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Piccadilly Prairie Paris Flea European artisan vintage

The event, which this year runs March 1-3 at Piccadilly Prairie’s new Ridgedale location, features a mix of authentic items imported directly from France and other French- and European-inspired items.

Cari Giglio, owner of Cherie Consignment Boutique in Excelsior, has always dreamed about owning her own shop and using it as a platform to empower women.

Since its move to Excelsior from Edina in 2016, Epitome Papers has become a local go-to for adorable stationery. Shoppers flock to find Rifle Paper Co.

When spring has sprung, fresh food does, too. We pack away our frozen vegetables for farmers-market fresh, trade in soups for salads and maybe even pop some peonies in a vase.

For Dan and Alex Cordell, business is truly a family affair. The husband-and-wife team are the creative minds behind Solid Manufacturing Co.—which produces artisan goods in leather and wood—and always seem to have new ideas up their sleeves.

February 14 is a day for romance—and a fragrant bouquet of flowers is a time-honored way of saying “I love you.” Red roses are popular, of course, but “Valentine’s Day is not just red roses,” says Mary Becker, wedding and event designer at Westdal

Excelsior’s Licks Unlimited has been serving up cones piled high with various flavors of ice cream for years. Open April through October, Licks Unlimited, which draws crowds from all over the country, is one of the many reasons Minnesota summers are the best summers.

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St. Clair Avenue is a long way from the Champs-Élysées, but when you step around the corner from St. Clair onto Albert Street and stroll into Valise Apothecary and Boutique, you may feel Paris just got a little closer.

After working at Treadle Yard Goods for more than 21 years, Michele Hoaglund took over as the owner in 2015 when founder Mary Daley decided to retire.

For all the local small business lovers out there, this popular children’s toy store in Excelsior has everything—from specialty toys to books to old-fashioned candy.

It’s often difficult to find the perfect gift for the woman who has provided for your since day one.

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