There’s no better time to celebrate the shops and restaurants that make Downtown St. Louis great than Small Business Saturday. As you’re planning your itinerary for Nov. 28 (or digital destinations for stay-at-home shopping!), here are a few local gems to check out for gifts and more.
You know what they say about jewelry – it always fits! If something sparkly is on your list, look no further than Vinciguerra Jewelry, a family-owned business with everything you could want in watches, jewels and pearls, or Kessler Mroz Jewelry, a full-service jeweler that’s been serving the St. Louis community since 1904.
The holidays can be a stressful time. Help your loved ones relax this year and give the gift of self-care! The new Sonder Lush Nail Studio on Washington Ave. in the Garment District is a great go-to for a manicure and pedicure, or get glam at Thirteenth and Washington Hair Salon on Tucker Blvd. While both businesses boast their sanitization practices, purchasing now means you can support these salons during a critical time, and your loved ones can redeem them at a date when they feel most comfortable.
Looking for some new apparel to take you into the new year? Ceci Unique Gallery on Washington Ave. has “wearable art” for the lovely ladies in your life, along with unique gifts including blown glass, images and jewelry. Then walk down the street to DNA, a family-owned men’s streetwear boutique, or Fresh Image, a men’s urban wear store a couple blocks over. Top it all off with a hat from Levine Hat Co., a staple in the St. Louis’ Garment District for more than a century.
For the perfect housewarming gift or home item to spruce up your place for the holiday season, stop by Gallery Furniture and Home Accents, a boutique featuring an eclectic mix of home furnishings for every taste.
Urban Shark on Locust St. is the perfect place to find a gift for the cycling lover your life, upgrade your commute with a brand-new bike, get your trusty bicycle repaired, or even rent a bike to get from shop to shop faster. This full-service bike shop in Downtown St. Louis sells a variety of bicycles for every level of ability and cycling style.
Don’t forget to refuel during your shopping spree! Downtown St. Louis has incredible restaurants on every corner. Grab a quick cup of coffee at Park Ave for a pick me up in between shops or grab a sandwich and a treat from Blondie’s Coffee, Wine and Dessert Bar. For food as delicious and detailed as the ambiance, we recommend settling in at The Last Kitchen & Bar in The Last Hotel, located inside the historical International Shoe Company building. We also recommend capping off the day with a pint and piece of delicious pizza from The Sliced Pint, or relaxing and enjoying a meal at Union 30.
We’re lucky to have so many unique small businesses in the Downtown St. Louis community. Thank you for supporting them, and happy shopping!