Atlanta-based entrepreneurial platform HERMARKET delivers some #GirlPower to Buckhead village with its debut female-focused storefront.
A vibrant dress design courtesy of Suakoko Betty.
The future is female for Buckhead Village, as HERMARKET (@thisishermarket), a women-oriented entrepreneurial platform for luxury and contemporary women-owned brands, is taking over the curation of Village Supply with its first-ever permanent pop-up space. Though HERMARKET is not new to the neighborhood—we’re sure you’ve seen co-founders Kia Perry and Jazlin Pitts rocking the sidewalks of Buckhead Village a time or two—after a year of monthly pop-ups, the innovative duo decided it was finally time for HERMARKET to find a home. “We are most excited about having a home in Buckhead. We’ve built relationships with lots of people in the community... and are excited to get more active and shine a brighter light on these woman-owned brands,” shares Pitts. The new brick-and-mortar will showcase a selection of products ranging from apparel, jewelry and accessories to home goods, skincare and more, all sourced from Atlanta’s strongest girl bosses—and the female empowerment doesn’t stop there. HERMARKET will also host local entrepreneurs for workshops and special events as a way to connect their vendors and foster a community of hardworking, resilient female business owners. “Women are currently the largest group of growing entrepreneurs in the U.S.,” says Perry. “Atlanta is the perfect place for women entrepreneurs to thrive.” Check out five of the fresh and luxurious brands taking up residence at HERMARKET’s new home.
GILDED Body Supreme Body Balm.
Looking to step up your self-care game? GILDED Body (@theartofbodycare) has all the resources you need to look and feel your best. The dermatologically designed brand offers luxury bodycare and home fragrances that will help you and your space reach a whole new level of Zen. Burn a GILDED candle and experience a new level of wellness. “Each candle is unique and can be repurposed beautifully, which we’ve never seen before from a bodycare brand,” says Pitts.
SAWDUST + FABRIC
At Sawdust + Fabric (@sawdust_ fabric), not only is the future female, it’s also custom made. The Atlanta-based home decor and furniture brand creates customized pieces made to capture clients’ most authentic essence and style. Founder Shankevia Mitchell aims to tell stories through personalized furniture, upholstery and decor accessories that will have clients in a living space that reflects who they are and who they are becoming. From colorful throw pillows to revamped wooden love seats, Sawdust + Fabric will deliver vivaciousness and personality to your home environment.
Ziva Therapy slub ring, Teardrop edge ring and Dysfunctional cluster ring.
West African-inspired contemporary apparel brand Suakoko Betty (@suakokobetty) brings bold colors and lively prints to its vibrant designs, which offer modern takes on traditional African textiles and designs. Owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar moved from Liberia to Atlanta at age 11, and has since told her story through Suakoko’s unique print mixing, surprising color palettes and chic styling. “Each of [Dunbar’s] pieces are one of a kind, from the colors and patterns to the high quality of fabric chosen for each design,” says Pitts of the brand, which offers dresses, dusters and more.
Growing up among herbal scents, meditative practices and the soulful tunes of Marvin Gaye and Al Green, Ziva (@zivaus) founder Sakiyna Jones has always considered wellness and mental health nonnegotiable. And with Ziva, she hopes that calming linen sprays, fragrant candles and soothing herbal teas can bring clients the mental tranquility necessary to live a happy and fulfilling life. Through healing and self-care, Ziva can bring you forward on your wellness journey, and one step closer to a healthy internal harmony.
Delivering wellness in its purest form, ISO Skincare (@isoskincare) will have you glowing from the inside out with its earthly beauty products composed of only the most raw and active ingredients. From purifying clay masks and bamboo cotton rounds to gentle night serums and more, ISO Skincare will have your skin feeling refreshed and thriving with its lack of unnecessary chemicals, fragrances or preservatives. Stick to the basics and avoid harmful additives with ISO’s handpicked selection of all-natural skin luxuries.
ISO Skincare Hydrate black currant and honey cleanser and lightweight whipped moisturizer.
Photography by: Portrait by Katie Parker; Gilded Body photo by Marcus Ezell; all other photos courtesy of brands