I turned vegan in February of this year (2012) and found this place through the Vegan Meetup group. I was just learning about vegan replacements for my leather stuff and went Ethique Nouveau. My Mom and I visited with Heidi, from the Animal Rights Coalition, and she was extremely helpful and pleasant. I was able to find a couple of vegan belts and a wallet and was really happy with my purchases. I am really pleased to have such a great store in Minneapolis and really appreciate the effort of ARC to provide this service.