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.
What began as Yemina Mata's passion for healthier living through a natural-food- and supplement-based diet resulted in La Buena Salud, a grocery store stocking only natural and organic products. Opened in 1997 in the Soulard farmers' market, La Buena Salud today lures visitors to its current storefront—tucked away just off Washington Avenue—with an impressive array of locally grown meats, eggs, and produce, vitamins, and supplements. Yemina gregariously shares health food and natural-healing wisdom as patrons meander aisles of organic teas from Tulsi and Traditional Medicinals, specialty items, such as piloncillo cane sugar, and natural-health and diet books, all of which earned the store praise from Feast magazine and a polite thank-you note from Mother Nature.
St. Louis Magazine's knowledgeable writers and photographers inform and entertain the region’s denizens with features on area personalities, restaurants, arts, and local issues. Like any body-painted city-council-meeting spectator, each issue bursts with local pride, filling readers in about the city's best doctors, what local theater groups are up to, and upcoming local music events. Readers can also zero in on specific interests and lifestyle articles with the magazine's inserts and special publications, such as the bimonthly St. Louis At Home, filled with design tips and gardening advice; and St. Louis Family, stuffed with healthcare information and suggestions for family outings and entertainment.
Staffers at Kirkwood Knittery happily direct shoppers to a colorful collection of knitted sweaters, hats, and wraps; however, they're not for sale. That’s because staff members would rather teach customers to make the garments themselves during classes aimed at beginning and intermediate knitters. Sessions, which typically meet in four one-hour segments or two two-hour segments; cover skills such as basic stitches, circular knitting methods, and crochet patterns; and culminate in the creation of a scarf, pair of socks, or knitted umbrella. Before classes, students can peruse the shop’s selection of yarns to choose an attractive skein whorled from international wools, organic cottons, or rare fibers.
Inside Moris Fashion's airy boutique space, neatly pressed garments enjoy plenty of elbowroom on the racks. Shopkeepers prioritize quality over quantity, and as a result the shop holds a carefully curated inventory of items that earned it the title of Best Men's Clothing from CityVoters in 2010. Well-tailored polos, tees, jeans, and blazers for gentlemen bear the labels of top designers such as Ted Baker, Theory, John Varvatos, and Hugo Boss, all with classic styles that are equally appropriate for job interviews, dates, and renaissance fairs.
The selection at Value Village rarely ever stays the same—that's because each location boasts a rotation of 30,000 items each week, sourced from charitable organizations and wholesalers. Among this sprawling selection, customers will find a cavalcade of new and gently used clothing, ranging from jeans to shirts to dresses, be they in classic, vintage styles or modern trends. Additionally, they'll also find a huge selection of furniture such as couches and tables, along with electronics, appliances, toys, and housewares to place on and around them.