Northern Grade 

The Minnesota favorite and universally popular, “Heritage” lifestyle is in full effect this holiday season and what better way to start the gift shopping (or personal shopping, I’m not here to judge) than to visit the Northern Grade Pop-Up Market at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis! Chock full of local and American made clothing, decor, accessories, spirits and foods, this rover is always a hit. To quote the Star Tribune, “Minnesota’s lumberjack look — plaid shirts, selvage-denim jeans and work boots — had gone mainstream,” and there is no better place to add the outdoorsy, working-man (or woman!), Made-in-America basics than the like-no-other experience of Northern Grade. See the ever long list of the local companies attending, like Mill City Fineries, Stormy Kromer, byrd & belle, Elizabethjane clothing, Leather Works Minnesota, Itasca Leathergoods, Winsome Goods, Fulton & Roark, Hawk and Hatchet, Krammer & Stoudt, Great Lakes Clothing Company, Red Wing Heritage, Noah Marion Quality Goods, Locally Grown Clothing Co., Sanborn Canoe Co. and Urban Undercover ( personal favorite of mine!) In the past its been hosted at MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Art) and the Solar Arts Building, this time the Machine Shop in the St Anthony Main neighborhood. If you don’t get the chance to go to it while it’s in Minnesota, don’t fret – and, no, you don’t need to fly to New York to visit their flagship store either. Due to its enormous popularity, they will soon be opening an online store, making the products and makers even more accessible.

Since it’s only over the weekend, there are a few more short hours until they close.

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