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Old Friend Footwear  

TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson recently walked in the office and declared she had found a present for the person who has everything. It's simply, slippers. But these slippers are unusually cozy, that’s because their insert is made of 100% genuine sheepskin. Old Friend Footwear is a Minnesota family run business – their warehouse is located in Chanhassen. Kelli brought several of her favorite pairs in studio to tell us more about why she loves them so much.

Wish Boutique Holiday Looks  

It is officially the holiday season! Holiday parties, family get-togethers…so what are you going to wear? Kris Swenson from Wish Boutique in Rosemount stopped by to help you get ready for all of your festivities! 

Makeup Gifts  

There are thousands, millions of gifts you can buy this Christmas. But there's probably one gift you haven't thought to buy, makeup. Women buy their own makeup right? TCL Makeup Artist Julie Martin says it's time to rethink that and stuff those stockings with a little bronzer. She stopped by with her favorites for any age and skin tone.

Good Company: General Store of Minnetonka

General Store of Minnetonka has become a hot spot for shopping. The store is filled with just about everything you can imagine - cooking items, food, clothing, decorative items and fun gag gifts. The store has been around since 1984. It originally began as a way to showcase all sorts of artisans for the holidays. It quickly became popular and people wanted more.

Crayola Store Shopping Spree  

TCL’s Kelli Hanson was Live at the Crayola Store at Mall of America where three kids paired up with a U.S. Marine to shop till they drop, or for at least 64-seconds! The Shopping Spree is an annual tradition for Crayola, which will also hold the same event in Pennsylvania and Florida. The bundles were duplicated and donated to Toys for Tots this holiday season.

 

Holiday Gifts With Corset Styling  

Utilize the stylists at Corset Styling to help you take care of everyone on your guest list this year. With complimentary gift wrapping and a special gift for those who mention TCL upon checkout, you can rest easy come Christmas.

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique  

“Project Runway” contestant and fashion designer Christopher Straub shares a preview of what you’ll find at the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique at U.S. Bank Stadium.

After the CMA Red Carpet: Country Fashions   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson just got back from covering the CMA Red Carpet. This was the second year we sent her to Nashville to chat with country music’s biggest stars. Last year she learned a valuable lesson; trade in the heels and wear cowboy boots. Kelli says she was able to stand for nearly four hours straight in her boots and showed us how we too can dress like the Nashville Stars.

CMA Fashions   Back To Top

A lot of folks tuned in to channel 5 last night to watch the Country Music Association Awards.  But it wasn’t only the music they were interested in.  On the red carpet, it’s all about the fashion!  Our panel of fashion experts share their hits and misses of the night.

Baby Gearapalooza   Back To Top

Over the years, baby gear keeps changing.  Back in the day, car seats were much different than the safe ones required today.  Jamie Grayson, the Baby Gear Expert, shows us the newest items for new parents.

As Seen On TV: Halloween Edition   Back To Top

In honor of Halloween we asked Emily to find some As Seen On TV products that could be used for decorating and perhaps are a bit scary to purchase or use.

Shopping for Swimwear   Back To Top

If you weren’t our big Mexico Trip winner at Grand Casino Hinckley, but a beach vacation is still calling your name, you need to dress the part right? Finding the perfect swimsuit can be traumatizing, it can make you feel like you never want to take a dip in the pool again, but the owner of Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique says it’s time to shop for a swimsuit the right way.

Good Company: Benjos   Back To Top

For most of us, shoelaces seem more like a necessity than anything. But for a group of three guys in Minneapolis, shoelaces are a fashion statement. It’s a chance for the usually conservative guy to show a little flare on his feet.

Kid’s Outwear   Back To Top

This week it got a bit colder outside and if you discovered your child’s winter coat doesn’t fit them as well this season, it’s time to outfit them in new gear. But that can get expensive! Luckily Children’s Orchard in Minnetonka is ready to help keep your kids warm at a fraction of the cost! Becky Geyer from Children’s Orchard stopped by with some cute kids to show us how to save money on this Minnesota staple.

Where to Shop for Stationery   Back To Top

The Twin Cities business scene has taken notice of customers' needs for quality stationery. Ali Kaplan from Mpls St.Paul Magazine shares stores worth visiting for thank you cards, letterhead, and invites.

TCL in Your Town: The Pottery Museum of Red Wing   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town is exploring the beautiful city of Red Wing this week. And you get to know Red Wing without looking back at the town’s rich history in pottery. Elizabeth visits the Pottery Museum of Red Wing where she takes a trip back in time to learn about the early days of preserving food in Red Wing Pottery crocks and see the one of a kind sculptures that potters would make on their lunch breaks to sell or give as gifts.

Gotta Have it: Tailgating Products   Back To Top

The Minnesota Vikings are doing pretty well this season, despite major team injuries. And the better the team, the bigger the fans and that means a full tailgating lot! TCL’s Kelli Hanson found products she says you’ve just gotta have to look good and eat right before you head into the stadium!

TCL in Your Town: Uffda Shop   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is showcasing everything great about Red Wing. The small river town has all sorts of cute spots that make it unique, including Uffda Shop. It’s located on the corner of Main Street. Uffda Shop has become a destination for big tours and small groups of friends who are enjoying a day trip to Red Wing.

Mantras and Accessories   Back To Top

The definition of mantra is "instrument of thought". Coming up with a good mantra can make you feel more confident and sure of yourself. And adding a fashionable accessory or distinctive look that matches your mantra can help drive it home. 
 
 

Medifast: How to Shop After Weight Loss   Back To Top

Fashion is often used to express how we feel about our bodies, what we like we show off, what we don’t we cover up. But when it comes to weight loss and shopping for our new bodies, it’s important to know how to accentuate your new figure! Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers is our go-to when it comes to highlighting the right areas and it’s why we asked her to help people who’ve had success on the Medifast Weight Loss Program. 

What to Wear on the Sidelines   Back To Top

If you find yourself on the sidelines of any sport this fall like football, soccer or hockey, you've gotta dress the part, right? And we’re not not just talking about your team logo or colors. You have to dress for the weather and you'll want to look good doing it. Owner of Wish Boutique in Rosemount, Katie Terrian, stopped by with sideline styles for the ladies. 

Fall Trends and Savings on Kids Clothes   Back To Top

Kids seem to outgrow their new clothes before you even get home from the store! Our friends from Children's Orchard brought in some trends you can save big on this fall.

Fall Trend Report   Back To Top

Pumpkin Spice Orange, Army Green, Statement Furs…they’re all trends hot on the runway right now and looks TCL Stylist Jodi Mayers says we all should try out this Fall. Jodi stopped by with her Fall Trend Report and to tell us how you can see these trends on an Edina runway in just a few weeks.

Clothes Mentor   Back To Top

With the change of the seasons, some people switch out their whole closet.  Going from summer clothes to winter clothes doesn’t mean you have to get a whole new wardrobe.  Kimberlee Curtis from Clothes Mentor shows us how to transition to fall just by adding a few pieces to your closet. 

Fashionopolis   Back To Top

The 4th annual FASHIONOPOLIS is Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s premier fall fashion event, highlighting the best in local fall fashion.  And, we’ll feature a special kiss to Prince – an icon of style, creativity, fashion and music. 

Wish Boutique at the Fair   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is familiar with Wish Boutique. They are located in Rosemount but right now they have popped up a shop in the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair!

Military Fashion   Back To Top

It’s Military Appreciation Day and Mall of America has fashion for the day.  Sara Rogers from Mall of America shows us the inspired looks.

Fashions at the Fair   Back To Top

There is more to check out at the fair than new foods!  Now there are a lot of fashion options to pick from too.  We brought three fashion experts to pull together a winning look you can find at the fair.

Jeans Makeover   Back To Top

Emily is at the Silver Jeans Booth.  It’s the perfect spot to help you pick out the perfect fit for you!  A couple of fairgoers are getting a jeans makeover and walk away with a brand new pair of Silver Jeans.

Back to School Fashion for Less   Back To Top

In no time at all, the kids will be back in school.  If you still have to get their back to school wardrobe together, Michelle Raven (the lead stylist from Arc’s Value Village) says to consider shopping second hand.  

Back to School Gear   Back To Top

Whether you are sad about sending your baby off to the first day of school or you think it’s actually the most wonderful time of the year when the kiddos head back to school, the fact is it is that time.  You can’t avoid it and it’s time to get them ready!  Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond has the gear for kids – and mom’s – that they’ll need.
 

Back to School on a Budget   Back To Top

In just a few short weeks, the kids will be dawning their first day of school outfit. And that means you’ve only got a few more days to get your back to school shopping trip finished! Twin Cities Live’s Kelli Hanson headed to Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan to find out how to get a big bang for your buck on clothes and even school supplies.

Minnesota Gifts from Flaunt Accessories   Back To Top

If you're looking for a one-of-kind hostess or birthday gift, or you just want to treat yourself, you can look no further than Minnesota makers. There is a lot of talent in this state and you find several gifts made by local artisans all in one place! Melissa Hardin, owner of Flaunt Accessories in Minneapolis stopped by with gifts you can find in her store, and tells us how buying them can help give back!

Summer Shorts – Finding the Right Pair   Back To Top

If you think summer is over because it’s almost time to send kids back to school, we’ve got news for you…there’s plenty of time left to dress for the warm weather! Guys have it easy. They throw on a pair of shorts and t-shirt and they’re out the door. But it can be difficult for women to find the perfect pair. It’s why Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers stopped by to offer style tips for every body size.

Gotta Have It: Prior Lake Boutiques   Back To Top

When Kelli found out that TCL in Your Town was headed to Prior Lake, she couldn’t wait to get out there and do a little shopping!  She found some gifts that she thinks you just gotta have!

Good Company: Suds   Back To Top

It wasn’t that long ago when when Erin Seidl decided she wanted to make her own natural soaps. She had been on the hunt to find a product that worked well and wasn’t  happy with them. So, she got a kit online and starting making it. Before she knew it, she was heading to what she calls a bath and body boot camp in California. It was then when she started to take what she learned and began tweaking recipes. She was adding and subtracting and coming up with her own fragrances. Family and friends were hooked. In 2010, Suds was born.

Shopping & Eating in Wayzata   Back To Top

TCL is in your town Wayzata!  Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Shopping and Style editor, Allison Kaplan, show us her favorite places to shop and grab a bite while she is in this west suburb. 

Pre-Season Shopping   Back To Top

Many retailers are running their end-of season sales right now, including our friends at Corset Styling who have their entire store at 50-75% off!  Twin Cities Live stylist, Jodi Mayers says that if you can wrap your head around off-season shopping, there are big deals to be had.  She suggests that you pick up those off-season finds now, pack them away and then bask in your delightment when you discover these brand new gems waiting for you this Fall.

Crystal Couture   Back To Top

It’s not just the water of Lake Minnetonka that sparkle in Wayzata.  Crystal Couture have been making brides, dancers, and cheerleaders sparkle for over a decade.  Owners Michelle Jarvey and Deb Blankenship tell us about their unique business. 

Don't Purchase a Bathing Suit Coverup   Back To Top

Bathing suit cover-ups, there is really one use for them. It kind of feels like a waste of money to buy them.  Solution: use what you already have in your closet. Owner of Flaunt Accessories, Melissa Hardin, shows us how you can use what you own to pull double duty as a cover up too. 

Celebrity Chef Inspired Fashion   Back To Top

Celebrity chefs are no longer just known for their new restaurants or their Food Network fame, they’ve become true celebrities and people are taking notice of who they’re with and what they’re wearing. They all have their sense of style and they’re looks you can recreate thanks to Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan. Renee Lawler stopped by with 4 celebrity chef looks, including Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis, The Pioneer Woman and Alton Brown.

TCL Summer Trend Report   Back To Top

Whenever you see pictures of models walking the runway, do you ever think, “Do real women really wear that?” The short of the long answer is no, and a lot of designers know that. It’s why they introduce seasonal trends and tone it down a bit. Lucky for us, TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers, is always on top of what’s in and what’s out. She stopped by with the TCL Summer Trend Report which includes trends like the Cold Shoulder and Bermuda Shorts.

Raffine Wedding Dresses   Back To Top

It's Wedding Week on Twin Cities Live! We're getting you exclusive deals on some of your wedding essentials. Today, Elizabeth visits Raf?né Bridal & Formal Wear in Woodbury to meet the mother and two daughters who love spending their days helping brides say yes to the dress. Elizabeth sees trends for brides, bridesmaids and grooms perfect for a barn wedding, black tie event and the wedding that's inspired by Pinterest.

As Seen On TV Products   Back To Top

Emily is back with another round of As Seen On TV Products. This time, she has everything from a couch in a backpack to an automatic nail file.

Summer Prints   Back To Top

Wearing prints this summer is a must but it can be hard to do.  Owner of Wish Boutique in Rosemount, Katie Terrien, says there are some simple tricks incorporate this trend into your summer wardrobe.

Gotta Have It from Crayola   Back To Top

Every month, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson gets to scour the earth to look for really cool products she thinks you’ve just gotta have. It’s a series we call Gotta Have It. But instead of scouring the earth, this time all she had to do was step foot in the new Crayola Retail Store at Mall of America. It’s now open, right next to Crayola Experience on the 3rd floor of MOA.

Crayola Color Kid Fashion   Back To Top

Crayola crayons have some pretty interesting names. There’s Wild Blue Yonder, Brilliant Rose, Van Dyke Brown – these Crayola people get really creative.

Gotta Have It for Dad   Back To Top

If your dad is predictable and asks for the same thing every Father’s Day or he says he doesn’t want a gift, it’s time to change things up. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson is here with gifts she says dad’s Just Gotta Have.

Why Trim Is In: Men's Clothing Guide   Back To Top

The owner of Heimie's Haberdashery in downtown Saint Paul, Anthony Andler, says that not all men's clothing is ready to wear when you buy it off the rack. He shares some simple advice on what to get tailored and how it can completely change a look.

LuAnn de Lesseps   Back To Top

The Real Housewives franchise has become big business for Bravo TV, creating 9 reality shows that document the lives of women all over the country. Spin-offs have even made their way to Greece and Australia.