August 2008 Style File
Target is partnering with renowned accessories designer Monica Botkier on a collection of sleek, luxurious handbags like this fuschia hobo. Botkier for Target is available now through September 14 at select Target stores and at Target.com.
Later this month, super-chic women’s clothing boutique Stephanie’s will open a second location in Edina, in the space formerly occupied by Clutch. Like the original St. Paul store, expect killer cocktail dresses and fashionista-favored brands, including Tibi, Nicole Miller, and Plenty by Tracy Reese. 5005 France Ave., Edina, stephaniesshop.com anthropologie.com
Find über bargains on clothing and accessories for men, women, and kids at Über Outlet, the new discount retail concept from the owners of Über Baby. Merchandise arrives weekly from some of the Cities’ most fashionable retailers, including Arafina, Bumbershute, Ivy, and Twill. 6021 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-869-0930, welcometomyuberoutlet.com
ON THE MOVE
The North Loop men’s accessories shop Martin Patrick3 has outgrown its mini-boutique within Inside Design, and gotten its own dandy digs down the street. The expanded selection of leather goods, mod cuff links, and heady grooming products could turn any bloke into a proper gentleman. 121 N. First St., Minneapolis
After 20 years downtown, Minneapolis landmark Nate’s Clothing has relocated from the Manufacturers Building to Yorktown Mall in Edina. Service is top notch at this menswear store, where suits and sport coats at fair prices keep customers coming back. 3515 Hazelton Rd., Edina, 952-426-6060.
Amy Marver sources one-of-a-kind antique furniture, decorative objects, and garden accessories from Scandinavia and throughout Europe. The recent transplant sells everything from Swedish clocks to mercury candlesticks on her website, forethome.com.
Minneapolis mom Sarah Greenberg rounds up great baby gifts—from colorful gear to hip accessories and apparel—and makes shopping for them easier than wielding a stroller through the mall. Check out her new website, shopatbabycakes.com.
Not sure how to pull off that ruffled blouse, or the layered look? Anthropologie’s new personal shopping service will help you find your shabby-chic self. Make an appointment to update your wardrobe, select the perfect home accessory, or go for a complete makeover. Two metro locations; anthropologie.com