Shop Talk: February 2011

The latest in shopping news around St. Louis.

 

Papa Wheelie
New to The Grove neighborhood, Randy’s Recycled Cycles is the first STL shop to offer quality recycled bicycles at substantial discounts. Building his business on Craigslist, auction and thrift-store finds, owner Randy Bond has a knack for pinpointing potential and nursing road, mountain, retro and kid bikes back to like-new condition. As a result, he proudly contributes to the area’s sustainability efforts and promotes a healthy lifestyle. We’d ride with Randy any day (4130 Manchester Ave.).

Home Makeover Maven
New to the Ladue Marketplace, Savvy Surroundings, opened by Diane Fogerty and Pamela Calvert, is a full-service interior design studio and home boutique that stocks unique gifts, chic décor and statement furniture. Drawing on 18 years of international design experience, during which her work was featured in local and national publications, Calvert specializes in styles ranging from traditional to modern—and can now be called on to transform any house into the home of your dreams (9753 Clayton Rd., 314.432.7289).

Monthly Reminder: Shop
Open only the first Thursday through Sunday of every month, Lillians Shoppe of Kirkwood is consistently well worth the wait. Offering a fresh selection of fab inventory every month, typical highlights include trendy Tano handbags, Bootheel Denim (designed by Missouri native Sheryl Crow) and of-the-moment separates by Nick & Mo (205 N. Kirkwood Rd., 314.821.0327).

Watch Me Now
Coveted since 1911, Bertolucci men’s and women’s timepieces are known for their Mediterranean inspiration and Swiss craftsmanship. Shop the wide range of available styles—from casual to luxe and traditional to trendy—at Saks Fifth Avenue, where the line is newly available (Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200).

On the Pulse
Always evolving, Chesterfield’s Pulse boutique has recently acquired an abundance of new lines—including feminine-boho Alice & Trixie, heavy in of-the-moment vibrant patterns, and City of Dolls, “for the girl who is a style icon.” Shop BB Dakota, Velvet, Black Standard and more during the storewide Valentine’s Sale, February 8-14 (636.519.4022).

tag, 24/7
If you love browsing tag Timeless Authentic Garments (The Loop, 314.721.1370), but rarely get time to buy anything that doesn’t involve online shopping carts and shipments, you’re in luck! Owner Laney Stout now sells her best vintage merch online via a new Etsy site, TagVintage.etsy.com. Mention ALIVE in the “notes” section at time of checkout, and receive 10 percent off during the month of February.

The Mane Event
Located on the main floor of the Mitchell James Salon in The Boulevard, Schon is a new eclectic boutique that houses so much more than simply hair spray and shampoo. Get your color and cut, then shop high-end jewelry and original artwork by more than 70 local artists (Richmond Heights, 314.726.6909).

Hammer (& Hand) Time
Specializing in upcycled furniture and home accents from Bali, India, Thailand and China, Chris and Amy Plaisted’s recently opened Hammer & Hand Imports is as one-of-a-kind as the furniture it sells. Browse everything from dining tables and unique cabinets to intricate sconces and candle stands at their new South Broadway showroom (314.544.4600).

 

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Randy’s Recycled Cycles

Randy’s Recycled Cycles

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Randy’s Recycled Cycles

Bertolucci Women’s Timepiece

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Bertolucci Women’s Timepiece

Bertolucci Women’s Timepiece

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Bertolucci Women’s Timepiece

Bertolucci Women’s Timepiece

 

Photo credit: Photos by Carrie Iggulden

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