Ap­parel & Ac­ces­sories‚ Men & Women

Where St. Louis - - THE GUIDE -

CHUCK’S BOOTS— you want ‘em, they’ve got ‘em. But we’re not just talk­ing cow­boy boots (though there are seem­ingly acres of those). There are also work boots, mo­tor­cy­cle boots, fash­ion boots and more from names like Luc­ch­ese, Tony Lama, Dr. Marten, Justin, Mer­rell, Har­ley David­son and many more. Western and mo­tor­cy­cle ap­parel avail­able, too, with friendly ser­vice to help you nav­i­gate all that ter­rain. Open 9 am-8 pm M-F, 9 am-7 pm Sa, noon-5 pm Su. www.st­louis­boot­stores.com. Two lo­ca­tions: 300 Bilt­more Dr. in Fen­ton, 636.349.6633 Map 1- 4E; 5859 Sue­mandy Dr., 636.970.2668 Map 1-2D

LEVINE HATS— For­get what you’ve heard about clothes—it’s the hat that makes the man (or woman!) Levine has been in busi­ness since the early 1900s, so they know a thing or two about help­ing you choose which fe­dora, hom­burg or hip­ster rap hat might be best for you. Brands in­clude Kan­gol, Stacy Adams, Stet­son and more. Open M-Sa 9:30 am- 6 pm. www.levine­hat.com. 1416 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 314.231.3359. Map 2-3C

PA­PER DOLLS— Fash­ion­able bou­tique of­fers ca­sual and spe­cial-oc­ca­sion cloth­ing, as well as a se­lec­tion of jew­elry, belts, hats, scarves and hand­bags in Kirk­wood and three other lo­ca­tions. Open M-W & F 10 am-7 pm, Th 10am-8pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 110 E. Jef­fer­son Ave.,

314.965.3655. Metrolink-Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Map 3-7C

PINK MAG­NO­LIA— Splashy dresses, sports­wear and more bear­ing the dis­tinc­tive re­sortwear sig­na­ture of Lilly Pulitzer, plus a kids’ area. Ac­ces­sories from wal­lets to iPhone cases, too. Open 10 am-5 pm M-Sa. www.pink­mag­no­liashop.com. 9810 Clay­ton Rd., 314.997.6161. Map 3- 6C

THE RE­SALE SHOP— A long­stand­ing home of ter­rific deals on cloth­ing (in­clud­ing lots of de­signer and cou­ture items) and ac­ces­sories, vin­tage wear, an­tiques, and even wed­ding gowns. All pro­ceeds sup­port the char­i­ta­ble mis­sion of the lo­cal chap­ter of the Na­tional Coun­cil of Jewish Women. Open M, W& F 10 am- 6 pm; Tu & Th 10 am-7 pm; Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.there­saleshop.org. 295 N. Lind­bergh Blvd., 314.692.8141. Map 3-5C

SKIF BOU­TIQUE— An ex­plo­sion of vi­brant yarns and fab­rics takes the shape of dis­tinc­tive, arty sweaters, funky arm warm­ers, swishy skirts and more in this airy bou­tique/knit­tery. Renowned as cre­ators of the fu­tur­is­tic wo­ven wear in “The Ma­trix” films, de­sign­ers and knit­ters turn out one-of-a-kind pieces ev­ery day. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.skifo.com. 2008 Mar­coni, 314.773.4401. Map 6-5E

THE VAULT LUX­URY RE­SALE— Sis­ter shop to the heavy­weight Women’s Closet Ex­change, this de­signer re­sale haven car­ries the very lat­est from names like Prada, Mis­soni, Dolce & Gab­bana and many more, all in tip-top shape and at greatly

re­duced prices, in­clud­ing ac­ces­sories and jew­elry. Open 10 am- 6 pm M-F, 10 am-5 pm Sa, noon- 4 pm Su. www.the­vaultlux­u­ryre­sale.com. 2325 S. Brent­wood Blvd., 314.736.6511. Map 4- 4A

WACOAL OUT­LET STORE— Bras, panties, shapewear and other in­ti­mates known for su­pe­rior fit and crafts­man­ship for all body types and sizes up to H cup avail­able at the out­let store at Taub­man Pres­tige Out­lets. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. www.wacoal-amer­ica.com. 17017 North Outer Forty, 855.216.5446. Map 1- 4D

WOMEN’S CLOSET EX­CHANGE— Like to look like a mil­lion bucks, but spend just a few hun­dred? Head over to this de­signer re­sale haven for the very lat­est from names like Prada, Mis­soni, Dolce & Gab­bana and many more, all in tip-top shape and at greatly re­duced prices. Na­tion­ally rec­og­nized as a top re­sale re­tailer; ac­ces­sories and jew­elry avail­able, too. Open M-F 10 am- 6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm. www. wom­en­sclos­e­tex­change.net. 11575 Gravois Rd., 314.842.8405. Map 5-3H

Book Stores AMER­I­CAN IN­STI­TUTE OF AR­CHI­TECTS BOOK

STORE— Your one-stop shop for any ar­chi­tec­tural topic un­der the sun, in­clud­ing lo­cal in­ter­ests from Louis Sul­li­van and Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis ar­chi­tec­ture for kids info; great gift se­lec­tion, too. Open M-F 9 am- 4 pm. www.aia-st­louis.org. 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave., 314.231.4252. Map 2-2D

LEFT BANK BOOKS— St. Louis’ best in­de­pen­dent book­store hosts fre­quent read­ings and sign­ings, with in­ven­tory in­clud­ing belles let­tres, po­etry, lit­er­a­ture, chil­dren’s books and used books. Open M-Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www. left-bank.com. Open 10 am-10 pm M-Sa, Su 11 am- 6 pm at 399 N. Eu­clid Ave., at McPher­son, 314.367.6731. Map 4-2E

Crafts & Hob­bies

KNITORIOUS— Knit­ter’s par­adise, full of must-touch yarns from Deb­bie Bliss, Lily Chin, Noro, Mis­sion Falls and more, plus pat­terns, nee­dles and, best of all, ad­vice. Bring your project or start a new one, and sit a while in the cozy chairs. Cross-stitch sup­plies, too. Open Tu & Th 11 am- 6 pm, W 11 am-8 pm, F 11 am- 7 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm and Su noon-5 pm (Cards: DS MC V) www.knitorious.com. 3268 Wat­son, 314.646.8276. Map 4-5C

Gifts & Col­lectibles

THE CAN­DLE FU­SION STU­DIO— Pour your own cus­tom-scented, soy-based can­dle (more than 100 fra­grance oils to choose from and blend) or shop from the sup­ply of pre-made can­dles. It takes about 30 min­utes to pour your own, and an­other 90 min­utes for the can­dle to set up, dur­ing which time you can ex­plore the Cen­tral West End, grab a meal or just hang out. Open Tu-Th 11 am-8 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm. www.thecan­dle­fu­sion­stu­dio.com. 4742 McPher­son Ave., 314.250.2272. Map 4-2E

CAR­DI­NALS AUTHENTICS SHOP— Noth­ing against the mass-pro­duced, fan-fave sou­venirs, but here you can take your love of the game to the next level: au­then­tic, game-used mem­o­ra­bilia, like jer­seys, bat­ting gloves, base­balls, bats and a ton more, plus, au­to­graphed col­lectibles from cur­rent and for­mer play­ers. Open daily 10 am- 6 pm. st­louis. car­di­nals.mlb.com/stl/car­di­nals-na­tion/shop.jsp. Ball­park Vil­lage, 601 Clark St., St. Louis, MO 63102, 314.345.9851. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4E

PLOW­SHAR­ING— A fair-trade bou­tique (as­so­ci­ated with the Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages net­work), these home­grown stores of­fer fine hand­i­crafts, fash­ion, in­stru­ments, jew­elry, games and more from ar­ti­sans from around the globe. Largely vol­un­teer-staffed and fo­cused on a mis­sion of eco­nomic and so­cial jus­tice for the mak­ers. Open 10 am- 6 pm M-Sa. www.plow­shar­ing.org. Four lo­ca­tions: Open 10 am- 6 pm M-Th & Sa, till 8 pm F, noon-5 pm Su at 6271 Del­mar Blvd. 314.863.3723 Map 4-1C; open 10 am- 6 pm M-Sa at 137 W. Jef­fer­son in Kirk­wood 314.909.9401 Map 3-7C; open 10 am- 6 pm M-Sa at 224 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, IL, 618.692.6919 Map 1-2H; 1228 Town and Coun­try Cross­ing Dr., 636.220.1877. Map 5- 6A

THE DE­SIGN­ING BLOCK— In­te­rior de­signer Su­san Block’s dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories store com­bines fine an­tiques and con­tem­po­rary pieces for a col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture and gifts quite un­like any­thing else in the city— eclec­tic, imag­i­na­tive and witty. An ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of state­ment jew­elry also avail­able. Open M-Sa 9:30 am-5 pm. https://www.face­book. com/de­sign­ing­block/. 7735 Clay­ton Rd., just west of Han­ley, 314.721.4224. Map 4-2A

GALLERY FUR­NI­TURE & HOME AC­CENTS— This self­de­scribed “lit­tle store that has ev­ery­thing” packs in home dé­cor, gifts, jew­elry, wine, col­lectibles, can­dles, and much more. Open 10:30 am- 6 pm M-F, noon-5 pm Sa & Su. www.face­book.com/ShopatGallery. 310 N. 6th St., 314.833.6766. Map 2-2E

GRINGO JONES— A nook-and-cranny-filled gar­den and land­scap­ing shop that also car­ries pot­tery, home ac­ces­sories, Mex­i­can crafts and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, turn the cor­ner to find an­other room. Open 10 am- 6 pm daily. (Cards: AE MC V) 4470 Shaw, one block west of the Mis­souri Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 314.664.1666. Map 4- 4E

Jew­elry

PAN­DORA— Pan­dora of­fers a uni­verse of handfin­ished and mod­ern jew­elry (charms, ear­rings, rings and watches) pri­mar­ily made from gen­uine ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing solid ster­ling sil­ver and 14k or

18k gold, a va­ri­ety of gem­stones, stones, cul­tured pearls, di­a­monds, or­ganic gems and man-made stones. Two lo­ca­tions: www.des­peres­jew­elry.com. 195 St. Clair Square, 618.622.9803. Map 1-5H; 2065 West County Cen­ter, 314.966.1202. Map 3- 6B

THE SIL­VER LADY— The own­ers of this jew­elry gem have a knack for find­ing beau­ti­ful, dis­tinct items. With an em­pha­sis on dra­matic ster­ling sil­ver pieces and stun­ning semi­precious pen­dants, the se­lec­tion here is sure to please. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www. the­sil­ver-lady.com. Open W-F noon- 6 pm, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su 11 am- 4 pm, 4736 McPher­son Blvd., 314.367.7587. Map 4-2E; Open Tu-F 11 am- 6 pm, Sa

10 314.727.0704.am- 6 pm, Su Metrolink-Del­marnoon-5 pm at 6364 Loop Del­marMap 4-1C; Blvd., 7318 Manch­ester Rd., 314.720.9315. Map 4- 4B

TIMEKEEPERS— Re­mark­able col­lec­tion of Euro­pean and Amer­i­can an­tique clocks, watches, mu­sic boxes and jew­elry are on dis­play at this col­lec­tor’s dream store, oper­at­ing since 1979. Open Tu-F 10am-5pm; Sa 10am- 4pm. www.time­keep­er­sclay­ton.com. 17 N. Mer­amec Ave., in Clay­ton, 314.721.4548. Map 4-1A; 9495 Olive Blvd., Suite C, 314.991.0994. Map 3-5C

Malls/Shop­ping Dis­tricts

TAUB­MAN PRES­TIGE OUT­LETS— Lo­cated in Ch­ester­field, about 35 min­utes from down­town, this ope­nair, vil­lage-style mall fea­tures 310,000 square feet of re­tail space, with out­lets such as Banana Repub­lic, Aber­crom­bie & Fitch, Brooks Broth­ers and Lucky Brand Jeans. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am- 6 pm. www.taub­man­pres­ti­ge­out­lets.com. 17017 N. Outer 40 Rd., 636.536.3014. Map 5-2F

THE BOULE­VARD— Chic, out­door life­style cen­ter an­chored by Crate & Bar­rel brings to­gether shop­ping (Ann Tay­lor Loft, Soft Sur­round­ings, Re­lax the Back & more), din­ing (P.F. Chang’s, Mag­giano’s Lit­tle Italy, Nadoz) and pro­fes­sional ser­vices from op­tom­e­try to salon. www.the­boule­vard.com. 1 The Boule­vard, across from Saint Louis Gal­le­ria, 314.968.9898. Map 4-2A

THE MEAD­OWS AT LAKE ST. LOUIS— Open-air life­style cen­ter fea­tures stores in­clud­ing Von Maur, Old Navy, Nike Fac­tory Store, Francesca’s Col­lec­tions and LOFT; din­ing of­fered by BC’s Kitchen and Max & Erma’s. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.the­mead­owsatlsl.com. 20 Mead­ows Cir­cle Drive, 636.695.2626. Map 1-2C

Spe­cialty Food & Wine

KAKAO CHOCO­LATE— The choco­latiers here are se­ri­ous about their choco­late con­coc­tions, whether dark, milk, white or even laven­der- or chipo­tle-laden. While the prod­uct may end up whim­si­cal, the kitchen chem­istry is fo­cused on mak­ing un­beat­able prod­ucts: truf­fles, con­fec­tions, barks, drink mixes, ice creams, marsh­mal­lows and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.kakao­choco­late.com. 7272 Manch­ester Rd., open 10 am-7 pm M-Sa, 10 am-5 pm Su, 314.645.4446. Map 4- 4B; 314.726.7974.

LARDER & CUP­BOARD— This co­mestibles pur­veyor seeks spe­cialty-foods pro­duc­ers (both re­gional and na­tional) who don’t work with big dis­trib­u­tors for an ever-chang­ing in­ven­tory of goods you just won’t find else­where: bev­er­ages, jams, sausages, cheese, brines, crack­ers, spir­its, bit­ters, spreads, pick­les, condi­ments and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www.larderand­cup­board.com. 7310 Manch­ester Rd., 314.300.8995. Map 4- 4B

ROCKET FIZZ— High-en­ergy shop­ping for any­one seek­ing ev­ery candy or con­fec­tion you’ve ever missed (and prob­a­bly a few you didn’t know ex­isted), from Mal­lo­mars and candy cig­a­rettes to gummi taran­tu­las and Aus­tralian liquorice, plus ob­scure/craft so­das, vin­tage tin signs and other pop ephemera. Open M-Th noon-8 pm, F 11 am-9 pm, Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. www.rock­et­fizz. com. 6372 Del­mar Blvd., 314.833.4614. Map 4-1C

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