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International Women’s Day in Downtown Coral Gables

Every March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world.

International Women’s Day (IWD, for short) is dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. The day, collectively founded by women, also brings attention to gender parity and women’s rights.

A quote from the organization introduces this year’s theme:

“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” – International Women’s Day (view their website here)

Here in Downtown Coral Gables and Miami, we have many businesses owned by or run by women that deserve to be recognized for their amazing achievements. We all know the challenges of running a business. Today, more women are stepping forward and starting their own businesses, which is a drastic change from only a handful of years ago. Show your support and shop small, women-owned businesses today.

Here is a brief roundup of a few female-owned businesses in Coral Gables:

Blue Serenity Boutique – A one-stop shop to pick up all the wardrobe essentials needed for your next trip to paradise. 258 Andalusia Avenue. Shop their website here.

Stephanie’s Crepes – A globally inspired menu with quality and fresh ingredients that will make your mouth water. 2423 Galiano Street. View their menu here.

Inkberries – A full service graphic design and web development studio established in 2008. 55 Merrick Way. View their services here.

Zoey Reva – A women’s contemporary brand with feminine sensibility. 133 Giralda Avenue. Shop their website here.

La Glace – Gourmet ice cream served in a dreamy, photogenic location. 256 Giralda Avenue. View their Instagram here.

Atelier D’ocon – Local bridal boutique and custom, high-end crafted wedding dress design. 88 Miracle Mile. View their services here.

Tickled Pink Studio – A comfortable and serene photography studio perfectly set for newborn pictures and more. 130 Miracle Mile. View their services here.

Khaosan Road – Serving authentic, flavorful Thai food in the heart of Coral Gables. 157 Giralda Avenue. View their menu here.

Razzle Dazzle Barber Shop – A genuine old-fashioned barbershop specializing in classic hot-lather shaves, hair cuts and shoe shines. 392 Miracle Mile. View their services here.

Violeta’s – A wide variety of luxury home design brands such as Christofle, Baccarat, Hermes and more. 221 Miracle Mile. View their website here.

Espresso Cubano Get your caffeine fix at this authentic Cuban spot. 147 Giralda Avenue. View their website here.

MesaMar Chic seafood restaurant & bar serving Asian-Latin fusion cuisine in a bright, ocean-inspired space. 264 Giralda Avenue. View their menu here.

Misha’s Cupcakes – Have a sweet tooth? Indulge your cravings with a delicious cupcake from this Miami staple. 227 Aragon Avenue. View their website here.

Tapeo – Tapeo serves eclectic tapas from multiple regions of Spain in a cozy, modern, and artistic space. 112 Giralda Avenue. View their website here.

The Local – Your neighborhood tavern serving Southern Fare with 16 Rotating Taps. 150 Giralda Avenue. View their menu here.

Bloom Boutique Whether you’re looking to shop for yourself or for someone else, you’ll find it here. 256 Andalusia Avenue. View their Instagram here.

RUKUS Cycling Studio Get your heart rate pumping with fast-paced cycling set to upbeat music. 253 Giralda Avenue. View their website here.

Ocaquatics Offering private swimming classes for your little one or joining a Parent and Me class. 59 Merrick Way. View their website here.

Bridget’s Shoe Repair Don’t throw away that pair of shoes; bring them here to be refurbished and given a second life. 2429 Galiano Street. Learn more here.

Rose Tree Cottage Full of little treasures from gifts, candles, home decor, jewelry, holiday items and more. 388 Miracle Mile. View their website here.

Golden Triangle – Colorful shop with a curated selection of south Asian jewelry, decorative items & religious objects. 2308 Galiano Street. View their website here.

Ella Bella Rocio Couture – Family-owned boutique offers one-of-a-kind couture evening gowns & bridalwear in a range of styles. 246 Miracle Mile. View their website here.

Portfolio Salon Pamper yourself with beauty treatments such as hair cuts, hair colors, manicures, pedicures and more. 281 Miracle Mile. View their website here.

Jossie’s Couture & Fashion – Make any special occasion a memorable one with Jossie’s Couture. Special imported quality fabrics from all over the world just for you! Custom made luxurious dresses made and alterations offered. 295 Miracle Mile. View their website here.

Macanoco & Co – Classic, unique and modern products that reflect elegance and refinement for clothing, footwear, toys, gifts, and accessories. 2344 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. View their website here.

If you are a woman-owned business and would like to be featured, please send an email to info@experiencecoralgables.com.