Is representing the community of Craftsman, Artisans and Merchants that put passion into the products they provide. We provide a retail brick and mortar experience supported by online marketing and eCommerce for Minnesota or St. Croix Valley merchants who want to showcase the best Minnesota has to offer.
In 2019 Kelli and Paul opened Smith + Trade Mercantile to provide artisans the opportunity to jumpstart their business and build their brand in a shared workplace that offers a unique buying experience showcasing the best the region has to offer in curated, handcrafted goods.
In 2022 we went through a large change and brought in a new partner, Mina Carlson to help with the operations and develop a growth plan that would help take the Mercantile to the next level.
Kelli Kaufer a well known interior designer of HGTV and DIY Network co-founded the mercantile with her Husband Paul Kaufer; from the passion of working with local artisans to provide something unique. This uniqueness birthed a whole new business model that flourished and is now expanding.
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