Shops & Business

A Chicago-based retailer opened at 50th and France last fall. Luxury Garage Sale, an upscale consignment store, is ready to serve up some serious styles to Edina shoppers. This will be the company’s fourth location.

The Polar Plunge will take place in Minnesota in late winter and early spring. These events, which raise money for the Special Olympics, are a great way to have fun while helping a great cause.

Annika Bridal Boutique—named by combining the owners’ names, Annie and Kate, with a nod toward Minnesota’s Nordic heritage—recently opened in Edina.

Master jeweler George Sawyer from Northeast Minneapolis was invited to Japan last summer for an exhibition organized to celebrate a 200-year-old jewelry studio.

Most women will offer a compliment whenever we see a friend sporting a terrific new outfit. Great fashion makes people feel good whether they’re wearing it or simply admiring it.

According to his Report of Separation from Active Duty, Colonel John “Jack” Hougen’s military career lasted 33 years. The report also lists his numerous commendations, medals and badges, implying his uniform glittered.

People in Edina work to help their neighbors every day. We’d like to introduce you to just a few of them.

“L” is for Lisa Mottla, a 34-year veteran of the hairdressing industry. “A” is for Avery Mottla, Lisa’s 22-year-old daughter, who recently graduated from college in Chicago, majoring in film and broadcasting.

Art of Optiks opened at 50th and France in June and offers premier luxury eyewear. In the past year, colorful frames have been very on-trend and have risen in popularity, as has “retro glam,” which focuses on cat-eye shaped frames, rose gold and vintage acetate use.