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Top Places For Rain Gear In The St. Louis Area

October 2, 2012 1:00 PM

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After a summer full of drought and blistering temperatures, midwesterners are holding out hope for a rain-drenched fall. These fall fashions will have you singing in the rain just in time for the downpour. Stop in at the following shops in St. Louis to find the perfect accessories to keep you dry while you welcome the rain.
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Carol’s Treasure Chest
719 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 925-2800
www.carolstreasure.com

Located in the historic district of St. Charles, Carol’s Treasure Chest is full of eclectic riches. A colorful rainbow of umbrellas lines the porch, beckoning you to come in and explore the rainy-day gear. From an umbrella that appears to be a giant Gerber daisy to a Parisian scene, the designs are always eye-catching. You can find the perfect travel-sized companion or select a long-handled umbrella to prevent every inch of you from getting wet. Everything in Carol’s Treasure Chest is priced for those with a budget, so save some dough by picking up your rain essentials here for under $30.

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Pulse Boutique
1644 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 519-4022
www.pulsestl.com

Pulse Boutique calls the Chesterfield area home, but its style is noticed nationwide. Pulse’s fashions have been featured in numerous magazines including Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Life & Style. See what all the buzz is about by picking up a great pair of galoshes from Pulse. Rock the animal-print trend by snagging a pair of the English Leopard Black boots for $79.99. If you prefer to stick with a classic design, the Ashley Belted boots compliment any look for only $88.

Related: Best Bargain Hunting In St. Louis

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Sole & Blues
6317 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 863-3600
www.soleandblues.com

Sole & Blues is a hip fashion joint residing in the Loop, and while the prices may be steep, the quality is not overrated. If you want boots that will last the weather and endure over time, pick up the Frye Melissa Button boots in a mock-riding style design for $326. For a casual look, choose the Sorel Women’s Wicked work boots for $250. Men will appreciate the Robert Wayne Vince boots for only $139 in polished black.

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Levine Hats
1416 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63013
(314) 231-3359
www.levinehat.com

Opt for something less bulky than an umbrella and with a lot sleeker style by choosing a hat from the Levine Hat Co. These weather-resistant toppers are appealing by adding class to any outfit. Ladies, move from the floppy hats of the summer to the wool beauties of winter, such as the Carlos Santana Moon Flower hat for $85. Gentlemen, add a retro edge to your look with the Stetson Andes hat for $45. For rugged appeal, select the Dorfman Pacific Durango Safari hat for only $24.

vintagehaberdashery Top Places For Rain Gear In The St. Louis Area

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The Vintage Haberdashery
3181 Morgan Ford Road
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 772-1927
www.vintagehab.com

You can head to Soulard for a retro makeover courtesy of the boutique The Vintage Haberdashery. This fantastic gem of a boutique houses clothing and accessories from the 1940s through the 1980s and even creates authentic costumes to suit customers’ needs. Add a classic twist to your current style by picking up a sophisticated boater hat or a wide-brimmed hat to keep the raindrops from falling on your head. After all, these dashing designs are never going out of style.

Related: Best Boutiques In St. Louis

Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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