December 2008 Style File


Target is partnering with high-fashion accessories designer Anya Hindmarch on a limited-edition handbag collection, available now through December. Satchels, shoulder bags, and clutches incorporate Hindmarch’s signature style—neutral shades, playful textures, and day-to-night glamour—but are priced at a fraction of her designer-label items. From $20 at most Target stores and at

The exclusive designs of famed Manhattan bridalwear store Kleinfeld are now available at the Wedding Shoppe. The Alita Graham for the Kleinfeld Kollection features silk tulle, original embroidery, and Swarovski crystals. 1196 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-298-1144,

Now you can shop for milk, bread, and baby gear—all under one roof. Minneapolis-based boutique Über Baby has teamed up with Kowalski’s Markets to offer a selection of hip baby goods and gifts at six of the grocer’s Twin Cities locations.


With denim, dresses, and handbags from designer labels like Catherine Malandrino, Mulberry, and YSL, Excelsior & Grand’s newest addition, OPM, is a fashion force. 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399,

After successfully selling handmade leather purses and cuffs on, Jackee Sandelands-Strom opened a retail store. Pursecution carries her bold and edgy designs, as well as accessories by other local artisans. 713 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2195,


Missy Killian has launched, a shopping site dedicated to women’s snowboard clothing, gear, and accessories—including eco-friendly lines and Boarding for Breast Cancer merchandise.


Wrap up your holiday shopping on December 20 at Creative Kidstuff, where gift wrap is complimentary on all purchases made that day. The Twin Cities’ destination for innovative toys and games has six metro locations.


Alternative transportation destination Cool Planet Goods has gone out of business.

The charming south Minneapolis gift shop Duetta closed due to water damage.

The owners of Letterbox in Uptown have closed the doors of their paper shop and moved to New York City.

Just a month after opening, Il Vostro Boutique shuttered its downtown St. Paul store. The Edina location remains open, and full of premium denim, romantic dresses, and cozy knits.