Welcome to Chameleon Shoppes
Love the way you shop with Chameleon Shoppes! Chameleon’s mission is to connect, incubate, and accelerate BIPOC and women entrepreneurs as part of a movement to create a vibrant and inclusive Downtown Minneapolis.
Chameleon Shoppes is an initiative that helps connect local small businesses with retail space in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. This includes short-term pop-up and long-term spaces. Current Chameleon Shoppe are located in Gaviidae Common, IDS Center, Baker Center and the Young-Quinlan Building.
With a bold, bright and brilliant collection of vendors, you’ll be sure to find that perfect gift for someone special or a perfectly wonderful treat for yourself. You’ll also be doing good in the world by supporting women- and BIPOC-owned businesses.
Mercado Latino will celebrate established and up-and-coming Latino-owned businesses through a collective shopping experience in mpls downtown. Chameleon Shoppes will host 12 Latino-owned businesses for two weeks at its location in the Gaviidae Common skyway. From herbal products to clothing, home accessories and jewelry, Mercado Latino will spotlight local businesses just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Located: Gaviidae Common — 651 Nicollet Mall, Suite 203 (Skyway Level)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 6 pm
B’YOUtique,LLC is a brand inspired by the desire to encourage individuality through the expression of one’s unique personal style. We understand that accessories have the ability to transform any ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary instantaneously and your style is about you, your personality and unwavering confidence. Our focus here is to provide unique style pieces, that we carefully source through various manufacturers, independent designers and vendors.
Located: Baker Center – 733 Marquette Avenue S., Suite 205 (Skyway Level)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm
Coconut Whisk Café
Coconut Whisk is a mission-driven vegan & gluten-free food brand that help busy families create healthy indulgences & positive kitchen experiences. Our yummy-tasting baking mixes are easy-to-make, dietitian-approved, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, non-GMO and made without preservatives or artificial ingredients. From pancakes to mug cakes to cookies, we make sure to create products that are better-for-you yet indulgent.
Located: Young Quinlan Building – 81 S. 9th Street, Suite 120 (Street Level)
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm
Tiangy Designs caters to women who have an ethnic flair, and enjoy wearing well made purses, clothes and accessories. All Tiangy designs are handmade from Ankara fabric in Nigeria.
Strive Publishing, LLC
Strive Publishing is a social enterprise with the mission to inspire community collaboration in publishing stories to heal, teach, learn, and earn, while building an ecosystem that embodies a rich Black culture and heritage. The Strive Bookstore features books by local Black authors and is the community’s go-to resource for ordering books that inspire and connect across cultures. Bookstore events support the Strive Publishing mission, while building cross-cultural connections.
Located: IDS Center – 80 S. 8th Street, Suite 254 (Skyway Level)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
Uniquely Global offers clothing, spices, cosmetics, fabrics and statement art pieces for any home. UG Finds are chosen by our team, in the featured country. In effort to support demand, we have also included access to wholesalers lower the cost to you and still providing unique products. Uniquely Global provides cultural authentic handmade products from across the globe.
Located: Gaviidae Common – 651 Nicollet Mall, Suite 207 (Skyway Level)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm