Baby, Baby

Now that I have the attention of my friends and mother . . .

One of my favorite stores is opening up a second shop and I couldn’t be more excited for them, or me. Pacifier is one of those success stories that makes me giddy with possibility: Girl hates corporate job, meanwhile can’t find cool baby gift. Girl quits job and opens fantastic cool baby gift store with husband and it’s a huge hit.

After four and a half years in NE Minneapolis, Pacifier is coming to Gaviidae Commons – on the first level, next to Saks. They should arrive in early April. I stopped by the NE location this week, to do a little shopping (more on this in our June issue). What I found were my favorite edgy designs from St. Paul-based Rebel Ink Baby as well as some perfectly-timed political onesies. Not surprisingly, the “Tiny Democrat” versions are flying off the shelves. Both unique gifts.

Even though it was fun to see Target team up with New York design group Dwell Studio, there’s really nothing like the real thing. It’s just softer and bolder. When the time comes, I can’t wait to pick out bedding from this collection. I may not have the patience, however, to wait until I NEED one of these new bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom. This oversized clutch, a departure from the typical messenger, comes in several brocade fabrics. Inside is a changing mat and box for storing wipes, but both are removeable, leaving plenty of room for my lipgloss brigade.