Fashion News Bits: Frad Bink Launches On The Web And Philomena + Ruth Opens This Spring

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

It’s that time of year where fashion news is in abundance. Here are a few things that are on our radar:

Philomena + Ruth coming soon to Waterloo, IL. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hahn-Lawrence.

Philomena + Ruth coming soon to Waterloo, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hahn-Lawrence.

  • St. Louis area crafter and designer Elizabeth Hahn Lawrence of Just Liv announced that she will be opening a brick-and-mortar storefront in Waterloo, Illinois in the spring. The store, Philomena + Ruth, will carry a full selection of Hahn-Lawrence’s successful accessory line Just Liv, in addition to selections by other local Missouri and Illinois area artisans. Future customers and fans can follow along with the P+R journey though the store’s Facebook page.
  • From the pair that brought you Devil City Clothing, Brad and Deborah Fink have officially launched the web store for their successful line of childrenswear, Frad Bink. Guests can shop their custom designed selection of unique onesies and kids clothing 24/7, each piece boasting original artwork by world renowned tattoo artist and co-owner, Brad Fink.
  • Downtown boutique The Collective has announced that as of the middle of last week, they have decided to close their doors indefinitely. Owner Nicole Benoist broke the news on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart that I have closed the doors of Collective. The past three months have proved to be a battle this small business could not overcome. A sincere thank you to those who have supported us since the opening in 2012. As we all try to navigate our way through the recent events in St. Louis, I hope for united peace, new beginnings and an even stronger community.” The entrepreneur plans to focus on her newest venture, Mini Pink Book, a curated website focused on style and things to do in St. Louis, Nashville and Atlanta.
  • Local author Edna Gravenhorst celebrates the release of her book,¬†“Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping at It’s Finest,” at various locations around the city. The book highlights the vibrant STL shopping scene at the turn of the century, including the frequent celebrity sightings and eclectic holiday events. Gravenhorst is set to make stops at the Missouri History Museum (Dec. 2 at 10:30am and Dec. 7 at 1pm), at Main Street Books (Dec. 13 from 1-3pm) and at Parsimonia Vintage¬† (Dec. 18 at 6pm).
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