For any man who’s dreamed of being a rock star, now’s your chance to dress like one. Tucked into a remodeled warehouse on a street otherwise bereft of fashion, Ivy Men’s + Design is a cool, sleek space with the goods to match. Owner Ini Iyamba, whose style is surpassed only by his charm, strikes the perfect balance of casual and luxury (ladies, you’re in luck—he does the same for female hipsters at Ivy Women’s in Calhoun Square). John Varvatos has a major presence here, from painted Converse All Stars to tailored army jackets. Tom Ford shades and tattooed cashmere sweaters from A&G drip with glamour. A stunning vintage case displays steel cuff bracelets, dog tags, and skull accessories. But the need for more traditional “work clothes” is not lost on Iyamba. He’s designed a collection of subtly edgy—yet entirely classic—dress shirts and suits with details like slightly flared pant legs ideal for both day and night. The line is handmade in the USA, to which we say, rock on.
Art gallery and gift store Corazon has added a second location. The new Longfellow shop is smaller but bursting with the same cool, locally designed goods as the original North Loop digs—which, BTW, is adding a new men’s section next month. 4646 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-276-0198; 204 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-333-1662, www.corazononline.com
ON THE MOVE
Heimie’s Haberdashery has moved into a larger space in the historic Hamm Building. The menswear shop’s custom clothing, formalwear, suit, and shoe departments have expanded, as has the traditional shave parlor in back. 400 St. Peter, St. Paul, 651-224-2354, www.heimies.com
Salon Today named Tres Jolie Salon third runner up for its Salon of the Year award. The Uptown salon’s inspired style and design direction, like its river-rock flooring, won over the judges. 2214 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-374-2214, www.tresjoliesalonmpls.com
Now you can shop for Minnesota-based Illume candles and home accessories online at the company’s new website, www.illumecandles.com. The latest collections are made with Illume’s new 100 percent natural formulation of soy, palm, beeswax, and essential oils.
WHAT’S IN STORE
Jewelry designer Dominique Cohen has teamed up with Target to create a limited-time-only accessories collection for fall that includes romantic pearl necklaces, wooden bangles, and hand-cut glass cameo brooches. Available at most Target stores and on Target.com.
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Minneapolis designer Laura Nelli is making bridal fashion affordable with her Nelle Wedding clutches. The stylish, silk bags are less than $100 and available exclusively at—where else—Clutch Boutique. 5005 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-455-0606, www.clutchboutique.com
Neiman Marcus celebrates its centennial this month. The luxury retailer, which opened its downtown store 16 years ago, is featuring exclusive merchandise, like these Manolo Blahnik pumps created in honor of the historical milestone. 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600.
Fill your closet with fall trends at Macy’s Fashionista Shopping Party, September 20 at the Minneapolis store. Call 800-329-8667 for reservations.
Do good by shopping at the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer’s “A Night of Denim & Diamonds” on October 5. Proceeds will benefit Twin Cities women facing breast cancer. Call 952-471-8700, ext. 12, or visit www.hopechest.us to purchase tickets.