North Loop designer boutique Arrow has closed—four years to the day after opening. The storefront at 121 N. First St. has already been snapped up by another North Loop retailer: Roe Wolfe will move the couple of blocks over from Washington Avenue in April, owner Ashley Kilcher confirmed on Wednesday.
Arrow's closure seems abrupt—there was no widespread notice, nor closing sale, just an Instagram post on Valentine's Day that said "Thank you to all our amazing customers who made Arrow. We'll miss you." Arrow's website and Facebook page have already been taken down. Owners Sarah Dwyer and Michael Basham could not be reached for comment.
Dwyer and Basham carried on the mission of their former employer, longtime Uptown boutique Intoto, by pushing the fashion envelope in the Twin Cities. Early to the North Loop retail scene when they opened in 2012, they offered a modern mix of edgy, up and coming labels for women and men not sold elsewhere in town.
In contrast, Roe Wolfe reaches a younger, female demographic with more approachable price points, offering makeup, accessories and select gifts in addition to women's apparel. Kilcher is a makeup artist in addition to boutique owner.
"Our lease was up," Kilcher says of the decision to move. "It's a great space, and it is a little deeper into the North Loop where it's a little more parking and pedestrian friendly. Being next to Aria and closer to Muse will be more convenient for our bridal makeup clients as well."
A Roe Wolfe moving sale will start in March at 113 Washington Ave. N.