Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
At Jule Lingerie & Loungewear, bras range in size from 28A to 42GG, and span the style spectrum, from supportive and comfortable to sheer and lacy. To help newcomers sift through the vast selection, experts offer complimentary fittings. Their helpful service and ample selection earned Jule a slew of accolades, including Best Local Lingerie of 2012, according to the Ladue News. In keeping with their mission to provide feminine silhouettes with a comfortable fit, the shop’s lingerie experts also stock Spanx shapewear and basics including loungewear by PJ Salvage. Additionally, the store carries nursing bras and maternity pajamas.
Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Bauer, Easton, and Wilson make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and hockey to golf and lacrosse. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including treadmills—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
Direct Tools Factory Outlet equips crafty builders with an ample supply of hardware, vacuums, grills, and table saws sourced directly from top manufacturers. Grilling and outdoor kitchen equipment from STOK provision barbecues and cookouts with juicy briskets and steaks through a steady supply of discontinued, reconditioned, and factory-overrun products?brand-new, unused equipment shipped directly from the assembly line after excess production or accidental cloning. Dirt Devil vacuums suction off contaminants from carpets and shop floors, while an arsenal of drills and table saws from Ryobi lends structural soundness to household projects with speedy efficiency and trusty precision.
Rebounds Used Books & Teacher Supply was founded through the owners' experience selling their own professional books online. Now boasting a sizable selection of used books and teaching aids, the staff sells its publications both online and through its brick-and-mortar retail space in Chesterfield. There, peruse Rebounds Used Books & Teacher Supply’s evolving selection of paperbacks, cookbooks, textbooks, and classics, such as Zeus's tell-all autobiography.
A garden of denim, jewelry, and accessories, Pulse blooms in a corner of the Chesterfield Oaks Shopping Center. Fresh, seasonal looks from such designers as Free People, BB Dakota & Bailey 44 make up the bulk of their stock, but Pulse features more than flashy dresses, pants, and tops. Shoppers might pick up a monogram rain jacket, or a personalized growler waiting to be filled with craft beer.