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Archive for October 24th, 2011

Picky Girl Closing

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Picky Girl is closing after five and a half years on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. It’s happening fast: closing sale begins tomorrow, Oct. 25, with 30 percent off storewide. Doors will close for good at 2 p.m. Saturday–if not sooner, depending on remaining inventory. (949 Grand Ave.)

It’s always a shame to see a good local boutique close its doors, and it sounds like this was not an easy decision for owner Elizabeth Varghese, who has truly given it her all, from fashion shows and charitable events to supporting local designers and St. Paul retail. She’s moving on to other ventures, but keeping a toe (fashionable boot, more likely) in retail: Varghese is now the buyer for Details Style Lab, the store within her husband Brian Horst’s downtown St. Paul salon/spa. Horst recently decided to replace men’s fashion with women’s, and Details now offers well-priced sweaters, jackets and more from some Picky Girl lines as well as some of Varghese’s new favorites. Can’t bear to shop without Varghese’s expert advice? She will be available for private appointments and “Picky Parties.”

New arrivals at Details, 346 St. Peter St., St. Paul:

Giambattista Valli for Macy’s

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing Giambattista Valli when I interviewed her before her fragrance launch at Macy’s a few years ago. Now the fashionista fave is making his own Macy’s debut on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with a limited edition collection for the Impulse department. It’s dresses, dresses and more party-ready dresses, priced from around $99 to $139. Preview the collection online. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved