American Swedish Institute's Museum Store, Nordic gifts, mother's day gifts, father's day gifts, gifts for mom, gifts for dad

Whether you love shopping or are the kind of person who’d rather do almost anything else, the Museum Store at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a great place to get gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other occasion.

You may have passed the charming brick building on Lyndale Avenue in Uptown many times. Or maybe you’re a loyal customer at Urban Tails Pet Supply.

Jonny Rock Bikes owner Jonathan Minks stresses the importance of making bikes accessible to everyone, not just experienced road racers.

Change is inevitable. Styles, technology and even language evolve as time goes on, but Greg Rich found one thing that hasn’t: the furniture-selling industry. So he took it upon himself to change the way we buy.

When you’re a marketing and entrepreneurship double-major, a common goal is to start a company. What’s uncommon is that the business plan you write for class actually becomes your company.

On a Sunday morning in St. Louis Park, I watched a picture frame undergo a Cinderella-like transition. Starting with a $2 wood frame from Goodwill and a small jar of chalk paint, I quickly worked it into a stylish jewel-tone piece.

The Shops at West End welcomed three new women’s clothing stores this past December. “These are three truly unique stores run by incredibly talented individuals, each with her own singular sense of style,” says Michael Landstad, senior property manager with Mid-America Real Estate Minnesota.

Over the past few years, a soaring trend in shopping has changed the way consumers look at retail. Thrifting has become en vogue not only for those searching for vintage treasure but for the everyday shopper as well. It’s become widely popular for practical and fashionable reasons alike.

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s a Sunday this year, folks: Will you be ready? At St. Louis Park’s Arts & Flowers Design Studio, a full-service flower shop serving customers (even forgetful ones) for 14 years, everyone’s ready.

The holiday season is all about the little things, from snowflakes and hot cocoa to handmade cards and carols. We couldn’t agree more, so we explored local shops in St. Louis Park to put together a list of little gifts that will bring lots of joy this time of year.

Congratulations to Max’s jewelry boutique and to owner Ellen Hertz on being a finalist in the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) 2015 Awards for Excellence.