Today I was looking for a little shopping fix and something hot to drink.
Marketplace 3301 took care of both.
The business began two Novembers ago in the old Holiday Furniture building downtown- 3301 1st Avenue North to be exact. I would describe them as a higher end indoor flea market with merchandise and price points for every consumer out there.
This family run business acquired a large percentage of their vendors from the beloved Granny’s Attic (also an indoor flea market) that closed a few years back.
I totally enjoyed myself as I wandered through the mini shops, with tea in hand from Marketplace 3301′s own coffee shop. I loved the natural light streaming in and the incredible variety of goods including vintage toys to gorgeous Christmas decorations to a pretty wool Abercrombie and Fitch sweater for $8. I spent two hours looking at awesome used clothing, brand new curtains, handmade candles and old world sleds. I generally get a little grumpy at how early Christmas starts in retail. Today, however, I really enjoyed the festive atmosphere while it lightly snowed outside.
The upstairs level is just as fun as the main floor. There are some really clever booths and I found brand new flannel sheets for $15! I scored a beautiful black embroidered shawl for the holidays (Thanks mom for buying that for me!) and a great pair of yoga pants.
I want to spotlight how great the customer service is. There are always a few people walking through the store ready to assist you whether to answer questions or put your finds up at the counter so you can shop unencumbered. It is a super friendly place to be and I could easily see myself there a few times a month checking out what’s new.
Marketplace 3011 is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as is their Sleepy Poet Coffee Shoppe. Stop in on this cold weekend and enjoy the same warm and relaxed shopping experience I did!
And, check out their 2nd Annual Anniversary party next Saturday November the 17th from 6-9. 406 281 8460 if you’ve got any questions!
Jodie Tenicin Smith the photo chik
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