When I was setting up house at my first apartment, one of my favorite shopping destinations was World Market. I sometimes picked up different kinds of "international" foods, but I mostly found art and pieces of dishware that were just a little bit different than what you might find elsewhere. I also ALWAYS had World Market on my shopping agenda around Christmas time because they have unique things like Pier One at much lower prices.
In 2009, World Market decided to close all of its stores in Minnesota, I guess because of the flagging economy. Recently, we got some VERY good news! World Market reopened in at least two of its former spaces in Minnesota on Thursday, September 13. Woo hoo! Thankfully, I had a few free minutes after work on Thursday and I was able to make a trip to World Market to celebrate the grand reopening. Here are some of the interesting things they had for sale!