Buds, it seems impossible but it’s been almost 20 years since we started our little hippie shop on Grand Ave in St Paul, MN. We are celebrating all year long with fun throwback t-shirts, great deals and awesome memories. So take a walk down memory lane with these great old photos and stay tuned to our blog for more awesome stories and photos throughout the year!

October 1999: Soul Flower was founded as a small hippie shop with cool threads for kind heads. We wanted to promote a peaceful, positive and eco-friendly lifestyle by offering eco threads and a fun shopping experience. Since then, the shop has expanded from a small boutique to an online store, offering you even more eco goodness and Minnesota made clothing to choose from.

Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
10,000 Lakes Festival, Detroit Lakes, MN

We’ve come a long way since those beginning days, but our dedication to offering thoughtful, environmentally friendly clothing styles hasn’t changed. Our company took root in a small hippie boutique and at festivals. We created a place where college students and locals could hang out and find unique bohemian and eco-friendly threads. And we always set up shop at local music festivals to help spread the vibe and share our cool threads with more kind heads.

Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Big Wu Family Reunion 2005

2019: In addition to making eco-friendly clothes, we’ve adopted many green practices into our office culture and our lives. From using eco-friendly shipping materials, to recycling everything we can, to utilizing greener printing techniques/supplies (organic cotton please!), we boldly live the Soul Flower lifestyle. We love good music, living green lives, and keeping great company. This is one group who never turns down a happy hour with coworkers or group yoga sesh. We love the positive vibes! Thanks for the support, buds!!

Now dive back in time and see how Soul Flower got started and a few stops on our journey….

Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Big Wu Family Reunion 2005
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Big Wu Family Reunion 2003
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Vending Days, early 2005
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
The Old Warehouse, early 2000s
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Soul Flower Crew, ~2010
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
10,000 Lakes Festival, 2006

Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary

The Old Shop! ~2003

Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
10,000 Lakes Festival, Late 2000s
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
10,000 Lakes Festival, Late 2000s
Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary
Soul Flower Grand, Early 2000s

 

ajax loader - Soul Flower's 20 Year Anniversary: October 2019

11 Comments on Soul Flower’s 20 Year Anniversary: October 2019

  1. Flora
    February 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm (10 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! So grateful to have discovered your store.

    Reply
  2. Lisa D Robertson
    February 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm (10 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary you guys!! It’s amazing to see how far you guys have come! Hope you have many more years to come! ^_^

    Reply
    • Soul Flower
      February 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks for all of you support thru the years Lisa, we appreciate it!

      Reply
  3. Mike
    February 21, 2019 at 12:01 am (10 months ago)

    Bringing back some awesome memories! They say those who forget their past are bound to repeat it – i’d repeat every single one of those days (maybe not the day the ceiling caved in!) with the same great crew of friends. Thanks Buds!

    Reply
  4. Dana Berman
    February 21, 2019 at 5:39 pm (10 months ago)

    Awesome. Happy Anniversary! I discovered you around about 2009 and you are some of my favorite pieces. Keep up the hard work and dedication to us Flower Children. Love ya,

    Reply
    • Soul Flower
      February 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Dana!

      Reply
  5. Marlys
    February 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm (10 months ago)

    Congrats Peggy and Mike on Soulflowers’s 20th anniversary! I remember visiting the store…those years went by quickly.

    Reply
    • Soul Flower
      February 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm (10 months ago)

      It is true, it has gone by fast. Thanks for all your support!

      Reply
  6. Adrienne
    February 23, 2019 at 2:29 am (10 months ago)

    Happy 20th Anniversary Guys! I still remember the tag I found in the back pocket of the first pair of bellbottoms I ever bought when I was 19! It was from your website & I’ve been buying things from you ever since. Thank you so much for having a store dedicated to the ‘hippie types’ like me.

    Reply
    • Soul Flower
      February 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm (10 months ago)

      So Cool – thanks Adrienne for joining us on this journey!

      Reply
  7. John Mathew
    March 8, 2019 at 1:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Congrats for completing 20 years. You’ve kept the hippie clothing culture alive. Your tagline “cool threads for kind heads” is super cool!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *