The one thing I’m starting to see around the Twin Cities is the camaraderie that local makers have for each other. As a lover of local goods, I’ve been elated to see several collaborative spaces have popped up in the last couple of years, showcasing local makers across Minnesota. There’s really something about supporting local, but also being able to see, touch, or smell the products in person.
I’m no stranger to boppin’ around town shopping so I figured I’d gather some of my favorite places to shop for all things local.
Below you can find some starting points to shop Minnesota artisans this holiday season. These are all brick and mortar stores that are open for the holidays or year-round! Some are even offering curbside pickup too so much sure to see all your shopping options this season. If you’re looking for weekend holiday pop-ups make sure to check out my Instagram stories for up-to-date news!
Located on the beautiful Grand Ave in St. Paul, Grand Collective is a holiday pop that features 14 brands all under one roof including but not limited to: Urban Undercover, Mona Williams, Hagen and Oats, Shop in the City, Larissa Loden, and Waam Industries. The store in itself is indeed grand and curated beautifully. If you pop by on the weekend you might be surprised to find more local makers popping up exclusively for that weekend only!
Six for Good
A collective boutique in the Rosedale Mall and NOW at Nolan Mains in Edina, Six for Good brings six friends from six brands doing good. Focused on making the community a better place, Six for Good consists of Essence One, Baubles and Bobbies, Hagen and Oats, Urban Undercover, TowelTopper, and Thumbs Cookies.
Rose and Loon
While you’re already visiting Rosedale, head up to the second floor and visit Rose and Loon. Their selections are always changing and evolving to support the local market and I love it. Goods in here are from not only in Minnesota, but from all over the Midwest, boasting over 40 makers that round out their collective. You won’t leave empty-handed, I can bet on it!
A perfect addition to mall shoppers, Piccadilly Prairie is a well known name around here. Located in Ridgedale and Southdale Center, they house beautiful artisan home goods and print artwork. Anyone with a robust love for Minnesota will find something special here.
Partnered with Meet Minneapolis, Minnesota Makers features over 100 Minnesota artists from across the state. Really, over 100! Check them out downtown Excelsior or at their larger store in Robbinsdale where they house and teach crafts classes (pre-covid) to the public too!
Catch this one on the fly! Fox Run used to be a mobile marketplace featuring Minnesota Makers ranging from wellness, decor, and art but now they have a permanent location! Catch them in Maple Grove at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Stay updated through their instagram!
A dedicated seasonal pop up for over 70 Makers, the Holly House Boutique is now open weekends in Burnsville. Check out their website for hours, location, and more information! They also have a great section online about meeting the Maker!
Homespun is a Minneapolis gift shop offering unique gifts for everyone in your life. Everything in store is made by Minnesota artists. With locations at Southdale, Ridgedale, and Eden Prairie Center, there’s plenty of ways to shop! Check out their instagram for more updates too!
Driven by Collaboration, Founders Co. features local women-owned businesses here in the Twin Cities. Shop them at their pop up at Southdale mall from 12.1-12.23.
Excelsior Candle Co.
Heidi from Excelsior Candle Co. just opened her own collaborative store in Southdale! Featuring her own works alongside of Worker B., Karma Stacks, and Siena Soap Co, there’s something in there for everyone!
A one brick and mortar turned online shop, Winnie Lu has selection of handmade and locally designed Minnesota made products. They are a proud supporter of local small business owners, and are very excited to partner with them to bring you the very best lifestyle products made right here in Minnesota. Use my code lizanne20 for 20% off everything online! (one time use code)
While there are several places to shop local around the area I hope you found some new ideas to head out and shop this holiday season! Am I missing your favorite? Comment below as I’m always looking to keep shopping 🙂