About Us

Welcome to MoMere!

Since 2013, our charming lifestyle store, owned by a passionate mother-daughter team, has been a beloved destination in Historic Valley Junction. Nestled in the heart of West Des Moines, Iowa, we take pride in curating a delightful selection of unique gifts and home decor to elevate your living spaces and add a touch of charm to your everyday life.

At MoMere, we believe in the art of personalized service, and are thrilled to assist you in finding the perfect items that match your taste and style. Whether you're searching for kitchen essentials to enhance your culinary experiences, exquisite home decor to create a cozy atmosphere, heartwarming gifts for your loved ones, stylish women's clothing to make a statement, adorable baby clothing & gifts to celebrate new arrivals, or thoughtful men's gift items for the special gentlemen in your life, we have it all.

Our passion lies in offering a carefully curated collection that brings contemporary and transitional designs to your doorstep. Every item at our boutique is handpicked with love, ensuring that you discover something truly special for yourself or your loved ones.

Visit us in Historic Valley Junction, where you'll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly faces, and personalized assistance. Our team is dedicated to making your shopping experience memorable, enjoyable, and fulfilling.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. We cherish each and every customer and are honored to be a part of your life's celebrations and cherished moments.

With love,

Kay & Meredith


Kay Schiller and Meredith Hyde Wells are a mother/daughter team who share a creative retail passion. We formed MoMere is 2009 and opened our store front in November 2013.

Kay's background is in museum retail and marketing for science, history, and art museums throughout the region.  She sews, saws, hammers and creates not only some of MoMere's products, but monthly window displays as well.

Meredith studied apparel merchandising and marketing at Iowa State University. She has worked for major national retail companies in sales management, retail buying, and visual merchandising.  Her creative eye is what makes MoMere so inviting. 

Giving back to our community

We believe it is important to give back to our surrounding community. Over the past 8+ years, these are a few of the nonprofit organizations whose missions and work MoMere supports:

  • Bras for the Cause
  • Creative Visions
  • Historic Valley Junction Foundation
  • International Committee for the Red Cross
  • Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • John Stoddard Cancer Center
  • One Iowa