From great deals to 'onolicious' cuisines, there's a woman behind many of Las Vegas' coolest businesses
By OTS Staff
One way to empower women in the community is by shopping at women-owned businesses. Unsure where to start? Here’s a look at 10 local Las Vegas businesses where those hard-earned dollars matter.
What Dress Code Boutique
This Downtown Las Vegas spot sells a variety of fashionable clothing fit for all occasions. What Dress Code Boutique also collaborates with Junk Jeans, a custom and consignment company selling “pre-loved merchandise,” creating unique artistic jeans and distressed denim. Be sure to also keep an eye out for fun pop-up shops around town.
Creators: Kia Lemon, What Dress Boutique, and designer Tavia Draggon, Junk Jeans
Where: 616 S Las Vegas Blvd., Suite A
When: Mondays–Appointments only, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays and 12-7 p.m. Sundays. Closed Fridays and Saturdays.
Fun Fact: If you visit the site and subscribe to texts, you’ll get a 10% off coupon.
Sing City Vocal Studio
Sing City Vocal Studio offers vocal coaching, audition prep and refresh rep (updating audition material). Join the membership system to hone singing skills or learn new ones. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, Amanda Kaiser’s lessons help improve clients at any level. She covers everything from helping students find a vocal balance to helping them build an audition book.
Creator: Amanda Kaiser
Where: Private studio in Henderson. Call (702) 306-5536 for details.
When: Book appointments here.
Vintage Vegan Diner
Tumn and Taylor created an affordable delivery and pickup-only vegan kitchen during the pandemic. Due to the challenges they faced, they had to adapt their business into a minimal cost-effective vegan food service.
Creators: Tumn and Taylor
When: Golden Fog is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, and Fergusons Downtown is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Fun Fact: They converted their travel van into a full-time home for living on the road. #vanlife
Enchanted Forest Reiki Center
Enchanted Forest Reiki Center is the largest Reiki Center and spiritual store in Nevada. This year, they celebrate their 10th anniversary. They sell a wide variety of spiritual items such as crystals, tarot cards and singing bowls.
Founder: Debbie Veach
Where: 2280 S. Jones Blvd.
When: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 12-6 p.m. Sundays
The Velveteen Rabbit is an eclectic bar serving craft cocktails and beer in The Arts District. It has been featured in many publications, from The New York Times to Buzzfeed. Unique elixirs include The Black Moon Lililith—Sage-Infused Vodka with Honey, Lemon, Ginger Ale and Lavender Bitters—and shareable cocktails like Liquid Luck, Rum and Brandy with House-Spiced Golden Falernum, Peychaud’s and Luster Dust.
Creators: Pamela and Christina Dylag
Where: 1218 S. Main St.
When: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Fun Fact: Magic Hour is every day from 5-7 p.m. serving punch, wine and bubble for $6.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Have a sweet tooth? Nothing Bundt Cakes offers nine flavors of cakes from traditional vanilla to white chocolate raspberry. Cake sizes range from tiered bundt cakes (26 servings) to Bundtinis (bite-sized). On top of the cakes, NBC adds a smooth cream cheese frosting elevating every bite.
Creators: Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz
Where: There are four Las Vegas locations (on Sahara, Centennial, South Rainbow and South Eastern), and they continue to grow their franchise.
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Rachel’s Kitchen is a cute, casual cafe serving breakfast all day, salads, burgers, wraps, fresh squeezed juices, smoothies and more. Join the Preferred Guest program to get exclusive deals and a complimentary birthday entree.
Creator: Debbie Roxarzade
Where: There are seven locations, including one at the airport.
When: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (excluding the airport location)
Fun Fact: Roxarzade named the restaurant after her daughter.
Open since 1998, Aloha Kitchen serves a variety of delicious foods from chicken teriyaki bowls to spam musubi. Offering myriad “onolicious” cuisines to choose from such as Japanese, Filipino, Korean and Hawaiian, every bite is packed with vibrant flavors.
Creator: Maria Liza Ochiai
Where: There are four locations (South Decatur, East Charleston and two on South Maryland Parkway)
When: Times vary depending on locations.
Fun Fact: Combo plates, like tempura and chicken teriyaki, start at $9.99.
According to The Food Network, Cafe Lola is Nevada’s Most Instagrammable Cafe. This tickled-pink European cafe is adorned with unique art accented with a whimsical charm. It’s the cutest spot to enjoy a cup of tea or a late brunch.
Creators: Lin Jerome, J.D., and Alexandra Lourdes, Ph.D.
Where: 10075 S. Eastern Ave #109 and 4280 S. Hualapai Way #109
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Fun Fact: Both owners graduated with degrees from UNLV.
LV Plant Collective
From a fun hobby into a booming side hustle, Carissa Beasley and wife Stephanie Rabun opened a plant shop at Fergusons Downtown, according to DTLV. They share plant education with the community at the store and online. Follow their Instagram to check out calming plant photos and enter sweet giveaways.
Creators: Carissa Beasley and Stephanie Rabun
Where: 1028 Fremont St., Suite 109
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Fun Fact: They sell Growing Candles that come with labels with seeds on them. You can plant the label to grow flowers.
Feature photo from What Dress Code Boutique courtesy of DTLV.
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