November 2007 Retail News


From the folks who brought us Re Gifts, the Minneapolis shop dedicated to goods made from recycled, reclaimed, sustainable, natural, and organic materials, comes Twin Cities Green. Find loads of eco-friendly wares for the home—furniture, décor, gadgets—at the 3,000-square-foot Uptown store, as well as resources and workshops led by living green experts. 2405 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.,


Put down that disposable plastic shopper and pick up a Plastic Bag Rehab. The chic, nylon tote is yours with a purchase of $20 or more of eco-friendly, good-smelling Method home products, available at Target stores.


Just in time for winter weddings, bridal-accessories boutique Che Bella has moved from Excelsior & Grand in St. Louis Park to a St. Paul locale. 611 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-209-8822,


Get thee to a Target store for Britain’s best-selling antiaging product, Boots No7 Restore & Renew Beauty Serum. The concentrated, antioxidant and skin-firming pro-retinol complex sold out after its test launch in the States but is now available at most stores.


You no longer have to go to Dinkytown to shop at Covered. The premium-denim destination’s new online store,, features favorites like Serfontaine, Taverniti, and William Rast, plus perfect tops from T-Bags and Tulle.

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Kick off the holiday shopping season at the Galleria’s Holiday Open House weekend, November 9 to 11 in Edina. Trunk shows and informal modeling will give you ideas for everyone on your list, and in-store refreshments and live jazz will get you in the spirit. For more information, call Galleria Guest Services at 952-925-4321.

The Martha Stewart Collection, featuring bed, bath, entertaining, and cooking products inspired by Martha’s personal collections and favorite things, launched exclusively at Macy’s.

Finally! Laptop bags that don’t look like, well, laptop bags. Local leather-goods maker Urban Junket has managed to combine utility and luxury with a new line of buttery leather totes. They’re big, bold, and ready to be filled with stuff.