1009 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540544.962621 -93.292424
Neighborhoods: Lowry Hill, Calhoun Isles
Don't get the hype – It drives me crazy when people say this is a great store.
Just landfill waiting to happen if you ask me. Plus extremely poor customer service. I've also heard owners are kind of jerks
Last-minute gifts that look like you've been planning them for ages. – In Short
If you see something you like here (and you will), by all means treat yourself. But that's the delicious danger of this heaven-sent, last-minute-gift emporium. Patina offers perfect little things that make fab gifts: cool books, fanciful home and garden trinkets, funky jewelry, clever toys for kids of all ages, and unusual cards and gift wrap to pull it all together. You'll be tempted to splurge, but stay disciplined. You can find dozens of items under $5.
Fun place to shop – I enjoy shopping at Patina. It is one of those fun places to go where even if you don't buy anything you leave with a smile on your face.
A few good gifts, NO HELP TO BE FOUND! – There are some exceptional gifts to be found here, too bad no helpful staff can found. I had several questions (especially on a few items that did not have prices) and could NOT find any staff that even tried to look like they cared. The service was so bad I have not been back even though the things I did buy went over very well.
Guy's Dream Come True – Patina is every guys dream come true. It's the no lose gift giving headquarters when your giving gifts to women, PERIOD. Whether shopping for my girlfriend, sister, mom, grandma, you name her, this place has something for them. The prices are a little ridiculous considering all the "made in malaysia" tags you see. And some of the jewelry is spendy for the leatherette and lucite. But none of that matters when you can almost guarantee you won't need a gift reciept and the look on their faces when you've gotten them just what they wanted. I go to the one on 18th btw, the the service is always pleasant.
cute stuff, horrible service – I love the merchandise, but the service is horrible. Its impossible to get anyone to help you, or to even say hello
Senses Overload – Patina is the best store in The Cities for gifts...for ANYBODY! Your senses are kept busy throughout the store and you can't help but get caught up in it all. Prices are excellent and they always have great unique items for the holidays. I've been to the other stores that are similar, but none can compare! Parking can be tough in uptown, but worth the hassle!
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