Shop Small, Shop Local: It’s the Small Business Cohort Kickoff Weekend at Legacy West in Plano

One way to celebrate Women's History Month: Shop local this coming long weekend at the 2024 Small Business Cohort Kickoff Weekend at Legacy West. 90% of the featured local companies are women-owned, offering everything from skincare to home design items to cookies, puzzles, jewelry, and more.

When you go to a big mall or high-end shopping center, your shopping options are often focused on big-name retail brands. But for the next four days at Legacy West in Plano, a spotlight will be put on small businesses—with vendors offering a wide range of goods and gifts inside the cabins located in the Starbucks Breezeway.

The 2024 Small Business Cohort Kickoff Weekend at Legacy West runs Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24. Of the small businesses being showcased, 90% are women-owned—which is especially timely, since March is Women’s History Month.

Rachel Chang, founder of the Legacy West Small Business Cohort

Rachel Chang, the marketing director at commercial real estate company Prism Places, is passionate about supporting and empowering women-led businesses. She founded the Legacy West Small Business Cohort, which helps nurture small businesses by cultivating their growth and development. The initiative offers “resources, mentorship, education, complimentary pop-up space, and investment opportunities” to North Texas entrepreneurs.

The long “weekend of shopping local” features everything from skincare to home design items to cookies, puzzles, jewelry, and more.

From left: Plantagonia Skincare, Next Door Goddess, Meraki Beauty, and Juelz Jems. [Photos via Legacy West]

Here’s the lineup of small business offerings, and when you can check them out:

Thusday, March 21 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Plantagonia Skincare :: biotanical skincare products

Karen Jai Home :: curated luxury home decor accessories

Next Door Goddess :: Mediterranean-inspired “boholuxe” jewelry

Friday, March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.

ESW Perfume Bar :: one-of-a-kind personalized scents

GabeJade (headwraps, ties, bowties, dog bandanas and more) :: March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Juelz Jems (colorful wreaths, floral centerpieces, and more) :: March 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 23 from Noon to 6 p.m.

CAYLO (trendy women’s apparel)

The Kooke Bar (artisan cookies made with premium ingredients) 

Meraki Beauty (handcrafted skincare) 

Sunday, March 24 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Essentially Vivonne :: artisan aged extracts, specialty sugars, sugar cubes, simple syrups

TUNSOUK  :: handcrafted Tunisian olivewood baskets, bowls, dishes, and more

Puzzles of Color :: puzzles featuring interactive art created by artists of color

Soul Stonz :: jewelry & gems for your heart & soul


Vendors for 2024 will offer a goods and gifts inside the cabins located in the Starbucks Breezeway at Legacy West.

For more information on the 2024 Small Business Cohort Kickoff Weekend at Legacy West, go here. The cohort link at that page features a “vendor form,” and while small businesses can’t apply to be in the current cohort, they can apply for other vendor events at Legacy West through that application.

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