IN THE NEWS
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MPLS.ST.PAUL MAGAZINE | JANUARY 12, 2018
TWIN CITIES DESIGNERS FORECAST HOME DECOR FOR 2019 | LYNN UNDERWOOD
“When melding furnishings and accessories, the trend is to layer a variety of styles, such as a midcentury-look sofa with an ultramodern table on an antique rug. Clients are resisting the match game, said Walsh. “Choosing things they love puts heart and soul into the spaces.””
CNBC | DECEMBER 21, 2018
“It was one of the best shopping experiences I’ve ever had. They handed out champagne, they had a piano player playing on the whole thing. It was really good and the selection of merchandise really well. Expensive, yes, but had all kinds of stuff. You wanted a light fixture? They had it! It was a design and fashion store. Really a different kind of store.”
COLLE MCVOY | DECEMBER 4, 2018
DESIGN FOR THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE: A VIEW INTO THE SOULFUL PHILOSOPHY OF MARTINPATRICK3
“Stepping into MP3, an internationally recognized retail gem located in the North Loop of Minneapolis, feels like being welcomed into the home of a generous host with a style all his own — one who has considered every detail of your time together, who knows your cocktail of choice and the right record to put on the turntable to make you feel not just appreciated but understood.”
MPLS.ST.PAUL MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 19, 2018
TWIN CITIES NEIGHBORHOODS TO SHOP ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY | MADELINE NACHBAR, MADISON BLOOMQUIST
“Tenants of the happenin’ retail hotspot have joined forces to throw the first annual North Loop Lights Small Business Saturday Celebration. Participating stores and restaurants will debut holiday window displays, in-store décor, and special offers. Grab your little ones (they are sure to love the festive twinkle lights), fuel-up at Moose & Sadie’s, [then] stumble next door to MP3 (and don't forget to bring your man!) for 20 percent off storewide (Friday–Sunday). [G]et into the holiday spirit in this trendy—very walkable— 'hood.”
MR MAG | OCTOBER 30, 2018
MARTINPATRICK3 CELEBRATES LATEST EXPANSION WITH THE ULTIMATE STORE EVENT | STEPHEN GARNER
“Earlier this month, Minneapolis menswear retailer MartinPatrick3 celebrated its “(Re)launch” and newest addition to the store with a weekend full of festivities. Over four days, the retailer brought together multiple brands, companies, and industry friends to help celebrate what it has created and the growth the store has seen since it first opened in 2008. “
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD | OCTOBER 24, 2018
COOL STREETS: THE BOLD NORTH
“MartinPatrick 3 isn’t just arguably one of the coolest retail concepts in Minneapolis, it’s arguably one of the coolest retail concepts in America. It’s experiential, it’s authentic, and most importantly it connects with their consumers.”
MIDWEST HOME | OCTOBER 23, 2018
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
“No matter who’s on your shopping list, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for every room in their home.”
STAR TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 7, 2018
JB HUDSON PARTNERS WITH MARTIN PATRICK 3 FOR TWIN CITIES LUXURY SHOPPERS | JOHN EWOLDT
"Greg Walsh, co-owner of Martin Patrick, said he brought in JB Hudson because a lot of clients have asked for better watches. “You have to be a real expert in that, and we didn’t want to take that on ourselves,” he said. It was also a way to satisfy men who were continually asking for a gift for their wives. “We used to have to say, ‘But we’re a men’s store. Maybe a vase or picture frame?’ Now we can talk about precious stones too,” Walsh said.”
MPLS.ST.PAUL MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2018
THE MODERN DEPARTMENT STORE | JAYNE HAUGEN OLSON
"What began as a small room of handsome gifts and goods (many with a cheeky wink), within the studio of Greg Walsh Interior Desing in the mid-’90s, has carefully (and masterfully) evolved into a full-fledged department store.”
TWIN CITIES BUSINESS | OCTOBER 2018
EDITOR’S NOTE | ALLISON KAPLAN
"Colonial Warehouse[…]which is now home to the crown jewel of independent retail, MartinPatrick 3. […] Having covered retail in this town for many years, I don’t need to count articles to tell you that MartinPatrick 3 makes news almost as often as Mall of America does. […] You don’t need to be a shopper to appreciate the immersive experience Greg Walsh and his team have created[.]”
TWIN CITIES BUSINESS | OCTOBER 2018
MARTY’S BARBER SHOP | ALLISON KAPLAN
"Business has been so brisk that MartinPatrick 3 recently expanded Marty’s from two to give chairs and moved it from the front to the back of the 22,000-square-foot store. Because Walsh is an interior designer, he pored over every detail: a custom mosaic floor, wallpaper from Andrew Martin in London, classic hanging globe fixtures at each station, and of course, the Cadillac of barbershop chairs.”
THE JOURNAL | SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
JB HUDSON OPENS STORE WITHIN MARTINPATRICK 3 | ERIC BEST
“The high-end jeweler, a Nicollet Mall establishment dating back to 1885, opened a store-within-a-store inside MartinPatrick3 called the Loupe. Rather than a pop-up concept, the jeweler says the miniature store will be a long-term partnership with the luxury menswear boutique meant to ‘connect with a new downtown client.’”
DWELL | SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR HOME IN MINNEAPOLIS DEFIES A HARSH CLIMATE | KELLY DAWSON
See photos and read about our interior design that accents “an airy home that brings the outdoors in” in Dwell.
OUT MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2018
"As if it were curated by a gay Don Draper, this retailer of department-store aspirations has a knack for selling every gotta-have-it totem of refined living, from pocket squares and snifters to limited-edition fragrances and retro table books.”
MINNESOTA MONTHLY | AUGUST 27, 2018
STYLE + SHOPPING | LIANNA MATT
"Be on the lookout for JB Hudson's experience The Loupe at MartinPatrick 3, opening mid-September."
KARE11 | AUGUST 9, 2018
MEALS ON HEELS: FALL SHOE FASHION
"MartinPatrick 3 has some beautiful shoes, let's talk about what we'll see in the fall."
BELLE MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 ISSUE
COLD COMFORT | CARLI PHILIPS
"Adaptive re-use projects include[...]the magnificently curated MartinPatrick3, an apothecary, barbershop, tailor and lots of shop-in-shops serviced by true gentlemen."
WELIVV | JULY 18, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL | JULY 9, 2018
NICOLLET MALL TO NORTH LOOP: JB HUDSON OPENING MINI-SHOP IN MARTINPATRICK 3 | MARK REILLY
"JB Hudson Jewelers, which has operated a Nicollet Mall store for decades in Minneapolis, will launch a second location in the booming North Loop neighborhood via a partnership with boutique MartinPatrick3. [The mini-shop] will sell watches, gifts and jewelry for men and women (a rare break from the mostly-male product lineup at MartinPatrick) ranging from $1,000 to $1 million."
MPLS. ST. PAUL MAGAZINE | JULY 6, 2018
JB HUDSON TO OPEN AT MARTINPATRICK 3 | ALLISON KAPLAN
“MartinPatrick 3 has really done something special in this other part of downtown and men’s fashion has hit a new stride,” Pechman says. “We love the idea of connecting with more men and helping them build out their fashion wardrobe.”
TWIN CITIES BUSINESS MAGAZINE | JULY 6, 2018
VETERAN NICOLLET MALL JEWELER JB HUDSON WILL OPEN A SECOND STORE WITHIN MARTINPATRICK 3 | ALLSION KAPLAN
"JB Hudson has had its eye on the North Loop’s meteoric rise in popularity as a hub for unique, high-style shopping, and even raised a billboard there to try to connect with a younger audience. When MartinPatrick 3 owners Greg Walsh and Dana Swindler approached JB Hudson with the idea of coming on board as part of an expansion, Pechman says it seemed meant to be."
ICSC | JUNE 30, 2018
RETAIL HELPS REVIVE STRUGGLING COMMUNITIES | JOEL GROOVER
"“It is not only the best draw the neighborhood has, it is one of the best men’s stores in the country,” he said. “The area has since attracted a number of fantastic local men’s, women’s and home stores.” Some Millennials are drawn to the North Loop, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, but there are loads of older residents there too, says Kroll. “The vibe is definitely more high-end than Uptown, which has a retail mix that caters more to Millennials,” he said."
MPLS ST. PAUL MAGAZINE | JUNE 28, 2018
HOW MINNEAPOLIS IS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN SHOPPING | LISA ROUNDS
“There are no mall stores or nationals in the North Loop,” says Greg Walsh, co-owner of MartinPatrick 3. “There are brands and experiences you don’t find at the shopping meccas.” Walsh should know; he’s created a retail experience that draws customers from all over the metro by bringing in brands they can’t find anywhere else. Specializing in menswear, home furnishings, and interior design, MartinPatrick 3 is expanding its space to 22,000 square feet by August in order to host more of its popular events, like runway shows, speakers, and social gatherings. It’s fair to say it’s become a shopping destination.
MPLS ST. PAUL MAGAZINE | JUNE 19, 2018
HOME TOUR: LAKE HARRIET HOUSE WITH SPANISH-STYLE DECOR | KELLY RYAN KEGANS
“For the overall design, we started with the fabric choices and built everything else around that,” [Hull] says. “We also waited until the rooms were completely furnished before determining art selection and placement. It allowed us to get a feel for what was right—color- and size-wise—for each space.”
STAR TRIBUNE | JUNE 15, 2018
NORTH LOOP MEN'S SHOP MARTINPATRICK3 PLANNING ANOTHER EXPANSION | JAHNA PELOQUIN
"Later this summer, the store will expand once again. The retailer is in the process of building out an additional 4,000 square feet of space, which will include a bigger barbershop, a VIP fitting lounge and a larger tailor shop. They’ll knock down a wall and retool other spaces for more retail. At a whopping 22,000 square feet, the store will have expanded as far as the building’s footprint will allow — something that’s become a running joke among Walsh and his staff."
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL | JUNE 11, 2018
2018 BUSINESS OF PRIDE: DANA SWINDLER AND GREG WALSH, MARTINPATRICK3 | NANCY KUEHN
"Dana Swindler and Greg Walsh have turned a North Loop interior design studio into the trendsetting retail space MartinPatrick3, which is gaining national attention and accolades, including being recognized by Forbes as the Hottest Retailer in America."
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE | MAY 24, 2018
WHY RETAILERS CLOSE ONLINE STORES | DIANA RATLIFF
"Another retailer who chose to close their online store last year is Martin Patrick 3 (MP3), an extremely successful, award-winning men’s lifestyle retailer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Twin Cities area. MP3 owner Greg Walsh said “We used to do e-commerce and about nine months ago just shut it all down. Our store is about being here, the experience and the staff we have that are highly educated about the product and the personal service and attention to it."
CBS WCCO 4 | MAY 11, 2018
MEN'S FASHION TRENDS FOR THIS SPRING
"MartinPatrick 3 shares some of the fashion ideas customers are asking for."
JOIN ME, WON'T YOU? | MAY 7, 2018
MARTINPATRICK3 | NICHOLAS FITZGERALD
"JW,WY? is joined by Greg Walsh (president and founder), Erick DeLeon (buyer and brand manager), and Hoss Al-Gassid (store manager) of men's lifestyle shop MartinPatrick 3. A staple of the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, MP3 is an experiential retail destination that has guys covered from "sectionals to socks," as founder Greg Walsh says. The trio talks about the founding of the store (originally envisioned as an interior-design concept), being brick-and-mortar only in an increasingly digital retail environment, their vision for growth and their merchandising strategy, and the passion they bring for educating guys on fashion and watching them grow into their own style."
ARTFUL LIVING | APRIL 23, 2018
MARTIN PATRICK 3 BRINGS BRUNELLO CUCINELLI COLLECTIONS TO TOWN | KATE NELSON
"Fashionistas rejoice: Minneapolis menswear emporium Martin Patrick 3 is bringing Italian fashion house Brunello Cucinelli’s menswear and womenswear to Minneapolis on April 27–29. The North Loop store will have an entire room dedicated to the Italian fashion brand, showcasing the fall/winter 2018 collections. Locally, unparalleled menswear destination Martin Patrick 3 is a perfect fit for the esteemed brand. Fashion fiends best get themselves to the shop this weekend for the Brunello Cucinelli trunk show."
VOGUE | APRIL 19, 2018
SHOPPING IN MINNEAPOLIS: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE BEST HIDDEN SPOTS | JESSICA FLINT
"Minnesota labels such as J.W. Hulme, which can also be snapped up at the North Loop’s Martin Patrick 3 (MP3 insider advice: make an appointment for the private lounge, where shopping is accompanied by whiskey shots)."
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL | APRIL 12, 2018
BUSINESS JOURNAL ANNOUNCES ITS INAUGURAL BUSINESS OF PRIDE HONOREES | KIM JOHNSON
"Our 2018 honorees represent a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, health care and law. They lead Twin Cities-based organizations, champion LGBTQ issues and equality, serve on various boards, and volunteer in the community. Check out this slideshow to meet our Business of Pride honorees; each was asked to describe their strongest character trait."
DWELL | APRIL 4, 2018
HUNTINGTON RESIDENCE: WAYZATA, MINNESOTA
"The highly linear, open floor plan is adorned with sophisticated finishes including a sleek wall of custom cabinetry. The south side features floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that overlook a patio, while the north side has strategically placed windows to filter the view of the neighboring home. Additionally, the home takes advantage of sunken gardens and a green roof to augment the connection to nature on the upper and lowers levels."
THE MANUAL | MARCH 1, 2018
THE MANUAL AWARDS 2018: MINNEAPOLIS, MN | SAM SLAUGHTER
"Classic, yet contemporary, Martin Patrick 3 is the epitome of a Manual shop. Founded as an interior design company in 1994, this Inner Loop store now creates sophisticated and elegant interiors, but also sells home furnishings and damn good menswear to boot (outside of food and drink, this place is a one-stop-shop for all the things we love). Beyond menswear, Martin Patrick 3 also offers up accessories, apothecary goods, and more. This should be your first stop before a night out on the town in Minneapolis. You might also want to make it your last stop before leaving, too."
NBC KARE11 | FEBRUARY 28, 2017
FORBES CONTRIBUTOR NAMES NORTH LOOP STORE 'HOTTEST RETAILER' | CHRIS HRAPSKY
"Walsh says out with same old, same old. This is local, this is cool, this is quality, with a kiss of Minnesota nice."
STAR TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 26, 2018
FORBES CALLS NORTH LOOP SHOP 'HOTTEST RETAILER IN AMERICA'S HOTTEST RETAILING CITY' | TOM HORGEN
"In Minnesota, we love being loved. And this made local fashionistas swoon. It’s well deserved for MP3, as the predominantly menswear-focused shop has grown from a small storefront to today’s mini department store, spanning 17,000 square feet in the North Loop."
MINNESOTA MONTHLY | FEBRUARY 24, 2018
HOW TO PACK FOR SPRING BREAK WITH MINNESOTA-MADE PRODUCTS | JAHNA PELOQUIN
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FORBES | FEBRUARY 22, 2018
MEET THE HOTTEST RETAILER IN AMERICA'S HOTTEST RETAILING CITY: MINNEAPOLIS'S MARTIN PATRICK 3 | PAMELA N. DANZIGER
"Men’s lifestyle retailer, Martin Patrick 3, which creatively combines home furnishings, men’s apparel and interior design studio in one giant warehouse space, is arguably the hottest retailer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Twin Cities, which is arguably the hottest place for innovative new retail concepts.
Besides having a great eye for merchandise to appeal to its core men’s market with a selection of good-better-best offerings, Walsh and team ground the Martin Patrick 3 shopping experience with a sophisticated design sensibility. “We look at everything with a design eye,” Walsh notes. “Design touches every category in the store and how we present merchandise and the visuals in the store. A great part of our success is the interior design aspect that we have behind us."
CITY PAGES | FEBRUARY 2, 2017
4 FASHION POP-UPS TO CHECK OUT DURING SUPER BOWL WEEKEND | KARA NESVIG
"The North Loop’s mens’ wonderland MartinPatrick3 is hosting an ice bar through the Super Bowl, kicking off on Thursday, February 1, and running through the event. It’ll be cold, but you can pop into the store to warm up and peruse their selection of menswear, shoes, accessories, personal care, diamonds … the list goes on. Oh, and they have a Lululemon pop-up going on, too."
CITY PAGES | JANUARY 30, 2017
DRINK WHERE YOU SLEEP: A GUIDE TO DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS' HOTTEST HOTEL BARS | SARAH CHANDLER
"In the alley between the hotel and Martin Patrick 3, a high-end men’s shop, you’ll find the ice bar, a cozy urban wonderland of ladies in mink coats and men in “après-ski” serving martinis under strung-up Christmas lights. This may be the best place in Minneapolis to feel like James Bond for under $25, and the only place to spot someone in a mink coat outside of Snoop Dogg’s party. If hipsters give you heart palpitations, bring a defibrillator."
THE SCOUT GUIDE | JANUARY 25, 2017
9 WAYS TO ENJOY SUPER BOWL WEEKEND IN MINNEAPOLIS LIKE A LOCAL | SARAH DAWSON
"Yes, really. Insiders will be flocking to MartinPatrick3’s much-anticipated ice bar over Super Bowl weekend, when the upscale men’s apparel and interior design store is partnering with the Hewing hotel to host the city’s coolest pop-up bar in their charming alleyway. The ice bar is a work of art created by local artist Chris Swarbrick, and will be serving up custom cocktails all weekend long to well-heeled guests."
FORBES | JANUARY 23, 2018
SUPER BOWL OF RETAIL COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS; HERE ARE ITS MVPS | PAMELA N. DANZIGER
"Leading up to the Super Bowl, Martin Patrick 3 is hosting Lululemon in a popup shop called The Back Room where guests can shop for active wear, as well as take yoga and other exercise classes. Many of the store’s featured brands, such as Boglioli, Theory, Vince, Bogner and Jack Mason, will be on site for special events and Grey Goose will host an Ice Bar. The festivities will culminate in a Tail Gate party on Super Bowl Sunday."
MPLS EGOTIST | JANUARY 20, 2018
FOOTBALL, FASHION & FURNISHINGS: A MATCH MADE IN MARTINPATRICK 3
"MartinPatrick 3 is playing off the football fanaticism sweeping Minneapolis in fun fashion with a new window display. Props to their internal team for making this happen."
RODD & GUNN: GUNN NEWS | JANUARY 15, 2018
MARTIN PATRICK 3
"With the rising popularity of online shopping, there is a growing pressure on retailers to create an ‘experience’ for their clientele. Martin Patrick 3, the celebrated men’s lifestyle store in the North Loop, the hip warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis, attracts men and women from all across the country by providing exactly that – an experience. In this case, of sophistication, style and aesthetic. What began as an interior design firm, Martin Patrick 3 has grown its space to include a beautifully curated selection of furniture, apparel, apothecary and design as well as an in-house barber shop and bar."
CITY PAGES | DECEMBER 21, 2017
5 PLACES TO CHECK OUT IF YOU'RE LAST-MINUTE PANIC SHOPPING | KARA NESVIG
"The store is massive, which means there’s rooms upon rooms of gift ideas for pretty much everyone you know: your stoner brother, your dad, your cool cousin, your boyfriend… the list goes on and on. They’ve got everything: fancy desk accessories, suits, fashionable-but-not-obnoxious winter hats and gloves, and a ridiculously good apothecary section of skincare, haircare, and fragrance. Oh, and there's also a jewelry store, if you’re feeling particularly flush this season. "
PURCELL REMODELING & RENOVATION | DECEMBER 20, 2017
LAKE HARRIET INTERIOR DESIGN AND HOME RENOVATION PROJECT
"MP3 is a unique firm whose work spans men’s apparel, fine home furnishings, and interior design. They are well known for the elegant, curated aesthetic displayed in their 17,000-square-foot retail space and showroom. “I had shopped at the Martin Patrick 3 store many times before,” explains Matt. “I was very familiar with their style and knew I liked the art and furniture they sell in store.”
But people don’t always realize that MP3 started as an interior design firm. Today, MP3 Studio is the architecturally-driven, full-service interior design arm of the company."
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 30, 2017
CAN ANYONE BEAT AMAZON? FAST COMPANY HEADS TO MINNESOTA TO FIND OUT | NANCY KUEHN
"The story isn't just about big retail: North Loop boutique MartinPatrick3 gets plenty of praise, with the story noting how the boutique has grown from a small shop in 2008 to a "17,000-square-foot cathedral of high-fashion menswear" that still manages to continually find room for more expansions. (It's almost out of room, though; the Star Tribune notes that a 4,000-square-foot addition planned for next year will max out the space in its building.)"
STAR TRIBUNE | NOVEMBER 30, 2017
FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF RETAIL. IT'S IN MINNEAPOLIS | JOHN EWOLDT
"[Walsh's] store, which he co-owns with his "partner partner" Dana Swindler, continues to enjoy phenomenal sales year over year. While the number of people visiting stores nationally on Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell 4% this year, according to RetailNext Inc., Walsh said, "We projected and set a sales goal for 30% growth over last year, and we did it for each of the three days of the holiday shopping weekend," he said in an email. That's on track with growth of 30 to 40% for each of the last five years at MP3."
THRILLIST | NOVEMBER 28, 2017
THESE BUSINESSES ARE WHY MINNEAPOLIS’S NORTH LOOP IS AMAZING | BECKI IVERSON
"MartinPatrick3 is a legendary cornerstone of the North Loop, and for good reason. Long (as in decades long) before the Dayton Brothers set up shop in the North Loop, MartinPatrick3 was serving up the classiest, chicest men's store around -- but it wasn’t in the center of it all when it opened.
The front half of the store is replete with drool-worthy home goods arranged in approachable vignettes that invite customers to sit down and handle the items, truly making the purchasing process hands-on. The rest of the store’s high-end wares are stocked in a similar fashion, with elegantly designed displays that help you instantly imagine the objects in your own home."
FAST COMPANY | NOVEMBER 24, 2017
THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IN THE AGE OF AMAZON | AUSTIN CARR
"During my reporting, I quizzed each person I spoke with about which stores get retail right. People picked one place more than any other: MartinPatrick3.
An extravagant, 17,000-square-foot cathedral of high-fashion menswear in Minneapolis, MartinPatrick3 looks like what would have happened if Willy Wonka had gone to Parsons School of Design. At once boundless and intimate, the store’s colorful rooms naturally transition to the next, each its own pristinely wrapped Christmas present."
CITY PAGES | 2017
BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES: BEST CLOTHING STORE (MEN'S)
"When it opened, Martin Patrick3 was merely an interior design shop. That helps explain how gorgeous and well-designed everything is inside it. Part of the joy of shopping at Martin Patrick3 is just making your way through its labyrinthine layout. But these days, much of that glorious North Loop space is devoted to designer threads, with local and national brands represented. Those can run pretty steep, but they don’t have to. Martin Patrick3 maintains a healthy amount of affordable pieces, and their sale section is loaded with finds. Even cheaper than that: While wandering the racks, look for trays of free snacks set out for shoppers. They also carry an excellent selection of men’s fragrances.