MidModMen presents SOUNDS FANTASTIC!

To help celebrate our new annex space, we’ve stuffed it full of vintage music-related items: – Console stereos (3 available), including a 1964 Zenith tube system – Vintage stereo components & speakers from Pioneer & others – Portable record players, including a rare Emerson hatbox player – Hundreds of LPs & 78s with music from…

Cool things that help you stay warm

Chilly where you live? Cold doesn’t begin to express it in Minnesota, so MidModMen+friends is featuring a classic modern mix of items that make you feel warm: + Valentine’s Day cards by Lisa Rydin Erickson-Artist + Moroccan & Persian wool rugs + Vintage coffee cups & pots + Glowing mid-century lamps + Teak, walnut, glass…

St. Paul Pioneer Press spotlights MidModMen in retail trend feature

St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Nancy Ngo sheds some light on the growing trend of start-up retailers launching as pop-up stores before making a longer term commitment. That’s the route MidModMen took when it opened its doors in October 2012, and it wasn’t long before we made the transition to a sustained presence. Read Nancy’s…

X-frame chair restoration transformation

We take a lot of pride in the work all our partners do to rejuvenate, restore and at times transform the furniture offered in the store. This vintage X-framed chair is a case study. When we found it, the upholstery was shredded (think cat claws) yet the frame was strong albeit a bit shabby. But…

MidModMen+friends to feature the art of Lisa Rydin Erickson

Minneapolis-St. Paul – Nov. 26, 2013. MidModMen+friends, a St. Paul retailer offering vintage modern and contemporary home furnishings, is now featuring original artwork by St. Paul-based artist Lisa Rydin Erickson. This collaboration of art and commerce launches Nov. 30 at an opening event at the store, located at 2401 University Ave. in St. Paul’s Creative…

Explore Minnesota finds retro heaven along new Green Line

The latest Explore Minnesota (that’s the state’s tourism promotion arm) newsletter showcases retro shopping in Minneapolis-St. Paul. And they recognize that the Green Line light rail corridor along University Avenue is THE retro hotspot in the region. “MidModMen, on University near Raymond in St. Paul, is one of a cluster of retro shops in this…

Lane Acclaim: 60 years old and still going strong

The Lane Acclaim line of furniture is a favorite of our customers (and us), and it’s enjoying sustained popularity as collectible yet functional furniture decades after its introduction in 1959.   Designed by Andre Bus, it was created to straddle the allure of modernity with the comfort of traditio n. Lane pulled off that balancing…