5 women-owned businesses in Tuscaloosa to support now

Girl party! (Lady in Lace / Instagram)

This month, we are highlighting five women-owned businesses in Tuscaloosa, along with how you can support them. Keep reading for more details.

1. Lady in Lace

The most gorgeous dresses (Lady in Lace / Instagram)

Owned by Betty Quarrels, Lady in Lace is one of Tuscaloosa’s premier bridal shops. Since 1987, they have offered hand-selected gowns and accessories for The Southern Bride and their wedding parties. Lady in Lace also hosts a variety of events such as trunk sales and designer sample sales. Betty has been leading them since 2012 and is the perfect example of a woman with taste.

2. The Veganish Market

Girl boss moment (Veganish / Instagram)

Veganish Market is owned by female entrepreneur Yazmyn Rozier and is one of Tuscaloosa’s newest businesses. On their menu, they offer items including:

  • Plant-based ice cream
  • Mocktails
  • Smoothies
  • Small plates
  • Bowls

The idea behind Veganish was to not only create a menu that caters to the vegan community, but also vegetarians, pescatarians, flexitarians and those transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle. You’ll be able to find gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based items and anything else to suit your dietary needs.

3. Heritage House Coffee & Tea

More than a coffee shop (Heritage House / Instagram)

An Alabama staple, Heritage House Coffee and Tea is currently owned by Rebekah Wanstall. Rebekah seeks to grow the business into something much more than just a place to grab a muffin and get your caffeine fix. Her vision for Heritage House is to be a refuge of peace amid a broken world. They have been serving others since 1993 and now have over 40 diverse coffees from all over the world, a collection of assorted teas, and a variety of made-from-scratch baked goods, café lunches and even full-service dinners!

4. Lou & Co

Lou and some spring decor (Lou & Co. / Instagram)

In 2016, University of Alabama alumna Sydney Burns opened Lou & Co. with the help and support of her mom Kelli. Named after her loveable golden doodle Lou, the shop can be described as an elegant gift store that offers anything from silk pajamas to glamorous seasonal decor. When stepping into the store, you’ll be greeted by a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere, and maybe even Lou herself! Be sure to stop by the storefront or shop online to check out their newest spring decor.

5. Glam Salon & Blow Dry Bar

Treat yourself (Glam / Instagram)

Opened in 2017 in the heart of Tuscaloosa, Valerie Wright wanted to bring more of a big city feel to downtown Tuscaloosa with a Salon and Blow Dry Bar. Glam has a spa-like atmosphere with the LA-New York City feel and a contemporary clean look. They are a dedicated R+Co Salon, meaning they offer a special line of sustainable and luxurious hair products that are cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. 

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Madison Paladino
Madison Paladino
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