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An Introduction to Urban Matter

by Sandy Gutierrez Photography

by Sandy Gutierrez Photography

Urban Matter is a home accessories and gift boutique featuring curated treasures and hand-crafted goods made by independent artisans and makers. Nestled in Dutchtown, Urban Matter offers their shoppers design services, custom lighting, house-made leather goods, and a unique indoor and outdoor event space — creating an experience that diverges from other boutiques in the St. Louis region.

Mary Hennesy and Amy Schafer, owners of Urban Matter, have a natural talent of providing a shopping experience tailored to your needs. Residing above their storefront, Mary and Amy have created an establishment filled with sincerity and warmth, as if they are opening their home to you. Rather than a consumer, you are considered a guest at Urban Matter. They take their hospitality one step further by offering personal shopping appointments outside of their normal business hours, and oftentimes offer wine and beer to their shoppers.

They've recently expanded their store with a newly renovated backroom, nearly doubling the amount of hand-crafted goods and treasures that were offered to their shoppers in 2015. Urban Matter has plans to open an online store in 2017, but are able to accept orders over the phone and ship goods to their customers directly, expanding their reach near and far. Whether you have been a longtime fan of their store, or haven't paid them a visit yet - now is the time to check out this Dutchtown favorite! 

Urban Matter is the home to many of our favorite local and national brands and makers:

For a full listing of brands and makers sold at Urban Matter, click here.

Visit Urban Matter:

4704 Virginia Ave, St. Louis MO 63111 | (314) 456-6941 | urbanmatterstl.com

Hours: Wed-Thursday 11-6 PM, Friday 11-7 PM, Saturday 11-5 PM (or by appointment)