When it comes to shopping, some people are of the mind that bigger is better – superstores, parking lots that go on for miles, buying in bulk as if serving a small army…
I prefer a more intimate shopping setting. As long as a place has the things I’m looking for, I don’t need or want it to require running shoes to span the distance from one side to the other.
Ethique Nouveau in Minneapolis is just such a store – intimate, inviting, and packed with treats for its diminutive size.
Everything in the boutique is vegan with nothing that has been tested on animals. Plus, all purchases help fund animal advocacy programs.
They have body washes, candles, accessories, books, shirts from Herbivore Clothing, shoes, art, and some vegan specialty food products.
I was very tempted to pick up a new purse by Shiraleah and one of the colorful and cozy infinity scarves on display. (I especially love the ones in teal and purple.) However, with Christmas only a few weeks away, I restrained myself.
I did purchase a small canvas print for myself, though.
As I was checking out, the owner invited me to their Thanksgiving meet-up the following week. We were headed out of town that day. But it always makes me pleased to know about places with an active and welcoming vegan community.
If you are in the Minneapolis area, think about visiting Ethique Nouveau. They have lots of free street parking and are open Wednesday-Saturday.
For more vegan highlights from Minneapolis and beyond, check out my Minnesota travel page.