Poppy brings colorful fashion to 43rd & Upton

Poppy at 4301 Upton Ave. S.

“I love Linden Hills. Put it in capital letters,” said Jill Henderson, owner of Poppy, which opened in the former Twiggs space last spring. “When we first opened I gained five pounds eating at all the great restaurants that are there.”

Poppy 2_She said Poppy is carrying bright dresses and tunics, and she recommends faux leather hobo bags that come in a rainbow of colors.

“We’re known for brighter, more wild and interesting patterns,” she said.

Henderson said she’s looking for another entrepreneur to take over a portion of the retail space, perhaps someone ready to experiment with a new idea.

“The future of retail is business collaborations,” she said.

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Poppy currently shares space with SHU Global Footwear, which is based in St. Paul. It’s owned by Stephanie Green, a fourth-generation shoe store owner. (The family tells stories of using X-ray machines to perfect a shoe’s fit.)

“I believe that shoes can look good and feel good and be good for your feet,” Green said.

Naot_She carries TOMS; Cydwoq shoes handmade in California; and NAOT, a peace-promoting brand based in Israel where shoes are jointly made by Israelis and Palestinians.

Poppy is open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.