Women-Owned Retail Shops and Restaurants in Boulder

by Rachel Daly
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Women owned business Boulder Colorado

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’ve updated our list of women-owned retail shops and restaurants in Boulder for 2022.  For Women-Owned Health, Wellness, and Fitness Businesses in Boulder, click here! Let’s give some extra support and love to these local businesses. If you know a Boulder retailer or restaurant run by a female entrepreneur not listed here, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. The list is long, so if you are looking for something specific, here are some helpful links to the categories (and a handy interactive map!):

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Women-Owned Restaurants & Bakeries in Boulder

women-owned restaurants in boulder

Photo Courtesy Rae’s & Kay’s Melting Pot

Aloy Thai

Modern Thai
Aloy Thai is owned by Bangkok-born sisters, Arisa Chanchokpong and Bo Bean, and their mother. Aloy Thai features light, fresh, healthy, authentic Thai food.
Located at 2720 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302.

Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage

New York-style Pies & Slices
Audrey, along with her brother Peter, runs Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage, a made-from-scratch pizza parlor in Central Boulder.
Located at 2675 13th St, Boulder, CO 80304.

Bootleg Betty

Custom cocktails, available for pickup in Boulder

Bootleg Betty offers a whole line of fun and interesting cocktails, mixed with love in Boulder by Tabatha Klocke.

Available for pickup at Social Club, 5400 Spine Rd, Suite D, Boulder, CO 80301 or shipped to your door.

Boss Lady Pizza

New York Style Pizza on the Hill
Whitney Gleave owns the fabulous Boss Lady Pizza, serving pizza all day! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available whole pie and by-the-slice.
Located at 1129 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Chef PattyCakes

Homemade donuts, delivered to your door
Chef PattyCakes is currently on hiatus, her website will be updated when she is back to donut-making. Insanely delicious donuts, created by the owner of Chef PattyCakes, Chef Patty Wilson. Delivered to your door with love.

Flatiron Coffee

Coffee Shop
Flatiron Coffee, owned by Melissa Locy, features locally roasted coffee, espresso, teas & other hot drinks, as well as free wifi!
Located at 2721 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Food Lab

Recreational Cooking School & At Home Cooking Kits
Casey Easton is the founder of Food Lab, where anyone can learn how to become a culinary superstar! Food Lab offers cooking classes that are designed to be fun and delicious and is now offering at-home food kits and virtual classes.
Located at 1825 Pearl St A, Boulder, CO 80302.

Fresh Thymes

Farm to Fork Boulder Restaurant
Christine Ruch owns Fresh Thymes, offering simple, healthy, flavorful foods that cater to your needs: vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, peanut free, vegan, and more.
Located at 2500 30th St. #101, Boulder, CO 80301.

Hävenly Baked Goods

Gluten-free artisan bakery

Hävenly Baked Goods is an artisan bakery that makes Swedish-inspired bread that’s surprisingly gluten-free. We only use ingredients we don’t hesitate to give to our kids!

Located at 2825 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301.

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli

Sandwiches, Soup, and Salad
Lindsay’s Boulder Deli, owned by Lindsay Shaw, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as ice cream and coffee.
Located at 1148 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Organic Sandwich Company

Gourmet Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches on Pearl Street
Marcy Miller owns the Organic Sandwich Company, specializing in delicious, organic sandwiches, including breakfast and lunch classics as well as vegan and gluten-free options.
Located at 1500 Pearl Street, Suite F, Boulder, CO 80302

Piece, Love & Chocolate

Sweet Shop & Bakery
Professional chocolatier and pastry chef, Sarah Amorese owns Piece, Love & Chocolate, a sweet shop and café specializing in chocolates and baked goods.
Located at 805 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Proto’s Pizza

Authentic Boulder pizzeria 
Pam Proto owns Proto’s Pizza, serving brick-oven, thin-crust pizzas with creative toppings, plus full bar.
Located at 4670 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Rae’s & Kay’s Melting Pot

Authentic Puerto Rican/Soul Food
Rae’s & Kay’s Melting Pot is a family-owned, black-owned, women-owned to-go restaurant that serves healthy, affordable food inspired by many cultures around the world.
Located at 555 30th St, Boulder CO 80303.

Shamane’s Bake Shoppe

Dessert Shop & Bakery
Pastry Chef Shamane Simons owns Shamane’s Bake Shoppe, specializing in baked goods and desserts, including wedding cakes, also serving breakfast, lunch, and coffee.
Located at 2825 Wilderness Place, Suite 800, Boulder CO 80301

Taco Junky & Tequila Bar

Latin American Restaurant & Bar
Toula Georgakopoulos and Evey Caravello own Taco Junky & Tequila Bar, a playful interpretation of a postmodern eclectic taqueria/cantina serving delicious fare that’s outside the box.
Located at 1149 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

The Village Nosh

Eastern European Jewish Bakery
Dianne Fishel owns The Village Nosh, specializing in organic baked goods, including chocolate babkas, rugelach, black and white cookies, mandelbread, challah, and so much more. Free delivery & pickup in Boulder for orders over $20.

Village Coffee Shop

Classic diner 

Village Coffee Shop features large portions and diner classics, including coffee, breakfast, and lunch.

Located at 1605 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Walnut Café

Breakfast and Lunch Café
Walnut Café and its sister restaurant, the Southside Cafe, serve breakfast and lunch favorites as well as gluten-free and vegan options.
Located at 3073 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301 and 673 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Women-Owned Retail Shops in Boulder

women-owned retail shops in Boulder

Photo Courtesy Jacque Michelle Gifts & Fashion


Handcrafted Gifts and Jewelry

Adorned features handcrafted gifts and jewelry from local female artists. The shop is women-owned and works with over 40 artists and counting.

Located at 1909 9th St, Suite 110, Boulder, CO 80302.

Alpaca Connection

Natural Fabric Clothing Boutique on Pearl Street
Lidia Holl owns Alpaca Connection, specializing in Alpaca sweaters, coats & accessories, natural fabric clothing,  jewelry, and gifts.
Located at 1334 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado

Angie Star Jewelry

Jewelry Store
Angela Olsgard owns Angie Star Jewelry,  a charming shop selling jewelry made by local artists with conflict-free stones & sustainable metals.
Located at 1807 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Art Mart Gifts

Gifts, Art & Jewelry on Pearl Street
Constance Brenton owns Art Mart, featuring souvenirs and unique arts and crafts by local artists and designers.
Located at 1326 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Barbara & Company

Unique Clothing & Accessories

Owned by Kathy King, Barbara & Company offers high fashion women’s clothing with a focus on unique styles.

Located at 1505 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Bartlett Interiors

Boulder Furniture Store & Design Center

Bartlett Interiors, owned by sisters Jane & Nancy Bartlett, offers a variety of furniture styles and lines, as well as an extensive interior design center.

Located at 2020 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302.

Bedell & Co. Fine Antiques

Fine Antiques & Estate Jewelry

Bedell & Co. offers a wide variety of quality antiques and estate jewelry.

Located at 767 PEarl St. #A, Boulder, CO 80302.

Bliss Boulder

Gift & Home Accent Boutique
Bliss Boulder features fabulous creations from local artisans and the freshest styles from designers – at great prices.
Located at 1643 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

BoCo Life

Boulder Souvenir Shop 

BoCo Life offers Colorado souvenirs, including CU Boulder apparel for all ages.

Located at 1615 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302.

Boulder Furniture Arts

Handcrafted Furniture, Made to Order
Hannah Rogal, Lead Designer and co-owner at Boulder Furniture Arts, where she and her team create one-of-a-kind, beautiful & sustainable handcrafted furniture.
Located at 2055 26th St, Boulder, CO 80302.

The Brass Bed

Linens & Bedroom Furniture
The Brass Bed is owned and run by Rosella Louis, and her daughters, Molly Louis & Olivia Louis. The store features fine linen homewares, mattresses, and bedroom furniture.
Located at 2460 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302.

Canova Home

Jewelry, Lighting & Home Decor
Susan Robinson owns Canova Home, specializing in home decor, one-of-a-kind lighting, locally-crafted jewelry, and unique merchandise.
Located at 1200 Pearl St, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80302.

Carla Morrison Fine Jewelry

Fine Jewelry and Watches
Goldsmith and designer Carla Morrison owns Carla Morrison Fine Jewelry, specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Located at 2017 10th Street, Suite A, Boulder, CO 80302

Cedar & Hyde Mercantile

Modern Day Mercantile
Sisters, Christie and Poss Lambert, own Cedar & Hyde Mercantile, specializing in clothing for men and women, home goods and market items.
Located at 2015 10th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Christina’s Luxuries

Lingerie, Swimwear & More
Barbara Wilson owns Christina’s Luxuries, specializing in lingerie, swimwear, and clothing in Boulder for 40 years.
Located at 2425 Canyon Blvd # 100, Boulder, CO 80302.

Christine Marguerite Designs

Timeless Fine Jewelry
Christine Marguerite Designs is a boutique offering in-house & custom jewelry designs, including diamond rings & pendants.
Located at 1942 Broadway, Suite 407, Boulder CO 80302.

Classic Facets Ltd.

Antique Jewelry Store
Mikki Rainey owns Classic Facets, Ltd., featuring thousands of authentic antique, vintage, and estate pieces from the 1700s through the 1940s.
Located at 942 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

El Loro Jewelry & Gifts

Boutique Jewelry & Gift Shop

El Loro Jewelry & Gifts offers unique jewelry, metaphysical gifts, souvenirs, and more since 1977.

Located at 1416 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Elison Rd.

Women’s Clothing Boutique

Elison Rd. features the latest trends in women’s fashion, including clothing and accessories at a reasonable price.

Located at 1110 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Farfel’s Farm

Dog and Cat Boutique

Farfel’s Farm offers everything your cat or dog needs, from unique collars to food and treats to toys.

Located at 906 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302.

The Fitter

Smoking Accessories, Gifts, Clothing on the Hill
Bonnie Dahl and Betty Gruskin own The Fitter specializing in glass products, smoking accessories, clothing, and footwear.
Located at 1121 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe

Specialty Toy Store
Lynne Milot owns Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe, featuring a wide range of hand-chosen, educational and fun toys for gifts, holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion.
Located at 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, Co. 80302

Gypsy Jewel

Handcrafted Jewelry on Pearl Street
Owned by a mother and her daughters, Gypsy Jewel specializes in handcrafted furniture, textiles, art & jewelry from Asia.
Located at 820 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302


Lifestyle Boutique & Home Goods
Haven is a lifestyle boutique in Boulder, CO, that integrates vintage collectibles, women’s clothing, small batch apothecary, and home goods.
Located at 1615 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Island Farm

One-of-a-Kind Treasures

Island Farm offers effortless clothes, original jewelry, and curated home accessories.

Located at 1122 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Jacque Michelle Gifts & Fashion

Gift Shop & Women’s Clothing Boutique
Jacque Michelle, owned by Janet Taffet, is a colorful boutique featuring women’s clothes, jewelry & accessories, plus stationery, cards & gifts.
Located at 2670 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Jones + Co. Modern Mercantile

Contemporary Lifestyle Brand

Jones + Co. connects artists, designers, influencers, and customers, offering unique handcrafted accessories, jewelry, apparel, and home goods.

Located at 1949 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.


Women’s Fashion
Kris Budde owns Miriam’s, a women’s boutique in Downtown Boulder featuring contemporary women’s wear brands.
Located at 2021 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

Moon Mother Hemp Co.

High-Quality Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Products
Jessica Bates co-owns Moon Mother Hemp Co., supplying full spectrum organic hemp oil supplements and botanicals to support healing & well-being for body and mind.
Located at 2425 Canyon Blvd unit d, Boulder, CO 80302.

Paper Doll

Gifts & Cards

Paper Doll specializes in gifts and cards, including jewelry and holiday items.

Located at 2021 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.

The Peppercorn

Housewares & Home Furnishings
Doris J. Houghland owns The Peppercorn, specializing in cookware, coffee and coffee accessories, bedding and bath items, personal care products, and dinnerware.
Located at 1235 Pearl St., Boulder

The Ritz

Retail Costume and Clothing Shop
Susan Nutting owns The Ritz, an award-winning Boulder classic, specializing in traditional to outrageous costumes and cool and unique clothing.
Located at 959 Walnut St., Boulder 80301

Savvy on Pearl

Boutique for Men, Women, and Kids on Pearl Street
Owned by Erica Dahl, Savvy on Pearl provides unique and eclectic fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and kids.
Located at 1114 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.


Fashion Forward Footwear

ShoeFly offers women’s and men’s footwear, as well as clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

Located at 947 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302.

Starfish Jewelry

Jewelry and Accessories Boutique

Starfish features artisan-crafted earrings, rings, bracelets, and wedding bands, as well as bags and wallets.

Located at 1136 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Two Sole Sisters

Footwear, Handbags, Accessories, and Jewelry
Sisters Laurel and Lindsey Tate own Two Sole Sisters, a shabby-chic boutique selling women’s shoes that also features jewelry, handbags & accessories.
Located at 1703 Pearl Street, Boulder, Co 80302.

Umba Love

Inspiring & Unique Clothing Boutique

Founded by sisters, Lonna and Leesah, Umba offers fun & comfortable apparel and accessories featuring local artists.

Located at 2043 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.

Vacuums R Us & Sewing Too!

Vacuum & Sewing Sales & Service
Vacuums R Us & Sewing Too! is a full-service vacuum center offering sales and service on all major brands of vacuum cleaners as well as sewing machines.
Located at 3005 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301.

Wildflower Nation

Mountain and Vintage-Inspired Home Goods & Gifts

Wildflower Nation is a woman-owned home decor and gift shop offering collections of vintage, handmade, and limited quantity items.

Located at 2401 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304.

Women-Owned Boulder Consignment Shops & Second-Hand Stores

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The Amazing Garage Sale

Hip Consignment Shop in North Boulder
Judi Lesta owns The Amazing Garage Sale, an upscale resale store specializing in mid-century items, antique, vintage, and retro furniture, collectible art, and estate jewelry.
Located at 4919 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304


Gently Used Vintage, Contemporary, and Designer Pieces

Apocalypse is a buy-sell-trade boutique that specializes in gently-used contemporary, vintage, and designer clothing items and accessories.

Located at 1813 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302.

Childish Things Boutique

Boulder’s oldest and largest resale store for children and moms-to-be.
Kerri Radicella owns Childish Things Boutique, specializing in new and very gently used clothing, toys, and furniture, new cloth diapers, and kid-friendly, eco-friendly products.
Located at 3183 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301

Clutter Consignment

Quality Furniture and Home Décor Consignment Shop
Patty Ross owns Clutter Consignment, featuring furniture and home decor consignment with an eclectic mix of inventory that spans the decades.
Located at 2500 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Common Threads

Clothing Consignment & Creative Space
Common Threads, owned by Libby Alexander, is a stylish boutique with name-brand consignment clothing & accessories, plus sewing & craft classes.
Located at 2707 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Estate Alchemy

Second-Hand Furniture & Estate Liquidations
Estate Alchemy, owned by Roseanne Ashley, sells quality second-hand furniture and home decor in their Boulder store. We also offer customized estate liquidation services.
Located at 2966 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Rags Consignments

Women’s Consignment Clothing, Accessories & Footwear
Rags Consignments, owned by Margaret Miner, specializes in consignment boutique women’s clothing, accessories, and footwear.
Located at 3129 28th Street Boulder, CO 80301 and 2890 Bluff Street Boulder, CO 80301

Women-Owned Boulder Apothecary

women-owned businesses in Boulder

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Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary

Pharmacy, Herbs, Essential Oils
Rebecca Luna owns Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary, a quaint pharmacy offering herbal medicines, essential oils, therapeutic teas, bath & beauty products, as well as classes.
Located at 1227 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Women-Owned Boulder Arts & Crafts

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Art Parts Creative Reuse Center

Arts & Crafts Store
Art Parts, founded by Denise Perreault, is a local non-profit, offering a fascinating variety of industry surplus, plus new and gently used art/craft/school and other unusual, resourceful materials, all at 30 – 90% off retail.
Located at 2870 Bluff St, Boulder, CO 80301.

Boulder Frameworks

Custom frame shop

Boulder Frameworks, owned by Jese Engwall, specializes in custom, creative framing that enhances the art it surrounds.

Located at 2460 Canyon Blvd Suite L-2, Boulder, CO 80302.

Color Me Mine Boulder

Paint-It-Yourself Ceramics Studio

Color Me Mine Boulder has everything you need to create your own ceramic masterpiece, including ready-to-paint ceramics, paints, and supplies.

Located at 1938 Pearl St. #100, Boulder, CO 80302.

Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics

Quilting and Garment Fabric Source
Elfriede Gamow owns Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics, Boulder’s trusted source for extraordinary quilting and garment fabrics at reasonable prices as well as sewing classes.
Located at 2425 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302


Fabric & Sewing Boutique
Fabricate, founded by Linda Spillman, features a wide array of fabrics decor as well as crafty books and kits, unique gifts made by local artists, and patterns and notions for sewing, quilting, embroidery, and felting!
Located at 2017 17th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Women-Owned Boulder Art Galleries

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Ana’s Art Gallery

Local Gallery, International Art
Ana’s Art Gallery owner, Ana Weir, represents local and international artists, with a focus on great arts from Africa and the Caribbean. Ana’s curated collection represents the unique voice and vision of each artist.
Located at 958 Cherryvale Rd, Boulder, CO 80303.

Art + Soul

Fine Art Gallery & Designer Jewelry on Pearl Street
Debbie Klein owns Art and Soul, a unique and sophisticated gallery featuring local and national artists as well as designer jewelry.
Located at 1615 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302.

Barbara Kornfield Arts

Local Art Gallery & Art Classes
Barbara Kornfield, the owner of Barbara Kornfield Arts, is an artist, art teacher, and member of the NoBo Art District.
Located at 1530 Lee Hill Dr, Boulder, CO 80304.

Boulder Creative Collective

Art Gallery, Art Incubator & Studio Residency
Boulder Creative Collective is a non-profit created by Adrienne Amato & Kelly Cope Russack that offers artist residencies, gallery exhibitions, representation & exposure for artists, and workshops and classes for the community.
Located at 2208 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

Bricolage Art Gallery

Mixed Media & Found Object Art Gallery
Located within Art Parts, Bricolage Gallery is one of just a few national galleries to specialize in assemblage, mixed media, found object, & bricolage artworks. Local & international art exhibits change every 6 weeks.
Located at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center 2870 Bluff St, Boulder, CO 80301

Lael Gallery & Studios

Art Gallery and Studio
Lael Har is a prolific artist and has built a community of artists at Lael Gallery and Studios, where she hold workshops for local artists.
Located at 1025 Rosewood Ave Unit 108, Boulder, CO 80304.

Mary Williams Fine Arts Gallery

Fine Art Gallery & Framing
Owned by Mary Williams, Mary Williams Fine Art Gallery features local and national artists, as well as antique art prints and maps.
Located at 5311 Western Ave #112, Boulder, CO 80301.

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center

Art Gallery & Event Center
Tiffany Mitchum owns Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, downtown Boulder’s premiere venue for weddings as well as a large gallery featuring local artists.
Located at 1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Street Wise Boulder

Annual ARTivism Mural Festival
Woman-founded and run by an all-female board of directors, Street Wise Boulder, Boulder’s annual mural festival, amplifies artist voices and uses the power of public art as a means to connect, spark change and build empathy within the community.
Street Wise murals can be found all over the city, check out the map here.


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