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Shop from Fantastic, Black Women-Owned Businesses at a Pop-up Market This Weekend

Go ahead—gift yourself cool new jewelry, clothes, and more when Black Owned Bos. and CambridgeSide mall celebrate Women's History Month.


To round out Women’s History Month, Black Owned Bos. is teaming up with CambridgeSide mall this weekend to host the Making of Her Story—a pop-up market showcasing some of the Boston retail scene’s most exciting women entrepreneurs and business owners.

Launched in 2019, Black Owned Bos.’s mission is to highlight Black-owned businesses and spaces in the city. To that end, the Making of Her Story will feature a collective of local businesses that specifically honor the stories and contributions of Black women in Boston’s entrepreneurial space. (Plus, if your pandemic-era weekend plans require a dose of retail therapy, this sounds like the perfect place to go.)

BGM Apparel Products at "The Making of Her Story" Pop-Up

BGM Apparel products at The Making of Her Story collective pop-up. / Photo Credit: Black Owned Bos.

From Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28, the pop-up will feature almost two dozen vendors on Level 2 of CambridgeSide. Ten different vendors will be in attendance each day, offering everything from skincare to jewelry, clothing to food, and more.

The Making of Her Story is the physical culmination of Black Owned Bos.’s month-long digital campaign honoring Women’s History Month. Throughout March, the platform’s social media has featured the stories of the women involved in the collective—each of whom will be showcasing their work this weekend.

Those exciting businesses include skincare brand BLACK LABEL, plant-based bake shop Clarke’s Cakes and Cookies, herbal tea company Té Spa, jewelry and accessories designer B. Royal Boutique, Fusion Dolls, and more.

B. Royal Boutique Products at "The Making of Her Story" Collective Pop-Up

B. Royal Boutique products at Black Owned Bos.’s CambridgeSide pop-up market. / Black Owned Bos.

“We are so excited to provide a platform for these stories to be told and amplified in celebration of women making history every day,” said Jae’da Turner, founder and managing director of Black Owned Bos.

Meanwhile, we’re excited to discover some great new gift ideas. So pick a day—or better yet, visit more than once—and get to shopping.

The Making of Her Story: CambridgeSide and Black Owned Bos. Pop-Up Shop 

WHEN: Friday, March 26 from 2 p.m.; Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 from 12-6 p.m.

WHERE: 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge — Level 2

MORE INFO: www.blackownedbos.com, www.cambridgeside.com