8228 Forsyth Blvd.
The Scene: A comprehensive list of designers from A to—well, at least S! Collections from Ada, Akiko and Azarra, to Cleobella, Lamad and Lorak. And jeans from specialty denim line Serfontaine promise a flawless fit.
Don’t Miss: Lingerie by Hanky Panky, described by The Wall Street Journal as ‘lace butter.’
32 N. Brentwood Blvd., 862-7757
The Scene: Simply gorgeous proof that it is possible to still feel like a kid in a candy store. But be prepared—if you come in for just one lamp, you may find yourself tempted to indulge in a wholehouse re-do after wandering through more than 2,700 square feet of treasures from Maitland-Smith, Emerson et Cie and Hammerton.
Don’t Miss: In case he doesn’t meet you at the door, be sure to find C.L.O. Brutus (chief love officer and cute canine) and get your awwwww moment.
6334 N. Rosebury Ave., 862-1962
The Scene: Super-cute 100 percent cotton clothes with a foreign accent for babies, toddlers and kids. Original designs with foreign language phrases in Spanish, French, Dutch and German, plus chic, comfy clothing and accessories for Mom (or aunt, cousins and other fashionable ladies.)
Don’t Miss: Unique belts, purses, jewelry and accessories from around the globe.
ELLEARD HEFFERN FINE JEWELERS
101 S. Hanley Rd., 863-8820
The Scene: This several-generation favorite offers estate collections from Victorian to art deco, plus modern glamour by H. Stern, inspired by the best in art, architecture and fashion. Heffern’s fine quality diamonds and exclusive designs have been making brides’ eyes sparkle since 1913.
Don’t Miss: The work of featured designer Emily Armenta, inspired by the Spanish poet, Lorca, and early Spanish and Moorish architecture.
8107 Maryland Ave., 725-2526
The Scene: Arguably the most charming storefront in Clayton, the whitewashed brick, full-length shutters and transom entrance will lure you inside, where it’s easy to get lost in treasures from across the Pond. In business for more than a quarter of a century, Arlene Brilliant spends several months a year in England choosing all of the decorative accessories in this St. Louis favorite shop.
Don’t Miss: The opportunity to chat and learn from Arlene and her very knowledgeable staff.
BYRD STYLE LOUNGE
8117 Maryland Ave., 721-0766
The Scene: Longing for Gucci, Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta? Find them here and indulge. And the no-sale policy bends when necessary, like the Dang It Dow Sale a few weeks back, when we all needed a little designer distraction. (So much better than checking one’s portfolio!)
Don’t Miss: The must-have line from Thai-born, Omaha-raised Thakoon Panichgul.
8113 Maryland Ave., 725-8888
The Scene: Do you prefer your diamonds loose or set in something fabulous? Brooches to make you swoon, plus earrings, necklaces and every possible bauble to make you sparkle like never before. Annual trips to Switzerland guarantee a fab selection of fine watches including Cartier, Breilting, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Baume & Mericer and Bedat.
Don’t Miss: International collections sure to dazzle, from Marco Bicego, Penny Preville, Pascal Lacroix, Bez Ambar and more.
7817 Clayton Rd., 567-6200
The Scene: You’ve never had this much fun with sensory overload: An explosion of gorgeous fabrics, textures and colors, with furniture and accessories that will keep you busy saying Oh I have to have THAT! for the better part of an afternoon. Every piece is custom, so your choices just go on and on and on….
Don’t Miss: The opportunity to create that in-myhome- only sofa (with the requisite plethora of custom pillows) from the array of fabrics and styles.