Special Moments

The perfect gift shop filled with the latest trends varying from Jewelry to Kitchen Gadgets to Gourmet Foods to Home Decor. Whether you are shopping for someone or for yourself, we have it all! 


The Shops at 509 originated as separate businesses including Merle Norman and Special Moments.  Alice Simons, became the owner of the Merle Norman Studio in 1995 and opened the Special Moments Gift Shop in 1998, in separate locations.  In 2003, both shops were moved to the current location, 509 N. Adams, to make the shopping experience at both shops easier and more enjoyable for customers.  The philosophy of The Shops at 509 is based on the same as that of Merle Norman with quality products at fair prices, and developing The Shops at 509 into the needs and desires of the customer base.  We offer a unique and fun place to shop for cosmetics, personal care, home décor, kitchen, trendy accessories, personal care, baby and so much more!  It is our goal to give you the personal service that you deserve.  We want to make shopping for that special gift as fun as it is to receive it. 

Stop by The Shops at 509 and look forward to being surprised by all that we have to offer! 



Merle Norman Cosmetics

We aim to make women feel beautiful and confident. We will help you with artistry techniques and skin care tips from our trained beauty consultants.

When is the last time you had a free foundation check? (712)-792-5248 Call to schedule an appointment

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