If you haven’t walked down Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream in awhile, you should. A few months back, I noticed Enchanted Bella Boutique, a cute little clothing and accessories store that drew me into it’s doors. Because of the streets lack of foot traffic, the store is in jeopardy of closing it’s doors for good in the next few months. But the families of Valley Stream won’t let that happen, right?
While my daughter is way too old and tall for the items in the window and on the shelves, I do have three great nieces that I can shop for. Stop for a moment and think about who you could shop for. When I walked in, I immediately thought of pageant dresses for little girls, flower girl dresses, 1st birthday dresses, baptism clothing for boys and girls and of course the infamous cake smash photo shoot.
Enchanted Bella Boutique is a children’s boutique that helps in creating life’s most precious moments. Owner Melinda Gomez, a Valley Stream Mom whose daughter attends Central High School, says the boutique is unlike anything you have ever seen. It’s both whimsical and magical. It is a one-of-a-kind boutique that appeals to every child’s fantasy.
If you’re looking for communion dresses, frilly special occasion dresses, hair accessories, tutu’s and a large selection of custom-made products then you can find it all at Enchanted Bella Boutique right here in Valley Stream. When I visited the store, she even had Alice in Wonderland centerpieces she handcrafted herself.
Melinda opened the store 7 months ago after living in Valley Stream for the past 24 years. She says,“We have a lot of history in this area and we love being able to now give back to our community.”
She continues, “As long as I can remember, I have wanted to own my own business. Something that would enable me to bring joy to others while allowing me to give back to my community. This was my vision when I created Enchanted Bella Boutique. To give the little ones an experience they would never forget and would love to come back to time and time again. It is a magical place meant to inspire all those who come through our doors with the colorful décor, beautiful pieces, and fairy-tale like feel.”
She becomes overwhelmed with gratitude when she hears all of the “oohs and aahs” of the bright-eyed children and adults alike. It is such a pleasure to see the utter joy and excitement from every single customer who comes in for the first time to experience what our boutique has to offer for boys and girls.
Melinda also wants you to know that this is a community boutique with a welcoming vibe and inspiring atmosphere. It’s a place where your imagination can run free and you are able to feel like you have entered a mythical place. I took my love of crafts and of sharing it with others and turned it into a business that I hope my customers love.