Honeys Child Boutique: Embrace Your Curves
1927 Washington Ave • St. Louis, MO • 63103 • 314-875-0011
Letitia McPherson-Young, owner of Honey’s Child Boutique, is shaking up the fashion scene in St. Louis. Over the last year and a half, she has been featured as one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Women in Business by Alive magazine and she opened for St. Charles Fashion Week as the first ever plus-size runway show. She was also honored by the Shalom House as a She is Queen recipient.
The boutique has been featured on Fox 2 News with April Simpson and most recently was the winner of the 2013 Missouri Fashion Week Stylist Challenge. The boutique was born of Letitia’s desire to create more style options for plus-size ladies. “As a plus-size woman myself, I often found it difficult and frustrating trying to find the latest fashions in my size. While there are retail chains in my area, I found that the downfall is that they all carried the same clothing,” she says. “So the likelihood of someone having on my dress or outfit was very high. I decided to take all that I had learned and couple that with my business experience, love for fashion and need for something bigger and created Honey’s Child Boutique: Embracing Your Curves.”
Always a lover of fashion, Letitia is not surprised that she ended up in her profession. Prior to owning Honey’s Child Boutique, she completed her Master’s degree in Management, and worked for a large local investment firm for 5 years. But, her heart wasn’t in it. “I liked my job, but I didn’t love it. I wasn’t passionate about it, I didn’t feel like I was making a difference” Letitia says. So she left her job to nurture her entrepreneurial aspirations of owning a boutique. Letitia says she named her boutique “Honey’s Child” because she is literally Honey’s child. “I chose the name Honey’s Child because it is simply who I am,” she says. “Throughout my teen years, I was always ‘thick.’ But my mom, whom my family affectionately calls Honey, always made sure she took her time to show me how to put my clothes together to ensure that I flattered my assets and concealed my non-assets. I learned very valuable lessons about being plus-size, confident and beautiful at an early age, all of those lessons came from my mother.”
In August 2013, Letitia opened her new swanky and edgy location in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The life-size Honey’s Child logo is beautiful and captivating and Letitia says she wanted the new location to be completely chic yet welcoming and warm for her customers to have a wonderful shopping experience. The new location boasts even more designers including Monif C., Youtheary Khmer, Jibri and Haus of Sierra Moses.
Honey’s Child Boutique is St. Louis’ only premier boutique for full-figure women. They offer unique, fashion-forward pieces created by some of today’s most renowned plus-size designers. Each item is hand selected by Letitia to ensure that Honey’s Child boutique has only the highest in quality and fashion. They offer a wide array of flattering dresses, fabulous tops, skirts, and accessories that can take you from work to play, all in one day!