Style Envy: Ivy Hill

By ALIVE Staff
In Style

Ivy Hill | Hillary Dutcher

Although Ivy Hill has gone through some changes throughout the years, the welcoming, homey atmosphere—and down-to-earth personality of owner Hillary Dutcher—has held fast. While Dutcher’s personal interest and expertise lies in jewelry and accessories, shoppers won’t be surprised to find the racks lined with the latest celebrity-worn brands, which perfectly complement the slew of indie labels handpicked by the boutique maven to please a wide range of stylish shoppers.

Hillary Dutcher

Hillary Dutcher

Personal Style

What part of town do you live? Ladue

Favorite piece of art you own? My kids’ artwork wall.

What kind of sheets are on your bed? Serena and Lily.

What kind of stationary do you use? Cheree Berry Paper–the best!

What kind of pets keep you company? A cat named Bob.


Favorite flowers? Peony.

Favorite gadget? Hedge trimmers.

Favorite restaurant in St. Louis? I can’t pick one! STL has so many great restaurants. Claverach Farm, Niche, Robust, Pastaria…

Favorite drink? Coffee.

Favorite dessert? Anything with chocolate.

Top three DVR shows? The Wire, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Game of Thrones.

Favorite car? A Jeep; especially older ones.

Favorite workout? Shred 415 and The Dailey Method.

Favorite vacation? I love any vacation.

Favorite movie? “True Lies.”


Favorite book? “She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb.

Favorite style icon? Kate Hudson.

Favorite fall fashion staple? Cashmere scarves. You’ll rarely see me without a scarf in the fall and winter.


Beauty & Maintenance

What’s your moisturizer? Beauty Counter and Rodan and Fields.

Favorite hair product? Aveda Confixor.

What toothpaste brand do you use? Crest.

Favorite soap? Dove.

Nail-polish color? Ballet Slipper.

Where do you get your hair cut? Dominic Michael.

Where do you get your facials? Face and Body.

Where do you get your mani/pedi? Ladue Nails.



Who would you like to be stuck on an island with? My husband, just kidding, maybe Jimmy Fallon? I think he would be smart, funny and be able to figure out a good survival plan.

How many siblings do you have? Two.

Where are you in the sibling lineup? Oldest.

What’s one word that most people would use to describe you? I hope “kind” would be somewhere near the top of the list.



What brand is your favorite pair of jeans? James Jeans.

Favorite brand of underwear? Gap Body.

Favorite t-shirt? Splendid V-neck.


Go-to jewelry? Gold twist hoop earrings, the Chan Luu cluster necklace and bangles in gold, silver or rose; I love to mix and match. Also, my initial ring which I’ve worn for about five years.

Favorite designer (if you have to choose one). Why? Tracy Reese. Love her colorful prints and boho/chic vibe.

Favorite bag? My Orla Kiely clutch. I’m obsessed with her whimsical prints and bright colors.



Favorite discovery you’ve made? The Burratta at Katie’s Pizza and Pasta.

Who inspires you? My kids.

Necessary extravagance? Massage.


Favorite hotel? St Regis Punta Mita.

Do you Tweet? Nope.

Who is your fashion idol? Sarah Jessica Parker.

Favorite app? No Wait.

Favorite actor/actress? Reese Witherspoon.

City that inspires you outside of St. Louis? New York City.

NYC, LA or San Fran? San Fran.

Favorite beach? Anguilla.

This story appeared in the September 2015 issue. 

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