Some of my favorite local small businesses share what they do in this annual Holiday Gift Guide. You can contact the artists and designers directly for more info on them or their work. Enjoy, and thanks for shopping local!
SAIREY GERNES // SGDSTYLE
What: Irely Intimate Apparel is my line of comfortable and pretty knickers with a patented pocket that they roll into, and TowelTopper is a band I designed that wraps around your towel, which secures it to your body.
Online: www.shopirely.com, mytoweltopper.com
Exclusive: Receive 10% off your entire order by entering the code redshoes13 at checkout.
EMILY GRAY KOEHLER – PRINTMAKER
What: Hand-pulled color-reduction woodcuts of the natural world, with an emphasis on the complex nature of human relationships with the environment.
Where: My studio, located at 2168 Third St., Suite 2A, in White Bear Lake, MN. I’ll be hosting some events next month, including the White Bear Lake Holiday Open House on Nov. 7, and the Small Business Saturday Studio Sale from 10-4 on Nov. 30. Visit a working artist studio for handmade holiday gifts, woodcuts, and refreshments.
EMMA HOLCOMB & SARAH MCARDLE // MAI
What: Fashion-forward yoga and activewear/lifestyle apparel that’s perfect for making the transition from the studio to dinner with friends. Our garments are made in St. Paul, MN, and our mantra is “I AM enough.” We believe that who you are is exactly who you should be. We recognize the importance of challenging yourself to become the best you possible, but feel that at the end of the day, it is loving yourself, as you are, that can bring you the most peace.
Online: www.fashionbyMAI.com, etsy.com/shop/MAIyoga
Exclusive: Receive $10 off your first order by using the code RedShoes at checkout in either of the online shops listed above. Offer ends Nov. 11, 2013.
KARIN JACOBSON DESIGN
What: My modern jewelry designs are beautiful and affordable. I use ethically sourced materials whenever possible.
Where: Studio #288 in the Northrup King Building, which will be open during Art Attack from Nov. 1-3. You can also find a list of local shops on my website.
Exclusive: Receive 10% off of in-stock merchandise by letting me know you read about it in redshoes news.
CHRISTY JOHNSON // REDSHOES26
What: State Icons, which are digital illustrations in handmade frames, and mini State Icon ornaments, which are even smaller State Icons in tiny metal canisters with glass lids. They are adorned with sparkly wreaths and ribbon. Aww.
Where: At various art and craft shows nationwide, plus at 19 shops, boutiques, and galleries in the U.S. A list can be found on the Contact page of my website.
Exclusive: Purchase three or more State Icon illustrations in the month of November 2013 and receive a free mini State Icon ornament. Just mention you saw this deal in redshoes news, and tell me which State Icon you’d like in your ornament.
MARY OLSON // MARY OLSON ART
What: Oil and acrylic abstract paintings; mixed-media collage; and one-of-a-kind, handwoven items.
Where: The Orchard Art House in Excelsior, MN, which is open Thursday nights in December for a Holiday Bazaar. My new original framed collages on wood, made from torn sketchbook pages and other paper mixed media, will be available, as will colorful, handwoven, full-sized blankets.
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Join redshoes26 design in supporting HAMMS (Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed), which is organized by Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique and 3waybeauty and Sairey Gernes of Irely Intimates and TowelTopper. The HAMMS event is a one-day shopping celebration of unique Twin Cities-based artisans and crafters. Mark your calendars for April 20. I will be showing my State Icons and sharing a booth with the always fabulous Larissa Loden!
Held in the former Hamm’s Brewery shipping dock on the East side of St. Paul, Minnesota, the event will house a number of “mini shops” that will offer a collection of items, including beauty and grooming products, leather goods, cosmetics, letterpress products, artwork, jewelry, lingerie, pet products,and home accessories. HAMMS will be a fun, intimate shopping experience designed for men, women, and their four-legged friends.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Former Hamms Brewery
713 East Minnehaha Avenue (top floor)
St. Paul, Minnesota 55106
For more info about HAMMS, visit www.hammsevent.com.