about us

Epitome first opened as a clothing store in the 1960's in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. It was then run by four women: Irene, Reva, Carolyn and Tudie. Soon they relocated to the just opening Galleria mall in Edina, as one of their first tenants. Eventually the business was run solely by Irene.

Epitome expanded to included stationery and gifts, and Epitome Papers opened as an expansion to the clothing store in the 2000's.

After 42 years in the Galleria, both stores finally closed their doors. Epitome Papers was bought by Alex and Dana, who have relocated it to Excelsior.

We look forward to many more years of business and strive to continue carrying the legacy with exceptional customer service and attention to detail that Epitome was well known for.

epitome papers

270 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331