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Bibelot Shops to Join GoodThings Family of Stores

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (Jan. 14, 2019)—Twin Cities Bibelot Shops will join the White Bear Lake-based GoodThings family of gift, kids, home, and clothing stores. A spring event is set for Saturday, April 13 at GoodThings-Bibelot locations to celebrate, and a grand re-opening is planned for September 2019. Read more>

Why do retailers going out of business like Bibelot bring in new goods?

Roxy Freese announced late last year that she was retiring and closing her four Bibelot retail shops in St. Anthony Park, St. Paul on Grand Avenue, and Minneapolis in Linden Hills and the Northeast neighborhood. It represented the end of an era for the 86 year old who opened her first store more than half a century ago.

The sad news was tempered in January when Tyler Conrad, owner of GoodThings gift shops in White Bear Lake and Maple Grove, announced he was buying the Linden Hills and Grand Avenue stores and renaming them Bibelot-GoodThings. Freese said at the time that another potential buyer was looking at the St. Anthony Park location.

Where do things stand now? Read more>

Tyler Conrad

GoodThings gift shops owner Tyler Conrad uses software designed for retailers to inform buying. “My cash flow has dramatically improved,” he said.

How a Twin Cities gift store learned to predict sales

GoodThings uses a sophisticated inventory analysis tool that has changed how it buys and prices products.

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Maple Grove Outdoor Shopping the Holiday Season, WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota, Dec. 17, 2018

Goska Colbert, GoodThings Maple Grove’s store manager talks about the holiday shopping season. Read more>

Toy Toys to Get Your Kid Active, WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota, Dec. 11, 2018

Top Toys from GoodThings that will get your kid to leave the screen, from Katie Welch Len at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes on WCCO-TV, CBS Minnesota. Read more>

We love White Bear! Winner of the 2018 ‘Best Minnesota Town’, voted by the community and a panel of judges by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Read more>

GoodKids on KARE11, March 31, 2018

Megan Walsh from GoodKids and the Egg-mazing egg decorating on KARE 11 with Bobbie Jensen and Family Fun Twin Cities.

Downtown White Bear Lake win’s “City of Excellence” award, White Bear Press, July 5, 2017

Tyler Conrad helps develop the unified business recycling program that increases recycling efforts and beautifies Downtown White Bear Lake. Read more>

Must Shop: GoodThings in White Bear Lake, MSP St . Paul Magazine, April 1, 2017

Shopping Downtown White Bear Lake Read more>

Charitable Giving

Shop-Give-Local,August 2018. Community Members Votes Select White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf and H2O for Life to Receive GoodThings Shop-Give-Local Donations. 
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White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf Photo, left to right: Kathy Doucette (Board of Directors) Tyler Conrad (GoodThings), Scott McCune Vice Chair-Treasurer

H20 for Life Photo, left to right: Nick Coughlin (H20 for Life), Tyler Conrad (GoodThings), Christy Anadacht and Steve Hall (H20 for Life)

First Annual Clothing Drive, April 2 – 15, 2018

Spring Cleaning Time! GoodThings, GoodStyle & GoodKids stores in White Bear Lake are sponsoring a Clothing Drive to benefit The Closet, a White Bear Lake Area Foundation nonprofit, providing local families in need. Donations can be dropped off at any of our White Bear Lake locations and receive a coupon off your regular price purchase.

Awards


Best of White Bear Lake Readers’ Choice

2019 — GoodThings nominated for Best Gift Store
2019 — GoodThings nominated for Best Apparel Boutique

Best of White Bear Lake Readers’ Choice Awards

2019 — GoodThings nominated for Best Gift Store
2019 — GoodThings nominated for Best Apparel Boutique