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19 Women-Owned Brands to Discover Now (and Then Shop Forever)

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Design: theSkimm | Photo: Dieux, Jade Purple Brown, Golde
March 7, 2023

This post was originally published in March 2022 and has been updated.

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It’s Women’s History Month and we have found ourselves rethinking our shopping carts. Psst...maybe you should rethink yours. When’s the last time you bought something from a woman-founded company? You may be racking your brain right now. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up women-owned brands whose products will make your day brighter. Get ready to add to cart. 


A pantry box celebrating female entrepreneurs in Asian cuisine…

Foodies, you need this. Umamicart is a female-founded online Asian grocer and in honor of Women’s History Month, check out the brand’s favorite curated essentials from female makers all across the country. In it, you’ll get delicious condiments, spice kits, pantry staples, and more. Time to stock up ASAP. ($55.99, Umamicart)

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hand sanitizer

A trio of full-body deodorant sprays…

This use-anywhere formula contains sage oil, witch hazel, and probiotics so you can feel refreshed. It’s made without aluminum, parabens, or phthalates. The best part? No residue. This scented set comes with white tea, grapefruit cassis, and orange neroli. Your new gym bag essential is here. ($48/3 pack, Curie)

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Reusable eye patches that can last a year…

This women-owned business is our latest skincare obsession. Great for slipping on while you WFH or anytime you need a quick bit of R&R. These reusable ones from Dieux hold gels, serums, and creams close to your skin so you can absorb it right up. Dieux it. ($25, Dieux)

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The London Grant Co via Nordstrom

A mango butter and coconut oil body custard…

This hydrating treatment is silky soft and smells amazing. It’s a gel solid, but when you warm it up in your hands, it transforms into a luxurious oil. It’s made of rosehip, kukui nut, and camellia. Use it post-shower or before bed to soothe any dry, irritated skin. ($29, The London Grant Co via Nordstrom)

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Insanely delicious edible cookie dough…

You can scoop and enjoy this sweet treat straight from the jar or pop it in the oven to bake. It’s plant-based, so no raw egg to worry about here, plus it’s gluten-free. With this pack of four, you’ll get a peanut butter chocolate chip, birthday cake, classic chocolate chip, and the brand’s hazelnut spread. Psst…the chocolate chip one has zinc and elderberry in it for immune support. ($64/4 pack, Deux)

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ambitious t-shirt

A tee that will make lounging feel even more badass…

Whether you’re popping into the grocery store or hanging on the couch, this Phenomenal T-shirt is the perfect little reminder of just how amazing you are. Founded by Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena, this brand uplifts women and historically excluded communities. So wear this tee loud and proud. You’re ambitious. ($35, Phenomenal)

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eyebrow pencil
Mented Cosmetics

A brow pencil that’s got some serious staying power…

What people can’t see over Zoom? What pants you’re wearing. What they can see? Your brows. Which is why we’ve turned to regular grooming to keep them in shape. This pencil has a precision tip, is waterproof, and can last for 10+ hours. A makeup arsenal must-have. ($15, Mented Cosmetics)

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gold-plated earrings
Maison Miru

A pair of chain earrings to zhuzh up your jewelry…

They’re tiny and and the perfect option to layer up higher on your ear (or wear in your bottom hole). The little chain will wrap around the back for an eye-catching optical illusion. ($70, Maison Miru)

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tote bag
Rayo & Honey

A tote bag any current (or soon-to-be) mama will love…

It’s big and sturdy enough for daytime adventures, with two inside zipper pockets for valuables. It’s the go-to mom tote that’ll come in handy any time you leave the house. Just like a Mary Poppins bag, but customized to you. ($55, Rayo & Honey)

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colorful love art print
Jade Purple Brown

A colorful art print that’ll brighten up any wall…

The easiest way to cozy up a home? Art. With a print like this, you can’t go wrong. Consider it a great starting place. From here you can build around it in true gallery-wall style, or add a print on either side for something more minimal. The possibilities are endless. ($75+, Jade Purple Brown)

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kids bubble bath set with shampoos, body washes, and bubble mixes
Dabble & Dollop

A bubble box for kiddos who wanna splash before bedtime…

It has three body wash + shampoo options to choose from: strawberry, vanilla, and tangerine. It also comes with mixing cards so your little one can go crazy scientist and whip up their own bubble bath concoction. All the ingredients are sustainably sourced, vegan, and tear-free. You can rest easy knowing that no harsh chemicals are used. ($50, Dabble & Dollop)

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chain ring

A delicate chain ring that’ll have you staring at your hand during meetings…

Yep, it’s that pretty and so is the price tag. All Aurate jewelry is handmade in NYC. You can stack or mix and match it. However you wear it, you’ll probably be reaching for it every day. Hello, new go-to ring. ($90, Aurate)

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down there wipes

PH-balancing wipes for down there…

Sometimes a busy morning out and about means no time to shower. These wipes are discreet, super soft, and hypoallergenic. They’re perfect for when you want a little refresh, plus they’re flushable and biodegradable. Wipe up, feel clean. ($10/15 pack, Hazel)

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leather tote bag

A tote bag to hold all your valuables…

Now you can stop rummaging in your pockets for that single credit card or leafing through your overstuffed wallet for some cash. Streamline what you carry with this sleek and minimal Italian leather bag. It’s also produced in a woman-owned factory in Turkey. We can’t think of a reason not to buy. ($278, Cuyana)

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golde brightening mask

A brightening face mask to add to your weekly skincare routine…

Let’s face it, there’s no better feeling than masking after work. Made of completely pure and edible superfoods, like lucuma, papaya, and sea buckthorn berry, this powder-to-gel formula smells delicious and is packed with vitamin C. Just mix it with a little bit of water and apply. Get ready to glow. ($34, Golde)

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high-rise leggings with pockets
Girlfriend Collective

Leggings with *gasps* pockets…

Once you have pockets, you’ll never wanna go back. These compressive leggings aren’t see-through when you bend over, so you won’t need a long shirt that covers your butt. In fact, you can wear them with just a sports bra. They’re made from recycled water bottles (how cool is that?). ($88, Girlfriend Collective)

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face concealer for all-day coverage
Beauty Bakerie via Ulta

A concealer that’ll provide all-day coverage after a less-than-ideal sleep…

Use it to cover dark circles and blemishes, or just to even out skin tone. It’ll blend and conceal on the days you want a bit more coverage. Bonus: The formula is cruelty-free. ($20, Beauty Bakerie via Ulta)

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manicure kit for at-home DIY manicures
Dear Sundays

A mani-pedi prep set if you aren’t in the mood to leave the house…

Nail-care at home shouldn’t be so hard. With this kit, you’ll get everything you need for a high-quality manicure and pedicure right from the comfort of your own bathroom. It includes nail clippers, wooden sticks, cuticle erasers, files, buffers, a couple pairs of gloves, a pumice stone, nail buffer blocks, polish remover, and a hydrating cuticle serum. Everything to prep before you apply your go-to colors. ($70, Dear Sundays)

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reusable silicone food storage bags

Goodbye, plastic. It was (not that) nice knowing ya. Great for food storage, these bags are airtight. And can be put in the freezer or microwave. Just pop leftovers inside, pinch them closed, and place in the fridge. If you hate stacking Tupperware, these are for you. You can also use them for carrying snacks while on-the-go. Road trip, anyone? ($45.96/4 pack, Stasher via Amazon)

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