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Ivy store closing

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Ivy is closing after five years in Uptown. Owner Ini Iyamba, who hosted a denim event just last weekend, said simply, "It's the perfect time to say goodbye." All merchandise is now 50 percent off. Sounds like talks for an Ivy store at Shops at West End are off.

North Face in Uptown

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Seems fitting that North Face opened its first Twin Cities store on a blustery, snowy day. Located next to Urban Outfitters and the new Victoria’s Secret at 3008 Hennepin Ave., the store is a good get for Uptown, which hasn’t given us a lot of reasons to shop in recent months. Of course, North Face isn’t exactly an exclusive brand anymore, but don’t let that deter you. The company store features the full line of North Face apparel for women, men and children, plus shoes, sandals and even quilted tote bags that don’t look the least bit outdoorsy. The shop is bright and spacious, but just one level and with none of the circus-like attractions we’ve come to expect at recreational gear stores. The merchandise speaks for itself. The staff, however, needs to work up some enthusiasm. Two associates stood by the door on opening day when I stopped in, yet neither welcomed, or even acknowledged, me. Good thing the jackets are warm. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved