Shop Talk: Meet Bibelot

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This month we continue series called Shop Talk, where we highlight one of our retail partners that carry Urban Junket goods. Bibelot is another one of our favorite boutiques. With 4 stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Bibelot is the perfect place to pick up a great birthday/anniversary/house warming gift as well as some great clothing lines and gorgeous jewelry.  We love the great mix of products in these stores as well as always being able to find the perfect card for any occasion. 

We talked to buyers Heather and Sarah about Bibelot and what makes them unique. 

What makes Bibelot unique from other boutiques?

 The Bibelot Shops, established by Roxanna Freese in 1966, has become a Twin Cities retail destination. The ongoing change of seasonal selections entices customers to visit regularly to find new treasures.  The Bibelot prides itself in finding distinctive clothing, gifts, jewelry, and stationary.  Guests appreciate the excellent customer service and complementary signature gift boxes the Bibelot offers.


Other than Urban Junket what is your favorite line in your stores right now?

 We have just started to carry a new category called “Athleisure.”  It’s a mix of active wear combined with casual easy pieces that can be worn outside the gym.  Customers will find hoodies, yoga pants, tennis shoes, and an assortment of other “must have” items to take you throughout the day.


What is your favorite Urban Junket bag?  Why?

 We really like the Andra Charka bag.  It’s large enough to use as a weekend bag, and can also double as a workout/yoga tote.  It has all the right interior pockets and has a zipper closure so that nothing falls out.  We really enjoy the colorful selection that is available for this bag.


What trends are you seeing for Summer?

 Comfortable, flexible, and colorful clothing that can be worn to work as well as leisure activities.  We are seeing lots of wide leg pants, denim, and messenger bags.  Scarves continue to be a popular accessory to quickly freshen up any outfit for a different look.


What unique items would be we surprised to find in your handbag?

 Aromi is a lipstick and fragrance line that is vegan, locally handcrafted and made from scratch.  Our staff here at the Bibelot enjoys these products and carry their signature scent and color in their own personal bags.


What’s the one thing that keeps shoppers coming back to Bibelot?

 The store changes on sometimes a daily basis, and patrons can find something new with every visit.  Our assortment of gifts and clothing make it easy for our customers to find what they are looking for.  Many people tell us that they came in for a card and but leave with much more.


Visit Bibelot Shops at these locations:


4315 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

23 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

2276 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

1082 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105


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