Conjure up the fresh, clean scents of your summer herb garden with Mrs. Meyer’s new basil collection of home cleaning and care products. The liquid hand soap is lush with aloe-vera gel and essential oils—gentle and softening on dry, winter hands. Visit www.mrsmeyers.com for store locations.
Keep it together with KIT, a new work-accessories line from Minneapolis-based Russell+Hazel. The binders, notepads, and folios create a stylish organization system that’s smartly priced from $5 to $20 per piece. Find them online at kitbyrussellandhazel.com.
Buy, sell, and trade used clothing and accessories at Buffalo Exchange, a new consignment shop in Uptown. An ever-changing inventory includes designer and vintage goods. 2727 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-9115, www.buffaloexchange.com
At The Loft Bridal & Design, brides-to-be lounge while owners Sara Nivala and Trish Stryker do the work. All of it. The Loft offers designer gowns for the entire wedding party, custom and vintage jewelry, shoes, and accessories, favors and invitations, event planning, and floral design. We’re betting there’s not a bridezilla in sight. 20757 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, 952-469-5638, www.theloftbridal.com
Stylish spandex made its debut in the Plaza at Rosedale Center with the opening of Lucy. The Portland-based women’s active-wear store is also located at Galleria, in Edina. Roseville, 651-636-5656, www.lucy.com
It’s official: Nordstrom is coming to Ridgedale Center. A new, two-level, 172,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2011. The exact location has not yet been announced.
Local artist/writer Deb Miner created I Get Around to encourage kids to explore the world around them. The collection of books, stickers, and tot-sized suitcases introduces Rover, an adventurous, loveable dog much like Miner’s golden retriever. Weisman Art Museum Store, 333 East River Rd., Minneapolis, 612-625-9494
Inspired by the original, but scented like fig and green tea, Momspit is a gentle, no-rinse cleanser for kids’ faces and hands. Designed by three moms with sticky fingers on the brain, the Minnesota-made antimicrobial line is now available at Pacifier. 310 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-623-8123, www.pacifieronline.com