Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: South Coast Style

Looking for ways you can support women owned businesses right here in the South Coast? We have got you covered! In support of this year’s #ChooseToChallenge Movement, we have gathered up local women-owned businesses in the South Coast. We challenge you to support at least 3 shops this month!

South Coast Gems

Divine Consign & Boutique Lakeville, MA

The secret is out! Divine Consign is your one stop shop for all accessories and vintage finds! Eileen Altieri of Lakeville, MA started Divine Consign to highlight gently worn clothing, accessories, footwear, handbags and much more. Eileen has always had a passion for fashion, including decreasing fast fashion. She directly supports other local brands that are also for sale in her shop such as aromatic candles, artist prints, and other small jewelers. Shopping savvy has never been easier. All appointments are booked through her website due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Calico Downtown New Bedford, MA –

Elissa Paquette owns Calico in Downtown New Bedford, your cutest find to stand out at your next event. Paquette’s inspiration for clothing and design started back in high school when she found her first piece of vintage clothing at the Salvation Army. She loves a variety of styles, sourcing brands that are not only unique, but also versatile. Paquette’s mission in 2015 was to continuously bring in new fashions and styles. Her goal is for you to not only stop by her brick and mortar, but also have the option to shop all apparel and accessories online at your disposal!

TL6 Art Gallery Downtown New Bedford, MA

Jenny Liscombe-Newman is the co-owner of the hippest art gallery in town. Both Jenny and Arianna Swink studied metalsmithing together at UMass Dartmouth, where they developed their love for creating artwork. While working their full-time jobs as a waitress and accountant, they started jewelry making in their basement. It soon became so popular they knew they needed to expand! Today TL6 Gallery is home to over 20 local artists featuring pottery, glass, clothing, photos, cards, and much more.

Nautical Theme Mattapoisett, MA –

Teah Mazzoni of Mattapoisett cherishes the people who have been immense influences in her life, and has turned that philosophy into a blossoming grass-roots business. She makes these bracelets out of her home in Mattapoisett, MA. They come in a pack of four, to be given to all the people in your life that “anchor you.” She designed them specifically so that they also need to tied on, symbolizing that you cannot do it yourself! 

Sweet Rose Café Fall River, MA – 

Haven’t quite perfected that vegan recipe you’ve been trying? Worry no more, Sweet Rose Café in Fall River has got you covered! There’s nothing better than your favorite dessert, and it’s even better guilt-free. Vegan Lisa Normandin is always hard at work perfecting her sweets. The first of its kind in Fall River, Sweet Rose offers gluten-free options sure to satisfy. As a longtime vegan of 15 years, it was Lisa’s goal to bring this type of cuisine to Fall River, providing alternative proteins like grains, beans, nuts, and much more. Stop by Sweet Rose to take a taste for yourself!

The Donut Factory Fairhaven, MA – 

Of course we needed to add another sweets option to our list! The Donut Factory, located in Fairhaven, is your best bet to satisfying your sweet tooth! Owner Jackie Webb-Pinherio’s passion for baking speaks volumes in her steampunk-themed décor. Since its first opening in 2017, she has received many accolades including third place best dessert at Taste of South Coast, as well as a feature on The Phantom Gourmet. Each dessert is handmade and decorated with care, making The Donut Factory one of the most unique donut shops you’ll visit in the South Coast!

From artwork to pastries, we’ve laid out some of the most unique women-owned businesses in the South Coast. Whether you visit them yourself or gift to a friend, there are countless ways to support this month!