Now open: Poppy at 43rd & Upton

The apparel store Poppy is setting up shop inside a portion of Twiggs Home & Garden at 43rd & Upton (at the suggestion of Tilia’s Steven Brown).

“I’m going to gain 10 pounds,” said Poppy owner Jill Henderson, who said she loves the nearby eateries. “I couldn’t be happier.”

Calling herself a “very active owner,” Henderson said she expects to personally work in the shop many days each week, though she also continues to operate Poppy Togs and Clogs in St. Paul.

Henderson said neighbors are happy to have a new clothing store — some have already visited twice in the first two weeks, she said.

“We have a signature mix of bright colors and fun and affordable clothes,” she said.

One of her favorite designers is Laura Hlavac of St. Paul, who designs from the sewing machine and places comfort of highest importance.

Poppy is planning a “Dawn until dusk party” on June 20 from 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., in which all items are 15 percent off.