Saint Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. The city is home to several major corporations. The city is commonly identified with the 630-foot (192 m) tall Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. Best Places to Shop in St. Louis are South County Center with great variety of department stores and quality stores, Chesterfield Mall, the classic shopping venue of the city Filled popular department stores, boutiques, entertainment, and food. Hundreds of stores make the Saint Louis Galleria a wonderul place to explore both popular chain shopping and classy independent dealers.