eyes on clayton
Owners Stacey and Jared Plank have expanded The Eye Bar to Clayton. The new store at 169 Carondelet Plaza is the second for the luxury optical shop; the original opened in 2008 in the CWE. Both locations offer eye exams, contact lenses and a distinct selection of hand-crafted frames from independent designers.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is making it even easier to support the cause. You can now shop for its branded items online at glennonshop.org, and all proceeds benefit the hospital. There are Homers for Health and K’s for Kids shirts, water bottles, golf balls and more. Other items will be added as the store grows.
Happy birthday to Lusso! The boutique, which opened its doors in 2000, underwent a makeover for its sweet 16. The store now features a remodeled layout with new furniture and lighting.
St. Louis native Daniel Shapiro (Clayton High ‘94) has launched a men’s athletic apparel brand, Fourlaps—and he’s including a little bit of home. The New York City resident, who has more than a decade of experience in the merchandising industry, is working with local apparel company STL-Style on the signature tee in his line, which is named for the four laps it takes to run a mile around a track. His debut collection features 10 styles, all available at fourlaps.com.
The Arch Store, located on the main level of the visitor center, has opened its doors to the public. As one of the first completed interior portions of the CityArchRiver renovation, the 4,000-square-foot space features an expanded selection of arch souvenirs, gifts, apparel and Western-themed products that honor the monument’s origins and history.
The St. Louis Swap Meet, which recently moved to Cherokee Street’s Antique Row, is expanding downtown. To celebrate the reopening of the Arch grounds, the meet will be held there the third Saturday and Sunday of each month through October. Popular food trucks will join 40 local vendors who will be on hand to sell their wares.