Ziezo is a hip clothing boutique nestled in the heart of the University City Loop area. You'll find new merchandise every season, with new arrivals popping up throughout the season. There is a wide variety of fun dresses, colorful tops, adorable accessories, and more. They carry both independent designer labels as well as bigger name designers. Their clothing comes from local vendors, national vendors and even international vendors. The varying price range helps ensure that there are pieces for every budget.
As the name suggests, the eccentric Jasper of Jasper's Antique Radio Museum & Tropical Fruit Gift Baskets followed both his dreams. Located on Cherokee Antique Row, one end of the shop specializes in buying, selling, trading, and repairing radios, cash registers, slot machines, and other odd items. On the other end, the shop offers one-of-a-kind, handmade fruit baskets, made fresh by several members of the staff. Whether in search of a WWII-era cash register or The Wizard of Ah's towering dried fruit, the amazing Jasper is excited to assist. - Cathryn D. Blue
Nostalgic shopping is fun, especially when discovering trinkets that no one would expect to ever see beyond their heyday. Timeless collectibles are in abundance at Now & Then Antiques. The most wistful moments would probably be had by those who grew up in the early 20th century, but if you're lucky, an outstanding office chair from 1963 just might pop up. Though generally open Thursday through Sunday, the easygoing owners may open up shop on Wednesday or Friday on a whim. The shop is available for appointments and also helps with estate sale planning. With so much to offer, Now & Then Antiques should be on everyone's list of things to see. - Cathryn D. Blue
Located on Cherokee Antique Row, Interior Accents and China Finder has an abundance of incredible China flatware as well as European, American, and Japanese brands of furniture, cookery, and upholstery. In addition to the elegant inventory, the fame of China Finder is that they can match or repair any china brought into the shop. A chipped plate can be restored. An antique tea cup can get a new handle without compromising the integrity of the original cup's design. If short a place setting, the shop can match what you already have. After a visit to this antique shop, you can get your China put back together again. - Cathryn D. Blue
For 15 years, this family-owned vintage museum has handled some of the most unique, rare, and pristine saxophones and mouth pieces ever seen. Located on the exquisite Cherokee Antique Row, Saxquest specializes in the buying, selling, and trading of new and vintage saxophones and saxophone equipment. The owners have an eye for beauty and an ear for magnificence; they are both professional saxophone players who aim to share all elements of their expertise with the community. Whether a novice saxophonist, seasoned musician, collector, or just interested, Saxquest is a definite must-see. - Cathryn D. Blue
The Frenchtown area of St. Charles, boasts some of the best antique shops in the state. The historic buildings have been restored. Each building is an authentic example of French Colonial and German architecture. Shoppers will find everything from furniture to collectibles, from artwork to vintage clothing. The store also sells glassware, linens, aviation memorabilia and vintage architectural products like antique hardware and molding. Coin and stamp collectors will also find the Frenchtown area a great place to browse.
Mid Rivers Mall is the only shopping mall in St. Charles County. Centrally located and very large, it is home to four department stores-Sears, Dillard's, JCPenney, and Champs Sports-as well as more than 125 specialty stores, including a Best Buy. There are also three locally owned full-service restaurants, plus a food court, a movie theater and a video arcade. This two-level mall has escalators throughout in addition to an elevator.
Northwest Plaza is the largest mall in North St. Louis County. There are several stores for apparel, electronics, shoes, fine jewelry and athletic gear. The Plaza has five department stores-Dillard's and Sears. If all your shopping makes you hungry, stop off at the food court or one of the several restaurants (Italian, Mexican and American are among the choices). A movie theater and an arcade with a miniature golf course will keep you entertained, too. Northwest Plaza is less than a mile away from Lambert Airport.
Can't buy stock in it. Not a lot of corporate hodgepodge. Products are bought directly from the producers. It all translates into fresh, organic, pure foods for the consumers and fair, simple business tactics for the rest of the world. A week's worth of groceries comes out to about half the price of the same items at some well known organic food stores. Trader Joe's is always packed, but the patrons are eerily calm and happy. The staff members often know customers by name. At the register are some of the jolliest cashiers around. The shopping experience is lovely, yet the savings are impeccable. - Cathryn D. Blue
Scholar Shop is a true gem. It's upscale resale, specializing in apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. Sales, particularly the semi-annual sale, are stupendous for the famous brands and high-quality items. The best part about this store is that proceeds go to the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, an organization with a mission to support students who would not otherwise be able to pursue a post-secondary education. Snag those perfect pants and feel good about it!
Midwest Guitar is the place to go for those who
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This little shop just southwest of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
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If you're looking for a new bicycle, parts to fix
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