Our Story

Back in 2009, Enchanting Embellishments was opened in the DesPeres area, just off of Manchester Road.  In 2012, the owner decided that a change of address was in order.  After some 20 months of rehab and renovation, the new location has recently re-opened in the Central West End at 4732 McPherson Ave.  

The building was built in the early 1920's and was the home of the Joseph Witek Florist.  The floor plan includes larger-than-life columns and ceilings, perfect to display designer clothing, artwork and furnishings.  The greenhouse (original building) in the back has been transformed into the most exciting hidden gem in the Central West End, MaryAnn's Tea Room!

For a sneak peek at MaryAnn's space and menu, click on the logo below to see the website.

The vision to offer St. Louisians a pleasurable shopping experience and the opportunity of finding exquisite and simply remarkable items hasn't changed.  Items that fit your lifestyle, your home, or your office all under one roof.  Along with a special place to have lunch, hold business meetings, or hosting special events like bridal or baby showers, 4732 McPherson is THE shopping destination in St. Louis.

From the mouths of past customers, we're not the typical Mid-Western boutique, we belong somewhere on the east or west coast!  For a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience, we hope to see you soon.


Our Owner, Karen Halper

Karen has over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She has a vision of superior customer service. Karen holds a Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. Karen's true passion is jewelry. For over 30 years she has enjoyed traveling and dealing part time with jewelry sales. After being a co-founder and CFO of 2 software companies, Karen decided to leave the corporate world in 2008. This enabled her to spend quality time with her family and pursue her dreams of opening a 'unique boutique'.

Having the drive and courage to be an entrepreneur along with the ability to bring employees together through the startup of a company, Karen established Enchanting Embellishments in 2009. Being raised in both England and Southern California, combined with years of traveling to foreign countries, Karen has a keen eye for elegance and uniqueness when purchasing merchandise for the store. 

Our Designer, Michael Shreves

Michael is our Design Expert and Christmas "Wonder Creator".  He brings over 25 years of experience in floral design, staging and display production to the Enchanting Embellishments store.  

He's the principal window designer & store staging expert.  He has a keen eye for "pretty" and his fun, laid-back attitude makes designing look easy.  Whether it's for your home, office, or special event, Michael's designs are spectacular.

His passion is clearly reflected in all of his displays, especially at Christmas.  His store window design is spectacular, especially during the holiday season.

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