Even the coasts see cooler temps during the winter months, and beach-inspired boutique Crescent Coast has the duds sea-lovers need to stay warm.
It’s safe to assume that when you visit a high-end department store, the staff will go the extra mile to make the shopping experience a memorable one. But if you’re looking for a bit of extra attention—whether it’s help finding a gown for an upcoming gala, seeking out versatile styles to complete your suitcase for a trip to the coast, or a complete seasonal wardrobe overhaul—a number of local stores offer designated personal shoppers who can lend their undivided attention to your search.
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Trend: Flying Monkey jeans, $80, Cha Boutique
With seemingly endless choices, varietals spanning the globe, and descriptive words like ‘angular’ and ‘toasty’, the wine aisle can be an intimidating spot. Add the task of matching seasonal fall dishes with specific flavor profiles, and choosing the right bottle might leave a sour taste. But fret not—below, local sommeliers and wine managers dish about their go-to bottles for fall, meaning you can sit back, relax, and uncork a bottle…or two!
On Nina: Lilly Pulitzer dress, $148, Pink Magnolia. Tasha Polizzi scarf, $89, Giddy Up Jane. Burberry vest, $495, Neiman Marcus. Earrings, $19; Bracelet, $18; Hat, $30; Paperdolls Boutique. Boots, $130, Never Enough.
On Catherine: Vintage Havana shirt, $62; Gracia skirt, $79; Necklace, $59; Never Enough. Belt, $20, Paperdolls Boutique. Earrings, $637, Vie. Boots, $295, Laurie’s Shoes.
On Nina: Bell shirt, $244, Vie. Vince jeans, $185, Neiman Marcus. Cuff, $410, Vie. Old Gringo boots, $420, Giddy Up Jane.
On Catherine: Bell shirt, $267, Vie. Missy Robertson jacket, $96, Giddy Up Jane. Dear John Denim jeans, $80, Paperdolls Boutique. Earrings, $50, Melanie’s. Lucchese boots, $390, Giddy Up Jane.
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Where do you like to shop? We put that question to our readers a few weeks ago, and we received a mixed (shopping) bag of responses, from mall staples and trendy boutiques to bargain designer shops that support a good cause. This is St. Louis, after all, and its mélange of types and tastes extends to its shopping districts.
Residents, shoppers and diners alike are in the lap of luxury at The Shoppes at the Crescent. The classy, urban upscale retail and residential condominium community features high-end condos with stunning views of the St. Louis skyline, and exclusive amenities, from posh boutiques and premiere restaurants to a fitness center and lush gardens—all within walking distance of downtown Clayton.
Still fresh off its chic remodel last year, the Colonial Marketplace has quickly become a boutique shopping and dining destination. The DESCO Group, which purchased the property in September 2011, brought in a unique mix of high-end shops, delectable dining and specialty services that have caught the attention of the area’s savvy shoppers. With all this buzz, the parking lot can fill up fast. But don’t worry about nabbing a space—complimentary valet service is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
From walking up the red carpet to strutting down the runway, kids will be in the spotlight at the Friends of Kids with Cancer Fashion Show and Boutique on Nov. 6 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. “It’s like the Academy Awards,” says executive director Judy Ciapciak.
From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria, past Town & Country Crossing and beyond, Clayton Road can take you all over the area. Peppered with stores, the strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable.
Much of Old Webster is rich in history. Today, shoppers can dine on gourmet burgers or sip fine wines, breathe new life into their closet, try their hand at an art project or transform the look of their home, all within a few square blocks.
Since its beginning in the 1870s, the Central West End has served as a sought-after St. Louis residential district. These days, the CWE is an urban oasis full of homes, restaurants, bars, art, entertainment, and—of course—shopping.
Kirkwood’s historic and walkable downtown is the modern-day embodiment of family-friendly, small-town Americana. On any given day, you can stop by the Kirkwood Farmers Market, watch the trains go by (or hop on one if you so choose!), and enjoy a cold treat from The Custard Station while you shop.
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Vince, $450, Saks Fifth Avenue
Pedro Garcia, $475, Neiman Marcus
Michael Kors, $198, Nordstrom
Prada, $650, Saks Fifth Avenue
Louise et Cie, $139, Nordstrom
Dolce Vita, $123, Cha Boutique
Joie, $315, Neiman Marcus
On Melissa: Eis shawl, $112, Laurie Solet. Joie tank, $138, Cha Boutique. Ella Moss skirt, $138, Ivy Hill. Horn necklace, $337, Vie. Earrings, $28, Laurie Solet.
Studies show supporting women can make the entire community thrive, says Jan Hendrickson, board president of the Women's Foundation of Greater Saint Louis (WFSTL). The foundation is focused on advocating for women by contributing money and resources to relevant organizations and educational events, like its upcoming Making a Difference lecture and reception.
There's a new destination in the Delmar Loop that offers everything from groceries and a 24-hour diner to green architecture and modern student housing: The Lofts of Washington University.
On Nisha: Alice & Olivia dress, $368, Neiman Marcus. Earrings, $18, Melanie’s. Bracelet, $47, Paperdolls Boutique. Steve Madden heels, $80, Dillard’s.
On Christian: Byron Blazer, $495, Mister Guy. Pants, $80, shirt, $74 Robert’s.