photo by tj turner
Just over a year after opening in Uptown’s Lyn-Lake neighborhood, women’s clothing boutique Kisa Boutique has closed its doors—and reopened as menswear store Macho & Metro.
Like Kisa Boutique, Macho & Metro carries clothing sourced primarily from Turkey. While most of the brands the store carries are lesser known, the goods are made in the same Turkish factories that manufacture menswear for mid-market label Hugo Boss and fast-fashion brand Zara. Owner Kaan Gokcay, a native of Turkey, says that since he’s cutting out the middleman, the store is able to offer mid-market quality for nearly fast-fashion prices; European-cut blazers range from $145 to $295, with polo shirts going for $65. The store also carries a selection of men’s outerwear, shorts, denim, and shoes.
Meanwhile, Kisa Boutique has opened a temporary location in Ridgedale on the upper level next to Macy’s until it relocates permanently to the shopping center’s lower level in October next to the new Nordstrom store. Kisa will still maintain a presence at Lyn/Lake, as Macho & Metro has dedicated a small side room to an edited selection of the boutique’s globally inspired, eclectic range of goods, including women’s apparel, striped Turkish towels, jewelry from local lines Tess + Tricia and Bouchard Design Co., and owner Emily Kisa’s own brand of textile jewelry, Dokuma.
722 W. Lake St., Mpls.