Going Solo: Scarlett Garnet
Get set to rock some metal from this new Cherokee-based jewelry shop.
Accessories Junkies who frequent STL boutiques are likely already fans of Scarlett Garnet—the earthy-elegant jewelry line has been inching into such stores as Charm (Maplewood) and the gift shop at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (Grand Center) since 2006.
Somewhere along the line, shoppers have probably helped themselves to a pair of Bullet Fringe Earrings from the line’s Spaghetti Western Sunset collection or a Chevron Drape Necklace from the more recent Glam and Neon lineup, but it’s a safe bet most never knew that their beloved metal baubles were handmade in their own neighborhood. In fact, there’s a good chance the pieces were produced in the designer’s former basement studio within the confines of Maplewood’s Maven boutique.
But, such is no longer the case (we knew it was only a matter of time). Driven by her company’s recently expanded distribution to many more boutiques across the country, St. Louisan Katie Miller—Scarlett Garnet’s co-founder and designer (her business partner, Garnet Griebel, is based in KC)—found it necessary to seek out a larger space. An expansive storefront on Cherokee Street proved perfect, and as of April, she has a new base of operations, which doubles as a colorful, eclectic gift shop. In addition to the statement earrings, bracelets and necklaces, shoppers can browse handmade soaps and candles from Maven, revamped vintage clothing by Ruby Francis and artwork by local talents. Open Thursday through Sunday, and by appointment. 2619 Cherokee St., Cherokee, 314.540.0300.
Scarlett Garnet jewelry
Photo credit: Courtesy of Scarlett Garnet; interior photo by Nicole Caleo