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Jul 01, 2012


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Heat Wave

An unprecedented number of hot fashion lines are heating up summer in St. Louis.
Story: Jill Manoff
Photos: Charlie Jade photo by Michael Schmidt

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The latest crop of clothing and accessories to invade the city is set to excite shoppers across the board. For day, there's Charlie Jade, now available at Blush. According to owner Sarah King, the playful, whimsical line is composed of "darling dresses, blouses and rompers for the girl who loves prints" (110 N. Clay Ave., Kirkwood, 314.965.4411).

For night, lovers of Kate Middleton's classic, sophisticated look will love Issa. The Duchess of Cambridge has repeatedly worn the line, which was recently picked up locally by Vie's Melodie Tauben. Sleek frocks with plunging necklines are among the brand's signatures (9660 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.997.0124).

For the weekend, browse 10denza's recently introduced Shakuhachi pieces; thanks to exquisite tailoring and standout motifs, any of the girly-Bohemian separates would be perfect for a day of shopping or dinner with friends (44 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.1010). Shoppers will also want to check out Splash's shoe display; the Clayton-based boutique has stocked up on "jelly"-like wedges by iconic Melissa that will look perfect poolside (8811 Ladue Road, Ladue, 314.721.6442).

As for must-browse accessories, Sole & Blues has found room for a number of innovative footwear collections; cutting-edge, casual sneakers by Diesel and G-Star now mingle with platforms and pumps by fresh and flirty Schutz and contemporary-edgy favorites Sam Edelman and Jeffrey Campbell (6317 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.3600).


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