May’s Place: Fashion-Forward Vintage Finds Are Coming Soon to The Grove
In its old location on a quiet Lindenwood Park street, May’s Place carefully gathered and curated an impressive selection of wardrobe staples, jewelry and home accessories with vintage appeal, creating a modern take on an old general store. Katie and Andy May, the dashing duo behind this swoon-worthy shop, get their stock from anywhere and everywhere—from flea markets to trailers in the desert—in order to give their customers a distinctive and sustainable shopping experience.
Now May’s Place is relocating to a new address that’s anything but quiet: 4180 Manchester Ave. in The Grove. However, the finds and the fabulous-ness that the shop inspires won’t change when it opens again in early spring.
May’s Place is rooted in history, tradition, family and community. The couple chose the name to pay homage to the tavern and general store that Andy May’s great-grandfather opened in Merced, California, in the 1930s—and the sign that hung on the original establishment hung outside of their previous place in St. Louis. To display the shop’s present-day philosophy, the pair worked with local retailer Golden Gems to design a custom “Be Green, Buy Vintage” banner, which hung towards the back, above a rack of paisley maxi dresses, suede fringe jackets and Levi’s flares.
For the Mays, there’s no sense denying that things just aren’t made the way they used to be. Vintage and antique pieces have a tangible quality: They were built to last by craftspeople who specialized in their art. By offering timeless vintage, hand-selected to fit the store’s singular style, they hope to bring an appreciation for this level of craftsmanship to a new generation of collectors.
Anything found at May’s Place that does not fall into the category of Americana is made in St. Louis by local artisans. Katie and Andy May believe in supporting their community and take great pride in showcasing hand-poured soy candles, greeting cards, apothecary items, soap, tea and more produced right here at home.
For customers itching to shop the collection before spring, the next May’s Night Market is March 8 from 6-11 p.m. at The Ready Room, just across the street from its new location.
Images courtesy of May’s Place.