A Peek at Two New Family Apparel Stores in St Louis

Clothing the family can get expensive. Kids quickly outgrow the shoes, pants, and shirts you buy them. These days, often after replacing those items, you realize there’s not enough wiggle room left in the budget for you to find something cute too.

Fear not, a new St Louis store has you, and your family, fashionably covered.

Ross Dress for Less®, the nation’s largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain (with more than 1,000 stores) has recently come to the St Louis area with the grand opening of new stores in Chesterfield, MO and Fairview Heights, IL.

St. Louis area shoppers will find the same brand names carried in department and specialty stores priced at 20 to 60% less at Ross. I had a chance to check out the store before it’s big opening and I was amazed at some of the deals! I can’t reveal brand names here, but trust me-there’s 25,000-square feet of space packed with some great bargains! And trucks loaded with new items visit the stores six days a week, so what’s carried changes out often.

I wish I could have stayed to shop but I had to leave shortly after the tour. There was a designer purse I loved that would typically cost about $80 but was on sale for $30. (See? Serious steals.) I plan to head back today.  The stores also carry apparel, shoes and accessories for the whole family, as well as home fashions.

The Chesterfield, Mo store is located in Chesterfield Commons, at 190 THF Blvd. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays they’re open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Fairview Heights store in Illinois is located in Lincoln Place at 6005 North Illinois Street. Their hours are the same as the Chesterfield facility.

And to celebrate their grand openings, each store is giving away $1,000 in Ross Dress for Less gift cards to celebrate. From Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 11 customers may enter in-store for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree or one of five $100 shopping sprees. Plus, as part of the grand opening ceremonies and in support of the local communities, Ross Stores will make a donation of $1,000 each to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles County and Scott Air Force Base Youth Center. How great is that?

Disclosure: I was given a gift card to use for a personal purchase during the store’s tour.