Highcroft Fine Linens & Home Grand Opening November 12

Luxury linen shop Lussuria Lini relaunches this week in a new downtown Wayzata location as Highcroft Fine Linens & Home. The new name is not only easier to pronounce—“No one got the name right,” laughs owner and design consultant Molly MacDonald—it pays homage to the premier Wayzata neighborhood down the road.

MacDonald and merchandise manager Ann Seehof took time off from primping the new space for Saturday’s Grand Opening to show off their offerings—fine linens, home décor, accessories, lounge wear, and gifts. Tucked into the Cross Creek building in the former location of the short-lived boutique House of 365, this well-curated shop is one of those neighborhood treasures well worth a browse. Especially its pillows and throws from Designers Guild, yummy Barr Co. candles and lotions, and Laundress detergents.

Just about everything on display can be purchased or special ordered, including the Perch furniture and Roost lighting. But the linens are still the stars of the show here.

Highcroft continues Lussuria Lini’s tradition of offering the finest in Italian, French, and Belgian linens. The shop specializes customizing everything from embroidery patterns to thread colors to sheet sizes and shapes. If you need round sheets for your Hästens bed, Pratesi has you covered, says MacDonald.

MacDonald and Seehof’s scrupulously designed bed vignette showcases several of the lines: a luscious Busatti jacquard bedcover with its hand-knotted and crocheted fringe, Dea Italian sheets, and Designer’s Guild pillows. Other luxury linen goods for sale or special order include French cotton towels in white and ivory, Abyss & Habidecor Portuguese towels available in 60 different colors, Busatti fringed guest towels, and locally made W. Carr & Co. silk pillowcases.

“We’re approachable in pricing and style,” says MacDonald. “People think of us as very traditional—but these pieces can be paired with any style.” And, she is careful to point out, while these linens cost more than department store brands—though not that much more; bath sheets range from $50 to $130—they last a lifetime. “And they get better and better every time you wash them,” she says.

See for yourself at Highcroft’s opening Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Highcroft owner Molly MacDonald (left) and buyer Ann Seehof

 

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By Chris Lee

 

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