Meet May's Place: A New Shop Offering Vintage & Local Wares In Lindenwood Park
On the quaint corner of Ivanhoe and Bradley avenues in Lindenwood Park resides a small storefront that is the new home of May’s Place, a general store concept that houses a wide variety of antique, vintage and local wares. Named after co-owner Andy May’s great-great-grandfather’s general store and bar, 2015’s May’s Place is the passion project of May, a tattoo artist at Tower Classic Tattooing in The Grove, and Katie Conran, owner of Blacksheep Vintage. Both are well-versed in the world of antiques: May’s family owns an auction house and Conran, a former buyer’s assistant at Caleres, recently launched a sustainable line of vintage pieces sold at festivals around the St. Louis area.
At May’s Place, they are seamlessly combining their respective passions. The shop will focus on antiques (furniture, decor and the like), women’s vintage clothing, gifts and locally made items (including Hanley Fold Farm soaps, decorative cross-stitches by The Wind and the Sun and ReTrailer Tea Company’s organic blends), as well as records from May’s extensive personal collection, with more brands and offerings to follow in the coming months. “We are really passionate about creating a modern take on an old general store,” says Conran. “Everything from the signage to the products available will hopefully give people a sense of sustainability and family roots.” The shop hosted a soft opening in October, and will throw a grand opening celebration on Nov. 21. May’s Place is open Tuesday through Saturday until 7pm.