MIDMODMEN+FRIENDS offers authentic mid-century, modern and made-in-Minnesota furniture and decor at its best. We hand-select vintage items and then clean, rejuvenate or restore each one according to need. The emphasis is always on quality. Plus, we partner with independent local artisans and artists who create furniture, lighting and artwork that enriches our design perspective.
Browse many of our available items in the showcase section at MidModMen.com and watch for previews on Instagram and Facebook.
- STORE HOURS Friday-Saturday from 11am-5pm | Sunday from 11am-4pm
- LOCATION 2401 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
- TRANSIT Green Line stop Raymond Avenue
- SOCIAL Instagram | Facebook
- PAYMENTS American Express, Discover, Mastercard, VISA, Apple Pay, Venmo
- GIFT CARDS available through Square
- LOCAL DELIVERY is available from Mint Moving; ask us about other options
- SHIPPING BY MAIL is available for many smaller items
IT’S BIGGER ON THE INSIDE (SORT OF)
We want shopping in the store to be inviting and not overwhelming. So we stage the showroom with lots of options. Just not too many. But what’s in the store is far from everything that’s available. If you come in and talk to us about what you’re seeking, we’ll let you know if it’s waiting in the wings. We can arrange for you to see an item and claim it in advance. Some items are ready to go, so we’ll bring them in for you to purchase right away. Others require restoration and we can discuss that process.
Inventory changes weekly (even daily) and we’re diligent about posting details about major items in the showcase section at MidModMen.com. On Instagram and Facebook, too. That means we quickly remove or mark as sold anything that’s no longer available. That also means you don’t need to wait for store hours to reach out to us. If you see something you want, let us know and we’ll make it possible to it lock down.
WORKING 9-5Can’t make it during store hours? We’re available to respond to inquiries any day of the week. If you want to purchase something outside store hours, just call, text or email and we’ll arrange payment and pickup/delivery options. In some cases we can schedule a daytime appointment if you’d like to see a specific item or want to pick up a purchase.
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
It’s part of our mission to support local artisans and artists and showcase their work in the store. We work exclusively with a local furniture-maker and always have his handcrafted pieces in the store. We also have a sampling of lighting and lampshades from partner ModiLumi Lighting (but encourage you to visit their St. Paul store for a dazzling selection). Plus we blend local artists into the mix, often in limited run exhibitions under our Future Heirlooms banner.
FROM ME TO YOU
If you need to have your purchase delivered locally, we highly recommend Mint Moving for reliable local/regional service. If you need to have a large item shipped, we’ll help you choose a freight company. For smaller items, we pack and ship via the United State Postal Service.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
We can’t do everything and do it all well. So we partner with and recommend resources to round out our particular expertise. We make referrals for upholstery services and upholstery fabric. Decorating or staging your home. Moving a few pieces or entire households. And if you have something to sell but it doesn’t fit our inventory needs, we’ll happily direct you to other stores and venues that might be a good fit.
GOT TO GET YOU INTO OUR LIFE
If you have something to sell that fits our offering, please email pictures, information and contact details to MidModMen@gmail.com.
Explore more about our small business journey.
- A Feb. 10, 2022 issue of Lavender magazine chronicles our rise from the ashes (literally)
- A Q&A piece in the online storytelling platform CanvasRebel shares insider info
- VoyageMinnesota told the MidModMen+friends story via co-founder Neal Kielar
- Midwest Home Magazine gave us a showcase in its Home Dish Blog
- Minneapolis Star Tribune revealed our globally inspired room design at the 2017 American Craft Show
- City Pages called us the Best Place to Buy Furniture in its 2016 Best of Twin Cities
- Lavender Magazine spotlighted us in the feature From Pop-Up to Mainstay
- Saint Paul Pioneer Press picked us as top new boutique retailer in 2013
- Minneapolis Star Tribune cited us as the best mid-century furniture & accessories
19 Comments Add yours
What would a Lane Acclaim Cocktail Table and End Table had sold for in 1959?
Great question! Unfortunately we don’t have any information on that. Sometimes you can find old newspaper advertisements with store prices. We do know that many Acclaim pieces had large production runs and were priced for the mass market. Shoppers could buy them in regional department stores as well as JC Penney and similar stores.
We visited your shop in October. Looking for a unique coffee table- what do you have in the shop?
We have multiple coffee tables, including several that are truly one of a kind. You can see current options in the showcase section at MidModMen.com.
The available furniture is in the Showcase section at the very top of the site.
We have had a few in the past but none recently. Try our friends in Omaha, Modlines. Tell Scott we sent you.
Do you repair/restore MCM furniture that you do not purchase? I have Acclaim dressers and a coffee table that need some restoration.
Sorry but we don’t have the capacity for outside projects right now.
Unfortunately, we have hundreds of pieces waiting for restoration and don’t have the capacity to take on outside projects.
Do you also buy from individuals, or take consignment pieces?
We buy directly. Please send information to us at MidModMen@gmail.com. Thank you.
Hello. We visited your store last month looking for a small desk. I see one on your website that looks exactly right. I know your store is closed righ now but my husband and I are coming into the city this Saturday, is there anyway we could meet with you and see the desk? It is the Finnline by Stanley desk for $795. My cell is 507-261-3932. Thanks so much, Liza
The desk is one of the few things that’s not buried in the remodel. If you can arrive at 11am Jon will be there to help. Please confirm via email MidModMen@gmail.com.
Please email photos to MidModMen @gmail.com. Thank you.
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Nice store, guys!
Hi – I’m the person who was in the store asking abut campaign furniture. Here’s a link to an article that shows how its being used and mixed with more classic mid-century pieces.
Thanks for sharing this. It’s a great inspiration piece that I’d like to share with our followers. Now I’m going to keep an eye out for campaign-style pieces!
Neal & Jon