18 Stores That Anyone Who Grew Up In St. Louis Will Undoubtedly Remember

If your memories of Kmart include the smell of freshly popped corn and a flashing blue light, then you will probably enjoy this walk down memory lane of super cool places St. Louisans often shopped. Most of these places are long gone, but a few still hold on with online-only stores… which is just not the same shopping experience we all enjoyed! Read below to be transported back to the past.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Do you remember these stores? Do you have another great store to share? Please do in the comments below!

For other historic St. Louis places, check out this list of St. Louis neighborhoods that will transport you to the past.