form & function
As a full-time working mom of three, St. Louisan Ronke Faleti, who is originally from Nigeria, wanted a handbag that was stylish and functional. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she designed her own! Faleti’s brand, KORÉDÉ,recently launched with a genuine leather clutch (full of pockets!) that has a detachable strap and starts at $150. The best part? It features a wipe dispenser that can be used for changing diapers or makeup removal. Shop various styles online at shopkorede.com.
salon on wheels
Jennifer Kube understands it can be a challenge to get away for a trim or blowout, so she and her husband, David, are bringing the shears to clients with Clipper Mobile Salon. The setup is a fully equipped, vintage Airstream travel trailer decked out in midcentury style (think Silver Bullet) that can handle just about anything you’d get at a brick-and-mortar shop. Have a special event? It’s available for rent!
Now, there is no excuse for not working out. TruFusion Fintess & Yoga, a Las Vegas-based franchise, recently opened its first Midwest location in Clayton, and it caters to everyone’s interests. The studio offers 35 classes a day in a variety of disciplines such as barre, kettlebell, bootcamp, cycle, yoga, pilates and more—all with an upscale, organic aesthetic.
Barb Davis of B. Davis Designs in Kirkwood is selling chickens like hotcakes—but these birds aren’t edible. Instead, each handmade work of art is made of soft wool and can be used as decor or even as a footstool! The line is exclusive to B. Davis, and each piece takes four to six weeks to make (which accounts for the $1,450 to $2,400 price tags).
hardware for less
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis has opened a new 20,000-square-foot ReStore at 3830 S. Grand Blvd., its second in the St. Louis area. Like its sister location in Des Peres, it serves as a mecca for low-cost, new and reusable home construction supplies, home decor and furniture. The ReStore is part of Habitat’s newly rehabbed headquarters building, which also will house the nonprofit’s administrative offices and construction warehouse.