March 2008 Style File
Find fitness fashions and motivation at deezfit.com, an online store featuring such coveted athletic-wear labels as Margarita and Brasil Sul, and advice from Minneapolis-based instructor and personal trainer Dee Burton.
Shop the new online boutique hyggeandwest.com for design-forward artisan goods—a number of which are locally made. The graphic wallpaper, Danish vases, and colorful throw pillows have a modern bent that’s refreshingly simple.
Mendota Heights mom Terri Bly demystifies eco-friendly beauty on her new website, natureofbeauty.com. None of the cosmetics, skin- or haircare products she peddles are tested on animals or contain synthetic chemicals.
A. Michele debuted at the now boutique-laden corner of Selby and Snelling. The romantic, Parisian-inspired nook stocks boho-chic tops and dresses, handmade accessories, and baby gifts. Look for a smattering of local designers, too. 1591 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-917-6966
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Prepsters can now scoop up Lilly Pulitzer’s signature Palm Beach–inspired clothing and accessories at the Galleria, where Melly has relocated from 50th and France. Edina, 952-929-9252, mellyonline.com
Target is partnering with Alexander McQueen to launch the first of its collaborations with well-established designers. The McQ Alexander McQueen for Target collection draws inspiration from British rock band the Duke Spirit, incorporating edgy studs and tattoo-print fabrics. The exclusive line will only be available through April 11 at select Target stores and target.com.
Kick off spring closet-cleaning with the Covered Denim Exchange. From March 27 to 29, bring in a pair of premium jeans in excellent condition and receive 25 percent off a new pair. Covered will pass along donated denim to the Phyllis Wheatly Center, which serves women recovering from domestic abuse. Visit shopcovered.com for locations.
After 43 years, Brookdale Macy’s will close this month (March 10 at presstime). The store is one of 11 Macy’s nationwide that are set to close this year.
Specialty gift store The Romeo & Juliet Shop has also bowed out. Romeoshops.com and julietshops.com will operate under new owners as luxury personal-shopping sites.