Plaza Frontenac is home to some of St. Louis' best clothing stores, with everything from business and casual attire to the finest name-brand suits on hand. Shops include Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, plus a number of men's and women's apparel stores and household goods stores. Plaza Frontenac has two levels, all-wood flooring and a lounge area with leather chairs. After shopping, you can enjoy an independent film at the movie theater.
Tiffany & Co. store located in the Plaza Frontenac, features some of the finest jewelry in the world. You will also find breathtaking crystal, flatware, chinaware, silverware, and timepieces for sale. Shop for engagement rings and anniversary presents, or something special for a newborn baby. Anything wrapped in Tiffany's signature blue box is sure to be considered an heirloom that the recipient will treasure for generations.
Cherokee Street is predominantly known for its Mexican culture and art, but a few subcultural alternative shops have popped up and T-Shirt Headquarters Boutique is one of them. Sure, they carry t-shirts, cool ones that are custom made to boot. However, this small boutique also carries plenty tobacco products and paraphernalia, adult merchandise, and knives... and not of the kitchen cutlery variety. Naturally, the staff is a bit off the beaten path, but they're great fun and enjoy helping clients find their inner rebel. Stop by to get a t-shirt made. Come back to get a dagger sharpened. -Cathryn D. Blue
Since 1987, Clemens Violins, Violas, and Violoncellos has emerged as a leader in crafting and restoring the beauty of stringed instruments. Located near Washington University in the Clayton district, Clemens is a go-to place for musicians and students of music. Julia, the professional and skilled restorer, has been working with instruments for several years. It is usually best to call ahead for a quote and make an appointment if a specific restoration or instrument design project is in mind. However, if just browsing or curious about the crafting of violins, violas, violoncellos, and viols, the staff would be happy to have you. - Cathryn D. Blue
Owned by brothers Tim and John Intaglia, this shop is dedicated to providing quality customer care and offering a great selection covering the hottest trends in furniture. They specialize in classic design that brings together comfort and beauty, all at affordable prices. Beyond the expected sofas, chairs and tables, you'll discover decorative accessories, entertainment units, paintings, prints, rugs, and a great selection of dinnerware.
Pick the perfect cut, karat, and clarity for the perfect diamond. Adler's Jewelers in Brentwood specializes in engagement and wedding jewelry, but why should they stop there? Necklaces, bracelets, charms, and special occasion pieces are always on display and available to look at or purchase. Adler's is known for having the widest variety and largest selection of certified diamonds in this part of the country. Buyers are always impressed by the quality of their purchases. Adler's also carries yellow and white gold, white diamonds, and silver. They certainly have something for every occasion and every taste. Besides the jewelry in stock, customers have an option to create their own customized masterpieces. Bring jewelry to be repaired or fit a new diamond in that 50th anniversary ring. -Cathryn D. Blue
An old neighborhood shopping district on the city's South Side, Cherokee Street found a new calling years ago when it became a congregating place for small antique dealers. It is still doing well today, attracting antiques-seekers of all kinds, whether they are looking for old jewelry, furniture, books, architectural antiques, signs or just plain old junk. Five blocks of stores await visitors, and most are open every day. Homemaker Antiques and Hammond's Books are among the highlights.
A voyeuristic joy stroll through Centro Modern Furnishings is indication enough that this is not your grandmother’s furniture store. When it comes to modern furnishing and fixtures, this showroom has the most innovative designs in St. Louis. Brand names are available that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. Items are the brainchildren of designers with an artistic eye: fashion and function are optimized to achieve the efficiency and beauty of the modern model. So if you have the time and the means, turn your home into a Feng Shui, minimalist paradise. If you just have the time, a peek at the showroom floor offers compensatory inspiration. - Cathryn D. Blue
Upon entry, it becomes clear that West End Gallery is not your ordinary antique store. Some items date as far back as the 16th century including secretaries, dining tables, art work, jewelry, silverware and knickknacks. However, more recent precious and hard-to-find items from the 1940s through the 70s are sprinkled throughout the store. The setup mimics that of a museum. Each item is displayed in the context that compliments the overall motif, with each room displaying items of a different period or type of style. Don't forget to check out the American, African, and Asian art on the second level. Whether planning to purchase or just to spend some time, this gallery is worth the stop. - Cathryn D. Blue
From sustainable organic produce, to gluten-free flour, to grass fed meats, Local Harvest Grocery boasts of their quality food. Moreover, local farmers and growers supply the goods. This superior detail offers a gratifying alternative to the organic food franchises that import goods from thousands of miles away. The employees are extremely helpful and even offer a grocery delivery service for the chronically hungry who can't find time to get to the market. The store's philosophy: putting the community first and engaging in acts that are Earth-friendly. No massive carbon footprints from this friendly local grocer!