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  • My Life: NorthernGRADE Men’s Market – Minneapolis

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    Last week while I was down in Minneapolis and we visited NorthernGrade men’s market which was pretty cool experience. Held every September @ ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES IN NE MPLS. It is a pop up men’s market where everything is America- Made. The event is open to consumers and it is hosted by Pierrepont Hicks & J.W Hulme Co. This year’s main sponsor was Red Wing Shoes.

    What made the experience cool is that I met so many great people and saw so many grade brands all made on us soil. The place was busy and I got the opportunity to buy a few amazing pieces and eat some incredible bbq ribs. I can see myself visiting Minneapolis every year for this event.


    On September 10th, 2010, two Minnesota-based companies, J.W. Hulme Co, established in 1905, and Pierrepont Hicks who planted its roots in 2009, held the first annual NorthernGRADE Men’s Market, to celebrate American-made originals from the heartland. Inspired by The Pop Up Flea by ACL in New York, this Minneapolis event is a gathering of like-minded designers, artisans and brands — all true symbols of the heartland. They offered high-grade menswear, accessories and collectibles for sale direct to the public during the market. Celebrated with music, food and spirits, we support our Made in America brands. NorthernGRADE was founded to promote and celebrate them