Now open: Refine Fashion House

Refine Fashion House designer and buyer Tina Schulze (l) and owner Leslie Lee. Photo by Michelle Bruch
Refine Fashion House designer and buyer Tina Schulze (l) and owner Leslie Lee. Photo by Michelle Bruch

The former SuperAmerica building next to Harriet’s Inn is now home to Refine Fashion House at 4000 Lyndale Ave. S.

IMG_2460“All the women from the neighborhood have been great,” said owner Leslie Lee.

During a recent visit to the shop, Lee and designer/buyer Tina Schulze were dog-sitting and choosing merchandise to be photographed in New York as part of Shoptiques. Shoptiques is a website showcasing the “world’s best boutiques,” and Refine will join the site in April.

Staff at Refine Fashion House aim to stock high-quality apparel at reasonable prices, and they work to appeal to a wide range of ages and body shapes.

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They carry a mix of classic and trendy clothing, jewelry, handbags and local designers. Schulze’s line Oh! Pish Posh is also on display (she got the name from a customer’s offhand comment).

Lee works as a nurse providing botox fillers, and she previously worked as a hairdresser.

“All of it encompasses women and helping them feel better,” she said. “When you put a good top on or a nice dress, the way you carry yourself is so much different.”

Current hours are Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-3 p.m.

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