Lusso: A Clayton Boutique Where Everything Is Hand-Selected for Its Style

 In City Guide, St Louis

The team at Lusso promises there’s nothing else in St. Louis quite like their boutique, and we wholeheartedly agree. Co-owners Melissa Nieberle, Drea Ranek, Maeghan Moeller and Kristen Zivic seek out merchandise they’d want in their own homes, whether it’s chic clothing, designer jewelry, holiday-themed candy, clever kitchenware or sports-themed gear. (They had a field day with Blues caps and shirts leading up to the Stanley Cup championship.)

But there’s more to Lusso than pretty products. The shopping experience is like setting out on a treasure hunt in a friendly pirate’s lair, often with a free drink in hand, and coming upon chest after chest of beautiful bounty. The owners aren’t afraid to take a risk or poke a little fun at social decorum—a pleasant perspective at a luxury shop that’s right across the street from the upscale Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Coming up on its 20-year anniversary in 2020, Lusso continues to be delightfully unpredictable. Customers are as likely to fall in love with a silicone sushi teether set as a faux leather skirt or an Atelier Swarovski vase. What unites it all? A strong sense of style. The owners have honed their brand with care and thoughtfulness, and it shows.

Lusso: A Clayton Boutique Where Everything Is Hand-Selected for Its Style

While you’re in the neighborhood …

Northwest Coffee Roasting Company
For a no-frills vibe, just really good coffee, customers on a mission for their caffeine fix flock to this artisan
roaster’s shop.

8401 Maryland Ave.

Half & Half
Everything’s been made in house for breakfast, lunch and brunch since 2011 thanks to restaurateurs Mike and Liz

8135 Maryland Ave.

Kingside Diner
Clayton is the second location for Kingside’s hearty breakfast and lunch dishes—and it stays open late for midnight cravings Thursday-Saturday.

8025 Bonhomme Ave.

This story originally appeared in Guided: Clayton, available now in a digital issue and in print at these locations.

Images courtesy of Carmen Troesser.

Lusso: A Clayton Boutique Where Everything Is Hand-Selected for Its Style

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