If you’ve read this magazine’s fall fashion preview (and if you haven’t, you’re missing out on a feast of gorgeous photography as well as crucial anti-aging product information), perhaps you’re ready to start shopping. And this week St. Louis—yes, St. Louis—offers discerning dressers a chance to see the latest from big names (BCBG Max Azria, Kate Spade, and Cole Haan) and offerings from up-and-coming Midwestern designers (such as Roberto Mendes and Kristin Archibald). St. Louis Fashion Week culminates with fashion shows Friday and Saturday nights. Friday’s “Indulge” show at Plaza Frontenac features attire by AK Ann Klein and Lucky Brand Jeans among others; Saturday’s “Liquid Style” outdoor show at Old Post Office Plaza is followed by a wrap party slated to get underway around 11 p.m. at the Pepper Lounge.
Where to stay? We recommend The Roberts Mayfair (806 St. Charles St.; 314-421-2500, www.wyndhammayfair.com; rates range from $99 to $349) and the Four Seasons (999 N. 2nd St., 314-881-5800, www.fourseasons.com/stlouis; rates start at $310). For dining, try the Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney St.; 314-771-5777, www.sidneystreetcafe.com); we liked the lobster turnovers, pecan-crusted rabbit, and locally sourced pork. Or, the Eclipse (6177 Delmar Blvd.; 314-726-2222, www.eclipsestlouis.com), which serves classic American cuisine at the Moonrise Hotel.
GO St. Louis Fashion Week; times and locales vary throughout the week. Check www.alivemag.com/fashionweek/ for a listing of events and ticket prices.