This Week In Fashion: Women's Closet Exchange Opens The Vault And Cha Expands to Columbia

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Events

Women’s Closet Exchange opens their newest venture, The Vault, this week with an exciting event on Thursday, May 15 at 6pm. “Bag to the Bone” will feature a runway show of handbags, giveaways, music and hors d’oeuvres in a celebration of the new retail space that will house a curated selection of exclusive designer labels. RSVP is required at 314.729.0811. 2325 Brentwood Blvd.

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The St. Louis Food Bank presents Wine Women & Shoes on Friday, May 16 from 6pm-9pm. Sip wine and shoe-shop for a good cause at the Clayton Crowne Plaza, while the “Shoe Guys” serve up the latest footwear styles. For tickets and information, visit the official event page. 7750 Carondelet Avenue

On Saturday, May 17, St. Louis-based Creative Art Director Sarah Faragalla presents the premier exhibition of Fete Events, Apocalyptic Wonderland, at the Contemporary Art Museum. Fete aims to be a “annual, thematic, curated pop-up boutique” that will feature a variety of artists from fashion designers and photographers to musicians and performance artists. The event kicks off at 7pm. Creative cocktail attire suggested. Visit the Apocalyptic Wonderland event page for tickets and information.

Cherokee Antique Row will celebrate St. Louis’ 250th birthday by showcasing the eclectic mix of historic homes, restaurants, antique and specialty shops in the area. On Saturday, May 17 from 11am-5pm, guests are invited to celebrate St. Louis’ history while enjoying a variety of store specials, discounts and drawings at various retailers from Jefferson Boulevard east to Lemp. Visit Cherokee Antique Row on the web for more information.

Style Bits

  • Ladue boutique Cha has put plans into motion to open a second location near the Mizzou campus in Columbia, Missouri. Due to Columbia’s thriving retail scene, owner Sarah Garlich is eager to launch the new store in mid to late July in the downtown area known as The District. The new store will feature the same Cha aesthetic, adding in a few fresh new brands that will enable the store to house goods at a lower price point. Cha Columbia will feature Wildfox, Sam Edelman, Young Fabulous and Broke, Virgin Saints and Angels and more.
  • The 42nd Annual Gypsy Caravan—benefiting the St. Louis Symphony—will move to a new location this year, setting up shop at the St. Charles Family Arena on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. The shopping paradise will feature hundreds of vendors in the large indoor/outdoor setting, peddling a variety of wares from treasures to trinkets. Also new in 2014, Gypsy Caravan will host a Peek and Purchase event on Sunday, May 25 from 5pm-7ppm. An admission of $30 gets you in to pre-shop the goods before the big event as well as general admission on Monday. For more information, visit the St. Louis Symphony website.
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