We are an Uptown boutique that exclusively exhibits the Twin Cities’ maker community. Discover local fashion, jewelry, art, accessories, and so much more!
Mission: We strive to provide a high end boutique experience for clients. We strive to provide a dynamic environment for local Twin Cities makers to find opportunity and success. We want to elevate the value and professionalism of artists and makers in our community.
For inquiries about participation please contact Jen Chilstrom or Kim Jurek: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by Shelly Mosman
When local Minneapolis designers Kimberly Jurek and Jen Chilstrom began a partnership in 2011 on the Kjurek brand (a line of women’s apparel and accessories), they knew something unique and different needed to happen to their business to secure a sustainable, retail-able future. Discussions of a storefront for Kjurek quickly turned into research and a passion for a retail store that would allow the local design community to co-share and collaborate.
Kimberly Jurek, co-owner, lead designer, and founder of Kjurek (2005). Kimberly has been a self-employed professional in the fashion industry for 10 years. Kimberly is an accomplished sales representative who has grown Kjurek into a national and international brand.
Jen Chilstrom, co-owner and lead designer of Kjurek since 2011. She has been designing clothing, leather goods and creating mixed media art for many years (formerly under the label Djenne Recycling). She has been involved in art buying, museum framing and installation as well as curating for various galleries and organizations across the US. Jennifer also has 15 years of experience directing and organizing non profits. She currently serves on the board for the Lyndale Neighborhood Association.