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With more than 12.3 million women-owned businesses making up more than 39% of the 28 million small businesses in the U.S., supporting local and supporting women-owned businesses go hand in hand. These businesses account for more than $1.8 trillion in revenue and employ 9.2 million people. * This year in honor of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, we invite you to stay loyal to local women and check out a few of the amazing women-owned businesses in the Richmond area.


Art Works

Art Works

Art Works is an art center in the Manchester district of Richmond, featuring six galleries showcasing contemporary art by Virginia and international artists. Additionally, Art Works features 75 artist studios and 35 display walls available for rent, as well as special event space.



bbgb books

Richmond’s own “little bookshop on the corner,” bbgb features books for the entire family, from wee ones to adults, with a focus on those particular titles which prompt readers to look at the world a little longer, a little closer, and a little differently.



Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center and buyRVAart, it’s online art store, feature wide selections of art in a variety of styles that will fit everyone's budget. Many Crossroads artists accept commissions, allowing you to work with an artist who will create a custom piece for your home, business, or client.




Since 1980, LaDIFF has been changing the experience of shopping for home furnishings.

In their three-story showroom in downtown Richmond, you’ll find the East Coast’s largest selection of modern & contemporary furniture and accessories for your home, office, and outdoor living spaces.



Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe

With a focus on staying ahead of kitchen and cooking trends, Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe specializes in unique and quality items for the kitchen and home. 



Lex’s of Carytown

Lex’s of Carytown is a women’s dress boutique offering a variety of formal dresses for every occasion including bridesmaids, prom, homecoming, and pageant dresses in sizes ranging from 00-24. Lex’s dress registry does its best to ensure that they do not sell the same dress in the same color to someone from the same high school.


paisley and jade

Paisley & Jade Specialty Rentals

A boutique design firm, Paisley & Jade specializes in vintage & specialty rentals and custom fabrications for events, weddings, photo shoots, photo booths and other visual displays. With an inventory of gorgeous, unique furniture and décor pieces, they work with clients to create one-of-a-kind event spaces.




A family-owned gift shop and boutique, trend. offers a selection of national brands including YETI, Kendra Scott, Southern Marsh, and more, as well as one-of-a-kind items made by Virginia artisans. Perfect for gifting, trend. offers personalization services including embroidery, vinyl, heat press, and engraving.


Virginia Cliffe Inn

Virginia Cliffe Inn

The Virginia Cliffe Inn is a Bed and Breakfast and event venue conveniently located in the heart of Henrico County and offers several wedding and reception packages; all designed to fit your needs! The Inn is an extraordinary historical landmark that is nestled on six private acres surrounded by exquisite gardens, lush green yards, a charming fountain, and a beautiful private pond home to our two elegant swans.



*2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express