Shop Mille

I don’t know how to describe Mille (formerly Pretty Mommy) other than to say it is my happy place. Michelle has created a little version of (retail) utopia in South Minneapolis for those of us who dream of items that are lovingly and meaningfully made. I used to think that I had to travel or shop online to find the newest brands, now I know that I just have to wait for Michelle’s Shop Mille newsletter sharing what’s new in the shop. (But don’t worry – Michelle actually opened her B&M location after being an online shop, so everything she has is available online!)


Le Feu de L’eau candles/ Shannon South clutch

You feel at home instantly, with the gorgeous vintage rugs underfoot, my favorite Le Feu de L’eau candles (gris!) burning throughout, and the supply of coffee and treats Michelle has available for her steady stream of visitors or friends… you certainly don’t feel like a customer when you are there.


Electric Love NYC dreamcatcher/Clare Vivier Duffle

Even more amazing than the products Michelle stocks is the company she keeps – through visits to the shop, I’ve been introduced to amazing, inspiring women – designers, artists, and makers who are so kind, creative, and supportive it is mind-boggling.


 Ilana Kohn/My Line/LNA

Really, the only bad thing about Mille is that now I have to come up with other excuses to travel… because I can get all of my favorites right here in Minneapolis. Make sure to check it out… and let me know your favorites!


Kelly Lamb Bowl / Le Feu de L’eau candles / Dream Collective Jewelry

[photos by the amazing Wing Ta]

6 thoughts on “Shop Mille

  1. Rita, this is by far one of the coolest fashion sites I’ve been on. Your style, taste, and design is so awesome! I can’t wait to use all your suggestions and find out about great stores, designers, and new items to buy! Thank you for inspiring us all out there. We are so so proud and excited for you!!

  2. I’ve always wanted to go to Mille! It’s funny as I live in New York and honestly I think the assortment is rivals or surpasses a lot of local shops around here. I always love the atmosphere of the shop from the photos I see. Such a fun feature!

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