Sota Clothing Co
Spencer Johnson sketched his initial designs for sota clothing as part of a class project at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While the objective was to create a fictional brand, Spencer took it as an opportunity to create clean, finely designed Minnesota apparel he felt was lacking for our state. After creating the logo and graphics and receiving a great deal of support from his classmates, he decided to press on and make sota clothing a reality.
While Spencer is an avid travel enthusiast, his passion for his home state of Minnesota continually grows and it always brings him back to her shores. He draws his inspiration from the Northland where he studied, and from the trailblazers who’ve gone before him in their own creative pursuits.
Since its initial debut in 2011, sota clothing has picked up considerable steam. Countless Minnesotans have embraced his designs as a wearable way to express their home state pride. In 2018, sota clothing opened up their first retail store in St. Louis Park within the historic Walker Building. Between their Minnesota-inspired apparel and merchandise from other local artists, they’ve become a one-stop shop for local gift-givers. Stop by today at their shop in St. Louis Park at 6518 Walker Street or shop online at www.sotaclothing.com and follow them on Instagram @sota_clothing.
Serge + Jane
Photography by Michelle Horan Photography
Serge + Jane is a lifestyle store featuring Men’s + Women’s apparel, accessories, home goods + gifts. will be expanding into Pets + Kids soon!
The inspirations for the shop name + space are Serge Gainsborough + Jane Birkin. Serge was a famous French Pop Musician and Jane, a model, singer and actress, also well-known for being the muse for the Hermès Birkin bag. Our shop combines his passion for music and her love of fashion... and the rebellious, fun mischief + magic they created together!
The vibe at Serge + Jane is heavily influenced by So Cal fashion and lifestyle. They carry lines that are effortlessly chic and laid back, yet playful + unique.
In addition to apparel, they also carry new + used vinyl records and record players. A highlight of the shop is a rotating record wall visible when you first walk in. The used vinyl record wall is rotated frequently so there is always something new to discover.
Serge + Jane feels strongly about supporting and highlighting local makers and brands. They carry an assortment of local food items such as nuts, savory sauces + dips and meatball mix, as well as jewelry, candles, bath bombs, room sprays and apparel! Some of their most popular local items are the North Coast Soul MN Nice AF + Cold AF sweatshirts and tees!
Serge + Jane has previously hosted local maker Holiday Markets, Pet Photos with Santa, Pop Up Shopping Events and Art Shows and look forward to getting back to events where they can have community gatherings again soon. Come check them out in store at 4532 France Ave South in Edina and near the Linden Hills area. Or, shop online at www.sergeandjane.com and on FB + Instagram @sergeandjaneshop.