September 2008 Style File


Salon Today Magazine recently named Juut Salonspa at Southdale Center the grand-prize winner for Salon of the Year, citing its innovative design and modern décor. The glass sanctuary features whitewashed walls covered in quartz meditation crystals, and vibrant displays of blown glass. Edina, 952-925-4343,



Downtown St. Paul has received a dose of style with the opening of Il Vostro Boutique. The luxe creations of local designer Joy Teiken are the highlight of this modern-romantic women’s clothing shop. 375 Wabasha St., St. Paul
Office furniture and accessories are cool—and affordable—at the new Target Commercial Interiors store in the former Crate and Barrel space on Nicollet Mall. 915 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-343-7373


Women’s boutique Ivy has moved from Calhoun Square to just down the street. Look for fresh designer lines, plus a notable new collection: Diane von Furstenburg. 1440 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-2764,


Famed toy store FAO Schwarz has returned to the Twin Cities with the opening of a 2,000 square-foot department in downtown Minneapolis Macy’s. FAO’s private label collection, specialty toys, and stuffed animals will also be available at Macy’s other six metro locations this fall. Kids’ on 4, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-375-2200

Wonderment has opened a second location across the river. This imaginative kids store carries toys, games, and crafts made from natural materials—think cotton dolls and tree-branch building blocks. 949 Grand Ave., St. Paul,


Paper destination Give My Regards To has launched an online store, Shop the website for stationery, monogrammed gifts, or to create custom invitations.


For the chic mom who’s short on time, Hot Mama is lending an extra hand with a new personal shopping program that’s free and available at all four metro locations.