Atmosfere has offered an alternative approach to menswear in Minneapolis for nearly 8 years. Those years have been kind enough to allow them to expand into a new larger location. Now back in Uptown's Calhoun Square, Atmosfere is able to reach Minneapolis' wide demographic at a larger volume. With lines from both coasts and numerous countries, they're confident they'll be able to appease your interest. Simply put, Atmosfere is clean and sophisticated men’s fashion for any occasion.
Caroline Hayden, best known for designing gowns, has recently added ready-to-wear to her label and was introduced to the Minneapolis - St.Paul fashion community two years ago here at Envision Artopia. Since then she has participated in many shows and events throughout the city, including MNfashion & l'etoile magazine's Emerging Designer's Showcase, The Red Dress Collection, and MNfashion's The Shows AW13. She has also been featured in print and online publications for her custom gowns and collections.
Claire Ward is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Apparel Design Program. Last year, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy, which heavily influenced her perspective on design. Now back in Minneapolis, Claire uses the inspiration she has gained from her experiences to create pieces that seek to challenge conventional ideas and aesthetics.
Claire has also participated in the Twin Cities’ Fall 2012 Emerging Designer Showcase, and showed her senior collection this year in the University of Minnesota Annual Senior Fashion Show, “Flux.” Her collection was also chosen to be showcased in an upcoming exhibit in Shanghai Fashion Week this fall.
Cliché clothing boutique, located at the intersection of 24th St. and Lyndale Ave. S. It is the place to go for quintessential Minneapolis fashion. The store carries an exceptional mix of nationally sold brands, exclusive foreign labels and is home to over 30 local clothing, jewelry, and accessory designers. Shoppers can expect to find a mix of jeans and tee basics, eclectic statement pieces, special occasion dresses and one of a kind items. When stocking the store, owners Joshua and Delayna Sundberg pay close attention to current trends while managing to always stay true to their Minneapolis roots.
Cocoon by Elizabeth Geisler
Cocoon by Elizabeth Geisler is a label defined by luxurious fabrics and exquisite architectural tailoring. Cocoon launched in the Twin Cities in the spring of 2013 and is now one of the featured lines at the Showroom in Minneapolis. This line fuses the easy elegance and grace of the Parisian woman with the sophistication and modern energy of a New Yorker. The goal of Cocoon is to always find new ways to present timeless looks and figure-flattering silhouettes by using dynamic fabric combinations and edgy styling. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA, paying extreme attention to detail and tailoring.
The fall collection drew inspiration from a time when outerwear was really a statement, and ornamental part of the winter wardrobe, rather than just a piece of clothing to keep you warm. I worked to assemble a really unique collection of textured, rich fabrics that would stand out against those gloomy winter basics we are so used to seeing. By using opulent jewel tones throughout, each piece of the collection works to complement and enhance the others, and evoke this feeling of comfort and warmth that is so crucial in the colder months.
Idle child is an eccentric, bohemian clothing brand created by Becky Larson. Seamstress and patternmaker Larson studied fashion and design in Minneapolis, then joined forces with her photographer sister Ellie Niemeyer to inspire the creative direction of the brand. Becky focuses on the design and construction of the pieces and Ellie is the stylist, photographer and model. Both artists collaborate on design and direction of the collection.
Jenny Carle Designs is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Creating woman's ready-to-wear clothing that is feminine, playful, and vintage inspired while also being modern and on trend. You can find Jenny's designs at Cliche, Minneapolis, MN & ShopRuche.com. For wholesale inquires please contact Jenny at email@example.com
Karma offers a signature assemblage of truly unique clothing and lifestyle goods for women. Our devotees love the perpetually evolving stock of irresistible fashion, unexpected accessories, chic shoes, lushly scented candles, and myriad of other delights. Karma now has 2 locations! Find us at Victoria Crossing on Grand Ave in St Paul, MN, and in historic downtown Rapid City, SD.
Tessa Louise is designed and produced by Tessa Druley, a graduate from the University of Minnesota Clothing Design program. After traveling extensively in Europe, Tessa returned to Minneapolis determined to launch a design career. Druley recently joined forces with other talented designers to sell her line at a new local collective called Showroom.
Tessa Louise pieces feature unique details and quality finishes for the modern, stylish woman. One who enjoys being polished and fashionable in statement pieces that seamlessly transition to casual and comfortable. Specializing in knitwear, Tessa designs around the human form to achieve flattering drape and proportions. Every garment is then hand made and perfected by Tessa, here in Minneapolis.
The Fall collection will offer a wide range of looks, continuing to draw upon Tessa's unique talent for coupling impeccable drape and flattering proportion, which is the hallmark of every Tessa Louise design.
CounterCouture is a Minneapolis-based clothing brand which focuses on innovative methods of deconstruction and upcyling. Inspired by cultural movements of the past, we advocate for the evolution of design techniques, production methods and partnerships to create a a bright, and attainable, future for eco-fashion.This spring collection showcases the brand's work in reconstruction as well as natural dyeing. All raw materials sourced locally.
Khampasith Davison is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will graduate this spring with a BS in Apparel Design and a minor in Design. Khampasith has been in multiple fashion shows in the Twin Cities including Vitaminwater Uncapped Live and Boston Scientific Hearts for Fashion. Together with a team of designers and engineers, Khampasith designed an everyday stylist bag with solar panel technology that combines innovation and functional fashion. Khampasith’s collaborative design for wearable electronic placements also traveled to Houston, TX to be presented at NASA. Khampasith aims at creating garments that reflect the beauty, elegance, sophistication, and most importantly, the confidence of a woman. With consciousness of new trends, her design aesthetic combines a mixture of classic silhouettes with modern elegance and sophistication.
Kjurek has been creating and producing women’s clothing since 2005 when owner/designer Kimberly Jurek started the brand. Kjurek has been voted top designer in Metro Magazines 2010 Best of List as well as Mpls St Paul Magazine in 2007. Kjurek is excited to announce a new creative direction with the addition of partner and designer Jen Chilstrom alongside owner designer Kimberly Jurek. The new Kjurek design team are creating, co-designing and producing clothing that is alluring, feminine, and contemporary- inspired by the independent, strong, creative woman.
Jen and Kim have also opened a space for fashion, jewelry, artists and furniture designers to cooperate. Showroom the boutique opened May 1st and currently is working with 18 different independent designers, including Kjurek. We are excited to offer Kjurek in this exciting new uptown location on Lyndale and Lake street. Through this showroom we extend our reach into the industry as a resource for designers, artists, buyers and clients. Kjurek can be found in currently at Showroom in Uptown Minneapolis, Gallery 360 in Southwest Minneapolis as well as online at www.mode-sty.com.
Kora Gleason will receive her Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design from the University of Minnesota in May of 2014. Her designs revolve around taking a modern and playful approach to the feminine silhouette, mixing hard lines with a hint of soft flirtation to create garments that flatter and inspire the female figure. In April of 2012 Miss Gleason was selected as a finalists from a design competition held by the Weisman art Museum to participate in the No White fashion show. In May of 2012 she showed an entirely eco friendly and sustainable line as part of Sol Inspirations annual fashion show advocating responsible clothing.
Lindsey DeWitt is a junior in the apparel design program at the University of Minnesota. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design in May 2014. Last autumn, she had the opportunity to participate in MN Fashion's Emerging Designer Showcase, where she displayed a three look mini-collection. With this spring collection, her goal is to create nonchalance for the woman who wants to stand apart from the rest, with the use of clean lines and contrasting fabrics.
MAI is Emma Holcomb and Sarah McArdle: two designers from Minnesota with a passion for dreaming, exploring and creating. Spring means a couple things to us in Minnesota- new beginnings, the chance to get outside and stretch, and most importantly that summer is just around the corner! There are few better feelings than shedding some layers and taking in that first deep breath of spring. Our collection this season is full of bright colors that can be layered with your favorite looks and celebrate your rejuvenation!
Our line is inspired by you: a woman that loves being active as much as you love taking the time to enjoy the little things in your day. We have created a collection that can go with you from the yoga studio, to the park, out to dinner, and end your day with you on the couch. Think Pink- Spring is here!
MartinPatrick3, Essentials for Mankind, is a blend of urban modern and timeless classic clothing and accessories for men. The collection embraces the philosophy of thoughtful products for the well-appointed man. The collection encompasses shirts, pants, jeans, shoes, brief cases, travel bags, wallets, money clips, valet boxes, key chains, shaving accessories, cigar and smoking accessories, wine and liquor accessories, desk accessories, clocks, hats, watches, scarves, and cufflinks. Extending beyond personal accoutrements, we offer refined home and office furnishings from art, photo frames, trunks, accessories, and lighting to compliment any discriminating interior. Whether it's a luxury gift for yourself or that special man in your life; MartinPatrick3 has the essentials to evoke the well-heeled gentleman's world.
Marissa Bridges is a Minneapolis-based women’s wear designer who specializes in hand-dyed dresses and accessories. Marissa was first exposed to hand dying garments while designing for a local figure skating company that created dyed and embellished competition dresses. She began applying this technique to her signature silhouettes which in return created beautiful, one of a kind piece’s. Color is something that has always inspired Marissa and to be able to create clothing collections that are not limited to the colors and patterns found at a fabric store opens her designs to so much more. Her collections have been showcased at many local fashion shows, a few being last fall’s MNFashion “Shows”, Red Dress Collection, Emerging Designer Showcase and this Spring’s Arena Bikini.
The Story of Roe Wolfe is a boutique that silhouettes the desire for distinction and expression of identity and environment. Roe Wolfe is an entity all women know. She is Roe deer – supple & sensual, cautious & creative, intuitive in demeanor. She is Wolfe – an animal that is an infectious captivator, enigmatic, empowering and deliberate. At Roe Wolfe you will find high-end clothing, accessories, and cosmetics. Roe Wolfe carries lines such as Pendleton The Portland Collection, Free People, Henry & Belle Denim, Youngblood Cosmetics. They have veteran makeup artists on staff who will always help you look your best. Roe Wolfe just moved to their new location in the North Loop at 113 Washington Ave N, MPLS.
Russell Bourrienne is a line of custom men’s wear based in the historic Lyn-Lake district of Minneapolis. Russell has been designing and developing his skills from the early age of thirteen. Many years later Russell realized his lifelong ambition and opened his own design studio/ showroom in 2006. Russell brings a unique perspective to menswear. He pulls elements from women’s wear and applies them to men’s wear and vice versa. What results is a certain androgyny. His key elements are use of hardware, details, iconic imagery, and the ever present undercurrent of 70’s tailoring. His perspective, paired with an expertise in tailoring and dressmaking culminates in a line that is both edgy and classic at the same time. The Russell Bourrienne showroom is located at 711 West Lake Street, Suite 508, in the historic Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis
Cayetano Legacy Collection
Cayetano Legacy Collection [CLC] is a fashion accessories label that consists of stunning, statement jewelry made of genuine gemstones such as amethyst, turquoise, jade, pearl and crystals. The label focuses on creating classic women's accessories in modern settings. CLC was founded by three sisters Karen Cayetano Leano, Gail Cayetano and Christine Cayetano Brigino, after recognizing a need for women's jewelry showcasing the beautifully sourced material from the Philippine Islands.
For a complete list of products, please visit www.cayetanolegacy.com.
Color, texture, culture, authenticity: These are the themes that drive Via Patina jewelry designer Carla Cohen. . Carla seeks out eclectic elements from around the world, blending aged metals and semiprecious stones into limited-edition and one-of-a-kind creations. Her collection ranges from stunningly simple to bold statement pieces, with many featured by stylists in fashion shows and magazine spreads, and many more worn by style-conscious women across the country.
Sara Beth Goldfine attracts jewelry connoisseurs from around the world with her extraordinary line of timeless adornments. Her collections are inspired by the constant desire to create something different. Because of her attention to detail and use of rare and vintage stones, Sara is able to design jewelry that is unique and versatile. Limited edition and one of a kind pieces are created each season, allowing customers to own a treasure that may never be available again.
Rewind has been open since 2006 with 2 locations: 2829 Johnson St. NE Mpls and 2207 Lyndale Ave. S. Mpls. We stock vintage (focus on 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's) and contemporary clothing for women and men as well as an extensive collection of costume jewelry, shoes, purses and accessories. Rewind hand-selects each piece of merchandise with new items added daily. Our affordable pricing means that items turn over quickly, so it pays to visit often!
The fifth scholar in the world to earn a Ph.D. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Stephanie Lake's jewelry is informed by her work as a curator, archivist and auction specialist. Each one-of-a-kind design is painstakingly crafted from centuries of rare and antique source materials. Lake’s jewelry is exclusively sold by appointment and online at www.StephanieLakeDesign.com