The Best of Collingswood, NJ: Black-Owned Businesses Celebrating Women

Craving a shopping excursion outside the city? From fashion to art, here’s a roundup of our favorite women-centric Black businesses across the river:

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Wander Boutique

Located in the heart of Collingswood, on the bustling Haddon Avenue, this beautiful shop offers a wide variety of women’s fashion accessories at affordable prices. Inventory is refreshed regularly and for those who can’t visit, their online shop will ship anything straight to your home.

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Galerie Marie

If you’re into one-of-a-kind art and gifts from around the world, Kimberly Camp’s studio is a must stop. A celebrated artist in her own right, the owner curates a wide variety of paintings, artist dolls, sculptures, jewelry, and ethnographic art, and she also offers coaching to individuals or businesses on how to build stronger, more productive organizations.

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Ida’s Bookshop

Named in honor of civil rights leader, journalist, and educator Ida B. Wells, this bookstore has a sister store in nearby Fishtown — Harriet’s — which owes its name to another prominent Black historical figure, abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Jeannine A. Cook, the powerhouse behind the two stores, is dedicated to celebrating women writers, artists and activists, and has one goal: to one day own Black bookstores all over the country named after powerful Black women in history.

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Monarch School of Dance

Founded by two former professional dancers trained in the most prestigious schools in Philadelphia and Chicago, this local studio offers tailored programs for young girls of all ages who want to pursue their passion for movement and make their “dance dreams take flight”.

While visiting Collingswood, don’t forget to check out their vintage shops and grab a bite at Black-owned businesses in the area!

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Patrizia Ciuppa is a writer, editor, and producer for a Philly-based HR tech startup, Phenom. Previously, she has written editorial and blog pieces on beauty, fashion and sustainability for the women’s fashion brand Free People. She currently lives in Medford Lakes, NJ with her husband and two dogs, where she is the steward of her own Little Free Library. For all her published work, visit her website.