150 Fountain Lakes Blvd.
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 947-0330
Fax: (636) 940-2876
The Frenchtown area of St. Charles, boasts some of the best antique shops in the state. The historic buildings have been restored. Each building is an authentic example of French Colonial and German architecture. Shoppers will find everything from furniture to collectibles, from artwork to vintage clothing. The store also sells glassware, linens, aviation memorabilia and vintage architectural products like antique hardware and molding. Coin and stamp collectors will also find the Frenchtown area a great place to browse.
Located in a 100-year-old brick house in the historic Frenchtown of St. Charles, 2nd Street Beads is everything the beader needs to get started and keep going. The friendly staff champions a hands-on approach to the art of customer service, instructing clients on the ins and outs of beading as well as allowing them to practice techniques before committing to a purchase. The consummate inventory of beads and supplies include precious and rare stones, as well as silver, gold, and crystal, and expert jewelry making equipment. The store also offers classes for beginner beaders; the classes enable those aspiring bead artists to learn about the craft, while also offering a fun way to spend an afternoon. Stop by the website to order online or stop in the store and enjoy the rustic, quaint atmosphere. -Cathryn D. Blue
The brainchild of a graphic designer, Belle Fleur Vignettes creates floral masterpieces with a unique style that are very natural, earthy, and have a signature of bold color and amazing texture. The mantra of this unique floral boutique is to "catch the moment with flowers." The owner pays special attention to each clients' needs, creating bouquets that fit customers' personal tastes, favorite color schemes, and the mood of the occasion. Belle Fleur can design floral vignettes for weddings, parties and showers, or a simple friendly "hello." Many designs come directly from the cutting garden, enabling clients to enjoy seasonal, fresh flowers. The prices aren't that bad either. -Cathryn D. Blue
Got a special occasion coming up? Need a gift for the someone who has everything? Any Basket Under The Sun is a one stop shop for everything in thoughtful gifts. This independently owned basket crafting shop carries a variety of styles, colors, and decorations. The staff can fashion a basket for any type of occasion: weddings, baseball championships, grandma's birthday, you name it. Each basket is unique and specially made to fit the individual and the occasion. Prices of baskets vary based on what's inside, which can be supplied by the staff person or by the client. Baskets can be purchased in store or delivered, but allow for a 48 hour window between the order and the completion of an immaculate basket. -Cathryn D. Blue
Shop for some charming home decor and furniture items at April's on Main. Situated on North Main Street, it offers an elaborate selection of lamp lights, floral set-ups, dainty purses and beautiful jewelry, among other exciting stuff.
The Bear Factory, located on the beautiful, historic Main Street in St. Charles, peaking out over the Missouri River, is no ordinary toy store. With an inventory of over 5000 novelty bears, handcrafted by local, national, and international artists, this store caters to the bear aficionado. These cute, cuddly bears are designed by the different artists to represent various cultures, celebration themes, periods in history, and even epic tales of Greek and Roman mythology. Besides the incredible display, The Bear factory enjoys interacting with their customers and shows it with incredible customer service and enthusiasm. Stop by to browse the selection or pick up bear-making supplies for a private bear-making agenda. Bear building classes are also available and make a great outing with the family. -Cathryn D. Blue
The complete spice experience, Olde Towne Spice Shoppe has everything from baking supplies to spreads to kitchenware and appetizers. Naturally, spices are their forte, but if planning a party or experimenting with new flavors and recipe ideas, this is the first place to go. Started by one of the original physicians in St. Charles, all ingredients are chosen with care and freshness in mind. Accented by the cobblestone and old English architecture of Historic Main Street in St. Charles, the look and feel of this spice vendor inspires culinary creativity. Patrons can expect to relish in the smells of fresh vegetable accents and savory sweets upon entry, and the staff can assist in bringing any idea into fruition. All items are reasonably priced. Visit their website for ideas, a product list, and tips of the trade. -Cathryn D. Blue
Bling Boutique, LLC specializes in women's accessories and clothing. Located on historic Main Street in St. Charles, this small boutique is worth the stop. Carrying unique pieces of fine and costume jewelry, this boutique has exactly what's needed for the hipsters who like to stand out from the crowd. The staff is full of styling gurus who have eyes for the "look" that customers are craving. Find necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, barrettes, scarves, and countless other fashion accessories. A small selection of clothing is also available. Look good on any budget. -Cathryn D. Blue
Mid Rivers Mall is the only shopping mall in St. Charles County. Centrally located and very large, it is home to four department stores—Sears, Dillard's, JCPenney, and Champs Sports—as well as more than 125 specialty stores, including a Best Buy. There are also three locally owned full-service restaurants, plus a food court, a movie theater and a video arcade. This two-level mall has escalators throughout in addition to an elevator.
Carrying indoor and outdoor furniture and specializing in accoutrement for home game rooms, Amini's will make your home the place where everyone in the neighborhood wants to be. Located in Chesterfield, this large showroom is all inclusive and immaculate. Displays are created to give customers ideas of how to put together their game room dreams in their own home without losing the cozy feel. The staff of experts are not only keen on design, but are also friendly and helpful. The designers can work wonders whether the space is large or small. Stop by to purchase a new look for your family room, or just to gather some free ideas! -Cathryn D. Blue
This non-smoking mall is the only in the area that houses all four of the region's major shops—Barr, JCPenney, Dillard's and Sears. Since its opening in 1976, the Chesterfield Mall has undergone major expansions. Presently, it has more than 1.5 million square feet of shopping space. It is convenient to the interstates and is the weekend hangout for the area's teens.
Treat your taste buds to the delightful flavors of baked recipes served at Natalie's Cakes & More. This place is known for offering some of the best cakes in town. Enjoy the classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes or indulge in their gourmet flavors, Natalie's Cakes & More is sure to pamper your sweet tooth. You can even get the delicious 2 or 3 tiered cake for weddings or other special occasions and even get it delivered to your birthday party at some extra cost. Natalie's Cakes & More is sure to please you with their products and warm hospitality on your visit here.