Vintage Tour of Missouri: Retro 101 St Louis


 1940s polka dot plus size dress

 1940s polka dot plus size vintage dress

This green polka dot cutie is my first 1940s dress! It was kind of a splurge for me but when I put it on it fit so perfectly and I felt so pretty, I had to buy it.

1940s plus size polka dot vintage dress

Cherokee St. in St Louis is famous for the vast row of antique shops. Among them is "Retro 101 and Cherry Bomb Vintage" a darling little shop loaded with all things vintage.

They have many retro light fixtures, pieces of furniture and other home decor items but more than anything, it's about the clothes. Wall to wall, ceiling to floor, the shop is packed with glorious vintage hats! Every color, shape, size and material that you can imagine.

They have a fabulous selection of vintage shoes in the back of the shop, along with purses and vintage bras, corsets and various unmentionables.

The racks are well organized, many of them are according to color, which is great if you have something particular in mind. They have a variety of lovely special occasion dresses as well as 50's house dresses, blouses and even vintage pants. If there isn't enough to look at, there's also a basement full of great finds!

See more of Retro 101 and all of the St Louis vintage shops on my post Vintage Tour of Missouri: St Louis

Check out the rest of my Vintage Tour of Missouri

1940s dress- Retro 101
1950s green bow hat- St Charles Antique Mall
green heels- Payless

1940s green polka dot rayon pin up dress via va-voom vintage


  1. Lovely dress, green is my fave too!

  2. Jealous doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about that dress!

  3. Very nice dress, you look stunning! Just discovered this blog via a Facebook-share of a friend of mine, and I already know I'm loving it!
    Many greetings from a fellow curvy girl who loves vintage but sadly, doesn't dare to dress the way I want to. Perhaps by reading all your blog posts, I will muster up the courage like you have :)


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