West County Center in Des Peres has added a new concept, We The People, a retail store where customers can see, touch and buy new products made possible by Kickstarter campaigns. The shop is on Level 2 outside Nordstrom. We The People also has locations in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
RF Home Co by Rescued Furnishings is now a part of the busy Manchester Road retail scene in Kirkwood. Owners Nicole and Brandt Genz celebrated the grand opening of the 19,000-square-foot home decor and cabinetry business this spring. Previously located on Lafayette Avenue, the larger space allows for elaborate cabinet displays and is home to 40 retail vendors as well.
Jana Carani’s JAC Designs boutique has moved to bigger digs in Town & Country. The store, which features apparel, accessories and gifts, reopened recently at 264 Lamp & Lantern Village. Gift wrap and monogramming services are available, too.
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Launch Clothing & Accessories has expanded with a second location on Olive Boulevard in University City. The company, owned by Lia Glynias, also has a Marconi Avenue store on The Hill. Local and international fashion is the focus, and there is an online shop as well.
Golden Gems, a ‘cheeky’ home goods and gifts retailer, recently celebrated the first anniversary of its brick-and-mortar location on Cherokee Street. The company formerly did business exclusively online. Owners (and sisters) Amanda Helman and Susan Logsdon make the products they sell, and customers can sign up for monthly creative workshops. Golden Gems is named for the street where the sisters grew up in Apopka, Florida.
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Snacks, drinks, household items, personal care products and more now can be delivered to your doorstep quickly by goPuff, a digital convenience retailer that accepts orders online and through a mobile app. The company recently started serving 20 St. Louis-area ZIP codes from noon to 4:30 a.m. daily for a flat delivery fee of $1.95. More than 2,000 items are available.