Faribault Woolen Mill Co. opened its new company store at the mill this week. It’s that perfect mix of rustic and modern. Shop the reinvigorated brand’s blankets, throws, scarves, and accessories, along with factory seconds! Open M-Sa., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1500 Second Ave. N.W., Faribault
Zinnia Folk Arts opens this weekend in South Minneapolis. The store features high quality Mexican folk art, including useable ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, handmade silver jewelry, Frida Kahlo pieces and more…all imported by local owner/curator Anne Damon. Opening festivities kick off Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. 826 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-824-4342
Dr. Martens opens today at Mall of America—first floor, right outside Nordstrom. The chunky boots of your youth rebellion will be there, along with a surprising range of updated styles for men and women and a higher end heritage line. Dr. Marten has been in U.S. expansion mode for the past couple of years, but this is the UK-brand’s first mall store. Click here for more MOA opening news.
The newly expanded Hammer Made debuted this week with double the space for the colorful collection of men's shirts and accessories, and room for owner/designer Jason Hammerberg to broaden his assortment of menswear. Stop by Friday, May 18, 7 to 10 p.m. for a grand opening party with DJ and refreshments. Galleria, Edina, 952-681-2534 Meanwhile, Cynthia Rae is closing in Uptown. The longtime boutique moved from Excelsior to Uptown just about a year ago, but apparently that was not enough to recharge the business. “The Internet has changed us, and the economy has taken its toll,” Cynthia Rae Magnuson said this week in an email to customers. “We will continue to grow our online boutique.” A progressive sale is on now, starting with 25 percent off storewide. 2817 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-871-8471 Alix in Candyland, the fanciful candy store that opened not long ago near 50th & France, also announced plans this week to close. I can’t say I’m surprised about this one. No matter how whimsical the environment, how charming the packaging, consumers just aren’t willing to pay double or triple what they would at a drug store for gummy worms and candy corn. Enjoy reduced pricing now. 5400 France Ave., Edina