Thursday, May 21, 2009

The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
Marcelene Cox

Ever since moving to St. Louis and living in a neighborhood with a lot of history, locals and wonderful traditions I have really understood the importance of buying locally.

The 350 Project is an initiative to support local businesses has some great resources and listings.
Just to share, some of my favorite local stores I've visiting during my short time in St. Louis include:

The Cat's Meow

The Bug Store

Down By The Station

O.K. Hatchery Feed and Garden Store

Christopher's

Summa Jewelers

So take the time and your money to frequent your local stores. It will not only support your local economy but walking into a great local business with free handmade soap samples, a store cat on the counter or Vera Bradley on sale is far more fun than shopping online!

5 comments:

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Have fun with Nick's birthday party this weekend!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I haven't found very many local stores since I've moved, but I love the local stores where I grew up!

Tattooed Dorothy said...

I love the Cat's Meow!!! And Down by the Station is super cute as well!

Heidi said...

Great post...you know how I feel about supporting local businesses!

I always enjoy Down by the Station!

Angie said...

I love all those stores. Except the last one. I know a better place ;)

I especially love the Bug Store. I get so many cute things for my garden there.

 
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