Female entrepreneurs and innovators are shaping the way we style ourselves on the daily. From clothing and accessories to beauty and lifestyle trends, women are ruling the world of style and are top shelf influencers.
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, here are five female style innovators and inspiring businesswomen to follow, invest in and love.
The Toronto-based designer is adored for her modern, innovative jewelry designs. Celebrities like Ashley Graham, Mindy Kaling, Issa Rae, and Kendall Jenner love Bird’s sleek styles, which boast an architectural flair, and are statement pieces without being in-your-face bold. Bird’s hoop earrings, chain necklaces and bracelets are fan favourites.
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This American designer made luxury goods accessible with her line of chic, lady-who-lunches vibe clothing and accessories launched in 2004. Burch’s signature ballet flats were the start of her style empire, which landed her on Forbes World Billionaire’s list in 2013. Those ballet flats are still essentials, as are Burch’s colouful sportswear pieces, luxe handbags, and signature gold accessories.
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Darlings, if you’re not on the Charlotte Tilbury beauty train what are you even doing? Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has made fabulous red carpet glam accessible to everyone with her makeup and skincare line that’s all about the glow up. She built her brand on Instagram, and it’s the channel to tune into for all the latest beauty news and product drops—don’t miss a minute!
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This cult haircare brand is the creation of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. With years of beauty industry experience, Atkin saw a void in the haircare market of products that were effective, easy to use, and designed for all hair types and textures. Though OUAI began life as line of hair products in 2016, it’s now expanded to a full lifestyle range including body, hand, fragrance, and candles.
This cult skincare line was launched by Vicky Tsai in 2009. Tsai financed the company’s first product—the now iconic Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers—by selling her engagement ring, her car and moving back in with her parents. Tatcha is now a gold standard in the skincare world and loved by celebrities including Meghan Markle and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Showing support for our community, and the local female-led businesses that are a part of it, is incredibly important to us. Shop some of Square One’s female-owned businesses such as Blossom Moments, Fleurs D’épargne, Catalyst & Co., Big Fat Cookies, Sukoshi Mart. We believe in championing women every-single-day and buying regularly from these shops is a wonderful way to do it.
Now that we have inspired you with the stories of these amazing female entrepreneurs and all that they do, check out our Shop Now feature to find the perfect fashion and beauty essentials for the season. Also, share the love with your best friends via a gift card to let them know how grateful you are for their support in your life.