Now open: Sassy Knitwear

FIELD — Sassy Knitwear, a staple vendor at the Mill City Market, opened its first brick-and-mortar location last month at 48th & Chicago. 

Employees previously worked out of the owners’ Minneapolis homes, where they made knitwear clothing of their own design. 

“We’ve always had the dream of having a storefront,” said Sarah Grudem, who owns the store with her childhood friend Molly O’Brien Black. “We have a lot of friendly neighbors that have been bringing us flowers.”

The owners primarily sticks to natural fibers in their clothing. Many of the styles feature serged edges to create an unfinished look. 

“It’s mostly organic cotton that we dye ourselves,” Grudem said. “We use a lot of recycled materials.” 

Sassy Knitwear’s new address is 4802 Chicago Ave. S. For more information, visit