Southwest journal 2015 holiday gift guide, december 2015
the southwest journal highlights the best local shops for unique holiday gifts and recommends our vintage-look posters and quirky oversized matchboxes, but also says to, of course, browse through all our other finds--"this eclectic shop could be the world headquarters for funky town, and if you can't find a gift here for your quirkiest friend, you're not really trying."
american dealers, october 2015
in the latest episode of their web series, american dealers heads north to hunt & gather! they explore our "massive" storefront and call it "the most beautifully chaotic shop" they have ever seen. "Walking through hunt & gather is a picker's dream, a real-life treasure hunt!" watch the episode to check out their interview with owner Kristi stratton and find out more about how the shop has evolved into what it is today!
todd selby was in our place, september 2015
if you’re unfamiliar with todd’s work, his projects “ offer an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail”and you can see his lifestyler profiles on his website--www.theselby.com--and in his three books: the selby is in your place, edible selby, and fashionable selby. the new York-based photographer, director, author, and illustrator was in town September 9th and asked to host a private, invite-only party for associates and friends at none other than hunt & gather! It was a pleasure and honor to host!
Mpls st paul magazine, September 2015
The magazine's "where to shop now" featurette names "shops that are tops" in the twin cities and includes hunt & gather in it's section on stores that make browsing an adventure. "Colorful, chaotic--it's all part of the charm that is hunt & gather, the shop that keeps us coming back for more with its mix of entertaining kitsch and quality vintage finds."
Southwest journal, june 2015
once again, the southwest journal readers have declared hunt & gather the best antiques shop in Southwest minneapolis! "Far from the typical antique store, this nationally-recognized, eclectic emporium of steals and deals offers a colorful assortment of goods that you won't let collect dust--A great detour for unique gifts, one-of-a kind- furniture, or a little escape from reality."
Minneapolis St Paul Magazine, February 2015
Shop owner Kristi Stratton's house is featured in the magazine's 11th annual Home Tour feature. The magazine describes hunt & gather as "a mainstay for local shoppers who enjoy the thrill of the hunt, from letter signage and angler mounts to funky furniture and grandma's cake plates." Like Kristi's home, "this chaotic visual feast" is "arranged with a rock-and-roll edge that rivals any Anthropologie window display." The "oddball-chic vintage emporium" is highly recommended!
Vintage Style Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014
In it's Midwest Vintage feature, hunt & gather is one of 4 antique shops they say not to miss the next time you hit the heartland. "This store boasts a loyal following of regular visitors who take advantage of the ever-changing displays, so if you see something you love, snap it up!" They also alert out-of-towners that the exterior of the shop is every bit as fun as the inside and to make time to take in the "eye candy" merchandising.
Southwest Journal, June 2014
In its annual Best of Southwest feature, the Journal's readers once again pick h&g as their favorite antique shop, as well as, their favorite home furnishings stop. The editors say "hunt & gather is not your typical straitlaced home furnishings store. Enter only if you wish to be inundated--in an absolutely pleasant way--with used and found objects stacked floor to ceiling. If one-of-a-kind home decor is what you seek, you're sure to find something among the objects that defy classification in their constantly evolving displays."
Midwest HOme Magazine, June/july 2014
the magazine's "grill out" article features hunt & gather merchandise in its spread on where to go and how to add style to your next barbecue. Trays, beverage holders, table linens, and more--we've got it all!
Live Play AAA magazine, May/June 2014
the travel mag discusses what they term the current "retro revival" and highlights the best shopping options in the state if you're planning a girls' weekend or family outing. hunt & gather makes their list. "find your prize at this mainstay vintage shop. . .two floors of furniture galore. . .and a fun, friendly, helpful staff.
vita.mn, february 2014
The local publication's fashion and shopping section highlights hunt & gather, and its first sale of the year, as a much-needed escape from winter's doldrums. "hunt & gather isn't your grandma's antique store . . . the hip shop specializes in quirky found objects, taxidermy, sporting gear, animal skulls, and maps and atlases, alongside retro decor and furniture."
city pages, february 2014
the local zine presents its Twin cities bucket list of "50 things to do before you die". Number 42 is to browse the vintage stores of minneapolis and st. paul. they give h&g a specific shoutout by mentioning that "if you are looking for jewelry, hunt & gather houses a treasure trove of costume and vintage pieces waiting to be worn."
minneapolis star tribune, september 2013
hunt & gather is listed as a "mantique mecca" in the newspaper's article on the increase in antiquing and junking among men. They describe how h&g carves out ample room for such masculine fare as turtle shells, skulls, taxidermy, signs, medical equipment, maps and atlases, hats and ties, sporting gear and more. They urge guys to stop by and find that perfect thing for their office, basement bar, man cave, and, even, dorm room!
flea market style, winter 2013
the magazine mentions hunt & gather twice in this issue! the shop's Junk market booth is featured in their article on how to properly prowl the semi-annual junk bonanza show and highlights owner kristi stratton's old carnival finds in its round-up of the best of last spring's merchandise.
wall street journal, july 2013
the journal dishes up a solid guide for seeing "the nicest city in america" over a long weekend and includes hunt & gather as the place to be from 2 - 3 pm on day four: "a seemingly endless series of rooms containing the treasures of a million midwestern basements".
spaces magazine, june/july 2013
in their fun finds featurette, hunt & gather is credited for a number of fabulous accents for garden shed and outdoor tabletop. from chairs and artwork to dishes, pots, and plants, h&g has whatever you might need to recreate the look.
southwest journal, june 2013
once again, h&g is chosen best antique store by SW journal readers. the editors add "amongst their constantly evolving displays, hunt & gather makes a habit of collecting unique and varied furniture and home accessories. don't worry about having the same decor as your neighbor--items here are truly one-of-a-kind."
flea market style magazine, spring 2013
pick up a copy of flea market style's latest issue to see hunt & gather dealers Charlotte and Pat showning off their wares! They are featured in the "top ten vintage finds" article where you can find out what else (besides char and pat, of course) are what's fun and fabulous for 2013!
minneapolis st paul home magazine, october 2012
in its "style maker" featurette, bill and kara kurth of golden age design list hunt & gather one of their family favorites for finding vintage pieces that keep their mid-century modern rambler looking fresh and fun.
minneapolis st paul magazine, october 2012
the magazine features andrews zimmern and friends presenting "all that is weird and wonderful" around town. the shop makes number 7 on their "bizarre twin cities" list. "meander through this two-floor antique shop and you'll stumble upon doll heads, taxidermy, scrabble letters, and all kids of retro decor. then, when you least expect it, you'll find something extra fabulous!"
southwest journal, july 2012
in its fourth annual best of southwest feature, h&g takes the best antiques shop title once again. "hunt & gather uses the slogan 'find your prize' and it's a fitting tagline for the business. whether your prize is quirky kitsch, cottage to camp, or rustic to retro, you'll find it at hunt & gather."
edina magazine, june 2012
the magazine lays out a best-of-the-area antiques day trip--antique road show edina style--and says hunt & gather is the perfect place to start. they particularly enjoy the large selection of styles that makes sure there is something for everyone--"everything from gilded sconces, to furniture, to silver platters, to snowshoes, lamps, post office bins, and succulent plants." they also remind shoppers not to miss the collection of numbers and letters that have become a signature item for the shop.
mpls st paul magazine, may 2012
in the magazine's "roomology" feature, local app creator, erin newkirk, explains how she managed to move her stationary company's daily operations into her home office. she comes to hunt & gather to get "beachy glam" inspired accessories like coral and shells to help make her work feel more like a breeze.
minneapolis star tribune, may 2012
star tribune's best of MN 2012 edition lists the corner of 50th and xerxes as its #1 metro area choice for finding the best variety of antique merchandise. "You can sample a world's worth of aesthetics without leaving the city". they particularly enjoy our selection of garden cloches, antlers, and 50s fabrics.
minneapolis star tribune, april 2012
it's vintage clothing shop feature says that although technically an antique store, hunt & gather carries a well-edited selection of clothing and "is beloved for its selection of mid-century furniture and retro accoutrements."
minnesota monthly, march 2012
in the magazine's lifestyle featurette, local design writer Katie dohman discusses decorating her new home and encourages readers to hit stores "with great merchandising" like hunt & gather for inspiration in making your home look less like a catalog, and more like your own.
mpls st paul home magazine, march 2012
in it's feature on pottery barn stylist David benrud's lake harriet home, david lists hunt & gather as one of his top spots for sourcing the unique pieces he uses to accent his "simple but carefully decorated interior".
mpls st paul magazine, december 2011
in its annual best of issue, mpls st paul names 50th and xerxes the best vintage shopping district. long sought out for its "eclectic standbys", the corner continues to grow, they say, and is "even more of a perfect place to hunt, gather, shop, and play."
design*sponge, november 2011
in their popular sneak peek sections, local design entrepreneur and blogger carla fahden's home is featured. carla tells Design sponge that most everything she uses to accessorize her home has come from h&g. "when i'm 90 and living in a nursing home, and only get to go on one field trip a month, it will be to hunt & gather."
crave mpls/st paul, november 2011
in its second edition, crave once again includes hunt & gather as one of it's places to be, and owner, kristi stratton, as one of it's people to know. "this shop is ever-changing and fully stocked with hip found objects jammed into two levels by 20 aggressively hunting dealers. kooky, fresh, and unusual . . . "
rue magazine, october 2011
in their anniversary issue's "inside scoop" article, rue shops minneapolis. their tour guide, elizabeth dehn, says she loves to come to hunt & gather and can "spend hours scouring the massive collection of curiosities and oddities . . .and knows people who have decorated their entire home with finds from this gem of a shop."
midwest living, october 2011
former h&g dealer lisa balke's home is highlighted in this month's "collector's spirit" feature. the article describes how lisa creates seasonal, "haunting style with spooky collections and vintage curiosities." pick up the issue to see how she gives her conventional collectibles--miniature metal buildings, terra-cotta pots, stainless-steel medical furniture, and agricultural farm charts--an offbeat, ghoulish spin.
lucky magazine, july 2011
lucky calls the twin cities home to a growing community of wildly inventive designers and names it one of the best retail destinations in the country! they highlight hunt & gather as the shop they "could have spent days (weeks!)" digging for treasure and specifically give shout outs to our selection of mirrors, cabinets, and vintage maps.
southwest journal, june 2011
for the third year in a row, the journal's readers name h&g the area's best antique shop in their annual best of southwest feature. the editors tell local folks that if they are "in need of some funky garden supplies or a vintage pillow, you'll likely find what you need at hunt & gather."
minneapolis picks, january 2011
local life and style blog, minneapolis picks, lists hunt & gather as its #1 choice for overcoming the post-holiday letdown. "the perfect pharmaceutical for our mid-winter doldrums: a trip to one of our most fave decor hotspots. this retropolis of the eclectic houses room after room of one-of-a-kind items . . . from a drawer full of the letter a to an entire section of doll parts, this gypsy gem will get your creative juices flowing."
metro magazine, november 2010
in the issues's "this urban life" featurette, local culture guru jen knoch stresses the importance of supporting local go-to favorites and tells the magazine about her top twin cities hotspots. "when craving a treasure hunt, knoch takes her two precocious goddaughters to hunt & gather, where they discover unique antique and vintage furniture, clothing, and home goods."
fabric remix, september 2010
in fabric remix, hunt & gather dealer, sandy stone, presents her unique outlook on sewing and decorating: repurpose, reconstruct, and renew. learn some of the techniques behind her pieces of furniture art and how to find vintage fabrics and furnishings "scavenger style". then, get to work transforming these treasures with delightfully unexpected results.
southwest journal, june 2010
in its second annual best of southwest issue, the journal's readers once again pick hunt & gather as their favorite antique shop. the article's author states they are "never tired of looking at the colorful displays parked outside the storefront" and warns that more than a local following is ensuing--sheryl crow stopped by last summer and bought some cool stuff too!
crave minneapolis/st paul, june 2010
this guide to "the places women crave in minneapolis, including 125 women you need to know", lists hunt & gather, and owner kristi stratton, in its first edition. it describes the shop as "fresh, funky, and fashion-forward" and appreciates its quality merchandise and thoughtful service. it advises shoppers to always expect the unexpected at h&g.
eat. shop twin cities, may 2010
this curated travel guide of unique, locally-owned eating and shopping destinations has again chosen hunt & gather as one of the "most interesting, inspired, and authentic establishments in minneapolis and st paul." they especially take note of our selection of vintage buttons, antlers, old flash cards, and "lots of other things you didn't know you wanted."
midwest home, april/may 2010
in one of its "inspirations" articles, the magazine sources hunt & gather as a great place to find colorful, artful, vintage pottery and vases to liven up your indoor and outdoor schemes this spring and summer.
minnesota monthly, april 2010
in its feature story on the best places to live in the twin cities, minnesota monthly lists hunt & gather as one of a "treasure trove " of fabulous shops that center the fulton neighborhood and make it such a great place to live.
southwest journal, september 2009
the newspaper's home improvement guide features hunt & gather in its article discussing how vintage is of-the-moment due to its look, cost, and green factor. they highlight our selection of unique and affordable graphic textiles, mid-century modern furniture, unexpected wall-hangings, taxidermy, and industrial accents. " . . . shimmy around corners and spend time peering into every space to avoid missing something."
spirit magazine, september 2009
southwest airline's magazine features "bright, eclectic" hunt & gather as a must-see in its article on planning your adventure in minneapolis. even "people who are normally bored by the dry array of ancient goods will enjoy the place . . . it's as if the 20th century had been crammed into one store and marked "FOR sale". don't miss our "museum of the way things looked before 1976."
southwest journal, june 2009
the readers of the southwest journal have selected hunt & gather best antique shop for 2009! the paper says, "hunt & gather is not your typical antique shop. it has 25 stylized booths with all kinds of items. no stale junk, with ever-changing merchandise. if you want something unique and quirky, this is the place to go."
mpls st paul magazine, june 2009
in the lifestyle section of their annual guide to the best of summer, msp provides three peeks of our latest in-store displays and reminds readers that many hunt & gather dealers sell at their favorite summer antiques fairs. they particularly like the MADA show, orinoco gold rush days, and junk bonanza. don't forget to find us there!
minneapolis star tribune, march 2009
in its "secondhand settings" article, the newspaper features hunt & gather as one place to not miss if you are entertaining on a budget. they highlight our ample selection of mix-and-match glassware, flatware, linens and more at pocket-friendly prices.
mpls st paul magazine, winter 2009
all three homeowners profiled for the magazine's "big ideas, small spaces" feature divulge that hunt & gather is one of their most reliable stops for great finds at even better prices.
mpls st paul magazine, december 2008
in its annual best of the twin cities issue, msp names hunt & gather best vintage store for 2008. they reluctantly share this favorite haunt because "now we'll have to get there before you. this multiple-dealers-of-good-taste shop reminds of the good-ol' days of vintage shopping in this town." they particularly commend our selection of furniture, art pieces, and decor.
minnesota monthly, november 2008
in its profile of the shopping crossroads at 50th and xerxes, the magazine names hunt & gather a hotspot for collectors and treasure hunters alike. "goods are grouped by vendors who create vignettes that tell a story. their themed collections inspire new ways to use old things. the selection is mind-boggling!"
mpls st paul home magazine, fall 2008
local design aficionado, kirsten hollister, lists hunt & gather as one of her favorite spots to find the variety of styles she blends together to create her trademark northern european style.
mpls st paul magazine, october 2008
in its "frugal chic" feature, the magazine lists hunt & gather as a top resource for budget-friendly design and fashion. it tells readers to stop by and peruse our selection of vintage clothing, jewelry, and conversation-starting furniture. find one-of-a-kind looks for both your wardrobe and home!
midwest home magazine, september 2008
of dealer sandy stone's work, the issue raves, "this savvy seamstress breathes new life into old stools, chairs, benches, and sofas with flair and wit. when she runs out of furniture projects, stone turns her creativity to accent pillows, shams, and bedspreads." prowl the shop for her latest piece of furniture art!
spaces magazine, june/july 2008
twin cities spaces, places and faces features many hunt & gather items in its article on pulling together the perfect picnic. the magazine resources the shop as a place to find just the right decorative accent to wow your party-goers this season.
metro magazine, may 2008
todd pinzuti, one of four local design gurus metro magazine consulted for its "style force " article, tells readers he finds some of the best stuff for his house at hunt & gather. he adds, "they do a good job presenting their materials, and it's all priced well."
country living magazine, march 2008
did you see dealer sandy stone in country living magazine's women entrepreneurs feature? track down the march issue to see examples of her creative pillows, chairs, cushions and more. better yet, stop by the shop to see what she currently has for sale in the store!
country living magazine, february 2008
dealer sandy stone's creatively-embellished gift boxes are featured in the magazine's home comforts section. they love that these one-of-a-kind designs use vintage patterns for the inner tissue, their fashionable sleeves for the envelope, and sewing notions for trimmings.
lucky magazine, february 2008
this popular and fashionable publication says the key to our shop's "greatness" is that "there's not a shred of junk--and the merchandising is brilliant". (wow! thanks!) they say it's worth stopping by on a regular basis to take in our ever-changing thematic displays.
mpls st paul magazine, november 2007
their 'great stuff cheap" feature lists hunt & gather as one of its favorite places to find design on a dime due to its wide range of styles and great garden accessories. it says the shop is "packed with all the good stuff--at pretty darn good prices."
minneapolis star tribune, october 2007
the paper's home and garden section highlights the best of shopping retro in the twin cities and says to make sure to hit hunt & gather for its selection of vintage barkcloth curtain panels, remnants and pillows made from them, and nostalgic-patterned oilcloth table coverings.
midwest living magazine, september/october 2007
midwest living's senior home editor lists the shop as one of her favorite stops when visiting minneapolis. "every odd, silly, and fun item imaginable stuffs hunt & gather, a rabbit warren of an antiques shop" where, she knows, she'll be sure to end her day with a smile.
metro magazine, september 2007
in its profile of mary lahammer and former h&g dealer chad flynn's south metro home, the magazine lists hunt & gather as a way to "get connected" when blending the old with the new. It invites readers to check out "discrete booths jam-packed with barkcloth, rustic accessories, english antiques, cottage furnishings, ephemera and more."
mpls st paul shops magazine, fall 2007
for the second year in a row, msp magazine's annual shopping guide features hunt & gather as one of its favorite antique stores. they specifically mention the wide selection of vintage fabric, retro art, and cottage and cabin-style accessories.
minneapolis star tribune, june 2007
the june 13th home and garden section features keith and celeste nelson's pine city home. this resourceful couple's stylish abode is a showcase of salvaged goods plucked from auctions, garage sales, and dumpster dives. the owners list hunt & gather as one of their favorite shops for furnishing and accessorizing "the house that junk built."
eat. shop twin cities, april 2007
this compact, urban travel guide lists hunt & gather as one of the most appealing homegrown and distinctive businesses in the mpls/st paul area. our plethora of plastic, wood, and metal letters even made the author's list of top 20 favorite things!
spaces magazine, october/november 2006
the local design magazine highlights the uptown minneapolis antique scene and names hunt & gather a nearby shop not to be missed while you're out and about.
mpls st paul shops magazine, fall 2006
msp magazine's popular twin cities shopping guide highlights the best of everything with hunt & gather featured in multiple sections. they report: "find kitschy antiques ranging from rustic to retro, including oilcloth, wicker, barkcloth, vintage advertising, and folksy furniture. don't forget to scout around the lower level."
home companion magazine, august/september 2006
home companion's "worth the trip" section highlights the best places for treasure hunting in the twin cities and quotes one reader as naming the shop one of their top 5 reasons to live in minneapolis! "rummage through two levels of funky finds, from cottage cute to functional industrial and everything in between."
country living magazine, june 2006
country living features "minneapolis style maker" kristi stratton! see first-hand how hunt & gather's creative owner highlights industry and nostalgia, battered country pieces, and "juicy decor" into her decorating schemes both at home and at the shop.
minneapolis star tribune, june 2006
the star trib directs textile fans looking to add warmth and a patina of depth to their homes to hunt & gather for its wide selection of antique and vintage linens.
minneapolis star tribune, june 2006
hunt & gather--a "thrifty tip" in the minneapolis star tribune's june 2006 "cash check" article. one regular customer gives kudos to our periodic sale events for adding style to her life and a little extra change to her pocketbook.
mpls st paul magazine, april 2006
the local interest magazine highlights hunt & gather in its "crossroads" article featuring the corner of 50th and xerxes. they call the intersection a destination full of family-friendly spots and urge vintage lovers to "hit hunt & gather for fun accent pieces and clothing."
celebrating home, september 2005
the book, put out by the creative people behind seasons of cannon falls giftware and home accent lines, showcases a wide variety of hunt & gather items in its inspired season-by-season decorating plans for every room.
country home magazine, november 2005
in its holiday prep issue, country home names hunt & gather a "minneapolis hotspot". they add: "this two-story antique shop offers affordable vintage items that run the gamut from full-sized furniture, to architectural elements, to small-scale accessories. come with a sharp eye, an open mind, and plenty of time for browsing."
furnishings magazine, august 2005
the local design publication sits down to some style tips and decorating advice from kristi stratton, "owner and creative brains behind one of (their) favorite shops".