K. Hall's holiday window at 26B Maryland Plaza reflects the romantic atmosphere within--a feast for the eyes.
The shop stocks several combinations of its signature products in pretty gift boxes, all ready to place under the tree. Prices for the boxed sets are less than if the items are purchased separately. For example, the Bubble Elixir and candle set shown above is $39, regularly $59.
The seductive bottle opener shown left just begs the following request, "Pass me the mermaid, will you?" $33. The ruler? It's a heavy-duty bottle opener too, $20. Miniature horseshoes are $4.
An array of pretty hobnail glasses hold a variety of scented candles from Simpatico (one of k. hall's labels), $28. There are many, many gift ideas in this charming shop. I suggest you stop by and take a look.
K. Hall, 26B Maryland Plaza, Mon.-Sat. 11 to 7, Sun. 12-5, (314) 961-1990.
One never knows what surprises await inside Chris Lanter's über-hip 10denza, as evidenced by the unusual wreaths in the shop's holiday windows at 44 Maryland Plaza.
With the help of shop manager Kerri Knoll I gathered a selection of interesting ideas for you to consider. From lower left: Campbell's soup and Spearmint Gum cans are two of many vintage containers that hold candles made by a local company, "Vintage Wax," $40. 10denza has an array of holiday cd's including Cee Lo's Magic Moment, $18.98, & St. Germain Tourist, $11.94. Limited edition Cruise Locker Chronograph watches (in wooden boxes) come with 3 mix & match faces and bands (one is waterproof), $520 for women, $575 for men.
Second row: "Thursday Friday" zippered canvas bags are great for any age. They're decorated with photos of designer bags, Chanel, Balenciaga, etc. $35. The large weekened bag has a photo of a vintage trunk (top of photo), $95. How about The NY Times, 36 Hours-Weekends in Europe for the world traveler or the wannabe, $39.99. New Year's Eve in Gstaad? 10denza carries a large selection of tech accessories by HEX priced from $55 for an ipad case to $80 for the chic grey tweed roomy backpack, upper left.
10denza, 44 Maryland Plaza, Mon.-Sat. 10 to 8, Sun. 10 to 5, (314) 361-1010.
The windows at AG (Adriano Goldschmied) are simply beautiful. Stop by to see AG's selection of wonderful holiday gifts, a few suggestions are pictured below.
At AG you might check out the Miles Davis "Birth of Cool" cotton shirt, $48.50, or two-color cotton sweater, above, $176. Both have been popular choices this holiday season.
What woman wouldn't love the leather motorcycle jacket above? It's as soft as butter and has great style, $575. The sleeveless top shown left has a hint of sparkle and a hint of wool to keep you warm, $76.
AG, 36 Maryland Plaza, Monday - Saturday 11 to 7, Sunday 12 to 5, Xmas Eve 9:30 to 5, (314) 361-6161.I
Photos by Moris Fashions' Brian Smith
Moris carries the Ted Baker line including colorful bowties, $49.50,
3-packs of athletic socks at Moris Fashions are priced from $24.00 to $29.99.
Moris Fashions, 26 Maryland Plaza, Mon.-Fri. 10:30 to 7, Sat. 10:30 to 7:30, Sun. Noon to 6 p.m., (314) 361-6800.
Ivy Hill at 304 N. Euclid has some stunning gifts too...and a charming handpainted window!
Shown above from left to right are Cleobella's hot pink cut-out-leather clutch, $154, a show-stopping Corey Lynn Calter black short-sleeve sweater of angora & nylon with palettes and rhinestones, $170, great hoop earrings with coral stones, $44, and a terrific lightweight Free People striped cotton & rayon sweater coat, $168.
Ivy Hill, 304 N. Euclid, Mon. - Thurs. 10:30 to 6, Fri. & Sat. 10:30 to 7, Sun. 11 to 5, (314) 367-7004.
Froyo's windows at 4663 Maryland Plaza are fittingly as sweet as can be, and to top it off the frozen yogurt is 50% off Sunday, the 23rd. Put that on your shopping list! Closed Christmas Eve.