What we wear says a lot about us, and the workplace is no exception. When you have to look your best, start at these fine stores below. Whether it’s for a big presentation or to ace an interview, a professional wardrobe will always give an edge over the competition. A fitted suit or perfectly tailored dress also gives a boost of confidence when it’s needed most. Let these stores help you find just the right fit.

St. Louis Suit Company
7903 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 727-2334

Located in downtown Clayton, St. Louis Suit Company excels at on-demand service. They have a tailor on duty at all times so customers can get that last-minute tuck or stitch. Expert staff can help assist with difficult choices. Regular sales and deals make this an affordable choice for the working man. They are also well known for their extensive collection of ties. Not only is this a great place to build a professional wardrobe, it makes an excellent choice for gifts or special occasions.

Woody’s Mens Shop
10411 Clayton Road #104
Frontenac, MO 63131
(314) 569-3272

Woody’s “Made To Measure” program allows customers to get clothing that is expertly fitted just for them, at a price that is far more affordable than most custom tailoring. When you want to look your very best and have a one of a kind look, Woody’s can help you from head to toe. They also have consultations and will send a professional to your office for convenience. If time is a factor, they will set appointments and have some choices ready upon arrival. For the busy working dad, the stores are also child friendly. Their website has a blog that helps explain current trends and styles for the man who wants to see the latest looks.

Rung Boutique
9741 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 918-0575

Recently remodeled, Rung Boutique lets women enhance their wardrobe and help a good cause. Rung Boutique helps women build professional wardrobes so they can compete in the workforce. They work closely with Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, an organization that helps women in unstable situations get to a more secure position. Donations allow working women to look their finest for a fraction of retail prices, and those funds are directly applied to helping other women climb out of poverty and difficult circumstances.

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The Vault
2325 South Brentwood Blvd.
Brentwood, MO 63144
(314) 736-6511

Professional women can browse some of the top brands in the store or online. Featuring fashion for men and women, including accessories and jewelry, a savvy shopper can fill their closets from the convenience of their living room. Gucci, Louis Vitton and Chanel are only some of the names that they carry, and the website is cleverly laid out and arranged by style and price point. Those who seek an up close experience can be fitted and attended by staff at the location in Brentwood, or they can go to the new location in St. Louis (known as Women’s Closet Exchange).

City Boutique
4300 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis Mo 63110
(314) 657-0125

City Boutique has a mixed assortment that covers office to evenings. The website has some samplings, but serious shoppers are encouraged to come browse the racks. Their constantly rotating stock allows for a unique experience each time, and hard working ladies can put together outfits that are professional, flattering and affordable. Follow Cityboutiquestl on Instagram for new stock and fashion ideas to keep office apparel fresh.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website (www.bontindle.com) with comments or questions.