Winter Market

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December 1-3, 2006 at the Minneapolis Convention Center

A premier shopping experience, featuring upscale specialty vendors from across the country and one-of-a-kind local storefronts. Proceeds from the shopping experience help support the community projects supported by the junior league of Minneapolis. For ticket information, please visit

Our Mission

The Junior League of Minneapolis is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

President’s Letter

Dear Friends,
Please join us Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd, at the Minneapolis Convention Center for Winter Market, the largest fundraiser of the Junior League of Minneapolis. Winter Market offers three days of premier shopping and special events. We call it “Turning Buying Into Giving!”

Proceeds earned at this event benefit the Twin Cities community. The Junior League of Minneapolis is an organization of committed volunteers who work together to identify unmet needs in the community, forge effective coalitions and work for change. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We have served this community for over eight decades.

Our largest project, Books 4 Kids, aims to collect 35,000 books this spring to distribute directly into the hands of 10,000 at-risk children by summer 2007. This book drive along with our concurrent reading program aims to inspire a passion for books and reading among children in our community. In addition to Books 4 Kids, our other projects include: Breakfast Buddies, Dine, Dish and Discover, and Smart Cents.

Thank you for shopping and supporting our local community projects. Join us at our seventh annual Winter Market and help us to build a better community!

Meleah Follen
President 2006-2007
The Junior League of Minneapolis

Our Corporate Sponsors



Additional Thanks to:

Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, Pull Out a Plum, Local Motion, Melly, Fox & Drake, Megan Shane and Susan Gallagher with Melalecua, Write Away, Parchment


Junior League of Minneapolis History

The Junior League of Minneapolis (JLM) is one of 294 Junior Leagues belonging to the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). The organization brings together Junior Leagues from Canada, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States to work toward its mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The membership of all of the Junior Leagues is over 170,000 women.

Founded in 1923, the Junior League of Minneapolis has a history of over 80 years of community service and projects. It is a nonprofit organization of more than 1,000 women in the Minneapolis metropolitan region committed to building better communities.

Past Projects, Funding & Services

Arts in Education
Bright Beginnings
Bucket Brigade
C.A.R.E. Partners
Cerebral Palsy Center
Children’s Hospital Fund
Children’s Protective Society
The Children’s Theatre Company
The City, Inc.
Community Welfare Council
Glen Lake County
Home School
Greater Minneapolis
Crisis Nursery
Free Arts Minnesota
Heart Hospital
Hugs and Hearts Child
Care Service
International Center
Jeremiah Program
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Docent Program
Minneapolis Society
for the Blind
Moving Ahead
National Retiree
Volunteer Coalition
1991 International
Special Olympics
Parade of Hope
Pharm House
Southside Youth Project
Standing Strong
Success & Me
Success by 6
John H. Steven House Restoration
Teen Outreach
The Clothes Line
3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Violence Against
Women Coalition

Schedule of Events

Winter Market

Kick-off your holiday shopping and get in the spirit of giving at the Seventh Annual Winter Market – a unique shopping experience presented by the Junior League of Minneapolis. Local boutiques from around our own Minneapolis and unique vendors from across the country make up this year’s event, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, December 1 -3, 2006. Three fun-filled special events enhance your shopping enjoyment. Free valet parking all weekend.
For More Information and to Purchase Tickets, please visit

Winter Market General Shopping
Tickets – $8 General Admission – $15 Weekend Pass
Shopping Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Market Mingle –

Friday December 1, 2006

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets – $20 in Advance, $25 at the door
Begin your evening out on the town with shopping and makeovers at Market Mingle. Your ticket includes admission to the event, a shopping passport for giveaway opportunities, appetizers, and a complimentary glass of champagne.

Casino Royale, Celebrating a Legacy –

Saturday December 2, 2006

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Single Tickets and Tables Available – See for details.
Put on your party dresses and ties and join the Junior League of Minneapolis in celebrating the legacy of our first annual Katharine Phelps award winner. Shop our diamond level vendors only. Try your luck at the black jack table, or shuffle up for a round of Texas Hold em’. Bid on a silent auction item, or perhaps you will win a trip of a lifetime or jewelry from Tiffany’s.

Fox & Drake Mother/Daughter Tea –

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Tickets – $35
Fox & Drake will host a five-course traditional English Tea in the Seasons room of the Minneapolis Convention Center. One of the features of the afternoon is a fashion show by Melly, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store. Tickets to the Fox & Drake Tea include General Admission shopping for the day along with complimentary valet parking.

Current JLM Projects

Dine, Dish and Discover (3D)

Dine, Dish and Discover, also known as 3D, is a leadership development program targeted for girls ages 13-18 at Perspectives, Inc., a non-profit human service agency helping homeless and at-risk families establish healthy and independent lifestyles. Curriculum topics include: Team Building, Leadership, Creativity, Envisioning Change, and Group Process Skills. Each topic is the focus of a weekly seminar, where JLM facilitators lead games and activities. During the year, the girls are challenged to put their new skills to work by selecting, planning, and participating in a community service project that they execute in the spring.

Books 4 Kids

Books 4 Kids has a book drive and reading program to support its mission to give at-risk children in Minneapolis books to keep and provide them with opportunities to come together and read. In 2005, Books 4 Kids gave more than 33,000 books to kids in Minneapolis, and in 2006 almost 40,000 books were distributed. Beginning in 2006, a reading program was established that provided opportunities for kids and parents to read together in conjunction with Books 4 Kids recipient organizations.

Breakfast Buddies

The JLM supports St. Louis Park Junior High School by providing volunteers to serve as role models for adolescent girls. Once a month, our volunteers eat breakfast and engage in activities that promote teamwork, career development, and identification of role model attributes. Volunteers interact with the girls and discuss future opportunities and interests, in order to help build their esteem.

Smart Cents

“What do you mean I’m broke? I still have checks!” Smart Cents is a dynamic and interactive financial literacy program that teaches young women in our community the basics of budgeting, spending and saving. The program mission is to develop and execute an interactive program focused on banking basics and the essentials of sound personal, financial management using an established curriculum. Through this program, students learn financial literacy skills not taught in typical school curriculums.

Current JLM Services Include:

Helping Hands:

“Work Gloves, not White Gloves,” is the motto of this JLM service designed to support community agencies and JLM projects past and present with done-in-a-day projects.

LeagueAires: The LeagueAires are trained in music therapy and bring the joy of music to children, the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled.

Community Support

The JLM could not continue its mission without the support of its members and the community it serves. The JLM’s work is supported by membership dues, grants and gifts, and its fundraisers including Winter Market and the American Girl Fashion Shows.

For more information on current or past projects, go to and click on “Community Action.”

Winter Market 2006 Vendors


Serenity Stones

Golden Valley, MN

Windfall Designs
Mound, MN

DarVia Designs
Golden Valley, MN

Patricia Farrell Designs
Woodbury, MN

Wings Studio, LLC
Sioux Falls, SD

Hot Ice
Minnetonka, MN

Fifth Ave. Collection
Bloomington, MN

KH Designs and Lauren Charles Soap
Prior Lake, MN


Mainstream Boutique

Ramsey, MN

Melly…A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store
Edina, MN

Susan Bradley
Wayzata, MN

Uptown Savvy
Minneapolis, MN

Anuroopa’s Boutique
San Ramon, CA

lele, Inc.
Littleton, CO



Minneapolis, MN

Discovery Toys
Clive, IA

Kids Juke Box
Excelsior, MN

Tirza Baby
Bloomington, MN

Usborne Books at Home
Edina, MN

Oak Brook, IL

Women’s Accessories


Hopkins, MN

Cynthia’s Accessories
Maricopa, AZ

Pursona Boutique
Plymouth, MN

Diva Girl Purse Party
Omaha, NE

Urban Junket
Eagan, MN

Initials, Inc.
Savage, MN


Rand Hill Inc./Darby Creek

Dexter, ME

Amy’s Classic Confections
Minneapolis, MN

Buttercrunch Candies
Stillwater, MN

Bonnie’s Country Classics
Fargo, ND

Sociale – Make & Take Gourmet
Eagan, MN

All Star Dips
Belton, MO

Allie Baba’s Caramels
Minnetonka, MN

PurJava Coffee
Lincoln, NE


Once Upon A Family

Shakopee, MN

Far Away Places Imports
Wayzata, MN

Home Décor

Blanket Barons, Inc.

Omaha, NE

Wayzata, MN

Joshua Tree Collection
Paradise Valley, AZ

Red Pine Art
Princeto, MN

Scottsdale, AZ

Woodbury, MN

Ella Style, Inc.
Hopkins, MN

Soy Radiant Candle Co.
St. Francis, MN

Silk Illusions
Minnetonka, MN

Uptown Elegance
Clare, IA



Chesterfield, MO


Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Edina, MN

Seattle Silver Accessories
Seattle, WA

Friday Dog Cartooning
St. Paul, MN

Delano, MN

Daniel’s Photography
Minnetonka, MN

Magnet Boards by Design
Minnetonka, MN

Maps & Directions

To Winter Market at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Second Floor, Seasons Room
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

From the West (I-94):

Take the 4th Street exit from I-94 and proceed to 2nd Avenue South. (Do NOT turn right onto 2nd Avenue North.) Turn right on 2nd Avenue South and go 8 blocks to Convention Center.

From the West (I-394):

Take Downtown exit (12th Street): follow 12th Street South to 2nd Avenue South and turn right. The Convention Center is on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp is on your right.

From the East (I-94):

Take the 11th Street exit: follow 11th Street South until you reach 2nd Avenue South, turn left onto 2nd Avenue South and cross 12th Street South. The Convention Center is on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp is on your right.

From the South (I-35W):

Follow downtown exit signs to the 11th Street exit and follow 11th Street to 2nd Avenue South. Turn left on 2nd Avenue South and go 1 block to Convention Center.

From the North (I-35W):

Take the I-94 exit. Follow I-94 to the 11th Street exit (NOT 11th Avenue exit). Follow 11th Street to 2nd Avenue South. Turn left on 2nd Avenue South and go 1 block to the Convention Center.