It’s onesies for locals Jason Hammerberg and Darren Leet. The two designers transformed the infant one-piece with cheeky phrases and punchy colors for their new Brand New Baby Wear collection. Packaged in cute paint-can tins, the soft, cotton onesies make perfect shower gifts. www.brandnewbabywear.com
Vintage treasures and reams of ribbon at the new Duetta Fine Finds are a sweet addition to south Minneapolis. 5005 Penn Ave. S., 612-929-2325.
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There can never be too many paper stores, and Papyrus is one of our favorites. Stop by the new Ridgedale Center location for your fix of holiday greeting cards, stationery, deluxe gift wrap, ribbon and trim. Minnetonka, 952-544-0339, www.papyrusonline.com
ON THE MOVE
Local fashion designer extraordinaire Joy Teiken has moved her JoynoÃ«lle boutique and atelier to a new Minneapolis location. Shop the collection on Thursdays and Saturdays, or make a private appointment to try on one of Teiken’s luxe creations. 312 W. 42nd St., 612-209-7822, www.joynoelle.com
Customized facials for only $39? It’s true. Get one at the new Facelogic in Eden Prairie. Professional peels, makeup lessons, and waxing services are also on the menu. Stay tuned for a Maple Grove location in 2008. 7912 Mitchell Rd., 952-934-3331, www.facelogicedenprairie.com
Let someone else do your shopping this holiday season. Shayla Boger, the founder of Minneapolis-based LiveSavvy.com, personally rounds up fresh finds from local, independent retailers and big-box stores, and puts them in one place. Boger’s commentary is refreshing, and the site is well organized for easy browsing.
Scoop up a swimsuit for your winter getaway at Nani Nalu’s new online store, www.naninaluswim.com. You’ll find designer suits and coordinating cover-ups from Vix and Carmen Marc Valvo, just like at the Ridgedale boutique.
WHAT’S IN STORE
After a hot toddy at the St. Paul Grill, visit the European Table for holiday-dÃ©cor inspiration. The shop’s traditional Christmas table linens and tea towels are imported from Alsace-Lorraine and Bavaria. 350 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 612-801-1218, www.theeuropeantable.com