For her: Without a doubt, we love sending people to Dear Society. My wife shops there. Attainably priced fashion is kind of the owner’s thing. (Co-owner) Chanel Jezek is always very now, very current. Dear Society is also a great source for stunning vintage clothing.
For him: The best gear in town can be found at East + West KC. I buy clothes from them all the time. Maybe the price point is a little bit higher, but their garments are of high quality. This is where you will find the more elevated everyday workwear, over shirts and lots of denim. The owner, Cameron Niederhauser, has an awesome barber shop in the back and a little sewing machine in the front. He does some of the best denim repair. I guarantee that we might find him fixing a pair of pants right now if we popped in.
Dear Society and E+West KC both do a really amazing job of traveling to the fashion shows in Europe, San Francisco and SoHo and bringing those unique boutique brands to Kansas City.
Dear Society, 115 W. 18th St., 816-912-9582; East + West, 1828 Grand Blvd., 816-492-6186