Since March is International Women’s Month we are honored to share the women-owned businesses of The Crossroads. The Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 opened opportunities for women entrepreneurs to be seen and create substantial money-making operations. Today, despite 19% of female business owners braving unequal access to opportunities, women now own 42% of businesses in the United States.

Read on to learn about some of The Crossroads businesses represented by women.


SHE knows best when it comes to keeping up with the latest women’s fashion trends. Owner Patty Wilson curates a comfortable space for women to buy clothing, handbags, accessories, and more!

Fads happen fast. But SHE has an eye for style and brings in only high-quality items at the forefront of their trend.

This small boutique constantly offers big fashion items from American and European designs. It’s the perfect place to dress for your own success.

Debra C Carmel

Women in business deserve to treat themselves. Debra Couch built a namesake business that allows other women to dress in luxurious clothing that feels fun to wear.

Do you need something comfortable to work out in? Or, would you prefer to spend your days enjoying the softness of cashmere against your skin?

Allow your fashion-savvy sales associate to help you dress to impress. They carry only the finest quality clothing items and offer top-of-the-line customer service.

Carmel Ace Hardware

Throw gender norms out the window and visit Carmel Ace Hardware. Lindsey Scarborough supplies shoppers with the necessities to preserve their homes and gardens.

She comes from the Scarborough Lumber family, who have long graced the community with excellent service, and Lindsey continues to put the family’s knowledge and experience to work. Women have spent decades holding down the home front and know a thing or two about how to maintain it with quality products that you can obtain at Ace.

Here, a friendly team will help you figure out what you need to do “it” yourself. Keep your home beautiful with the smile Ace puts on your face.

Monterey Bay Body Works

Throughout history, women have been taught to tend to others’ needs and ignore their own. Kim Brousseau progressively understands the importance of self-care.

So, she made it her business! By placing Monterey Bay Body Works in a convenient location at The Crossroads, Kim makes self-care more accessible to her community.

Slip a much-needed massage into your shopping adventure at The Crossroads Carmel, or better yet, celebrate the women you love most during International Women’s Month by treating them to an incredible service here.

O Salon & O Nails + Beauty

Some females exert their power by embracing traditional gender roles and turning expectations into business ventures. Patty Olson understands that women enjoy looking pretty while passionately bringing their vision to life.

Women no longer paint their nails and do their hair to impress men. They get it done to express themselves!

At O Salon and O Nails + Beauty, your stylist will help you find your perfect new look. Patty built her reputation for excellence by listening to every client’s personalized requests and exceeding their expectations so that they walk away with confidence in who they are as individuals.

Burst & Bloom

Flowers brighten up a room and bring feelings to life. They express things that words simply cannot.

Celebrate women by surprising the important ladies in your life with exceptional floral arrangements from Burst & Bloom. Inspire your florist with your ‘why’ and watch your thoughts blossom into a beautiful gift.

Lauren Orman brings a fresh perspective to The Crossroads with this little shop where, on a whim, you can happen upon creative arrangements, single-stemmed flowers, succulents, and flowering plants of all kinds.

Carmel Pilates & Personal Training

Are you looking to improve your health? Sign up for services with Carmel Pilates & Personal Training.

This place isn’t just another gym. Marcy Curry gears her training toward every type of “athlete” with health and safety at the forefront of her operation because strong women take care of themselves and the people around them.

Signing up as a client means becoming a family in this nurturing environment. Whether you take classes or commit to a personal training regimen, you will feel cared for as you evolve.

European Jewelers & Goldsmith

Trendy jewelry can help you fit in. But fine jewelry will make you stand out amongst the crowd.

Adrianna Granat opened European Jewelers & Goldsmith to adorn her customers with everyday elegance. You can achieve any look with one of her high-quality pieces of jewelry designed for all types of women.

Drape yourself in colorful, handcrafted jewels for a show stopping look on your girl’s night out, or find staple pieces to bring your business attire to life. This shop even offers the option to craft special pieces using your fur friend’s paw or loved one’s fingerprint!

Consignment By The Sea

Throughout history, women have fallen prey to gross generalizations. But, in truth, no two women are exactly alike.

So why furnish your home with a showroom setup from unoriginal furniture stores? Pam Meyer and Jana Caron work to fill their shop with consignment pieces that build character in your home.

Whether you go classic or contemporary, your guests will walk into a home that’s undeniably yours. Shop here for artwork, accessories, furniture, lighting, and more.

Celebrate International Women’s Month

We believe in celebrating women every month because these remarkable humans work hard for the rights of all people. Take the time to learn about historical heroines, but don’t overlook the ones who light up your life on a daily basis.

This International Women’s Month, treat yourself to quality goods and services by supporting the ladies who made their dreams a business. Stay up to date on all of our events here at The Crossroads Carmel.