Your Guide to St. Louis Style: Where to Shop in St. Louis Neighborhoods
A neighborhood map to local boutiques, malls, and more
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KIRKWOOD & WEBSTER GROVES
Neighborhoods once synonymous with white picket fences have seen an influx of specialty shops—recession be damned. In Kirkwood, longtime staple Blush Boutique has provided a model of success, with owner Sarah King continually seeking new trends and blogging on Sunnies + Stilettos (sunniesandstilettos.com). Paperdolls Boutique also stays on top of the latest fashions, posting new arrivals on its Facebook page. Then, two years ago, Carrie Wurm and Pam Debandt opened up Ginger & Mary Ann Boutique in the space once occupied by Blush, offering options for average-size women. The newest kids on the block include East + West, one-time financial planner Brian Simpson’s men’s store; Fun in the Sun Sports & Leisure, Nancy Kaiser McGee’s coastal-inspired activewear store that’s the only place around selling Loggerhead Apparel; and Sparkle Boutique, Diana Slay’s store specializing in women’s accessories and gifts.
Elsewhere in Kirkwood, shoppers can stop by the fashionable maternity store 9 Months in Style, children’s resale store giggafriggs consignment & resale, kids’ boutique Lass & Laddie, and a whole host of jewelry stores: Mavrik Fine Jewelry, James Durbin Jewelry Design, Summa Jewelers, Your Diamond Source, and Brando Boutique.
Never to be outdone by Kirkwood, Webster Groves has also attracted new specialty shops during the past year. In September, Webster native Stacie Swederska opened Paisley Boutique, a pet-friendly store selling women’s labels like Lilla P and Feel the Piece. Earlier this year, Julie Mangels opened Toulon, a women’s clothing store carrying Radzoli and Nikibiki blouses, as well as fitness apparel. And last fall, sisters Theresa Campbell and Tracey Eppers opened Pickle Juice—a children’s resale boutique—joining the likes of eco-friendly children’s store Verde Kids. In nearby Glendale, Letitia McPherson-Young opened Honey’s Child Boutique, a store for full-figured women—not for children, as the name might imply. Then there are other longtime Webster favorites: Daisy Clover Boutique (carrying women’s clothing, sizes 2 to 12), ScholarShop resale, monogram boutique The Initial Design, and Summit Jewelers.
Just a short drive farther down Manchester Road, you can find Kangaroo Kids, a children’s and maternity resale store; Laurie’s Shoes, the longtime regional shoe chain; Rung, which donates its profits to the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, helping to assist at-risk women and children; Upscale Resale Boutique, a consignment shop where you can find Coach, Louis Vuitton, and more; and Ditto, a resale store that the Christian Schools Association of St. Louis opened in September.