The Best of the Best: Kansas City Shopping

A killer party dress, the best florist, delicious denim — get ready to up your game.

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Best Place to Buy a Bra


Clair De Lune Did you know 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra? This isn’t exactly breaking news to the bra fitting brigade at Clair De Lune who refer to themselves as the “A-Team.” The A-Team doesn’t rely on the lowly tape measure; instead, their decades of bra fitting expertise allow them to know what bra is calling to you. This kind of one-on-one experience leaves your girls looking better than ever.

Best Make Over


MAC Counter at Nordstrom 



If you want to experiment with upgrading your makeup game, then perch yourself in a chair at Nordstrom’s MAC counter. The MAC makeup artists will coax you out of your “Chapstick only” comfort zone and let you see what happens to your face and your mojo when you wear a “Viva Glam” lipstick.




Best Place to Get Your Artsy Vibe On


Artist & Craftsman
Supply Kansas City 
 Merely walking into this store will awaken your artistic spirit. No matter your art discipline or desire, you’ll find the supplies needed to create your vision here. From acrylic paints to sculpting clay and even tie-dye accouterments, Artist and Craftsman Supply has got you covered so you can start your masterpiece.

Best Party Dress


Hall’s Are we all still bummed that Hall’s moved from the Plaza? Sure, but if you’re looking for that perfect dress, then it’s off to Crown Center you go because Hall’s is the place for finding perfection. From Badgley Mischka to Oscar de la Renta, you’ll not only discover what you’re looking for, but the expertise of the gracious and accommodating staff will take your shopping experience to the next level. Bonus: you can celebrate your purchase with a bite to eat at the H Bar. (Try the chevre tarte salad.)


Party Dresses


Best Record Store


Vinyl Renaissance 

With 50,000 and counting new and used vinyl records and CD’s — in addition to a collection of state-of- the-art audio equipment for sale, Vinyl Renaissance is an audiophile’s heaven. You could spend an entire day just browsing. The folks who work here are savants about all things music, and if they don’t know the answer, give them 60 seconds and they’ll have it for you.

Best Place to Upgrade Your Kitchen Game


Pryde’s If Martha Stewart lived in Kansas City, she would shop at Pryde’s. No, scratch that, she would live at Pryde’s. This kitchen store brings out the domestic diva in all of us. With its superb collection of cookware, appliances, baking utensils and tableware so extensive it can make you dizzy, Pryde’s is a shopping mecca for your inner host or hostess.