We were in St. Louis visiting friends and relatives. As always when I visit a place, I love checking out the thrift and antique shops and flea markets. This time I was on a mission to find vintage clothing or fabric to use for bear and doll clothing. St. Louis has two antique areas that I like to visit. One is the Central West End and the other is Cherokee Street. Cherokee Street is less high-end than the Central West End and it is easier to find bargains. There were several second-hand clothing stores there, but I didn't find anything for the dolls/bears. I did buy a pair of cute earrings for my daughter (a modern combination of new and retro).
I also found some fun t-shirts and a small bag for my daughter at a Salvation Army store, and a vintage Japanese stuffed dog (for me) with a red beret at a thrift store near our hotel.