Where to Shop in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
212 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
In the NE Arts District of Minneapolis is Two 12 Pottery, a quirky store that is local to its core. Stoneware pottery is made on site and you can sometimes catch artists throwing clay at the wheel. It is also stacked high with other handcrafted...
3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Three floors of books beckon at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in the boutique Uptown District of Minneapolis. The store fosters a community of enthusiasts with its range of new bestsellers, used books, and rare finds on a variety of subjects in...
2002 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Boneshaker Books is an all-volunteer run, collectively owned radical bookstore where you can browse the latest fiction alongside radical classics by Assata Shakur and Malcolm X. There's an adorable children's section as well! Check out their...
2000 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Electric Fetus record store has been serving music heads in the community since 1968. Its roots are in the hippie scene of the '60s and '70s, evidenced by tales like the Streakers Sales (where customers were allowed to take all they could carry...
2852B Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA
Vintage shopping can be cumbersome but Rewind Vintage’s carefully curated mid-century selections bring out the stylist in everyone. Their abundance of accessories, especially jewelry, belts, and handbags, can give any outfit that extra pop, and...
38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Garrison Keillor's unique brand of wit is evident in his bookstore. Here, I found "The Silence of Dogs in Cars" and many other unique book titles -- most neatly organized under non-conventional headings, such as "the head," "god," "reporting," and...
2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
Walk through the miniature purple children’s door and into a magical world of books and furry friends. In addition to a reading collection of all shapes, sizes and colors, Wild Rumpus has a diverse family of pets including cats, a chinchilla and a...
4315 S Upton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Bibelot Shop is a fun and playful independently owned store that's been in the Twin Cities for almost 50 years. The shop is incredibly well-curated, offering unique items and clothing for you and anyone else on your list. If you're looking for...
501 1st Ave NE #1, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
The wooden playground swing dangling in the center of the Astroturf-carpeted DIY shop, i like you, gives the store a playful atmosphere that is quickly solidified by the selection of authentic locally or independently made items. Their original...
2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
At Honeyshine, every carefully selected and cleverly presented item delights. The owners take design seriously but steer clear of stuffy by curating a unique collection of gifts and home accents that nod to their quirky, often humorous outlook on...
1573 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Love this neighborhood shop with an amazing variety of cheeses, cured meats, spreads, a few but delicious baked goods, and yummie made to order sandwiches. Come here to pack a picnic, to get provisions for your tapas or wine and cheese party....
3803 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
What’s not to like about a sweets shop called “Sugar Sugar Candy” ? This little spot is artfully and whimsically decorated: The 45 rpm “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies is framed in a shadowbox on one wall while antique Parisian chocolate boxes adorn...
219 N 2nd St #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
This ultra-stylish spot might just be one of the prettiest boutiques in the Twin Cities. The brand, built around design-centric office accessories, has made cube dwellers’ lives more chic in recent years, but its reach now extends beyond the...
212 3rd Ave N #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
From apparel to accessories, drinking to shaving necessities, MartinPatrick3 has goods and gifts for the rugged modern man covered. Materials like wool, leather, tweed, and denim texturize the store, and colorful socks and watches give it that...
821 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Curation is its own form of creativity and the owners of the seven Patina stores around Minneapolis and St. Paul inspire through selecting and presenting the artful objects of others. From playfully illustrated socks to painted birdhouses, every...
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