Today is International Women’s Day, and while we love to recognize talented women in design all year round, we figure what better way to celebrate the holiday than shopping female-led and founded design brands? After all, women in the United States still only earn roughly 84% the wages of their male counterparts, on average. If you’re in the market to shop for your home, though, there’s no shortage of women-owned businesses to peruse. Click through for some of our perennial favorites.
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A destination for tabletop pieces, textiles, and decorative accents, Fete Home was founded by Audrey Margarite and Jen Potter, two home and design industry veterans who love to entertain.
The Black Home
Neffi Walker founded The Black Home in her native Newark in 2021. The shop offers up furniture, decor, plants, and more—many from female and Black-owned businesses. Even better, the brick-and-mortar shop is a destination complete with its own coffee shop.
Brooke & Lou
Designer Bria Hammel founded Brooke & Lou as a destination for chic home goods that strike a balance between modern and classic.
Interior design fans are already likely familiar with Jungalow, the home brand that grew out of Justina Blakeney’s blog of the same name.
Meg Young founded Cailini Coastal in 2020, earmarking a portion of sales to support families facing homelessness. The brand offers a chic selection of coastal-inspired home decor, from serving bowls to lamps.
Kelly Breakstone Roth and Shanny Harel May founded this digital marketplace to spotlight the work of makers around the world. Offerings range from woven baskets to table linens, lampshades, and tabletop decor.
What started as a small purveyor of bar carts has grown into a full on home brand, with Society Social founder Roxy Te producing everything from furniture to lamps to even wallpaper.
Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio
Along with vintage furniture, Claude Home—founded by Maggie Holladay—sells plenty of beautiful objects and sculptures that you’ll want to forever put on display.
Domain by Laura Hodges Studio
Next Wave alum Laura Hodges is committed to sourcing sustainably-made goods in her Baltimore store.
In the Comfort Of
Through the Seattle-based brand In the Comfort Of—founded by Alana Tang—you can browse thoughtfully sourced vintage pieces, like room dividers and art.
Paloma & Co
If you love Paloma Contreras’s fresh spin on classic design, you’ll love the items she sources for her shop, from artwork to entertaining accessories.
Founded by Laura Weiszer, Betsu Studio is a stellar source for vintage and modern art, mirrors, pillows, blanket, vessels, and more. The shop refinishes, reupholsters, or rebuilds about 60 percent of the vintage items that it offers.
Founded by friends who have lived all over the world, Wicklewood partners with artisans around the world to source unique (and delightfully colorful!) home goods.
Nasozi Kakembo imports handmade goods from several African countries, bringing the work of independent makers to a wide, American audience,
Estelle Colored Glass
As its name suggests, Estelle Colored Glass sells gorgeous, delicate glassware in every shade of the rainbow. Stock up on a few to seriously upgrade your happy hour.
Frustrated with moving into a New York apartment, Coley Hull founded Coley Home in 2019 to ship chic, upholstered beds in standard-sized boxes. Now she offers pillows, throws, and table linens as well.
With decades of experience as an event planner, Jung Lee knows where to find the best items for home and entertaining—and she offers them up through her eponymous store and website.
London-based Sonaike reinterprets colorful West African prints on her fabrics, as well as ottomans, pillows, and more.
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