trunk treasures
Elleard Heffern is hosting an upcoming trunk show that will benefit Lydia’s House, which provides transitional housing for battered and abused women and their children in St. Louis. Customers can view Armenta fine jewelry (pictured above) from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27. For each customer who stops in, the local jeweler will donate $10 to Lydia’s House. The store also will donate a percentage of sales to the nonprofit.storefront-lulu

boutique for kids
While visiting family here, Linda Kilo noticed vacancies at the Market Place in Ladue where Clair de Lune and Provence Boutique used to be and was sure it was a sign. A few months later, she and her husband—Charlie Kilo, a St. Louis native—opened Lu Lu Belle. The 2,100-square-foot store sells girls clothes sizes infant to 16 and boys, infant to size 10. Kilo says most of the store’s brands cannot be found anywhere else in St. Louis, like Biscotti, Kate Mac, Hannah Banana, Haven Girl, 3 Pommes and Duexpardeux. The Kilos have another Lu Lu Belle shop in Naples, Florida.

expanding its reach
Green Goose Resale & Consignment recently celebrated the grand opening of its second store, 1267 S. Laclede Station Road in Webster Groves. The shop offers high-quality recycled furniture and home decor at a fraction of retail price. Maison Blanche vintage furniture paint workshops are held there, as well as monthly community-based events. The stores donate a portion of sales to Safe Connections, a nonprofit that works to reduce domestic and sexual violence.

fashionable addition
MOD Boutique has expanded with a new location in Kirkwood, offering fashionable clothes for women and children, most priced under $60. While women’s clothing is its focus, children’s items can be found in sizes 7 to 14. There are already MOD stores in Ellisville, Ladue, O’Fallon, St. Charles and Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Treats Unleashed will open two new stores in the St. Louis area. All-natural food for pets is the store’s specialty, and the new locations will offer pet food, fresh-baked treats, supplies and grooming services. One of the stores will be located at 2520 Hwy. K in O’Fallon, Missouri, and the other at 1620 Hanley Road in Richmond Heights.