Sarah Gardner & Brenda Owren, Co-owners, HŌMBÄDI BOUTIQUE

Leading Ladies 2024


Sarah Gardner and Brenda Owren are two moms on a mission: to find true work-life balance doing what they love. So, they took a leap of faith in leaving their careers in finance to start HŌMBÄDI BOUTIQUE. “We wanted to create a beautiful and peaceful space for women to gather, shop, create, and laugh,” they say. “It’s like a mini vacation in store form!”

Sarah and Brenda have curated a beautiful collection of hand-picked clothing, gifts, accessories, home goods, and more, in addition to hosting private shopping parties, tarot card nights, trunk shows, and lots of other fun events. In the first year they opened, HŌMbädi won "Best of Rhode Island" for gift shop in South County, Reader’s Choice Award for the Westerly Sun, and was featured as a Rhody Gem in So Rhode Island.

“We are most proud that we took the chance on ourselves, and never looked back,” says Sarah and Brenda, reflecting on their journey so far. They recently opened a second location – visit this spring for even more new and unique finds. They recently opened a seasonal location in Watch Hill that we be reopening this spring.


91 Franklin Street & 104 Bay Street, Westerly