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Shopping

Shopping can be fun or a drag. Knowing the best places to go is crucial. For a great day, my girlfriends and I love to find bargains at resale shops in St. Louis. The first stop is always Women's Closet Exchange on Gravois Road. The shop is open Monday through Saturday and is filled with gently used brand-name apparel. Shopping is fun here because everything is on racks according to size. Here you will not only find clothing but also beautiful accessories to complete your outfit, all at a fraction of the retail price. The friendly salespeople will tell you about the sales and then find you a dressing room. They gladly comment on outfits and put together everything with just the right touch. This is our favorite shop in town.

The next stop is The Scholar Shop. They now have two locations: one on Clayton Road and one in Webster Groves. These shops sell gently worn items for very little. All proceeds support the Scholarship Foundation. You will have to hunt a bit more here, but it is well worth the search. Vintage clothing and accessories can be found here, as can St. John suits, Talbots sweaters and shirts, and a variety of fur coats and jackets. Prices here are very cheap. On my last visit, I purchased a vintage silver/black flower-design evening bag for $10. I have also found beautiful Gap shirts for $5!

Resale shops are great, especially when you will be traveling and don't want to invest a fortune in a wardrobe for a particular climate. Or when you need a cocktail outfit for a dressy occasion and don't want the high price tag for an outfit you will wear once or twice. A day at these two shops will yield benefits to your wardrobe and your purse.

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