Two more reasons to shop downtown Excelsior:
Excelsior jewelry designer Erin Kate Duininck has moved her collection—and much more—into a charming house just off Water Street. The cozy rooms are filled with art, charm jewelry, candles, paper goods—most, locally made—and a smattering of hip gifts for guys (Woolrich blankets; Herschel backpacks). Cider is served, and a play room with Rainbow Looms will make it tough to get your kids to leave the store. It's exactly what holiday shopping should be. The pop up will run through February. 369 George St.
What makes a Turkish fashion designer open her first U.S. boutique in Excelsior, Minn.? Her brother happens to live in town. GEN is noteworthy for its clean lines and modern silhouettes. It's a great place to find elegant, yet distinct, investment pieces. 206 Water St., 952-479-1711