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Best Places To Shop For Twin Cities Jewelry

May 4, 2011 12:19 PM

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Seek and you shall find a great selection of locally made jewelry from artists around the Twin Cities. There is truly something for everyone including trendy, modern, gemstone, vintage, personalized and more.
bibelot Best Places To Shop For Twin Cities Jewelry

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Bibelot

Four locations
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Dedicated to gift ideas for others and yourself, Bibelot’s unique jewelry counter has a balanced mix of local and national artists. Minnesota artists include Patricia Marx, Stacey Johnson and Amy Hernandez with an exclusive piece from metal sculptor Lisa Elias.

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Cliché

2403 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-870-0420
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This trendy and hip shop carries the latest in clothing and incorporates local jewelry artists as part of it’s merchandise mix. Art Leather and Infrared Studio are just two of the featured collections at this Uptown boutique where people rave about the service.

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Etsy

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Have you heard about this little website? You can search locally by keyword or by city and find all artists from Minnesota or the Twin Cities, which is a great way to begin a search or narrow down from an abundance of search results. A few that caught my eye include Choosing Beauty by Liv Lane, Emily Herro and Velvet Stone Jewelry.

ilikeyou Best Places To Shop For Twin Cities Jewelry

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I Like You

501 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-208-0249
Website

A consignment option for artists gives them a chance to be in a storefront without the overhead while a massive jewelry counter provides a great deal of eye candy for customers. An eclectic mix of designs from local artists includes Potpourri, Witt & Lore, BMF Jewelry and Lefthand Originals.

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Key North

515 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-455-6666
Website

A distinctive selection of quality clothing and accessories includes an extensive jewelry selection. The owners have a special appreciation for jewelry, drawing them to art fairs and jewelry markets to see as many options as possible. Heart Strands and an exclusive line by Jill Smith are two local artists included in the boutique’s collection.

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Maiden Minnesota

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The website states it best: “Maiden Minnesota is a fun, socializing and charitable shopping event featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Minnesota.” One of the designers I discovered in 2010 was Goldenwear, a.k.a. Nate Berkus’ mom. Get your ticket early, get in line early and bring your girlfriends to this glamorous event.

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Minnesota Art Fairs

Various locations

Edina, Powderhorn, Highland and Uptown are a few of the major art fairs held in the Twin Cities each summer. Juried art fairs ensure a variety of the best are represented along with an intelligent mix of styles and materials. Get ready to discover your next favorite jewelry artist this summer and be prepared to see him/her throughout the summer as you hop your way through the art fairs.

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MNArtists

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If you prefer shopping from your desktop, this is a great site for browsing all kinds of arts including jewelry artists. Many well-known artists have profiles as do people who are just getting started. The service is free to the Minnesota community and offers a way for artists to extend how they market themselves via the Internet.

parc Best Places To Shop For Twin Cities Jewelry

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Parc Boutique

320 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-353-4966
Website

Owner Thao Nguyen has the most adorable, trendy boutique and she does a phenomenal job featuring each unique jewelry artists — from Kim-Anh Tong and Julian Capelle to Jennifer Merchant and DeVintage — beautifully merchandising a nice selection from each collection. Her assortment continues to grow, so shop often.

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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
Website

Being featured at this modern art museum is the epitome of design meets art and the jewelry counter does not disappoint, featuring local designers Silver Cocoon, Gia Gifford and Yen Chee Design. A special event — the Walker Shop Jewelry Mart — gives the public a chance to meet and shop an expanded set of jewelry artists.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.

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