2014 Best Twin Cities Style

Best Men’s Boutique: Martin Patrick 3

“Brimming with urbane eye candy.”
–Stephanie Lake, Stephanie Lake Jewelry


Best Gift Shop: Tie between Patina and Walker Shop


Grethen House Best of Minneapolis
Photo by Todd Buchanan

Best Women’s Boutique: Grethen House

“They just get it. They carry some of my favorite designers, and we always work with them when styling fashion shoots. Their new North Loop
location is fabulous.” 
–Charlie Brackney, HAUS Salon


Brown Ink and Printerette press
Photos courtesy of Brown ink and Printerette Press 

Best Stationery/Greeting Cards: Tie between Brown Ink and Printerette Press

Brown Ink:
“A really well-edited selection and Wendy Brown’s passion for everything handwritten really shines through.” 
–Michelle LeBlanc, Mille

Printerette Press:
“Exquisite letterpress with fresh and modern designs.” 
–Chelsea Lankford, zippedblog.com


Best of Lulu
Photo by Alex Steinberg  

Best Locally made Good: Lulu Organics Products


 Pumpz
Photo Courtesy of Tory Burch

Best Shoe Store: Pumpz & Co.

“They have Hunter boots, Tory Burch shoes. Enough said, right? But they also carry designer bags, monogrammed necklaces, Karen Walker sunglasses, and unique European brands that are super chic.” 
–Lindsey Herzog, www.rubygirlblog.com


Best Shopping Neighborhood: North Loop

“A new shop pops up every few months to keep the lofters happy.” 
–Emma Berg, designer

“I love a place with a variety of shops you don’t see anywhere else and great places to eat. This is the part of town where I bring all my
out-of-town guests.” 
–Tim Creagan, stylist


Forage Modern Workshop
Photo by Carlos Gonzalez

Best Furniture/Home Accessories: Forage Modern Workshop


IDUN
Photo by TJ Turner

Best New Shop: IDUN

“A well-edited collection of established and emerging contemporary designers gives shoppers the experience of finding
something special in an inspired space.” 
–Caroline Hayden, designer


HAUS Salon June Resale
HAUS Salon’s Charlie Brackney with Daune Stinson of June Resale. Photo by TJ Turner

Best Salon/Spa:  HAUS Salon 

“I love my appointments with owner Charlie Brackney. He’s a doll, the space is incredible, and his staff—from Amanda at the front desk on through—is always friendly. When the staff is happy to be there, that’s always a good sign you’re in the right place.” 
– Daune Stinson, June Resale

Best Consignment/Resale: June Resale


Personal Faves from the Fashion Community

 BlackBlue Carrier Pigeon Lauren Neal
Photo by Carlos Gonzalez

Men’s Boutique Personal Fave: BlackBlue 

 “Truly a full-service shop. Steve and Satchel are awesome and make you just want to hang out all day and talk about denim
and life.” 
–Lauren Neal, Carrier Pigeon Jewelry


Locally Made Good Personal Fave: Classical Element Organic Shaving Supplies

Shave set
SHAVE SET COURTESY OF CLASSICAL ELEMENT

“The company was founded by two brothers—Matt and Jerad. They are obsessed with quality—their safety razor and shave brush are milled from airplane-grade aluminum, and they source as many of their ingredients locally as possible. And they’ll teach you how to shave if you ask!” 
–Adam Braun and Daisy Mitchell, Honeyshine


Best Style Trend Personal Faves:

“A return to clean-shaven, suited-up, and tailored looks.” 
–Greg Walsh, Martin Patrick 3

“Hats—I love that hats are back. I’m completely a hat person!” 
–Shaynah Dodge, ruffledsnob.com

“Fringe and flats.” 
–Sarah Dwyer, Arrow

“Wearing what you love—hopefully that trend sticks.” 
–Dahlia Brue, IDUN

“Vintage-inspired floral prints used in both home décor and fashion.” 
–Christopher Straub, designer

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