quickly become a regular customer. Don’t miss out.

Where: 5332 Ballard Ave NW,
Hours: Daily 11 am-6 pm

Oh Hello Again

This new and independently owned bookstore is owned by a woman. And it happens to be pretty dang unique. Because this bookstore is all about bibliotherapy, that means using books to help with life’s problems. So you’ll find all kinds of books arranged by scenario. Pretty cool right?

Where: 324 15th Ave E #101
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm-6 pm

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This shop is pretty much to die for. So if you know someone who is into all the finer things in life, this is the place to shop for them. They offer boutique fragrances, fine jewelry, home goods, and much more. Plus this has to be one of the most beautiful shops in Seattle.

Where: 615 N 35th St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-5 pm

Hot Cakes

You’re probably already well aware of this delicious dessert spot but did you know it’s women-owned? That’s right, now you have an even better reason to treat yourself to one of their amazing desserts. Because you really can’t go wrong with any of them and you can help the business continue to grow.

Where: Two locations in Seattle

Les Amis

This Fremont shop has you covered when it comes to fine gifts for friends or yourself. They have clothing, jewelry, and all sorts of other amazing wares. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable object, Les Amis definitely has you covered.

Where: 3420 Evanston Avenue N
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-5 pm

The Confectionery

women owned businesses seattleWhen was the last time you went to an actual candy store? If you haven’t been to The Confectionery, it’s pretty much the best candy store in the city. You can find chocolate, candies, and more here. And trust us, you’ll definitely leave with at least a few things.

Where: 4608 26th Ave NE
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-8 pm & Sunday 11 am-6 pm

The Trading Musician 

If you’re into making music or want to get your hands on a new instrument then you should check out The Trading Musician. This women-owned store has new, used, and vintage instruments and gear. Plus their staff is extremely knowledgable so you’ll be in great hands here.

Where: 5908 Roosevelt Way NE
Hours: Daily 11 am-7 pm

Broadway Shoe Repair

Chances are that you have a pair of leather or shoes or a bag or coat around the house that needs mending. Well, Broadway Shoe Repair has been fixing leather goods since 1986 and is a family-owned business turned women-owned. So gather up your leather goods and let Broadway Shoe Repair take care of you.

Where: 815 E Republican St
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm

The Grinning Yogi

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Seattle is a city of yoga and while we’re always looking for new classes, we’d love to give it a go at a women-owned and operated studio. Plus, The Grinning Yogi is about celebrating you as you are and we’re all about that.

Where: Multiple locations/online
Hours: Varies

Fran’s Chocolates

Here’s one that’s pretty well known in Seattle, and we bet you’ve already had her chocolates. That’s right! Fran’s Chocolates is owned and created by Fran herself! You probably already know, but Fran is the queen. We love you, Fran.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Varies

That’s what we have for you when it comes to women-owned businesses in Seattle. And this is really just a start because there are so many amazing businesses worth supporting. But with that in mind, we hope that you check out at least a few of the ones we’ve listed above. Have a great day Seattle!JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=