A few weeks ago I took a little bit of time off school to go to Kansas City, Missouri for the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show. Obviously I’m not going to go into details about the horse show on WFU Style, but I will say one thing, I love horse shows because they’re more than just a competition, they’re basically a fashion show. People are dressed to the nine’s for every session – decked in their best equestrian-based attire. At this show in particular, it’s everyone’s opportunity to show off their best fall pieces because Kansas City in November is known for it’s chilly fall temperatures. Perhaps Kansas City didn’t know that this year… it was basically in the 60s all week!
I take every opportunity at horse shows to look around and garner inspiration from the melting pot of style around me. The American Royal gives me the perfect opportunity to look around and see new things that intrigue me, and then SHOP! Little did you know, Kansas City is the home of many amazing shopping locations. From Country Club Plaza to Halls—there are so many places for fashion and shopping lovers to fill their cravings! So, here’s my list of the top five places that all fashion lovers should go if you ever take a trip to Kansas City, MO:
Founded in Kansas City, Halls is the place to go for all of your department store needs! If you’re more of a mall shopper who likes to have everything congregated in one place for your shopping ease, then Halls is the place to go!
Details: Crown Center Area
2450 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108
Obviously I don’t have to say much about Anthropolgie, but Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza has one of the biggest Anthropologie’s that I have ever stepped foot in. Not only do they have a vast selection of clothes, but they also have such an amazing home section! Definitely a must visit!
Details: 531 Nichols Road Kansas City, MO 64112
For my beauty lovers, Blue Mercury is an amazing high-end cosmetic shop also located in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza! I always make sure to stop by here and purchase my staple make-up products, as well as my go-to Nest Candle – Lavender and Cedarleaf!
Details: 415 Nichols Road Kansas City, MO 64112
For anyone who loves glasses and sunglasses, Warby Parker is seriously the place to be. If you haven’t heard of Warby Parker before – let me give you a little bit of info! Warby Parker has a vast selection of glasses and sunglasses to choose from. Once you pick a few frames you like, they will personally put your prescription lenses in and ship them to your house for free! Not to mention, the frames are typically less than $100 – what a bargain!
Details: 307 Nichols Road Kansas City, MO 64112
Standard Style Boutique
A boutique unique to Kansas City, Standard Style Boutique is my #1 favorite place to go when I visit Kansas City! There are so many amazing brands – including Helmut Lang, Rag&Bone, BB Dakota, Tibi and more! A bit on the pricier side, Standard Style gives you the opportunity to look for your high-end fashion needs! But, I will say, they occasionally have a great sale!
Details: 451 W. 47th St. Kansas City, MO 64112
So – if you’re ever in Kansas City for whatever reason, make sure to stop by these amazing locations to fulfill your shopping needs!