Style File March 2010

MADE IN MN

Fresh out of college, Michele Henry and Wesley Uthus have launched a grown-up line of clutches. Rapport Handbags pays homage to local landmarks with collections such as the Walker, France Avenue, and Lake of the Isles. The design duo handcrafts each one-of-a-kind bag using leather, silk, and magnetic embellishments which can also be used to pretty up a jacket lapel or pair of pumps. From $80 @ shoprapport.com


NOW OPEN

Hot Mama has given birth to a new store in Eden Prairie, and will open a seventh Twin Cities location in April at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. shopmama.com
 

ON THE MOVE

Modern Scandinavian décor destination Finnstyle has relocated from Gaviidae Common to the Designer Marketplace. 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127, finnstyle.com

After 10 years at Calhoun Commons, Inizio gift store is moving next month to south Minneapolis, next to Broders’ Pasta Bar. 2309 W. 50th St., Mpls., iniziogifts.com
 

E-SHOPS

Bebe Babble and Birch Clothing have both closed their brick-and-mortar stores, but you can still shop Bebebabble.com for design-forward baby gear, and Birchclothing.com for eco-friendly fashion.

 

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