The Celtic Croft has been in business, family owned and operated, since 1995. We specialize in custom-made kilts and tartan products, clan crest products, and all the accessories you need to compliment your kilt or kilted skirt.
We also attend Highland Games and festivals around the country, so you might get to see us in person. Otherwise, come see us at our store, located in the twin cities Minneapolis Saint Paul Minnesota area (Brooklyn Park). Minnesota kilts. Minneapolis kilts.
Meet the Crew… (Time for a new company photo!)
Meet The Crofts
About Us, Joseph and Lorie Croft, Owners of The Celtic Croft
Joseph got his start in 1995 selling bagpipes as The Shetland Piper. Now we sell bagpipes, kilts, accessories, Scottish, Irish and Welsh clothing, gifts, and lots of other stuff. In 2002 Lorie married Joseph and joined the business. Joseph left his job, and since then we’ve run the business together full-time. And as business owners, we only have to work half-days! We even get to choose which 12 hours of each day we work!
In January 2004 we changed the business name to The Celtic Croft. Together we have seven children, all of whom have worked for us at one time or another, or still do. Kaurina, our oldest daughter, joined us full time in 2007. Daughter Janelle and Granddaughter Ryanna joined us full time in 2014. Daughter Tonie and son Ethan work part-time, helping with the website, rentals, and shipping. The rest of the kids help out at events or in the warehouse from time to time.
And if you call, most of you will talk to Steve, our do-everything customer service guy. Steve’s been with us since 2006. Steve isn’t genetically related, but the kids still call him Uncle Steve.
New to the team as of 2018 is Ira, who many of you will also talk to on the phone.
We travel many weekends throughout the summer each year attending Highland Games and Irish fairs around the country, but primarily our business is based in mail-order sales from the catalog and website. Located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, until early 2013 we operated our showroom and warehouse from our home (3/4 acre with a large outbuilding for the business). Then, we finally made the move to a commercial location — still in Brooklyn Park, just 2 miles from home. We now have dedicated space for our showroom, office, and warehouse. If you are in the area, please drop by and see us!
Meet the Family
(Time for a new family portrait!)
|Family picture summer of 2011|
|Family picture summer of 2009|
This is a family picture taken the summer of 2006, on a family vacation after the Wyoming Highland Games.
This is a family picture taken the summer of 2004, in the South Dakota Badlands on our way to the Wyoming Highland Games.
Come Visit Us At Our Store!
8451 Xerxes Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Other hours by appointment