On a recent outing to Botanical Heights, I discovered Union Studio, a charming store and cozy workspace owned by Mary Beth Bussen, that offers a treasure trove of handmade goods lovingly crafted by local St. Louis artists.
Union Studio is a beautiful boutique. The large windows bestow a natural light-filled airiness throughout the store, making the coveted collection of hand-crafted items on display even more appealing. I walked around the store a few times, taking in and admiring the work of more than 40 local artists represented under one roof by way of delicate jewelry, hand-woven turkish towels, St. Louis prints and photographed cards, corded ring trays and baskets, deliciously scented soaps, a wonderfully smelling Neroli Body Oil and so much more. I couldn’t help but be in awe – who knew St. Louis had so many talented artists and makers? So if you’re in need of a birthday gift, housewarming present or just some much needed retail therapy, Union Studio is the perfect place to shop first and support local.
Union Studio is located at 1605 Tower Grove Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110 // 314.771.5398
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