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A List of Women-Owned Businesses in Montclair

by Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien
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It’s no secret that we’ll be doing a ton of shopping in the coming weeks, and it’s also no secret that we are spoiled with great locally owned small businesses here in the Essex County area — especially women-owned businesses. From prestigious artists to educational leaders to fitness experts and beyond, the Montclair area is home to many amazing women entrepreneurs. This holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of women-owned businesses to support in Montclair (including co-owned businesses) so you can get your shopping done + support these local ladies. Read on for a list of women-owned businesses in Montclair.

Please note: We continuously add to this list at any time, no one was left out intentionally. Please email hello@themontclairgirl.com to suggest additions to the list.

Adapt Physical Therapy | 8 Lackawanna Plaza, Suite A

Adapt Physical Therapy

Help alleviate pain from everyday activities or recover from surgery with a team of professionals looking to provide the highest quality of care.

Alchemy Scent Bar | 30 Church Street 

Deanna Critchley
Guests can make their own custom-scented candles and bath products, or pick from pre-mixed blends at this olfactory adventure of a shop, which is the brainchild of owner Deanna Critchley.

Amanti Vino | 30 Church Street 

Amanti Vino

Choose from a selection of over 900 artisanal wines from around the world. In addition to complimentary weekly wine tastings, Amanti Vino hosts popular wine-pairing dinners, classes, fundraisers, and tastings in private and corporate settings.

Ampersand Interiors + Garden | 241 Lorraine Avenue

Ampersand Interiors + Garden

Shop from a curated selection of modern, farmhouse, and handmade furniture and home decor or, leave it to the professionals and work one-on-one with an interior designer. 

Ani Ramen | 401 Bloomfield Avenue

Ani Ramen kathleen reyes

Kathleen Reyes and her partners opened the flagship Ani Ramen right here in Montclair. Known for its sip, slurp, and repeat, and epic interior design, this gem is a go-to in the area.

Angelbeck’s Wine | 621 Valley Road

Shop a wide variety of wines and liquors imported from Australia to Belgium to Uruguay. 

Architect Studios | 537 Bloomfield Avenue

Led by Adrienne Felder, Architect Studios is a HIIT fitness studio designed to help people create the best versions of themselves. Adrienne holds multiple certifications, including Group Exercise, Personal Training, Spin, and Yoga RYT-200. She also offers virtual wellness coaching.

Arc Beauty Salon | 295 Bloomfield Avenue 

Stop in for an array of face and body waxing services.

Au Natural | Online 

au natural sisters
Montclair-based sisters Christina, Erika, and Rebecca founded Au Natural, their own line of active underwear after being frustrated with the existing retail choices.  The line uses Merino wool, which is a more eco-friendly material choice that offers softness, quick-drying, and breathability.

Audrey + Elle Boutique | 47 s Park Street

Audrey + Elle Boutique

Owned and operated by Montclair resident, Audrey, this boutique carries a variety of trendy clothing items.

Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa | 8 Hillside Ave, Suite 102

Dr. DeJuliis set up the first medical spa in New Jersey in 1998, and offers customized aesthetic medicine treatments in a relaxing setting.

Barbara Eclectic | 594 Valley Road

Ran by Holly Felber, this women’s clothing boutique also sells shoes and accessories.

Benvenuti Montclair | 20 Church Street

Benvenuti Montclair

Short of going to Italy, this gelateria will satisfy any and all cravings. Have a scoop while strolling Church Street or take a pint to-go. 

Brandsisters | 7 Oak Place, #26

Brandsisters is a boutique creative agency that was conceived 8 years ago by two sisters separated by the Atlantic Ocean but united in a love of design.

Bridal Atelier | 623 Valley Road

Bridal Atelier

The one-stop shop for everything bridal from in the heart of Upper Montclair. 

Brow Fix Studio and Spa | 50 Church Street, Suite 103

Brow Fix Studio and Spa

Transform eyebrows and eyelashes with microblading, tattooing, or permanent makeup. Add a session of micro-needling to stimulate and increase the skin’s collagen and elastin production for a boost to your skincare routine. 

Celestina Ando Photography | 7 Park Street, Suite 202

Celestina is a contemporary portrait photographer with a studio located in the heart of Montclair. She specializes in magazine-style portraits while focusing on an authentic and empowering experience.

ChillRx Cryotherapy | 50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Suite A

ChillRx Cryotherapy

Book a cryotherapy session, or for heat enthusiasts, a session in the infrared sauna will help remove toxins from the body and relieve stress. 

City Dog Spa Boutique | 551 Valley Road

City Dog Spa Boutique

A full-service dog groomer offering everything from simple baths to “pawdicures” for the beloved pup in your life. 

Clerestory Fine Art | 40 Church Street

Clerestory Fine Art

Support local artists from Montclair and Northern New Jersey and stop by this light-filled gallery overlooking Church Street. The space is also available to rent for private events.  

Clores Flowers and Gifts | 590 Valley Road

Clores Flowers and Gifts is a longtime Montclair staple. The team can do anything from a simple bouquet to a grand arrangement. Clores prides itself on excellent customer service, fresh and beautiful supplies, and an in-store selection of seasonal blooms and gifts.

Coffee & Cornbread | 38 Upper Montclair Plaza 

Coffee and Cornbread
Sisters Monique and Monica founded Coffee & Cornbread with the mission to serve the community simple, delicious food using organic, non-GMO ingredients.

Corefire | 211 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 201 

Burn up that core with an early morning pilates session in one of Montclair’s most beloved fitness studios.

Curated Home + Living | 102 Walnut Street

This spot is a lifestyle shop that sells handcrafted goods like ceramics, tableware, books, candles, and more.

D.Fit | 4 Erie Street


Workout, recover, and meet all the #wellnessgoals with a trip to D.FIT. It has the facility, the amenities, and none of the gimmicks. 

Dolce Federica | Online

Dolce Federica

Indulge in uniquely flavored and homemade chocolates, which can even be made to accommodate those with nut and dairy allergies. Take a class or keep them in mind for custom favors! 

Dolly Moo | 217 Glenridge Avenue

Dolly Moo

Everyone’s go-to handcrafted bath and body store. Try the signature bath bombs and body oils. 

The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 547 Bloomfield Avenue

Eclectic Chic Boutique

Stop by to browse specialty goods, crafts, jewelry, gourmet food, and more created by local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Enlightened Path Healing | 20 Church Street

Owned by Lisa Batitto, the Enlightened Path Healing program embraces what Lisa calls soul coaching, to help you heal the past, remove roadblocks in the present.

Envy by Melissa Gorga | 609 Bloomfield Avenue 

melissa gorga envy montclair
This fun boutique has everything from loungewear to sparkly things for a night out, all hand-selected by owner Melissa Gorga. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because she has been a long-running cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Evolve Medspa | 46 S Park Street

Evolve Med Spa is a go-to for face, body, and injectable treatments. Evolve customizes all treatments to help meet clients’ individual goals.

Equilibrium Pilates | 42 Park Street

Owner Audrey Laurelton runs this studio that offers Pilates, Gyrotonic, physical therapy, nutrition advice, and mindful exercise.

Good Bottle Refill Shop | 179 Glenridge Avenue

This is New Jersey’s first refill shop, which allows consumers to purchase common household items in a bulk, package-free way. The ‘good bottle’ is what customers reuse to refill and complete the loop that makes the system work. Founder Deanna wants to help locals live a lower-waste life in an accessible way. 

The George Hotel | 37 N. Mountain Avenue 

The George Hotel is a restored historic home that is now a hotel. Each of the rooms and suites has its own unique design palette, and there is a happy hour for guests in the library daily.

Gong Cha | 343 Bloomfield Avenue

The bubble tea craze is real folks. Originally from Taiwan, stop by Gong-Cha for the world-famous milk foam tea topped with salted cream. 

Hand & Stone Montclair | 648 Bloomfield Avenue

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Montclair provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week.

Image Dermatology | 51 Park Street

image Dermatology

Dr. Jeanine Downie and the team specializes in the various aspects of medical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as dermatologic surgery.

Ikuzi Dolls | 125 Glenridge Avenue, Suite 1251

Ikuzi Dolls

Owner and designer, Ozi, was tired of the lack of diversity within the doll market so she started making them to give black and brown children a toy they could identify with. 

Java Love Roasters | 244 Bellevue Avenue and 49 Church Street

Java Love Roasters

Whether it’s a drip coffee, one of the specialty espresso beverages, or a baked treat, it’s hard not to get addicted to all this artisanal coffee shop has to offer. 

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Jeeyune Nails + Spa | 596 Bloomfield Avenue

We all know on Mondays we mani but don’t pass on all the additional services offered like threading, massages, and eyelash extensions. 

Johari | 76 Church Street


Sometimes undergarments never fit just right and then Johari comes to mind, which has been fitting women with bras and swimwear for over 20 years making them feel their best.

Jones Road | 111-113 Grove Street

Bobbi Brown

Internationally-known makeup artist and Montclair resident Bobbi Brown chose to launch her latest venture close to home. Jones Road is a makeup line designed to be clean and high-grade, and work on every skin type. 

Joyful Nest Home Organizing | Online

Simcha, the owner of Joyful Nest Home Organizing, is able to transform your space with unique and easy-to-maintain organizing solutions.

Juniper Yoga + Fitness | 213 Bellevue Avenue

Juniper Yoga + Fitness

Rid the body of toxins during a Bikram yoga class and then enter a deep relaxation with a post-workout massage.  

Just Kidding Around | 507 Bloomfield Avenue

Just Kidding Around

Never dread another trip to the toy store again. Shop for all ages and among a wide variety of toys, games, books, and so much more. 

Kai-Yang | 345 Bloomfield Avenue

kai yang sheree

Sheree Sarabhaya brings delicious, authentic Thai food to locals. The name literally translates to ‘grilled chicken,’ which is a nod to the signature dish.  

Kate’s Skin Revision Clinic | 74 Church Street

Kate’s Skin Revision Clinic

This clinic combines science, state-of-the-art equipment, and basic skincare principles to offer customers customized care.

The Lane Team | 113 Grove Street 

Christine Lane is the founder of the Lane Team, which has become one of Montclair’s premier real estate teams. What sets The Lane Team apart is its deep knowledge of the area: Christine has been a Montclair resident for over 20 years.

Legacy Coffee | Online 

Legacy Coffee

This father-daughter operation is offering weekly cold-brew and coffee subscriptions delivered right to your door.

Le Salbuen and Le Willow 83  | 97 Walnut Street 

 Chef Christina Salierno is part of the husband-and-wife team behind Le Salbuen and its sister market, Le Willow 83. The menu at Le Salbuen focuses on seasonal, locally grown food, and the market sells home goods and clothing for kids and adults.

Le Souk | 51 Watchung Plaza

What may just look like an exotic storefront from the outside, is actually a Syrian market selling not only artisanal baskets, textiles, and baked goods but serves breakfast and lunch.

Little Daisy Bake Shop | 622 Valley Road 

Little Daisy Bake Shop

For those with peanut and tree nut allergies, finding a simple cake or cookie might seem cumbersome, however, Little Daisy Bake Shop can save the day. 

Little Earth Travel

Little Earth Travel

Owned and operated by Varsha Hathiramani, this travel agency is ready to book your next adventure.

Lukin Center | 51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Suite 27

Lukin Center offers evidence-based psychotherapy & psychiatry services in Northern NJ. It helps people of all ages achieve their mental wellness & personal growth goals.

Lure Lash | 416 Bloomfield Avenue

Lure Lash

Changing the world and making women feel confident one lash at a time. 

Matarello Bakery | 254 Bellevue Avenue

Matarello Bakery

The new kid on the block is serving up classic Italian pastries like lobster tails and cannolis with a side of delicious Italian coffee. 

Mesob Restaurant | 515 Bloomfield Avenue

No utensils needed here. At Mesob, guests are invited to enjoy a traditional Ethiopian meal by using sourdough flatbread as a vehicle for the other items on the plate. 

MLC – The STEM Learning Center | 360 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair Learning Center

From afterschool programs to summer camp to birthday parties, The Montclair Learning Center is dedicated to delivering a high-quality, engaging and fun educational experience.

Mind Your Beads + Seeds | 147 D Valley Road

mind your beads and seeds montclair

Mind Your Beads and Seeds is a plant and jewelry gift garden that specializes in potted plants and succulents, gift items like crystals and soaps, and of course — beads.

Miriam’s Well Healing | 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 207

Unite the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental energies to rediscover your true self under the guidance of Reiki Master Teacher, Claire Schwartz. 

Montclair Aesthetic + Family Dentistry | 22 The Cresent

Dentist Charlene Gambino, DMD, runs this practice that offers cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, dental implants, endodontics, and more.

Montclair Baby | 113 Walnut Street

A community dedicated to supporting expectant families as well as those on their journey through postpartum recovery and adjustment. 

Montclair Brewery | 101 Walnut Street

Montclair Brewery

The husband-and-wife team behind Montclair’s first microbrewery turned a hobby into a successful business now serving over 25 craft beers and even a selection of mocktails. 

Montclair Culinary Academy | 550 Valley Road

Montclair Culinary Academy

MCA is a cooking school teaching adults and children how to prepare and eat healthy, farm-to-table food.

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Montclair Pet Girl | Online

Montclair Pet Girl

Janine founded Montclair Pet Girl, a dog-walking and pet-sitting business that has been operating for several years in town.

Montclair Tutoring | 119 Grove Street

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(Photo credit: Montclair Tutoring)

This local tutoring spot is owned by professional educators and instructors, Laurie G. Kroll and Madeline J. Cuffari. The services provided increase students’ confidence and knowledge in the focused subject area, while providing individualized instruction.

Moss + More | 246 Bellevue Avenue

Moss + More

For all the plant parents out there, Moss and More is the place to be. Shop a variety of plants, flowers, and planters, or host a fun floral arrangement event. 

Mud Clay Studio | 370 Bloomfield Avenue

This studio offers pottery classes for kids, teens, and adults including BYOB sessions and parties.

Natural Image | 203 Bellevue Avenue

Natural Image

As a Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Reiki Master, Certified Reflexologist, and Certified Dog Therapist, Sandy brings a highly personalized healing approach to each of her clients.

Noellery | 4 Church Street 

This jewelry and accessories boutique has everything on hand to keep Montclair locals decked out in the latest styles.

Nouvelle | 629B Valley Road 


Stop by this women’s fashion boutique when looking for the perfect date night outfit and or to squeeze in that weekly retail therapy session. 

Over The Moon | 619 Valley Road

A luxury children’s clothing store carrying top designers from Europe and across the U.S and specializing in special occasions dresses for young girls.

Parcel | 608 Bloomfield Avenue 

The vibrant and eclectic collection at this gift and stationery store will certainly put a smile on visitors’ faces, with its seasonal decor and hand-crafted cards for every occasion.  

Park Street Academy | 46 Park Street 

A diverse and nurturing preschool teaching students the fundamentals of relationship building, literacy, and personal expression among other competencies. 

Piazza Della Sole | 602 Valley Road

Piazza Della Sole

A slice of Soho right in Upper Montclair marrying shoe comfort and style. The store partners with popular brands like Clarks, Blondo, and Aetrex.  

Pink Bungalow | 211 Bellevue Avenue

Pink Bungalow

Find everything from the perfect Mother’s Day goodies to the most unique housewarming gift to a just-because present for that special someone. 

Polished | 190A Bloomfield Avenue

Stop in for an SNS manicure, which is a UV-free dipping powder that coats the nail in lieu of wet polish. The spa pedicure is also the ultimate indulgent. 

Proven Poke | 19 Church Street

Poke is a traditional raw fish preparation from Hawaii served in a bowl alongside bright and flavorful toppings and condiments, making it a really refreshing meal. 

Rabbit Rabbit Interiors | 224 Lorraine Avenue

Regardless of individual aesthetic, Rabbit Rabbit has the furnishings and decor to make any space pop. 

RHG Architecture + Design | 8-10 S. Fullerton Avenue

RHG Architecture + Design

Rachael founded RHG A+D, a boutique, award-winning Architecture, and Interiors firm, in 2003. The firm works on commercial, residential, and retail projects within both regional and international markets. RHG A+D approaches design from the experiential, creating spaces and structures that are holistic, engaging.

Rosaspina Floral | 74 Church Street

Rosaspina Floral

This artisanal floral and design studio will help bring even the simplest vision to life from a premium selection of flowers. 

Rose Gold Wellness | 39 South Fullerton Avenue, Suite 1

Former co-owner of the now-closed Strongholistics, Rosie Strelnick, recently opened this spot. Known as a holistic home for healing, the services here include acupuncture, herbal therapy, medical nutrition therapy, reiki, life coaching, massage therapy, infrared sauna, and more.

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q & Pizza | 64 Chestnut Street

BBQ, Pizza, Bluegrass, R&B, and funk are what made owners Ruthie and Eric the happiest, so they made a space to create and spread joy within the community. 

Sal’s Gastronomia | 104 Walnut Street

Sal’s is an Italian-inspired market and deli serving locally-sourced, healthy, and seasonal food.

Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts | 14 South Park Street, 2nd Floor

Sharon Miller’s Academy

An inclusive, developmental training center in the community for dance and related theater arts.

SKN | 408 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite E1

Address everything from troublesome skin to unwanted body hair with a customized plan developed by one of the talented skin therapists. 

Siciliamia Imports | 4 South Fullerton Avenue

Siciliamia Imports

Visiting Siciliamia Imports is like taking a trip to Sicily. Pick up an array of handcrafted ceramics and bottles, specialty foods, and other unique Italian goods. 

Sperling Dermatology | 211 Glenridge Avenue

Sperling Dermatology

Dr. Shari Sperling uses her experience as a dermatologist to treat adults and children with a variety of skin conditions and make them feel better about themselves.

Stellar Smile Center | 39 The Cresent

Stellar Smile Center 

Take extra good care of those pearly whites with a visit to see Dr. Marie Jackson.

Sweet T’s Southern Eatery | 387 Bloomfield Avenue

Tonza Houston, the co-owner of the eatery, originally from Guyana in South America, always had a dream to open a restaurant. Sweet T’s menu includes your traditional Southern comfort-style food. Everything from fried chicken meals, to catfish, and short ribs – to sides like mac and cheese, and cornbread with strawberry butter

The Artist Room | 195A Bellevue Avenue

This salon is making hair dreams a reality thanks to experienced stylists and modern flair. 

The Bar Method | 493 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd Floor

The Bar Method

Tone and strengthen muscles while improving posture and body alignment with these signature ballet-inspired workouts. 

The Coder School | 51 Upper Montclair Plaza 

Nicole Xu
Nicole Xu is half of the husband-and-wife team behind The Coder School, an educational program for children to learn about coding, advanced coding languages, and Internet Safety.

The General Store | 198 Bellevue Avenue

The General Store

The General Stores offers everything from candy to pet goods to Montclair apparel all sourced from artists and merchants all around the country. 

The Youngsters | Online

the youngsters

The Youngsters is a new online shop for babies and kids, owned by Glen Ridge resident and mom Betsy McKenzie.

Vesa Brides | 408 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite G/H

Vesa Brides

This bridal boutique offers a curated collection of bridal gowns in various sizes as well as offers mother of the bride/groom collections.

Vesta Chocolate | 598 Valley Road, Suite 2

Vesta Chocolate

Satisfy that sweet tooth with homemade chocolate truffles and pair it with creamy hot chocolate for the perfect nightcap. 

Waxing the City | 652 Bloomfield Avenue

Say goodbye to facial and body hair and hello to flawlessly smooth skin at this waxing studio.

wel.lam | Montclair

Lia - wel.lam
Lia Masciulli came to Pilates in an attempt to heal an injury in 2007. Now over 10 years later, she is an instructor, mentor to other instructors, and works with clients to achieve their wellness goals.

What About the Pets | Online

What About the Pets

What About the Pets is a full-service pet care company servicing parts of Essex County New Jersey. Our experienced, bonded and insured sitters specialize in pet sitting and walking.

Woodhouse Day Spa | 56 S Park Street

The Woodhouse Day Spa allows both men and women the opportunity to experience a choice of over 70 rejuvenating services which include a wide array of skin treatments, massages, and more.

Yarnia | 127 Watchung Avenue


What started out as a love for knitting amongst friends blossomed into a brick-and-mortar craft store selling unique fibers and offering classes to those still perfecting the trade.

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