Whenever I come across a shop that combines the artistic with vintage and a sprinkling of new, but wholly creative items, I know I’m in for a long stroll through the shop to study its collection. GUILD Collective in St. Louis Park, MN is “the curated work of stylists, local artists, photographers, retailers, and designers from the Twin Cities.”
That’s a nice description, but let me explain this. Walk into GUILD, and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered an extremely chic, on-trend boutique that showcases the very best of vintage clothes, leather goods, and shoes alongside custom-made barn board and industrial metalwork furniture showcasing distinctive and very cool serving pieces from eras past.
At GUILD, I spoke with Sheila and Gwen about how they pulled their wonderful collection together. Gwen is a stylist, and Sheila is a former fashion designer. It’s no wonder the clothes they have culled for their racks are uber-chic and completely of-the-moment, and the handbags and shoes are worth coveting.
But as I strolled, my sights were set on the elegant and unique table decor around every turn. I spied mid-century martini pitchers, crystal decanters, vintage English china, and
As they say, the shop is “Noted for its eclectic offerings, GUILD offers a truly unique destination for the fashion savvy, design connoisseurs, and collectors alike.”
I ended up purchasing an amazing vintage wool coat with incredible lines (to keep me blissfully warm in the Minneapolis chill), and coveting hordes of table linens, crystal and china. Next time, I’m saving room in my suitcase for some beautiful table toppers!
4414 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416