The Woman's Exchange of St. Louis donates a large portion of its profits to helping local immigrants and artisans.
A upscale oasis is nestled in Ladue, offering the coveted and handmade Cherry Dress. It is an icon of Woman's Exchange shops across the nation. According to the New York Times, Gwyneth Paltrow ordered one of the dresses for her little girl.
The shop also sells work on consignment, with at least 70-percent of the profits going back to the maker.
The shop also offers the Immigrant Training Program, which helps immigrants find work, learn English and even find dental care.
St. Louis Woman's Exchange
8811-A Ladue Rd.
Ladue, MO 63124