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Womxn-Owned Milwaukee

March 8, 2023 /   WOMXN- OWNED MILWAUKEE

We’re celebrating womxn! 

To kick off International Womxn’s day, and Womxn’s month, we’ve collected fifty of the greater Milwaukee area’s Womxn-owned businesses. From artists to advertising agencies, here is a fantastic go-to list to use when you might be in the mood to support womxn! 

We’re always looking to add to our list, so feel free to reach out if we have missed one. 

Click the business name to view their website. 




Buckley’s Restaurant | Restaurant + Bar

Buckley's is a neighborhood fixture for refined American comfort food, located in Downtown Milwaukee. 


Swingin’ Door Exchange | Restaurant + Bar

This cozy haunt with old-school, saloon-like decor serves cocktails & American comfort food. 


Liv a little Vegan Ice Cream | Ice Cream

Homemade coconut + oat milk-based ice cream that's worth it. 


Whisk Chick | Cake Studio

Cake Studio located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Custom desserts for every occasion. 

Whisk Chick



Turning Tables | Restaurant + Bar

Turning Tables is a restaurant and teaching kitchen in the heart of Milwaukee. Serving up delicious meals to the public and providing training to aspiring food entrepreneurs.


Althea’s Fine Lingerie | Lingerie 

Colorful, on-trend designs in Lingerie. Exclusive collections and designs. 


Cubanita’s | Restaurant + Bar

Compact spot with sidewalk seating where locals line up for down-home Cuban cooking & mojitos.


Tropic MKE | Jamaican Lounge

Serving unique bar bites with authentic, fresh flavors from the island everyone loves! 


Slush’d | Daiquiri Lounge

Trendy Daiquiri Lounge With Good Drinks, Good Food, & Good Vibes! 


Greater Love Birth and Community Care | People’s Wellness

A full-spectrum doula, lactation counselor, student midwife, and educator who offers inclusive, affirming, trauma-informed, and person-centered support and education to individuals and families across the spectrum of reproductive and family-building experiences.


Meat on the Street | Restaurant 

Milwaukee's best Filipino food and food truck! We offer meat, vegan, and gluten-free menu options. Our restaurant is nut-free.


Third Ward

Lela | Boutique

We don't just sell clothes, we sell stories. Our store is filled with treasures, some new, some gently worn, and some downright vintage!  


Bavette La Boucherie | Restaurant 

Butcher shop & cafe offering sustainable meats in contemporary surrounds with outdoor seats. 


Neroli Salon + Spa | Wellness

Neroli Salon & Spa was founded in 1993 in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. We are a team committed to our passion for caring for our guests by providing impeccable salon and spa services. 

Neroli Salon + Spa



Hub + Company | Marketing + Communications 

 Hub + company is a boutique integrated marketing communications firm dedicated to helping clients implement powerful, provocative, and measurable strategies that result in business growth. 


Shoo Inc | Boutique

Comfortable, fashionable, and often unusual shoes and accessories for women and men. Family-owned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2005. 


Mainstream Boutique | Apparel Boutique

Mainstream Boutique is a women's clothing retailer built to love, strengthen and celebrate the women in our world through fashion. 


Access Boutique | Apparel Boutique 

An eclectic assortment of jewelry, handbags & accessories in a colorful, chandelier-bedecked space. 


Flying Squirrel Pilates | Pilates Studio

 Pilates is a boutique studio where you come as you are, and do your best. 


Urbaine Oasis + Spa | Wellness

Urbaine Oasis Spa Boutique is a Day Spa committed to providing Five Star customer service while maintaining the highest standards. 



Bronzeville Collective | Makers Collective 

The Bronzeville Collective MKE is home to over 25 black, brown, and queer makers in the city of Milwaukee and beyond. 



Maranta Plant Shop | Plant Boutique 

A Black & Brown-owned plant shop making the experience of discovering the perfect plant accessible to everyone. Based in Milwaukee, WI. 

Maranta Plant Shop



East Side

Paloma Wilder | Jewelry 

Handmade Fine Gold Jewelry, Custom Engagement Rings. BOND permanent welded bracelets.  


Ivylane Photo Company | Wedding + Portrait Photographer 

Specializing in capturing the intimate, organic moments. Capturing cinematic, documentary-style moments you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 


Ivylane Photo Company



Little Monsters | Children’s Boutique 

Cozy store offering stylish baby & kids' clothes, toys & gifts, including some by local designers. 


Collective Flow MKE | Wellness

Wellness space dedicated to bringing accessible, high-quality movement and mindfulness to Milwaukee.


Bandit MKE | Vintage Boutique

Vintage clothing, accessories, and gift shop in Milwaukee's East Side.


Twisted Plants | Restaurant 

Twisted Plants is a plant-based restaurant in Cudahy, WI. We are 100% plant-based and vegan and proud to serve the Milwaukee area! 


Strange Town | Restaurant + Bar 

Hip spot for globally inspired vegan dishes in a mod, minimalist space with a vinyl soundtrack. 


Bay View 

URSA | Boutique 


Wit + Co | Graphic Design 

Wit And Co. is the graphic design studio of Whitney Anderson, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 


Clover MKE | Plant Boutique 

Female-owned, environmentally conscious plant shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We carry a variety of rare and common houseplants. 


Bay View Printing Co | Printing Company 

Bay View Printing Co. is a design studio and historic letterpress print shop rooted in collaboration and community. 


Eliza Hanson | Musician 

Milwaukee Folk Musician making tunes for sad lovers. 


Shelby Page Ceramics | Artist 

Shelby Page is a potter living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work finds balance in clean lines and carefully considered proportions, marrying the two to create timeless, well-made objects. 


Amity Loft | Salon 

The space where our hair salon now lives, has been a part of the bay view community since 1921 making it impossible to dream up the number of friendly relationships that were made under its roof in its almost 100 years. 


Claire Neville Photography | Photographer 

Traveling worldwide, Claire Neville Photography is an intimate and alternative wedding photographer capturing documentary-style photographs. 


Sparrow Boutique + Gift | Boutique


Bleeding Heart Holistic Services | Wellness + Reiki 

Healing is a lifetime journey, and reiki healing helps us heal through the art of touch therapy. 


Caley Conway | Musician 

Caley Conway is a paradox, and “only a dark cocoon” finds her music at its most seductively paradoxical. 


Mac’s Pet Depot | Pet Boutique 

If you love pets, you will love our store!  


Walker’s Point 

2-Story | Ad agency

Owned by Ellen Homb, 2-Story is the creative firepower behind some of downtown's most iconic brands, including The Hop streetcar. 

Elle Studio + Wellness | Wellness

You are a force to be reckoned with. Did you know that? We do. Find all of the wellness services you need & a strong community all under one roof. 


White Dress off the Rack | Wedding Boutique

Bridal Dress Store Downtown Milwaukee. Find Your Wedding Dress At White Dress Off The Rack.


Thelma Carol Wine Merchants | Boutique Wine Shop + Bar

Thelma Carol is a shop in which wine is treated as an inclusive pursuit to be celebrated and enjoyed by all who enter. 

Thelma Carol Wine Merchants



Civil Collective | Jewelry 

Vintage + Antique Fine Jewelry.


Folia | Salon + Plant Boutique 

Folia is a Salon and *bonus* plant shop. We created a space that is bright, welcoming, and warm for hairdressers to be their creative selves and for clients. 


And Beyond! 


RAD Illistrates | Artist 

 Known for her highly coveted booty portraits, Rachal travels for pop-up events where she draws on the spot.


414loral | florist 

414loral (4-1-Floral) is a black, woman-owned flower shop in Milwaukee offering unique garden-inspired designs featuring seasonal ingredients and textures. 


Stella + Chewy’s | Raw, Natural Pet Food

Stella & Chewy's pet food is beloved by dogs and cats alike. Learn more about our raw pet food diet and other natural pet food options. 


BB Cakes | Bakery

Our half-pound cookies are baked with high-quality ingredients and much love. Ready to get down with the sweetness?! 


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