A fashion-forward apparel boutique of sustainable, ethical brands. Exclusively exhibiting from the Minnesota maker community. Discover local fashion, jewelry, art, accessories, and so much more! Always evolving, always exciting, always personalized!
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 Kim Jurek: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by Shelly Mosman
When local Minneapolis designers Kimberly Jurek and Jen Chilstrom began a partnership on the Kindred Folk brand (formerly Kjurek, 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 their brand 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-Valanzasca, owner of Showroom. Kimberly has been a self-employed professional in the fashion industry since 2005. Kimberly studied fashion design in Italy at Accademia Italiana and has a BA in studio art from Augsburg. Kimberly is an accomplished sales representative who grew the brand Kjurek into a national and international brand.
Jen Chilstrom, co-founder of Showroom. Jen has been designing clothing, textiles, leather goods, and creating mixed media art for over 20 years (formerly under the west coast label Djenne Recycling) and grew the Kindred Folk label into an international brand. She’s worked as a calligrapher, an art buyer, in 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 and served on the board for the Lyndale Neighborhood Organization. Currently, she is a member of A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and serves on the editorial board for City South Magazine.