Excelsior resident Corey Wilcock has been running Minnesota Trophies & Gifts in Hopkins since 1989, creating tangible reminders of triumphs and experiences for people in the west metro.

If you’ve ever looked for a gift in Saint Paul, you’ve likely stepped into one of the Bibelot shops—and quite possibly found the perfect present.

For those cleaning out the closets this spring, consider consigning high-quality pieces. Elite Repeat and Encore Consignment Boutique are looking for spring and summer clothing and shoes in excellent condition.

Connie Frederick is in the business of keeping Excelsior fashionable. Her women's clothing store, Ooh La La, has been a fashion mainstay in the Lake Minnetonka community for 17 years.

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August marks back-to-school shopping month. What gear will have your child set for success this school year?

Local models show of some of the Excelsior Bay Clothing Co. line.

The VANTAGE program, now entering its second year at Minnetonka High School, provides students with real-world business experience. The students spend the first months of class learning about entrepreneurship and then prepare business plans for a “Shark Tank” competition each January.

Trendy coverups easily take you from poolside to happy hour.

Choosing the perfect swimsuit can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but thanks to two local boutiques’ recommendations, this year’s shopping can be painless.


If you’re looking to really experience the lake this summer, we have some great advice from local experts on their favorite rides.