Feature Friday – Brightwater

Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Minnesota: Brightwater. Located in downtown Excelsior, Brightwater has been in business for more than 25 years. The store, which specializes in men’s and women’s lifestyle clothing and gear, carries a carefully curated selection of brands that have proven to be of high style and quality.

Excelsior is located on Lake Minnetonka approximately 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. The small city has a historic feel with its downtown business area and preservation projects, including a restored steamboat (“The Minnehaha”) and streetcar – both open to the public.

Feature Friday – The Gentry Shop

Today’s Feature Friday spotlights one of our retail partners in Iowa: The Gentry Shop. Located in Davenport, The Gentry Shop opened in 1948. Originally a men’s store, the shop expanded to offer women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories in 1985. The men’s department carries a wide range of ready-to-wear menswear in addition to offering custom clothing. Next year, the shop celebrates its 70th year servicing the Quad Cities.

Davenport is located along the Mississippi River on the border of Iowa and Illinois. Davenport hosts Bix Fest, a musical named after jazz legend and Davenport native Bix Beiderbecke, each year. Popular tourist destinations in the city include the Davenport Skybridge – a pedestrian bridge that features an observation deck and kaleidoscope lighting at night – and the Figge Art Museum.