Shops & Business

It’s no secret that the city of Edina is a shopper’s paradise: From 50th and France to the Galleria and the Container Store, shopping opportunities abound. But in this town, shopping is about more than just designer clothes or catching a sale.

Jason Deavalon knows hair. The renowned hairstylist began his career 25 years ago working for celebrity stylist José Eber in Beverly Hills.

The popularity of organic food is on the rise. More consumers are seeking natural products that are locally grown.

It’s every kid’s dream: an underwater-themed bedroom, complete with beachy accents—and best of all, a life-size mermaid, painted in gorgeous detail on one wall.

From his home on Thielen Avenue in Edina, Jay Magoffin grew up watching yellow streetcars travel along the rails on 44th Street en route to downtown Minneapolis and beyond.

While teenagers are notorious for pressing the snooze alarm to gain extra sleep in the mornings, the high school students involved in St. Stephen’s Episcopal youth group don’t have that luxury. Every Wednesday morning, youth group director Gary Dietz opens up his home for a 6 a.m.

What started as one mother’s necessity has since turned into Minnesota’s favorite place to shop for handmade children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, bedding and more. Twenty years ago, Mary Lauer and her husband Tom had twin boys who were born with incredibly sensitive skin.

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet celebrated the grand opening of its Edina location in April at the Yorkdale Shoppes. This is the chain’s 19th store in Minnesota.

Deepali Roth has practically grown up with fashion. As a young girl in Mumbai, India, she eagerly started working alongside her father, who owned several clothing factories.

Press releases were written about the Dodge Caravan. Blue and green decals of Edina-related institutions were emblazoned on its white walls. And a company-wide mission set out to fill the minivan with food and other donations.