We’re Changing Our Name!!!

Exciting news!!! We are simplifying our name–Darling Amalgamated Retail Emporium will henceforth be called DARE Minneapolis. We have ordered new signage and business cards and will update all of our social media and online presence in the coming weeks.

Our vision has not shifted, we are still committed to bringing you amazingly curated vintage items and sublime local art and gifts, we have just found that there a substantial amount of folx that either have a hard time remembering our name, or are unable to pronounce “amalgamated” 😉.

We are currently operating “By Appointment Only” as we regroup our vintage collection. We will be hosting a flea market type sale in the coming weeks to make room for more specially curated vintage items and furniture. Currently we have 2 “make an offer” sections in the shop, where we will seriously take any offer! You should totally make an appointment online, or text Marcy at 612-454-5456 to set up a time to shop.

We hope to open for walk-in weekends and events mid-June, and we’ll keep you posted along the way.

Thank you for playing with us!!!

Marcy & Adam Darling

Darling Amalgamated Has Friends!

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys! We’re hosting our first #pandemic #popup in the new space!

Give a warm DARE welcome to Kim of Sebesta Apothecary. We ♥️ her locally made, environmentally packaged soaps, lotions, serums, etc…

Of course masks are required and we’ll limit the number of folx on each level.


Next Walk-in Weekend
MARCH 19-20, 12-4pm


Shop by appointment:
text 612-454-5456 or
schedule online at bit.ly/shopdare


Introducing: Samantha Leopold-Sullivan

“Scaredy Cat” linocut patch
“Stairwell” leather pyrography
“On to the next thing” 5×7 linocut print

Samantha Leopold-Sullivan works in a diverse range of mediums, creating sculptures of visceral creatures in dialogue with industrial spaces, linocut prints of homes having a bit more agency in the world, leather pyrography wall pieces depicting forgotten moments and common objects, and curious little critters made from salvaged fabric scraps.  Their goal is always to deepen self-understanding and reflection within the viewer, using art as a medium for self-exploration and emotional communication.  They graduated Cum Laude from Macalester College in 2014 with a B.A. in Studio Art and Environmental Studies, and received a MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies from Alfred University in 2019. Active in the Conspiracy of Strange Girls artist collective and the Dark Art Society, they also volunteer at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.  Leopold-Sullivan has outdoor sculpture installed at Franconia Sculpture Park, Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, and Salem Art Works.  Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Seeking Space’ at Red Garage Studio, and ‘Summoning Self’ at The Robert C. Turner Gallery.  Currently Leopold-Sullivan is a Teaching Artist at Artistry and Franconia Sculpture Park, and also a professional leather worker.