March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating by highlighting these 10 women-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.
1. Brambler Boutique
Selling apparel, toys, books and gifts for newborns through age six, Brambler is located on Butler St. in Lawrenceville. Owners Andi and Kati met through the Steel City Roller Derby as athletes and later became friends and neighbors. They came up with the idea for the boutique while Kati was on maternity leave. More information on Brambler Boutique can be found HERE.
2. Pittsburgh Property Diva
Lauren Klein of Pittsburgh Property Diva owns the top-selling real estate business along with business partner and husband Chris Klein. Klein enjoys building relationships with clients and prides herself on meeting people exactly where they are in their Pittsburgh real estate journeys. Lauren was born and raised in Pittsburgh too so she knows the city inside and out. Lauren is affiliated with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services. More information on Pittsburgh Property Diva can be found HERE.
3. Burgh Brides
Popular Pittsburgh wedding blog Burgh Brides was launched five years ago by owner Victoria. The blog was named one of the top wedding blogs to follow by Blueprint Registry, a universal gift registry. Burgh Brides provides vendors, venues and other inspiration for Pittsburgh-based brides or those who grew up in the city and are coming home to get married. More information on Burgh Brides can be found HERE.
The East Liberty pizzeria and wine bar was established 11 years ago. Chef and owner Sonja Finn became the first Pittsburgh chef to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation after opening her restaurant. Dinette serves piping hot thin crust pizzas and fun takes on appetizers like Jerusalem artichoke fritto and grilled shishito peppers. More information on Dinette can be found HERE.
5. Love, Pittsburgh
Owners Kelly and Monica loved Pittsburgh so much they decided to turn their passion into a store. Their Mount Washington shop sells gifts and other trinkets that are Pittsburgh-themed. There are candles, ornaments, food, candles and more. Love, Pittsburgh even sells wedding welcome bag items. More information on Love, Pittsburgh can be found HERE.
6. The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers
Owner Lauren learned the art of floral design at Zuzu’s Petals, one of New York City’s elite flower shops. She was a farmer’s daughter, growing up in Pennsylvania, so Lauren returned home the first chance she got. Her East Allegheny shop’s blooms have been featured in many Pittsburgh weddings and events. More information on The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers can be found HERE.
Moop sells handmade canvas and waxed canvas bags for men and women at their downtown Pittsburgh studio. Owner, designer and manufacturer Wendy has a retail manufacturing space where bags can be seen being made right in the shop. Moop makes backpacks, tote bags, messenger bags, crossbody bags and accessories too. More information on Moop can be found HERE.
8. Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
The small-batch ice cream sandwiches at pints at Leona’s use local dairy and ingredients whenever they can. Owners Katie and Christa named the shop after a rescue dog they adopted in 2012 at the age of 10. Leona’s offers traditional flavors like chocolate, vanilla and mint chocolate but also includes fun takes like cinnamon oatmeal lace and lavender and honeycomb. More information on Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches can be found HERE.
NailChic opened on West Liberty Ave. in Dormont in January of 2016. Dana Jones, who owns the mani-pedi bar, has been in the industry for 15 years. NailChic offers gift cards for online purchasing. Nail options include acrylic and natural nails as well as Zoya, a vegan line of polish. More information on NailChic can be found HERE.
10. Tupelo Honey Teas
The tea shop and café in Millvale was the brainchild of Danielle Spinola. A lifelong tea drinker and never a coffee drinker, Spinola was always fascinated with the healing properties of herbs. Now, Tupelo Honey Teas has a café with lots of fresh food like curries, soups and lots of veggies. More information on Tupleo Honey Teas can be found HERE.