Shops & Business

Emily Sheehan uses ethically-sourced natural fibers for her knit wool beanies and accessories.

Small Business Offers Crafty Solutions to the Cold. Woolly Bear Knits crafts cozy knit pom pom beanies for winter adventures.

GoodKids expanded from GoodThings in May of 2016 and has been supplying the White Bear Lake area with fun items ever since. “We’re [everything] baby, toys, games,” manager Megan Walsh says.

Has your pup been naughty or nice this year? Regardless, Lulu & Luigi is the place to go so your pup can look and feel their best this holiday season. Featuring a bakery full of holiday-themed treats, Christmas trees stocked with toys and a grooming service, this shop has it all.

If you do the work you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And Sacha Hilpisch, owner of Select Vintage, knows this adage well.

In 1880, Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert took a position as a draftsman at the well-known firm McKim, Mead and White in New York City. He returned to Minnesota in 1882 to be closer to his mother. He was young, unknown and without many of the local connections so often helpful.

Department stores can be trite and overwhelming, but the second annual Holiday Junk Jaunt is anything but that. Danielle Rode, owner of the vintage store Upsy-Daisy in downtown White Bear Lake, started the event in 2016.

Farmhouse furniture is making a big comeback. James Putnam, a White Bear Township resident, creates farmhouse-inspired furniture and sells it to eager customers all around Minnesota. After helping to build an entire house, creating furniture is a piece of cake for Putnam.

Michelle Stangl isn’t just creating beautiful jewelry—she’s creating jewelry that smells good, too. “You put a drop of essential oil on a volcanic lava stone and the stone soaks up the oil and it diffuses the aroma throughout the day,” Stangl explains.

We all look forward to Thanksgiving dinner, from the delicious turkey to the pumpkin pie. And the White Bear Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf (WBLAEFS), along with Kowalski’s Market in White Bear Lake, wants to make sure everyone has a dinner on the holiday table.

Mainstream Boutique, an individually owned franchise that empowers women through fashion, and opened its doors in White Bear Lake in 2012,  just got a remodel.

In the 1920s, electric refrigeration was a recent development, and the people of White Bear were embracing the new amenity. For homes, this meant the end of reliance upon the daily visits from the iceman, who delivered the five- to 25-pound blocks of ice needed to cool their perishables.