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Leela & Lavender Opens at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

Oct 20, 2019 10:01PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Leela & Lavender at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes (photo by Maple Grove Voice)

As one of the newest businesses at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Leela and Lavender opened  June 20.

"Leela is a one stop, style shop carrying clothing, shoes, accessories, home, gifts and more," Leela & Lavender Director Angie Sunde said, stating some of the retailers most popular products are sweaters, denim and footwear. 

"The store is dedicated to helping all women discover their best self in style, fit, and price variety," she said.

The Maple Grove location is the first Twin Cities location for co-owners Jill Shea and Laura Polanski, who have other sites in North Dakota and Detroit Lakes. Shea and Polanski, according to Sunde, are "entrepreneurs passionate about creating a culture of happiness that revolves around family and giving back." 

The "outdoor lifestyle feel" of 
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes drew Leela and Lavender to the area. 

"Maple Grove community is such a vibrant, fun place to be with always so much going on," Sunde said. 

In addition to the traditional shopping experience, Leela and Lavender offers private shopping events for groups. Also, for those who don't like to shop, style sessions are offered. Customers can fill out a form about what they're looking for and professional stylists have a dressing room ready for the guest when they arrive to make shopping easy. 

"We want people to feel good when they shop at Leela," Sunde said. 

The Maple Grove location current has 12 employees and are currently hiring for a part-time stylist and sales lead. Those interested in applying can email their resume to

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