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The Patchery  

Not only can you teach your kids to dress themselves, you can actually step it up and let them design their own clothes!  Amber Gunn Thomas launched The Patchery.com early this year.  With just a few simple clicks, your kids can design their own look.  Kelli Hanson found out how it all works.

Columbia Fashion for Spring  

It’s not only perfect for winter wear, Columbia has you covered for spring gear too.  Brittanie Moore from Columbia Sportswear shows of some of their latest fashions.

Hard to Fit Sizes  

Women will tell you, there are some sizes that just are tough to fit.  Whether you are tall, petite, or plus size, Trend Expert from Mall of America, Sara Rogers, shows us how to get the fit you are looking for.

Spring Fashions on a Budget  

It’s no secret that you can save a lot of money by shopping thrift stores.  Digging through all those clothes and spending the time to find that “just right” piece of clothing can be a bit daunting though.  Lead Personal Stylist at Arc’s Value Village, Michelle Raven, has some tips and tricks to help you through. 

Good Company: Faribault Woolen Mill  

Faribault Woolen Mill has a long history in Minnesota.  This year, this good company is celebrating it’s 150th year.  Emily headed down to Faribault to take a tour and find out a little bit more about the popular products it produces.

Best Kept Secrets with Our Beauty Expert  

Beauty Expert, Sara Bartlett, doesn’t just do her shopping at a mall.  She  has discovered a few spots that she feels are worth checking out!

It’s Not Easy Wearing Green  

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone pulls out their green and wears it proudly.  Laura Schara from Mall of America shows us how your skin tone can dictate the shade of green you should wear (– on the other days of the year!)

Statement Necklaces   Back To Top

There really is no need to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe when it’s time for a new look.  TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers, says the easiest way to get a new look is to add statement pieces to your wardrobe.  

Jodi shows us how adding just one piece can make your whole outfit stand out.

Becky:

Green Petit Pois Cold Shoulder Top $139
Jeans $39.99
Wewood 100% Wood Watch $159
Zoey B Leather Cuff and Vintage Broach Bracelet $49

  • From Casual Outfit Necklace – Tess + Tricia Naturally Shed Antler Necklace with Fossil and Jasper $159
  • To Date Night Necklace – Turquoise and Brown Gold Spike Necklace $63

Lee Ann:

Snake Print “Work” Genuine Leather Handbag $249 (currently 50% off)
Bishop and Young White Lace Peplum Top $69
Renuar Navy Fitted Pant $89
Navy Cropped Ronan Chen Sweater/Jacket $129

  • From Work Outfit Necklace – Gold and White Chunky Necklace $89
  • To Happy Hour Additional Necklace - Gold and White Chunky Long Necklace $97
  • Plus Happy Hour Heels – Nicole Cream and Snake Heel $129 (currently 50% off)

Amy:

M Rena Yellow Tank $29
Kerisma Hi-Lo Grey Top $49
White Jeans $97
Scarf $29

  • From Casual Running Around Necklace – Already Layered 3-in-1 Necklace $69
  • To Quick Lunch with Girlfriends – Zenzii Necklace $179
  • Teal Leather Cuff Bracelet $49
  • Black OTBT Wedge Sandal $138

 

Visit Corset in Edina by the end of the day on Saturday, March 21st and receive 20% off one necklace when you mention Twin Cities Live!  

Watches   Back To Top

People use to wear watches for the sole purpose of telling the time.  With phones now providing easy access to a clock now people wear them primarily for fashion.  R.F. Moeller shows us the latest trends in watches and shares some ways to make sure your watch is lasting like it should. 

Shoe Trends for Spring   Back To Top

It’s almost time to put away the boots and pull out the sling back shoes! Maggie Winter, TCL Producer and creator of the blog, Happy Shoe Day shares big shoe trends for spring, including picks from Nordstrom and JustFab.com.

Spring Clothing Trends   Back To Top

Models have hit the runway in New York’s Fashion Week showing off the looks that you’ll be seeing for spring.  TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, Jodi Mayers, shows us how you can pull those looks off in your everyday wardrobe.

Oscar Trends for Everyday   Back To Top

The fashion and the hair that you see on the red carpet at the Academy Awards always get a lot of buzz.  It may have taken a team of professionals to create the looks for the stars who are wearing them, but you can create the look yourself.

Local Online Shops   Back To Top

It’s important to buy local and support small local businesses.  That doesn’t mean you have to walk into the store to buy the products.  You can buy local without leaving your  home by shopping online.  Minnesota Monthly’s Style Editor, Jahna Peloquin, shares her favorite fashion websites for buying local.

Oscar Fashion Hits & Misses   Back To Top

It’s a fun and exciting night when the Annual Academy Awards are handed out for best picture, best actor, best actress, and more.  The night recognizes the talent of the people in Hollywood.  It’s also the night for high fashion on the red carpet.

Sexy but Subtle Fashion   Back To Top

It might not be your thing to show a lot of skin but that doesn’t mean you can’t still feel sexy!  Melissa Hardin, owner of Flaunt Accessories, shows us how you can be sexy but still stay subtle with your fashion selections.

50 Shades of Grey Fashion   Back To Top

Fifty Shades of Grey hit the big screen, setting a new record for the highest grossing Presidents Day holiday opener of all time.  Laura Schara, from Mall of America is here to show you how to work 50 shades of grey – as in the color grey – into your wardrobe!

Advice on Buying Jeans   Back To Top

Like purchasing a swimsuit, shopping for jeans typically isn't a fun task. Emily stopped by Sisu in Woodbury to get advice on selecting the perfect pair of denim.

Just Gotta Have It: Subscription Boxes   Back To Top

When you give a gift this Valentine’s Day, think about giving something that will remind them how you feel all year long.  Kelli Hanson found some subscription boxes that you’ll “just gotta have!”

Looks for Valentine's Day   Back To Top

Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day in our going out on the town, you want to look nice for the occasion.  Patty Miranda from MODE has some ideas perfect for whatever you are doing! 

Valentine’s Gifts for the Family   Back To Top

One way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and make it memorable is by focusing on what the day is at its core - a reminder to cherish those we love in our life.  Since Valentine’s Day is situated between Christmas and Easter, instead of focusing on more “stuff”, make the holiday focused around togetherness.  Grace Ray, creator of The Big Reveal.com, joins us with ideas for the whole family.

Valentine’s Jewelry   Back To Top

If you haven’t picked up the perfect gift for the love of your life for Valentine’s Day, there is still time.  With Valentine’s Day being just a week away, head over to R.F. Moeller.  Bryan Moeller shows us jewelry for Valentine’s Day and everyday!

Wedding Dress Trends   Back To Top

Wedding dress designers are more chances this year with their designs making the dress decision even tougher.  Editor in Chief of Minnesota Bride, Sarah Baumann Rogers, shows us some trends you’ll be seeing in 2015.

“In” Colors to Wear Now   Back To Top

Marsala may have been named 2015’s Color of the Year by Pantone, but there are other colors that are standing out this year as well.  Christopher Straub from Mall of America is here to show us the other “in” colors and how to wear them.

Dressing Up Plaid   Back To Top

Plaid has been around for centuries.  Paul Bunyan made the plaid shirt synonymous with the lumberjack, while Daisy Duke made plaid sexy by pairing it with her daisy dukes.  Fashion stylist, Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique shows us how women of any age can incorporate plaid into their wardrobes.

Spring Trends   Back To Top

Even though we are in the dead of winter, you wouldn’t know it from the clothes in the stores.  Stores are already filling the racks with their spring fashion trends.  Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, says you don’t have to wait to wear them.  She shows us how to pull the looks off now.

Pearls   Back To Top

Pearls are a piece of jewelry that gets handed down from generation to generation.  The “Queen of Gems” as they are called, never go out of style.  Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller shows us how to take care of them plus some of the beautiful pearl jewelry you’ll find there. 

Just Gotta Have It: For 2015   Back To Top

TCL Report Kelli Hanson did her research and found some products that she thinks you “just gotta have” in 2015.

2015 Shopping Trends   Back To Top

The big trend in Palm Beach prints is expected to go big in 2015.  Shopping editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Ali Kaplan, shows us a few things you can expect to see a lot of this year.

Red Carpet Looks   Back To Top

The red carpet season kicks off Sunday, January 11th when the celebs take to the red carpet at the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards.  It’s the fashion that usually takes center stage and usually there is a lot of sparkles!  Laura Schara from Mall of America shows us some looks you might see this weekend.

Style Encore   Back To Top

If you want to save a little money in 2015, you’re in luck.  There’s a store that you can sell your clothes, buy new clothes and save a lot of money!  Kelli Hanson checked out Style Encore and brought back some looks to share.  

Color of the Year   Back To Top

The global color authority, Pantone, has named marsala the color of 2015.  The red-brown hue is said to be the go to color you should have in your closet.  Christopher Straub from Mall of America shows us different ways to wear it.

Winter Baby Gear   Back To Top

The temps have dropped below zero which means it’s time to bundle up with lots of layers!  It’s hard enough for adults to keep warm and even harder to imagine how a tiny baby feels in the cold.  Baby product manufacturers have thought of everything to keep your baby warm this winter.  Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities founder, Katie Blozis, shows us some of her favorites.  

Good Company: Gail Be Designs   Back To Top

Gail Be’s shop in Edina, Gail Be Designs, stands out from the others.  All of her designs are made completely out of beads.  Her latest project gave her worldwide attention when Lady Gaga came calling! 

Winter Boots   Back To Top

An average, a woman owns between 12 and 20 pairs of shoes. TCL Producer Maggie Winter has over 120. She even recently started a website, Happy Shoe Day, that's dedicated to shoes.  Maggie stopped by the studio to share fashionable winter boots.

Jewelry Winter Trends   Back To Top

Gemstone slices are all the rage this winter.  If you don’t know what that is, certified gemologist appraiser, Bryan Moeller is here to explain.  Plus, he shows us what else is on trend in jewelry this winter.

Holiday Outfits   Back To Top

If you have a holiday party to go to, it doesn’t matter if it’s at a friend’s house or a fancy hotel, you still have to decide what to wear.  Owner of Sisu Boutique in Woodbury, Heidi Martin, says she has an outfit for any party. 

Hardware Store Stocking Stuffers   Back To Top

With the holiday shopping all done, there is just a few loose ends to tie up.  Like, the stocking stuffers for example.  That doesn’t mean you need to head back to the mall.  Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, has some perfect stocking stuffer ideas. 

Pop Up Shops   Back To Top

Around the holidays, you’ll see stores pop up in the extra retail space available in the malls.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s shopping editor, Allison Kaplan, picks a few of her favorite pop up shops.

What to Wear, What to Bring, & What to Serve In   Back To Top

It’s time for the holiday get togethers to begin!  Macy’s personal shopper, Megan Ebert, is here to help us figure out what we should wear, what to bring the host, and, if you are the host, what you should use serve that will impress your guests! 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the 20-Somethings   Back To Top

Picking out gifts for the people on your list can be fun – but it can be tough at times too.  If you have someone in their twenty’s that you are buying for, you might be stuck.  Emily has four options that just might be perfect for those

Holiday Gift Guide: Wearable Gifts   Back To Top

You can hardly go wrong picking out something for your guy or girl to wear when choosing their gift.  And we aren’t just talking about clothes either!  Emily Engberg has her suggestions for some wearable gifts that all have a Minnesota connection.

New Stores at Mall of America   Back To Top

The Mall of America has tons of options for your holiday shopping.  Now they have even more options with new stores opening up.  Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, gives us a taste of what you’ll find.

Holiday Gift Guide: Mom Approved Toys   Back To Top

If you are stumped on what to get the kids on your shopping list, we are here to help!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has her mom approved toy picks!

Anniversary Gifts   Back To Top

Under the old “rules” of tradition, on the tenth year of marriage the gift to give is tin or aluminum.  Bryan Moeller, certified gemologist appraiser from R. F. Moeller, says there are new rules and diamonds are the proper gift for your 10 year wedding anniversary.  

Travel Gift Ideas   Back To Top

If you’ve got someone on your list to buy for who loves to travel, here are some awesome ideas.  Louise Kurzeka from the AAA Travel Store makes choosing a gift for that traveler really easy. 

Outerwear for the Kids   Back To Top

An iconic scene from the movie “A Christmas Story” when Ralphie can’t move in his snow suit, had us thinking…let’s find coats, hats and gloves that are actually functional for kids! Mall Of America Trend Expert Christopher Straub stopped by with just that. 

Must-Haves for Your Xmas List   Back To Top

If you have some names on your holiday list to shop for that you might have some trouble with, have no worry!  Jodi Mayers with Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique is here with must-haves for  both women and men.

Outlet Store Shopping   Back To Top

The Twin Cities Premium Outlets opened its many doors in August.  With holiday shopping on the minds of many, we turned to our shopping expert.  The Shopping Editor at Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Ali Kaplan, gives us some tricks of the trade for shopping an outlet mall.  

Just Gotta Have It: Welcome Baby   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson has her picks to welcome baby home – and she has some deals to share with you too!

TCL’s Baby Bash!   Back To Top

Elizabeth is at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest with Katie Blozis from Bump Club Twin Cities.  They’ve got some awesome products for mommy’s-to-be that they are excited to show the expectant parents who have joined them for TCL’s Baby Bash!