Deck the Halls: A St. Louis Seasonal Shopping Guide for Winter 2019
With the holiday shopping season already gearing up, here’s our list of six curated St. Louis-area businesses perfect for seasonal shopping, from clothing to jewelry to home furnishings.
The Curtain Exchange
Customer service sets this independently owned interior design company apart. Its showroom is in the heart of Clayton, but it also offers consultations in clients’ homes to provide a personal touch, whether installing curtains and hardware or collaborating on design projects of any size. In addition to its in-house expertise in window coverings, The Curtain Exchange has access to wallpapers, accessories, rugs, shades and bedding. The company sources fabrics worldwide—but all of its curtains, shades and custom bedding are made in the U.S. Receive 15 percent off special orders in November and December, just in time for holiday entertaining.
The Eye Bar
This unique eyewear retailer’s locations in Clayton and the Central West End are destinations for the best in independent luxury eyewear. You’ll find exclusive pieces from hand-picked designers, crafted into the perfect fit for you with the store’s state-of-the-art eye exam equipment. Do you struggle with headaches or color blindness? The Eye Bar carries neurolenses for headache relief and EnChroma, which can combat symptoms of color blindness. You’ll also find same-day glasses for shoppers in a hurry, personalized eyewear-sizing technology and delicious libations to enjoy while a trained optician shows you the latest in eyewear fashion.
Honeycomb is a magical children’s boutique located in Botanical Heights that neighbors Olio, Elaia, AO & CO, La Patisserie Chouquette, Union Loafers, Nixta and Union Studios. At Honeycomb, the goal is to create product longevity through versatility, sustainability and quality. The shop offers a selection of unisex toys, books, puzzles, games, new and vintage clothing, accessories and wellness products—and customers are welcome to test out the products in its interactive play area, where experimenting and exploring brings out the inner child in everyone. Honeycomb also offers classes and events for kids and adults.
Coming in November 2019: a new Central West End location of Kendra Scott, a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel and sense of community of its CEO and designer, Kendra Scott. The company is known for its kaleidoscope of beautiful accessories as well as the innovative and customizable Color Bar experience. As the brand continues to grow—in St. Louis, the new CWE location joins a storefront at Plaza Frontenac—Kendra Scott remains true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy.” Since 2010, it has given back more than $30 million to local, national and international causes.
Featured on Vogue.com as a destination spot for “swoon-worthy wardrobe staples,” May’s Place is now located in the vibrant Grove neighborhood. Perfect for the eco-conscious fashionista, this family-owned boutique offers a curated selection of top vintage finds. You’ll find unique, quality vintage pieces that complement any modern wardrobe— anything from a floral ‘60s mini-dress to a perfectly worn denim jacket. Shoppers can also sort through a standout array of accessories, including jewelry made from precious stones to bags, sunglasses, hats and more.
Run by Anna Weiss, MoModerne in Webster Groves has a showroom that’s constantly rotating a variety of midcentury modern furnishings, lighting, accessories, decor and more, alongside weekly estate sales. With a rich understanding of design, artistry and history, Weiss has developed a knack for curating an enviable selection of pieces that make shopping for your home easy and even fun. No more rummaging through piles of clutter at disorganized estate sales. At MoModerne, you’ll find a relaxing and streamlined experience that’ll be reflected in the atmosphere of your home.
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