Without stylish clothes, Vogue magazine would be a leaflet about sweat pants, and most Hollywood awards shows would be a tedious parade of naked beautiful people. Celebrate the existence of fashionable finery with today's deal: for $29, you get $75 worth of boutique apparel and accessories at Laurie Solet, at either of its locations in Clayton and Town and Country. If you find a frock that's over $75, simply use your Groupon and pay the difference.
Laurie Solet is named for owner Laurie Solet, who returned to St. Louis after years spent wheeling and dealing in Hollywood—bringing with her a leather-lined wave of fashion plus three ships laden with beaver pelts and exotic spices. Both of Laurie's boutiques offer a wide range of trendy apparel—including items from designers such as Melie Bianco, Black Halo, BB Dakota, La Mer, Amrita Singh, Candace Ang, and more, as well as Laurie's own private label—in an affordable price range. Pick up basics like an Alternative Apparel "Diane" Burnout V-neck for $45, and accessorize it with a statement Avant Garde "Pierre" double ring for $95. If one shoulder is more flammable than the other, keep it cool with an Ella Moss one-shoulder top ($108) and pair it with a Hobo "Lauren" exotic clutch ($108) stuffed with all your favorite toucans, dodo birds, and coral snakes. Otherwise, keep it light for a beach vacation or desert-island stranding in a Splendid stripe racerback tank ($50) and Free People cargo shorts ($68).
Although the newest location in Town and Country is larger than the original Clayton establishment, both feature a composed interior of whitewashed walls and soft gray floors that allow the abundance of clothes and accessories to take center stage. Among the racks, you'll find everything from casual weekend wear to gorgeous, structured dresses ideal for big dates, weddings, and bank heists. A sizable selection of shoes, purses, and jewelry round out the want-o-meter, ensuring that you'll enter the doors a bereft waif and emerge looking chicer than a hybrid clone of Coco Chanel and Celebritina, who is herself a hybrid of Hollywood's five hottest female celebrities stacked on each other's shoulders.
- While its pristine gray-and-white interior might be similar to its flagship store, St. Louis’ second Laurie Solet boutique doesn’t skimp on space. At twice the size, the modern boutique leaves room for oodles of glittering jewelry from designers such as Candace Ang and CC Skye, in-demand accessories like Melie Bianco handbags, and of course, sexy footwear. – Jeanette Kozlowski, St. Louis
- Enough cannot be said about this great boutique. Just go. Go and be surprised at how much time you will spend in this small space. There aren't too many places where you can find a floaty Free People dress, awesome denim, a sweet smelling foot scrub, original onesies for future fashionistas, and bra inserts for those who need a little boost in the bosom all in one place. – Concierge Preferred
- I needed more fun clothes and heard from a friend about Laurie Solet. I explained what I was looking for and was shown several different options. The service was great and I feel great in my new jeans and tops. – linds518, Citysearch