Fractal Cactus

Just over a year ago, a unique new shop opened on Minnehaha Avenue. What makes it unique is its singular purpose: Fractal Cactus is a plant store specializing in cacti and succulents, and cacti and succulents only. That’s right – you’ll only find beautiful desert specimens at this charming South Minneapolis boutique. Decorated with local art, Fractal Cactus is a miniature oasis (particularly when compared to the blustery chill of a Minnesota winter). 

Leela & Lavender

Style adventure. Passion for good.

Jill Shea and Laura Polanski began working together in retail fashion long before opening the doors to their first Leela & Lavender. Some of their duties, like traveling abroad and attending fashion shows, were as glamorous as you might imagine. Others, such as sourcing inventory and business planning, may not have involved runways but were important nonetheless.