Minneapolis loves to shop
While the Mall of America is always eye-popping and definitely worth visiting – with its Nickelodeon Universe theme park, LEGO Imagination Center and huge Macy’s – there is much much more to discover in Minneapolis. The city’s fashion scene has got its swagger back with a great mix of independents stores, galleries, bars, and restaurants to explore.
Showcasing the most exciting new Minneapolis designers, Cliche is your first call to see what this city’s wearing right now. Their ‘designer of the month’ project sees the most thrilling new collections take center stage in this democratic, great value boutique.
Inspired by the city’s Nordic heritage, Askov favors cool, crisp Scandinavian-influenced men’s fashion on its well stocked shelves. “We balance a respect for tradition with a forward-looking optimism,” they say. They also squeeze in a brilliant cocktail bar too, which we definitely approve of.
Roe Wolfe Boutique
A real one-stop shop for head-to-toe gorgeousness, North Loop’s Roe Wolfe’s easy-to-wear apparel, accessories, beauty and bath products comes on like a warm hug. It’s kind of addictive too: their in-store make-up consultation is like the best form of therapy any shopper could wish for.
A made-in-Minneapolis success story, the Elixery formulates original and cruelty-free cosmetics, from hard-working skin care to bright and bold lipsticks, infused with pure essential oils. Beauty for a millennial mindset, you could say. Stores throughout the Twin Cities region.
Forage Modern Workshop
Showcasing the Twin Cities’ best creative makers and new interior stylists, Forage says ‘We love the Midwest, and good design’. One look at their carefully selected range of sofas, chairs, lighting and grin-inducing accessories and it’s clear that they really do.
I Like You
Cool, kooky, original and memorable – that’s the style of gift you’ll get at I Like You. It’s hard to track down the independently spirited in this city, but I Like You more than makes up for it, showcasing over 200 local crafters’ work – from soap to ceramics. Mail order available too.