Best Furniture Store - 2006
Design Within Reach - CLOSED
We thought St. Louis had arrived when Urban Outfitters and H&M came to town, and we thought we were pretty cool when Anthropologie opened. Yep, and we felt extra-special with a Crate & Barrel and a Whole Foods Market, not to mention four Trader Joe's. But now that we have a Design Within Reach, we know St. Louis' shopping market is seriously awesome. And serious. DWR carries all manner of designer furniture, including pieces by design deities Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Arch-mastermind Eero Saarinen. If the merchandise isn't lovely enough on its own, the renovated Central West End space is easy on the eyes as well. Which is to say: Even if these designs ain't within your reach, you can enjoy the view.