8 Great Women-Owned Businesses In Red Hook Brooklyn

If you are visiting the big apple anytime soon or an NYC resident looking to discover new places, your first stop should be Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York. The Red Hook neighborhood is home to some of the top women owned businesses. From fashion to food, you can find and support female owned small businesses that will surely have you returning for more. 

Discover eight must visit women owned businesses in Red Hook below:

Andrea Lauer’s Risen Division

Looking for an outfit that you can dress up or down? Risen Division is a fashion brand focused on the jumpsuit as a uniform for the modern woman. Award-winning multi-media and costume designer Andrea Lauer founded Risen Division to celebrate the power of a single garment that possesses versatility and elegance. A piece of clothing that you can wear anywhere and anytime!  

Website: https://risendivision.com/

Address: 70 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: Friday: 12 pm – 5 pm; Saturday: 12 pm – 4:30 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Instagram: @risendivision

Chrissy Fichtl’s Apotheke

Apotheke is a  luxury home fragrance brand inspired by the beauty found in life’s moments. They create & curate a collection of home fragrances and body products, including candles, soaps, and many home decor pieces. Founded by Chrissy Fichtl, Apotheke was started in her home, growing to her current location in Red Hook Brooklyn New York, with the never changing goal of keeping production in house! All products are sustainably sourced, cruelty free, Sulfate and phthalate free, and Vegan and non-GMO. 

Website: https://apothekeco.com/ 

Address: 459 Van Brunt Street, Suite 16, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: Monday 11 am – 6 pm; Thursday 11 am -6 pm; Friday-Saturday 11 am – 7 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Instagram: @apothekeco

Erin Norris’ Ourhaus

Ourhaus is a staple when comapring the  Red Hook restraunts and a must go when visiting the neighborhood. With it’s unique falvors, Erin Norris, founder, had a very interesting and adventurous time opening her restaunt. She eventually landed on a concept that collide two worlds with her chef Kevin Speltz. Erin interviewed with us for our women owned business spotlight series. Click here to read all about her journey, inspiration, and advice she has for future female small business owners. 

Website: https://www.ourhausredhook.com/

Address: 275 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: Monday 5 pm – 9 pm; Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm; Friday 5 pm – 10 pm; Saturday 12 pm – 10 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm; (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Instagram: @grindhausnyc

Basia Grocholski’s Venotto Design

Basia Grocholski is a creative director and designer with over 18 years of experience domestically and internationally. Raised in Miami, Florida, Basia set out to find new experiences studying and working in Switzerland, and Poland. She eventually ended up in Red Hook and started Venotto in 1998, a boutique brand identity studio based in Brooklyn, creating beautiful, bold, thought-provoking & purposeful visual solutions for food, beverage & hospitality businesses. As a multidisciplinary design studio, Venotto does everything from creative direction to event & experiential design.

Website: http://www.venotto.co/ 

Wan to work with Basia? Email her at venottodesign@gmail.com 

Instagram: @brooklynski1 and @venotto

Amy Van Doran’s Modern Love Club

Looking for love? Amy Van Doran’s matchmaking business, Modern Love Club, could be your answer. The matchmaking agency offers an in-person, hyper-curated approach to your love life. Amy offers three services, including joining her Rolodex, where she can match you with any of her extraordinary clients. Amy has been featured in Vice, Glamour, Cosmo, Refinery19, and many more. 

If you want to know more about Amy and the Modern Love Club, check out her interview with our founder Victoria Alexander. 

Find your love match? Book through her Website: https://www.modernloveclub.com/

Instagram: @modernloveclub

Susan Povich’s Red Hook Lobster Pound

Looking for seafood in your Red Hook restaurant search? Try Red Hook Lobster Pound! In 2008 local Red Hook residents Susan Povich, and her husband,Ralph Gorham, decided to open a lobster shop. The plan couldn’t have been better as Susan grew up in Maine and has a culinary degree, while Ralph was ready to get his hands dirty. Red Hook was the perfect location for them since it resembles lobstering communities of Maine for many reasons. This woman co-owned restaurant is sure to be a hit with anyone visiting the red hook neighborhood. 

We been big fans for years even announcing their grand re-opening back in 2015.

Website: https://www.redhooklobster.com/ 

Address: 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9 pm, last seating at 8:15 pm

Instagram: @redhooklobster

Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo’s Laurie Blumenfeld Design

This next Red Hook native started her own interior design company after she decided to follow her passion and leave her corporate job. Does it sound familiar? Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo was ahead of her time when it came to working for yourself in this world. Laurie Blumenfeld Design’s projects range from NYC apartments and commercial office spaces to complete renovations throughout the Northeast and Washington DC. Laurie has accomplished many things in the past years, including her projects being featured in Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, Aspire Design and Home, Apartment Therapy, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times (just to name a few).

Website: https://www.laurieblumenfelddesign.com/

Want to work with her? Contact Laurie at laurie@laurieblumenfelddesign.com or 917.757.5464

Instagram: @laurieblumenfelddesign

Mary Rose Wiley’s Open Invite

Mary Rose Wiley originally from Austin, Texas never thought her vintage goods and decor store would follow her to Brooklyn, NY. Open Invite is a home goods and gift shop based out of Red Hook, carrying a mix of independent brands and hand-picked vintage pieces. Mary considers Open Invite a new kind of retail experience that is a unique, sustainable & affordable way to shop.

Website: https://openinviteshop.com/

Address: 317 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Instagram: @openinvite_shop


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