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The Hot List

Nordic style finds from our own cool backyard.

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  • Polarn O. Pyret, aka PO.P, Galleria, 952-225-3154
  • Polarn O. Pyret, aka PO.P, Galleria, 952-225-3154
  • Unikko coin purses ($18–$49), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Tableware ($6.50–$52), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Runo necklace ($69), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Marimekko Penninen dress ($259), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Add a dose of wry humor and Swede design to your office. Archie Grand notebooks ($12 each), from Walker Art Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-375-7633
  • Warm up in style with rocking whiskey glasses from Sweden. Sagaform whiskey glasses ($26 for set of six), from Walker Art Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-375-7633
  • We’re loving these brand-new Nordic-inspired fabrics from Studio Bon. $236 per yard, available through a designer. Schumacher, International Market Square, 275 Market St., Mpls., 612-338-6434
  • Tea Collection’s fall line for kids was inspired by the best of Nordic design because it “combines a clean and modern feeling with the charm of handmade crafts.” Pacifier, three metro locations including 4942 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-767-6565
  • Artek’s Alvar Aalto Golden Bell ceiling lamp ($320), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Glass Loon ($345), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Danish wooden mobile ($120), from Walker Art Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-375-7633
  • Interlocking candlesticks ($80), from Roam, 2941 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-377-6465
  • Arne Jacobsen designed the “Egg Chair” for the lobby of the SAS $6,371 and up. Design Within Reach, 2939 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-827-0990
  • Jacket ($200), from Askov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925
  • Sweet ornaments for one Swede holiday season. Ornaments ($11 for set of three), and Runo necklace ($69), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
  • Another Finnish classic. Artek’s Alvar Aalto 400 lounge chair ($5,528), from FinnStyle, 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127

A Pop of Sweden

Minnesota isn’t usually the first place a European brand targets for U.S. expansion. But for major Swedish children’s retailer Polarn O. Pyret, aka PO.P, we were an obvious choice. Even before opening this fall at the Galleria in Edina, PO.P had an enthusiastic customer base here—Minnesota is one of the company’s top markets for online sales. From striped basics to performance outerwear in bright colors, the brand’s practical but modern vibe is our vibe. In town for the store opening, PO.P U.S. president Jennifer Athanason felt right at home when she turned on the local news in her hotel room—you won’t find a meteorologist named Sven in Chicago or Miami! Galleria, 952-225-3154

Make it Marimekko

The Helsinki-based brand that’s known around the world started in 1951 and is still going strong with new stores, ad campaigns, and clever partnerships—most recently with Converse. From fashion to home, Marimekko never goes out of style—especially in colder climates where the punchy colors and patterns really liven up rooms. Here, FinnStyle is one of the nation’s largest retailers for Marimekko and Finnish design, shipping more than 50 to 100 online orders a day. In-store customers get the advantage of interacting with the expert Finnish-speaking staff. 160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127
 

The Details

Polarn O. Pyret
Galleria, 952-225-3154

Schumacher
International Market Square
275 Market St., Mpls., 612-338-6434

FinnStyle
160 Glenwood Ave., Mpls., 612-333-2127

Pacifier
Three metro locations including 4942 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-767-6565

Design Within Reach
2939 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-827-0990

Askov Finlayson
200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925

Walker Art Shop
1750 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-375-7633

Roam
2941 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-377-6465


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