Nestled in the CWE, between Insomnia Cookies and Gamlin Whiskey House along Euclid, lies newly opened cruelty-free shop, Fauxgerty. Walking in, you don’t feel like you’re in St. Louis anymore. Where am I? Portland? No. San Francisco? No. Still right here in the Lou, I am happy to say! Truly, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Fauxgerty to St. Louis, where, dare I say it, locally sourced, environmentally responsible practices are catching on — one can hope.
Originally starting out as an online store, Fauxgurty focused on the classic piece, the leather jacket. Since inception, they have expanded their line of offerings to tee shirts, vegan leather handbags, jewelry and body care goods, but the leather jacket is still the focal point of the collection.
Ran by local Missourians Chrissy Fogerty (St. Louis) and Meg Ebaugh-Faris (Cape Girardeau), their philosophy is a modern one and one more clothing designers and manufacturers should adhere by- reduce waste and increase planet and animal love while turning out some seriously wicked outerwear and such.
Fauxgerty’s pieces are designed in St. Louis and sewn in New York and Chicago by locally employed seamstresses. Having close ties with stateside manufacturers makes the process less wasteful with demand-oriented production and more quality control with easy access to visit manufacturing sites. Sharp broads!
Both Chrissy and Meg have a part in the design process. They meticulously design the leather jackets, always making changes to get a great look and fit. Meg paints on the jackets to make them even more rad. My favorite is the one with the hand sort of giving the OK sign (pictured). In the latest collection, tee shirts and sweatshirts were made in conjunction with the jackets to compliment them. One can also find stunning handmade jewelry, cute buttons and vegan, Montreal based handbag company Matt & Nat– I love the clever clutch with a handle (pictured).
Currently, Chrissy and Meg are working on a vegan suede jacket collection. Previews of the line can be seen on their social media pages, here. These two were really lovely for letting me come in, ask questions and snap photos. Glad I got to run into them shortly after at the MWIN Style Lounge. Do yourself a favor and make your way to this little gem and welcome them to the neighborhood.
Watch this video for some more insight on Fauxgerty’s operations + design process:
Fauxgerty is located at 228 N. Euclid. Visit their website here.