There’s plenty of shopping to
do outside the iconic mall.
Whether you’re looking for hot deals,
locally made wares or big-name
brands, the Twin Cities have
you covered—and clothing and
shoes are always tax-free.
Find Calvin Klein, Coach, Nike and other
top brands for a fraction of the cost at
three outlet malls in the Minneapolis-St.
Paul area. Twin Cities Premium Outlets in
Eagan, Albertville Premium Outlets and
North Branch Outlets offer savings of 25
to 65 percent on everything from jewelry
and handbags to clothes for the kids.
Independent shops abound in the Twin
Cities, and many are clustered into
charming shopping districts that can be
explored on foot or bike. In St. Paul, Grand
Avenue features a full mile of family-owned
and on-trend stores, including local
favorites like Bibelot and Red Balloon
Bookshop. Minneapolis’ bustling Uptown
neighborhood is a destination for men’s
and women’s clothing, home furnishings
and other accessories. For small-town
Main Street shopping, the cities of
Excelsior, Waconia, Stillwater and Hastings
are popular destinations. Also check out
50th & France and the Galleria in Edina for
dozens of upscale boutiques that cater to
everyone from mom to the family pet.
Head to the suburbs for department
stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and
other mall favorites ranging from The
Apple Store to Orange Julius. Major
shopping centers can be found in
Roseville, Woodbury, Maple Grove,
St. Louis Park and more.