Local Love: 5 Of Our Favorite STL Shopping Destinations
At ALIVE, supporting local makers, entrepreneurs and businesses is a growing mission for us. That’s why we’ve teamed up with these five local shopping destinations to give you just a taste of what St. Louis has to offer. Shop smart: Support local.
BLUSH has become stylish St. Louisans’ go-to for boho-chic clothing, jewelry and accessories. And with the lasting winter weather, wanderlust fever has hit BLUSH hard. Its USA-made graphic tees, printed pants and layering pieces are perfect for spring travel. And the unique prints and easy silhouettes make for a great warm weather wardrobe. Our top picks include the fringed leather handbags from Peru and jewelry made in BLUSH’s Kirkwood neighborhood.
It’s easy to see why Lusso has been open for 15 years. It exudes a hip, lifestyle vibe and could be described as a mercantile, an emporium or even the world’s smallest department store. The family business is co-owned by Maeghan Moeller, Kristen Zivic and sisters Melissa Nieberle and Drea Ranek.
“People love that we have a little bit of everything! Clothes, fabulous jewelry, our Match Pewter home line—you can find something for everyone,” says Moeller. Stop in for favorite lines, including Jonathan Adler, Nest candles, Loren Hope, Alexis Bittar, J Brand, Yoana Baraschi, Tocca, Stelle Audio, Rachael Zoe and more.
Sugar Magnolia bra and lingerie boutique can help you look and feel your best by fitting you for your new favorite bra. Locally owned and located in Old Downtown Webster Groves, Sugar Magnolia Boutique specializes in helping women find the correct size bra by offering sizes ranging from AA-N cup and 28-50 band and a knowledgeable staff. Customers also love the bra club Sugar Magnolia offers: Purchase five bras and receive $50 towards the purchase of your sixth.
“We’ve been seeing an influx of women coming in and shopping for boudoir shoots and that’s been a blast,” says owner Lisa Davis.
Ready for a better bra? We suggest checking out Sugar Magnolia for the “Buy One Get 50% Off On Second” bra sale, March 2-7 on all fashion bras.
Q Boutique, gift store of the World Chess Hall of Fame, has become a neighborhood favorite in St. Louis’ Central West End since opening in 2011. In addition to having the most diverse selection of playable and decorative chess sets in the area, Q Boutique features unique home decor, statement jewelry, all-occasion gifts and locally designed merchandise. Q Boutique has received numerous awards since its inception, including Best Kept Secret on ALIVE’s Hot List.
Accessorize your spring wardrobe with a striking statement necklace from Ivy Hill Boutique in Ladue. We love the glass and semi-precious beads in the piece above, handmade by an Australian artisan. In addition to an impressive jewelry selection, Ivy Hill boasts stylish wardrobe staples like ballet flats to boots and scarves to summer dresses. View the new arrivals on their the website.
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