Coming off of celebrating International Women’s History Month in March, we want to highlight 10 woman-owned businesses within the Public Improvement District. These inspiring and talented entrepreneurs have created spaces for the community to shop, gather and enjoy local eats and drinks. Check them out!
Bloom has freshly-cut flowers fit for every occasion, from seasonal bouquets to greenery. Best friends and co-owners Jenny Passavant and Lindsey Page are homegrown Wacoans who hope to bring joy and beauty to the heart of Texas. Stop by Bloom Waco, located on Franklin Avenue for a beautiful bouquet today!
This aesthetic children’s clothing store, owned by Jessica Lim and Debbie Jones, was born in 2016 with the desire to open a one-of-a-kind business in Downtown Waco. Cottontail Jones prioritizes simple, organic and sustainable products by bringing unique clothing, accessories and well-crafted toys from all over the world. Find your next baby shower gift, birthday present or wardrobe piece for your little one at Cottontail Jones!
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe is the place for book lovers and coffee connoisseurs. Co-owners Kimberly Batson and Alison Frenzel created this independent bookshop as a space to study, shop or simply relax. Enjoy a delicious honey pot latte or brand-new read and come experience the atmosphere of Fabled!
With a vision to inspire and enjoy a beautiful life, Sara Martin, owner of Gather, wanted to bring traditional Southern hospitality with a mix of modern aesthetics to Downtown Waco. By partnering with local artists like Black Oak Art, Gather has handmade, carefully crafted artwork for hosting and entertaining in your own home. From pottery to barware and kitchen essentials, Gather is a masterpiece in Downtown Waco that can’t be beat!
Oh My Juice
Healthy food that tastes good! After selling her fresh-pressed juices at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market, owner Denitia Blount opened Oh My Juice, located on South Second Street. The smoothie and juicery began as a place for locals and visitors to find a healthier alternative in Waco with organic ingredients they could trust. Whether you’re looking for a way to get your daily greens or eat a refreshing smoothie bowl, OMJ is surely good for the soul!
Ramble & Co.
With a mission to inspire and empower, owner and founder Kathryn Hager saw Ramble & Co. as a way for women to run a shop specializing in hand-printed graphic tees, sweatshirts and personable gifts! With origins in Wichita Falls, the company’s goal is for clients to feel confident in what they wear. Ramble & Co. has everything you need, from Waco trinkets to vintage clothing and more.
When shopping local, you’re sure to find unique styles that add some flare to your closet. Roots Boutique, owned by Brooke Erbe, is a shop in Downtown Waco with trendy outfits to fit any day of the week! With seasonal dresses for the summer as well as Baylor gameday outfits in the fall, your entire wardrobe could be rooted in this local boutique!
There’s no shop quite like this one. If you’re looking for a memorable shopping experience within Downtown Waco, Spice Village is the place to be! Owner and entrepreneur Jennifer Wilson made her vision for a versatile shopping center in Waco a reality. As a space for visitors, lovers of home decor and local entrepreneurs, Spice Village works with over 60 individually owned boutiques. Find your next unique gift, wardrobe piece or Waco souvenir today at Spice!
Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Co-owners Erin Kubala and Traci Plemons are two sisters who always have a project going, one of those being their cocktail bar and patio right here in Downtown Waco! These passionate entrepreneurs wanted to bring a new twist to the Waco bar scene with outdoor swings, creative drinks and more. Make your way to the newest Waco spot, Twisted Sisters Patio Bar, for your next girls’ night out!
Wildland Supply Co.
Expand your style by checking out this independent lifestyle and clothing shop, located on Washington Avenue! Owned by Kate Duncan, Wildland Supply Co. has everything from candles and home goods to jewelry and urban clothing pieces to add to your closet.
Downtown Waco wouldn’t be what it is without the women we’ve mentioned, along with many others. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so we encourage you to come and see for yourself what Downtown Waco has to offer!
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