The much ballyhooed opening of Wilson & Willy's was worth waiting for. Stock is still fairly slim ("expect quality over quantity," reads their brand statement), but what's in is good. And gorgeously presented, complete with cards to introduce shoppers to the human behind the brand. We picked out five of our favorite home goods in the North Loop store right now.
A brand we know primarily for its wallets and belts branches out to home goods. Leather Works Minnesota makes a raw, sturdy leather basket ($225) made for holding wool blankets that will wear in over time.
We've seen goods from Fort Standard in town before, but we love this copper version of a standing bowl ($185), built to develop a patina over time (are we sensing a theme yet?)
Grooved honey pots ($48) by local ceramicist Fringe & Fettle are tabletop pretty and 100 percent functional.
Quietly elegant near the back entrance of the shop is this Garza Marfa chair ($1,690). The Marfa, Texas-based design company partnered with Wilson & Willy's for this edition made of S.B. Foot leather (that's the same tannery Red Wing Shoes uses).
The scraps of a Hackwith Design jacket become a tasseled wall hanging ($125) when draped around a smooth stick of driftwood. If you don't have room for a piece of this size, ask about smaller ones in stock.