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“Shop with unique gifts and original art”
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Agora
Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in Decorah
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a very unique store with jewelry, prints, hand made and painted furniture, Story People prints and more. It is a bit pricey but inexpensive gifts are also available. The merchandise is so unique and very unusual and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Edie108
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is not "just another" gifty store with the usual array of "stuff" some owner loads up on at a wholesaler. Many original pieces, the "Story People" collection, fun items of all kinds. We bought an artist's rendering of a moose head that we had coveted for several years before we "bit the bullet" and bought it. Its now one of our favorite conversation pieces out on our porch.

Thank koolbill
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I live in Decorah, and this is one of my favorite spots for unique gifts. It's also a favorite for family and friends who come to visit; no visit is complete until they've gone to Agora!

1  Thank Rhonda T
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Loved the unique selection of locally crafted art and gifts! Ranging from sculptures to jewelry beads. The items are a bit pricey, but some things get your attention with their rarity and you can't pass them up. And Hey! who doesn't want to support local art?

Thank GlennaMunuswamy
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Agora features works in all media by a variety of artists. It is fun to just go and look at the unique items they display, which they do beautifully. The store is technically in the Winnishiek Hotel, a lovely historic hotel, but you enter the store from Water Street, not the hotel lobby. The staff is really nice as well. When I admired a painting on the wall which was out of my price range, the attendant showed me two alternative presentations of the same work. One was a reasonably priced poster, and one was a note card, which she suggested putting in a floating glass frame since it was not a standard size for matting. Given the quality of merchandize, it would be easy for the staff to be pretentious, but like the rest of this town, they are warm and welcoming. This store is truly a gem. Anyone with an interest in the arts would enjoy a visit here.

3  Thank Susan P
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