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Local wholesaler/designer for girls' toys calling it quits; sale in progress

Posted by: John Ewoldt under Retail Updated: October 9, 2013 - 2:52 PM

A Minnetonka wholesaler of girls accessories will not be around much longer. Ms. Dee and its division Molly 'N Me, which made goods for pre-teen girls and women, is currently in chapter 11 and is holding a clearance sale at 6037 Baker Rd. in Minnetonka.

"The whole gift shop industry is struggling," said Dee Moss, CEO of Ms. Dee. "It was having trouble before 2008 and the recession didn't help," she said.

Moss' business sold to more than 3,500 small gift shops around the country.

Nearly everything at the sale is discounted 50 percent or more, including silver and pink sequin folding chairs for kids ($5, reg. $40), ladies costume jewelry for $2.50 each (reg. $20 to $40), tablet computer cases $5, lap desks $3, duffle bags $6, jeweled-toned chandeliers $65 (reg. $150), and $25 snuggle chairs. There is also a lot of smaller kitschy items for $3 or less.

The sale runs through Saturday, Oct. 12. Hours are 9-6 Wed. through Fri. and 9-2 Sat.

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