May 2008 Style File

BRAND NEW

Check out designer Joy Gryson’s line of limited-edition handbags for Target. We like the freshness of this woven green satchel for spring. From $20. target.com

NOW OPEN

Fashion boutique BCBG Max Azria, known for stylish separates and rich neutrals, opened its first freestanding store in the Midwest at Galleria in Edina—just outside the new Crate and Barrel. bcbg.com

The Dinkytown denim experts at Covered have opened a second, more grown-up location in Uptown. The new shop introduces five-pockets for him, plus more tops, jackets, dresses, shoes, and accessories for her. 1201 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, shopcovered.com

Everybody wins at Nine, a new maternity- wear consignment store in south Minneapolis. Moms can clean out their closets (and make 40 to 50 percent from the sale), while moms-to-be can find stylish, gently used clothing for work and play. 5456 Nicollet Ave. S., 612-827-8144, nineconsign.com

Gear up for summer’s races at Tri Fitness, a run-bike-swim store designed for triathletes, by local triathletes. 2193 Fourth St., White Bear Lake, 651-426-1919, trifitnesswbl.com

ON THE MOVE

Interactive toy boutique and art studio Kiddywampus has relocated from its 44th and France alleyway to bigger digs in St. Louis Park. The new space, one block east of Excelsior & Grand, boasts the same creative merchandise, plus new science, movement, and music classes. 4400 Excelsior Blvd., 952-926-7871, kiddywampus.com

COMING SOON

Mall of America

is set to open Papyrus paper goods this spring, and Lacoste and a Levi’s denim shop this summer. Italian-based Geox shoes, and Ruehl—Abercrombie & Fitch’s new casual wear concept for twenty- and thirtysomethings—arrive this fall. mallofamerica.com

BEAUTY BUZZ

“The Makeover Guy” and Minneapolis’s reVamp! Salonspa owner Christopher Hopkins shares his arsenal of beauty solutions in Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45. Released this month, the book includes practical instruction for achieving a midlife transformation. Available at Target stores.

Regis is transforming its Trade Secret stores into PureBeauty boutiques, featuring more than 100 luxury hair, skincare, and cosmetic brands, and a full menu of salon and spa services. The first PureBeauty is now open at Mall of America. 952-854-6496, purebeauty.com

E-STYLE

Clutch Boutique

is now online! Shop the Edina store’s collection of luxury satchels, totes, and—what else—clutches, at Clutchboutique.com.

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