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10 Local Shopping Stops in the Twin Cities
It’s time to shop ‘til you drop! The Twin Cities have hundreds of shopping centers, eclectic boutiques, and niche shops to choose from. With so many options, there’s a new outfit or decoration for men, women, & children! From Downtown to Uptown, here we break down our Top 10 Local Shopping Stops in the Twin Cities.
Twin Cities Shopping Stops:
Mall of America
Starting with a national icon, the Mall of America in Bloomington hosts more than 520 stores! From special events to Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park, this mall is an all-day adventure. Mall of America also boasts restaurants to refuel and the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium for a view of the ocean life.
Calling all vintage, eclectic, & resale shoppers! This inner-city stretch of shops in Longfellow is the perfect place to be for finding unique clothing & one-of-a-kind antiques. From Solsta Records vinyl record store to the funky Moon Palace Book Store, this part of town isn’t just vintage clothing.
Brace yourself, winter is coming! With the City Center, the weather doesn’t impact your shopping plans though. Dubbed ‘the most connected building in the city’, this shopping center has 5 sky bridges connecting to different parts of the massive Nicolette Avenue Plaza. Encompassing 4 city blocks, housing national retail chains, and a collection of boutique shops, the City Center is a one-stop, shop-til-you-drop staple in the Minneapolis area!
Just north of Downtown lies the Warehouse District, a melting pot of designer boutiques & innovative restaurants. From handcrafted gifts to men's & women’s fashion-forward clothing, the Warehouse District is the perfect spot to find those one-of-a-kind gifts for friends & family. With a rich industrial history, this area is known for turning heads & collecting shopping bags!
Midtown Global Market
Talk about culture! This public market hosts 45 businesses representing countries around the world. From delicious & unique foods to handcrafted goods, this marketplace brings the flavor to your palette & your home. Located on Lake Street, the Midtown Global Market is open 7 days a week for your shopping adventures.
Looking for something with a little more neighborly charm? Linden Hills is the place for you! With indie-style boutiques & quaint cafes, the area of 43rd & Sheridan has a bit of everything & it’s all within walking distance. This area has home decor shops, clothing boutiques, & amazing food and drinks spots to refuel. Step out of the big box stores & into your local neighborhood with the shops in Linden Hills!
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
Located in the Eagan neighborhood, the Twin Cities Premium Outlets boasts over 100 shops including brands like Cole Haan, Coach, and Michael Kors. Nike, Under Armour, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Polo Ralph Lauren are also on the list of amazing shops at these high-end outlets.
Along with the Midtown Global Market, Lake Street also boasts Mercado Central which is home to 35 Latinx businesses. This hub of Hispanic culture offers clothing & jewelry, food & drink, and even home goods & gifts. Lake Street is also home to vintage record shops, comic book stores, and other eclectic shops for all of your needs!
Central Ave & Lowry
Bookstores, markets, galleries, oh my! Central Ave & Lowry is the place to be for unique shop-til-you-drop stops. Modern Age District, Thorp Building for Local Artists, Tattersall Distillery, and Little India International Market are only a couple of the many options in this neighborhood.
Rounding out our list is the infamous Uptown Loop! Known for being a prominent hipster shopping destination, the Uptown Loop is full of one-of-a-kind thrift shops & vintage stores. Buffalo Exchange, Corner Store Vintage, & My Sister’s Closet are three of the many options in the area. Also in the area is Calhoun Square which is home to brand-name restaurants & shops making it the nightlife hub of the Uptown Loop.
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With the holiday season right around the corner, there are plenty of options to get your retail therapy on in the Twin Cities. Explore Minnesota and Minneapolis.org are fantastic resources for staying up to date with all of the local events & shopping news. From mall & outlet centers to eclectic & vintage shops, the Twin Cities in Minnesota have plenty to offer everyone in the family!
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10 Local Shopping Stops in the Twin Cities Sources:
Explore Minnesota: Where to Shop in the Minneapolis - St. Paul Area
Hotels.com: 10 Best Places to go Shopping in Minneapolis
Minneapolis.org: Popular Shopping Districts in Minneapolis
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