6 Shopping Experiences Unique To West County Center

Over the past 8 months, I’ve enjoyed becoming more familiar with West County Center because of my partnership with Kindred. There are quite a few malls in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. But, on my frequent trips to West County, I’ve noted some important shopping experiences that you can actually only have if you shop this mall. I’m sharing those with you today.

6 Shopping Experiences Unique To West County Center
1. You can #ShopLocal in the convenience of a mall space

I know, when you think about a mall, you envision the usual big-box stores. What’s special about West County Center is it offers a pretty cool opportunity to shop and support several locally-owned boutiques all in one location.

Of course, I share often about Kindred (see all my favorite Kindred finds here), a collective of 7 local boutiques.

Yesterday,  I was introduced to The Colette Collection, another locally-owned boutique offering an eclectic mix of clothing for all ages.

2. Shop the only Lolli & Pops in Missouri

Sweet tooth? Lolli & Pops, a premium purveyor of sweets, carries a selection of candies that’s sure to satisfy. From French macarons to gummy bears, Lolli & Pops boasts that they have the best confections from across the world.

Can you tell I’m a dark chocolate lover?

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3. Get the best introduction to Lush Cosmetics

There are 2 Lush Cosmetics in St. Louis. But, until you experience the West County Center store and get baptized into the #LushLife by the manager there, you have not had a Lush experience. Seriously, the expertise of the entire staff at this location makes this the best way to explore the offerings at Lush.

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4. Experience the H&M ST. Louis-Flagship store

The first time I walked into the newly renovated H&M St. Louis-Flagship store, I had to do a double take. It felt like I was walking into H&M in Times Square. The store is huge, which means you get the widest selection of H&M merchandise at this location. It’s the only H&M I shop in the Lou.

5. Dabble in Do-It-Yourself-Treats

Last November, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, Build-A-Bear opened its flagship bakeshop. Similar to the workshops, the bakeshop encourages guests to get creative, but this time, with the decoration of cupcakes. And, all of the cupcakes are supplied by a local baker.

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6. End with a post-shopping happy hour at an upscale yet affordable restaurant

West County Center offers a good variety of dining options. One of those is Bravo! Cucina Italiana. Let’s just say, I’ve never had a cocktail there that I didn’t love. Salud!

If you haven’t visited West County Center (get more information here) in a minute, much has changed. So, it’s time to plan your next visit. If you’re visiting the St. Louis area, a stop at West County is a must. A unique experience is guaranteed!

Thanks so much to the West County Center marketing team for inviting me to experience the center the best way possible. All opinions are my own.


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  1. May 23, 2019 / 9:20 pm

    Thanks for visiting us at The Colette Collection!

    • May 23, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks so much for having us, Lauren. I’ll be back for sure.