The bare necessities of life include food, shelter, and enough clothing to last eight semesters without doing the laundry. Bolster your wardrobe with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $85 worth of women’s clothing and accessories at Ivy Hill Boutique in the Central West End. In 2009, Ivy Hill made it on St. Louis Magazine ’s A-List, and was featured on ALIVE magazine's Hot List this year. This Groupon is valid for in-store items only, and must be redeemed in one visit.
Originally opened by owner Hillary Dutcher in Columbus, Ohio, Ivy Hill Boutique packs its cozy shop with women’s jewelry, apparel, and accessories from both well-known and emerging designers. Shoppers of every primping preference can adorn themselves in Idylle novelty tees ($48), fend off winged monkeys with a Tolani scarf ($78), and store their valuable Confederate scrip in Delux wallets ($26). Otherwise, wrap yourself in finery from Trina Turk and Susana Monaco (both starting at $70) to draw admiring stares from every passerby and envious stares from every naked passerby. Jewelry lovers, meanwhile, can bedazzle themselves with agate rings ($28), Viv and Ingrid birthstone stud earrings ($18), and David Aubrey initial necklaces ($48). One quick wallop from a Big Buddha handbag ($70 and up) is enough to dispatch up to seven shoplifters at a time, after which you can wash your hands of the whole affair with Gianna Rose soaps ($12 and up) and light a sage candle ($26 and up) in memory of your favorite Star Wars stormtrooper.
Instead of wafting through a sea of grimy thrift-store blazers with rumpled tissues lodged in the pockets, today’s Groupon to Ivy Hill Boutique will get you a wardrobe that smells fresher than a 16-year-old's bow-adorned first car parked on a driveway made of air fresheners.