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Touchdown Trends

Even though the Minnesota Vikings won’t be a part of the big game, there is still a lot of pomp and circumstance surrounding the Super Bowl.  Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers has some football party fashions that will have you scoring a touchdown!

Ask The Fashion Experts  

Katie Fokken is a fashion blogger and creator of Curate Fashion.com. This idea started when she got a message from a friend saying, "Can you come up with a website telling me what would look good on me and I’ll buy that?" So she did. Fashion style expert, Katie Fokken answered your questions and shared tips on what to splurge and save money on in your closet.

Pantone Color of The Year  

Ultra Violet 18-3838 -- know it, memorize it, love it. Well at least designers hope you do. This shade of purple is this year's Pantone Color of the Year and that means you'll soon start seeing it everywhere. In home decor and on your clothes.  Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers stopped by to show us how the fashion industry is already taking notice.

2018 Fashion Trends  

When it comes to fashion there are some trends making a comeback that might surprise you, Shopping Editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Allison Kaplan shared some looks that will be a big hit in 2018.

Trend Wedding: Pick the Dress  

Matt and Kay will tie the knot on Twin Cities Live on March 2, 2018 and you get to plan their big day! You’ve picked the venue and Matthew Trettel from The Wedding Guys gave you three options for the invitations and after tallying up the votes…it’s decided!  You selected the traditional set.

Gift Ideas from Local Shops  

Fashion expert and blogger, Amy Seeman, says skip the big box stores if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind perfect gift.  Amy prefers to shop in local boutiques instead!

Family Holiday Jammies  

There are a lot of fun festive things to do this time of year, but there's just something about being home, snuggled on the couch with the kids in a pair of really comfortable pj's.  Thanks to retailers -- holiday jammies are something the whole family can get in on.  Amy Hirsh from ShineUP Living stopped by with some of her favorite picks.

Gift for Tween Girls   Back To Top

If you've got boys -- video games pretty much have you covered for Christmas presents right? But girls, they have so many different tastes. And tween girls, they can be really hard to buy for.  It's why mom of three girls and owner of tween fashion subscription service Prink Style is taking the guesswork out of a shopping for girls. She stopped by with great gift ideas for tweens!

Holiday Gifts from Avon   Back To Top

Do you remember the “Ding, Dong, Avon Calling” commercial? It appeared on TV screens back in 1956 and was one of the longest and most successful advertising campaigns in history. Today, Avon is known for much more than makeup. They’ve expanded into everything beauty including fragrance and products to help you take care of yourself. 

Mom & Baby Holiday Gift Guide   Back To Top

The website, Nameberry, recently released the most popular baby names for 2017. Topping the list for boy -- Atticus, Asher and Jack. Representing the girls -- number one is Olivia, then Cora and Amelia.

TCL Gift Guide Giveaway: SMAAASH   Back To Top

Get ready for a smashing good time at SMAAASH at Mall of America! It combines the best of sports, music and dining into an interactive entertainment experience. You’ll find virtual reality games, go carts and all kinds of active play! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson checked it out with her girls and found out all ages, little to big kids will love the experience. 

Super Saver Half-Price Deals   Back To Top

In true holiday spirit, let's buy some stuff! Everyone loves a deal right? It’s why people stand in line on Black Friday, or they spend all of their waking hours online on Cyber Monday.  
 
Our Super Saver has worked her little magic to keep the deals going. And she's staying local with gifts and experiences to fill your holidays with cheer. 

Suburb Specific Gift Basket Ideas   Back To Top

The team at Tiger Oak Media, who publish magazines highlighting communities around the Twin Cities, stopped by gift ideas for those who hold their loyalty to a specific part of the metro.

Minnesota Marketplace at Mall of America   Back To Top

Shopping local just got a whole lot easier. Mall of America just opened a new store called Minnesota Marketplace. The pop up shop features 20 local brands and they are all under one roof. 

Old Friend Footwear   Back To Top

We introduced you to Old Friend Footwear last Holiday season – it’s a family run Minnesota company, right in Chanhassen. Twin Cities Live reporter brought a few of their best sellers to show us why these 100% sheepskin slippers are a perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Crayola Shopping Spree at Mall of America   Back To Top

Some deserving kids are getting a shopping spree that they won’t soon forget. Kids from around the country who visited the Crayola store at Crayola Experience, signed up for the chance to shop. The big winners are teamed up with Marines. Whatever the marines are holding at the end of sixty four seconds, the lucky winners get to keep. Sixty four is the number of crayons in a Crayola crayon box. They also get an annual pass for all twenty five attractions at Crayola Experience. The marines who are helping with this event are also a part of Toys for Tots. It’s an organization that helps children get gifts they may not otherwise have during the holidays. Crayola Experience is teaming up with them because it, too, works hard to give back to the community.

Styling the LBD   Back To Top

Ladies if you open your closet right now, i bet you'd find a black dress in there. Feels like every lady has a little black dress -- or LBD.

Holiday Boutique   Back To Top

Instead of hosting from the studio, Elizabeth is having with TCL’ers at the Holiday Boutique at U.S. Bank Stadium.  She’s getting her holiday shopping started and already getting in the holiday spirit.

Favorite Finds from the Holiday Boutique   Back To Top

There are 45 days until Christmas so if you want to beat that rush of oncoming holiday shopping traffic now is the time. The Minneapolis Holiday Boutique features the work of nearly 200 artisans and businesses, including many who call Minnesota home. Project Runway contestant and Fashion Designer Christopher Straub shared his favorite finds from the boutique.

Duluth Trading Company   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s local guy about town is at quite the celebration in Woodbury. He’s at the grand opening of the new Duluth Trading Company store! 

Sweater Weather   Back To Top

ShineUp Living, was started by Jen Vick and Amy Hirsh to help empower and lift up women.  The two Minnesota moms blog about all things beauty and that includes fashion!  Amy stops in with some cozy looks for sweater weather!

Men’s Fall Fashion   Back To Top

When it comes to men’s fashion more Minnesotan’s are turning to these guys, they are the King Brother’s. This fall, they say more men will want to make sure they are wearing plenty of burgundy and green this fall.  Danny and Kenny King share some fall inspired looks.

Comfy Chic   Back To Top

Living in Yoga Pants has become the social norm, especially on the weekend. But being comfy, doesn’t mean you have to look like you just don’t care. From lounging at home, to running errands, fashion blogger Amy Seeman stopped by with looks that are equally as comfortable as they are chic. 

Boots & Coats   Back To Top

When the colors on the leaves start to change so does your wardrobe. Boots and booties come out in full force! Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers has looks that will help you stay warm and look stylish.

Button Up Shirts   Back To Top

You probably have at least one button up shirt hanging in your closet.  Did you know there is more than one way to wear it?  Would you ever think to wear it as a skirt?  Fashion expert, Kelly Kafer shows us four new ways to freshen up the button up.

Primp Boutique Warehouse Sale   Back To Top

Primp Boutique started in 2010 with just one store on Selby and Dale in Saint Paul. Since then, it has expanded to nine stores. It also features its clothing and accessories online.

Statement Jackets   Back To Top

This weather can be so tricky -- it's chilly in the morning, cool but the sun is warm in the afternoon. It's the perfect reason to buy a new statement jacket. Blogger and fashion expert Amy Seeman shows us how to make a statement wearing one.

Dazzle Your Denim   Back To Top

One fashion staple that has not and likely will not go out of style is the denim jacket.  Even though the cowboys were wearing  them long before, Levi popularized the trend when they introduced what’s called the Type 1 Jacket back in 1905.

Men’s Fragrances and Fall Fashion   Back To Top

When it comes to looking dapper from head to toe, these guys are pros! The King Brothers just released their new book, "The Image Advantage" on how to maximize your most overlooked asset. From King Brothers Clothiers, Kenny and Danny King took their favorite fall looks and matched it with some popular men’s cologne.

Camo is the New Neutral   Back To Top

When you think of camouflage, you may think of men in the woods, shootin’ stuff and grunting right?  Blogger and fashion expert Amy Seeman says when she thinks of camo, she sees scarves and jackets mixed with florals and leopard print. She stopped by to prove why she says camo is the new neutral.

Tailgating in Style   Back To Top

If you've have plans to take in the Friday night lights and watch a football game, you have to do it in style. Melissa Hardin from Flaunt Accessories shared the hottest tailgating trends this season!

As Seen On TV   Back To Top

Need help with  your socks? Have a tire that is constantly low? There may be an As Seen On TV Product that could help. Reporter Emily Engberg puts four products to the test to see if they are worth the money and do what they claim.

Emily’s Farmers Market Finds   Back To Top

The Twin Cities have a long list of great farmers markets. Not only do you support local farmers, but you can score some really great deals. There’s food, lotions, flowers and so much more. Here’s a list of some of the things Reporter Emily Engberg loves.

Hot Fall Fashions   Back To Top

On Thursday, September 14, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine hosts their annual Fashionopolis event showcasing the best local boutiques and designers. The host of the evening, Allison Kaplan, along with fashion expert Grant Whittaker, stop by with a preview along with hot fashion trends for fall 2017. 

Fashion Week   Back To Top

Fashion Week in New York City gets a lot of buzz every year, but did you know you can see high fashion right here in the Twin Cities? Fashion Designer Christopher Straub stopped by with a preview of an incredible runway show you can see at a pretty luxurious place in town.

Le Tote Subscription Service   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live welcomed Steve’s wife Lu to the co-host chair today! Lou is a big fan of Le Tote, a subscription based clothing service. Being a stay-at-mom to 3 kids means Lu doesn’t have a lot of time to shop for herself, but the service delivers clothes right to your door. And even better, you can send them back without stepping foot in a laundry room. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson showed us how the service works. 

Jeans on Real Women Back To Top

This past Spring the denim brand, NYDJ, put the call out for real women to wear their jeans. They asked women to come to Mall of America for their Fit is Everything Campaigns and a chance to appear in their fall ad in O Magazine.

Back to School Gear   Back To Top

Many parents are ready to send their kids off to school. Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities showed us the goods to get you ready for a new school year.

Back to School Fashion   Back To Top

Before we know it, the kids will be heading back to school.  Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, shows off some back to school outfits for kids of all ages.

Fashion Challenge   Back To Top

We couldn’t be at Mall of America and not do a little shopping!  We challenged two savvy shoppers to put together a head to toe look.  Fashion experts Amy Seeman and Wendy Witherspoon did their best to put together an outfit that is budget friendly, can transition from summer to fall, and is versatile.

What You Wear is Your Brand   Back To Top

In today's digital world... social media influencers, like bloggers have a big say in what consumers pay attention to. A big part of a bloggers brand is what they wear.  TCL Reporter, Kelli Hanson shared how Silver Jeans can help create your brand with four different looks.

A Fashion Experts Guide to Mall of America   Back To Top

Minnesota’s most recognized landmark is celebrating 25-years this week. More than 40-million people trek to mall of America every single year...and even if you're a frequent shopper, chances are there are things you still don't know about the mega mall. Here with her secrets is style and shopping editor of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Allison Kaplan.  

Fall Trends   Back To Top

There is only a few weeks left of summer and then it’s time to switch your wardrobe over for Fall.  Jodi Mayers from Jodi Mayers & Style Partners give us a look ahead at the trends we’ll be seeing.

Fashion for All Sizes   Back To Top

67% of women wear plus-size clothing and designers are taking notice. Fashion expert Lauren Bettingay stopped by with trends you'll find at JC Penney.

Styling Summer Hats   Back To Top

How often are you washing your hair? We headed to Facebook and asked viewers, “How often do you wash your hair?” Apparently if you’re washing your hair every day, it could be stripping your hair of its natural oils. Most viewers said they wash their hair every other day….some every 10 days! Blogger and Fashion Expert, Amy Seeman, says a Styled Summer Hat can hide your hair on those in between shampoo days and everyone will just think you’re right on trend.

Unexpected Gifts from Simonson’s   Back To Top

Target, a flower shop, a department store, maybe a local boutique -- these are all places you'd expect to pick up a baby shower gift right? I bet you'd never head to the salon. Those salon products are for more than just the shower. Melissa Matthews from Simonson’s Salon & Spa stopped by with a few unexpected gifts to pick up at the salon.

TCL in Your Town Excelsior: Unique Birthday Gifts   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is highlighting unique stores in restaurants in Excelsior for TCL in Your Town and “Something Safari” is one of them. They have popular toys for all ages as well as things you won’t find anywhere else.

Duluth Trading Co. Opening in Red Wing   Back To Top

The town of Red Wing is about to get a whole lot cooler. Duluth Trading Co. will open a store on its Main Street Saturday, July 15th.

TCL in Your Town: Places to Eat and Shop in White Bear Lake   Back To Top

Our focus for TCL in Your Town is on White Bear Lake, which has one of the largest lakes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. We asked the style and food editors from Mpls St.Paul Magazine for their favorite spots to eat and shop!  

TCL in Your Town: Upsy Daisy   Back To Top

This week we are celebrating all things about White Bear Lake and that includes one of its cute shops!  Our DIY Expert, Danielle Rode, owns Upsy Daisy in downtown White Bear Lake.  Kelli Hanson stopped by to get a few top design tips.