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Mod On Trend is located next to Altar’d State inside Battlefield Mall.
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Mod On Trend is located next to Altar’d State inside Battlefield Mall.

St. Louis-area clothing opens in Springfield

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A boutique clothing store based in the St. Louis area opened a location in the Battlefield Mall on March 7.

This is the sixth Mod On Trend shop for owners Tania Rakel and Marta Gaska, a mother-daughter duo, and the first location outside of the St. Louis metro. The shop sells women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

“The way I envision the growth of our company is to be headquartered in St. Louis and branching out throughout the region,” Rakel said of the company’s 2024 plans.

Rakel said her family has a history in the fashion industry spanning back generations to her grandparents who owned retail stores in Poland. The mother and daughter duo decided to carry on the family legacy, opening their first boutique location in 2013.

Mod On Trend is located in a 1,100 square-foot space next to another clothing store, Altar’d State. The boutique carries its own clothing brand, along with Vervet jeans and Sahira Jewelry. Rakel declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with mall owner Simon Property Group.

“Our customers have grown with us and so has our selection of products,” Rakel said, noting her staff of seven offer customers head-to-toe styling.

Prices range $20-$100 for clothing pieces, and they sell online. Rakel said their target audience is women ages 25-40 looking for everyday pieces to standout garments.


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