Ladues fresh, fashion-forward shopping destination, with a name you wont soon forget.
Newly situated across from Plaza Frontenac in the corner of the ever-hoppin’ Village at Schneithorst is a blessing from the fashion gods—otherwise known as Esther. The charming women’s boutique is the brainchild of Molly Brown and, whether it’s intentional or not, serves to fill the void left by a handful of recently-defunct retailers. Shoppers can reunite with lines including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s uptown-downtown Elizabeth & James (once carried by Valerie Mills), easy-elegant Rachel Pally and youthful-chic Milly (both formerly at Susan Lynn’s).
That’s not to say there’s nothing new. Outside-the-box Mother denim and flirty Hunter Dixon dresses are among the many fresh-to-the-market pieces that will keep fans of high-end contemporary styles coming back. While, surprisingly, some designer names—like Patterson J. Kincaid and Winter Kate—can also be found in the aforementioned, within-eyeshot mall, Brown’s buys are catered to the Esther girl, so the inventory is noticeably different and, to those who consider themselves as Esther-ettes, elevated. In addition to well-stocked ready-to-wear numbers, the boutique boasts selections of covetable handbags (by the likes of House of Harlow), jewelry, lingerie and gifts—which can be browsed in the inviting, loft-like space seven days a week.
1556 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue, 314.432.5300.
Photo credit: Photos by Kylie Schweiss