year of growth
Vintage-inspired and locally made lingerie brand Sassy Chassis, started by St. Louisan Susan Piontek, continues to grow. T&S announced its launch last February, and now, the bloomers, tanks and bandeaus are carried in six stores across the nation. Sassy Chassis also was honored recently by the Alliance for American Manufacturing as one of 50 brands nationwide included on its 2015 Made in America Gift Guide.
expansions and openings
Yoga Six has opened a second St. Louis location at 12360 Manchester Road, No. 206, in Des Peres. It offers a full schedule of approximately 300 classes each month, and child care is available.
Upper Limits is reaching new heights! Owners Chris and Pam Schmick will make local climbing enthusiasts happy this summer when they open another gym location, this one in Chesterfield Valley. The new spot will feature 12,000 to 14,000 square feet of climbing space, including a huge zone designed specifically for children. Current locations are downtown and Maryland Heights.
Emily Miller Makeup & Hair has big news beyond the latest makeup craze! The company has moved to a storefront at 909 Crescent Ave. in Clayton. A grand re-opening party will be held March 5, and Miller has added eyebrow shaping, waxing and touch-ups to her list of services. She began her business in 2010 and now has a team of eight.
More blow-outs for all! Breeze Blow Dry Bar is expanding into an adjacent space previously occupied by St. Louis Smoothie. Planned for a spring opening, the additional 960 square feet will house a new Beauty Bar and Bridal Boutique. New services include a makeup bar, brow bar, and eyelash and hair extensions.
It’s been a while since the Clayton location of ScholarShop has seen a redesign—since 1998 in fact. But it recently underwent major changes to upgrade the shopping and donation experiences: a reorganized and more modern layout, updated window displays and a new neutral palette to brighten the store. Proceeds from the upscale resale shop, which also has a location in Webster Groves, support interest-free loans and grants to students who need financial aid for post-secondary education.
so long, farewell
After 30 years in business, Kim Kuehner sportswear has closed its doors. Kuehner opened the Ladue storefront in 1986 after resigning from Famous-Barr as a buyer. his store was the first in town to carry Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Millar, Bonobos and many other popular brands.