5 WOMEN-RUN COMPANIES IN NYC YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT

We’re electing sexual assault deniers into positions with lifelong terms, our civil rights are being challenged, and overall, women can’t seem to catch a break. Here are 5 female-run stores in NYC that will remind you how unstoppable women are!

1. BULLETIN

863 Broadway, Manhattan + 27 Prince St., Manhattan + 145 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn

Founders: Alana Branston + Ali Kriegsman

Bulletin is a crowd favorite feminist brand.  Their jewelry, clothing, and accessories are some of the most instagrammable pieces around, and the level of empowering energy in the store is through the roof.  Not only does this unapologetically feminine store sell cute, must-have wearables, but you can also count on them to provide you with some awesome female sex toys!  Stop by this spot for a boost of femme-powerment at any of their 3 NYC locations.

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2. VERAMEAT

315 E 9th st., Manhattan + 132 N 5th st., Brooklyn

Founder: Vera Balyura

The style of the jewelry at this East Village store can only be described as what would happen if New York City itself made nice jewelry. With a mix of feminist, abstract and witch inspirations, this store really has something for everyone. If you’re looking for beautiful everyday pieces that everyone will be jealous of, this is the place for you. Or if you’re looking for something a little more eclectic, for around $200 you can get a necklace with a charm of a silver dinosaur with an arm in his mouth!

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3. AMERICAN TWO SHOT

135 Grand st., Manhattan

Founders: Olivia Wolfe + Steph Krasnoff

This trendy clothing store hosts a mix of new and vintage pieces, as well as some personal and home accessories. The overall vibe of this store is relaxed and cool, and there is a 0% chance you leave the store without something you love (and that no one else has). This store is a must-visit for New Yorkers looking to stand out in the crowd and save the Earth at the same time!

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4. MIMI CHENG’S

380 Broome st., Manhattan + 179 2nd ave, Manhattan

Founders: Hannah + Marian Cheng

If you haven’t heard of Mimi Cheng’s, there’s no way you live in NYC. No dumpling connoisseur will have any complaints about this trendy cuisine, and for anyone with dietary restrictions (like myself), they have a plethora of yummy vegan and vegetarian options!

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5. COMING SOON

37 Orchard st., Manhattan

Founders: Helena Barquet + Fabiana Faria

This interior decorating store could very well contain the chícest furniture and home accessories on EARTH.  I could barely contain myself while I was scrolling through their website, frantically adding screenshots of their products to my “inspiration” folder.  Definitely check out this store if you are looking for incredible statement pieces for your home or apartment, or if you just want a little ashtray that looks like a woman in a bath.

Kiley Leff