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 named #1 new Twin Cities store

It’s a labor of love, our little business on the prairie. We work at it seven days a week to meet our own high standards, deliver excellent service, and present unique yet obtainable modern and mid-century home furnishings. We’ve once again been rewarded for our efforts by being named the top new boutique store in…

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…

Restored Jens Risom floating top desk

I have so many handsome and finely crafted pieces of furniture coming through my life every day. I’m lucky and also grateful that I’ve not gotten jaded or take this for granted. If I was jaded, then I’d miss out on the excitement of having this exceptional Jens Risom floating top desk in our store….