Ready to do some shopping? Of course you are.
We’re kicking off the most wonderful (and expensive) time of the year with a series of handy-dandy Twin Cities shopping guides to help you load up on gifts for everyone on your list. First up: women-owned retailers across Minneapolis and St. Paul.
While there are tons of incredible female vendors and makers—many of which you can find on this list from 2016—we kept this list dedicated to brick-and-mortar locations.
Where is it: 2223 E. 35th St.
What you’ll find: Crystals, art, oils, candles, vintage clothing, pins from Gigi’s Flair Emporium, jewelry, and more abound in this bright space full of good vibes.
Where is it: 2743 Lyndale Ave. S.
What you’ll find: Trendy dresses and separates at accessible prices, and giftable goods like tea, sunglasses, lip balm, and candles.
Hazel & Rose / Winsome Goods
Where is it: 201 Sixth St. SE #2
What you’ll find: Minimal, chic pieces either from sustainable, ethical brands or handcrafted in Minneapolis by the Winsome team.
Where is it: 322 W. 48th St.
What you’ll find: Everyday items that are stunning in their simplicity—and their usefulness! Even radiator brushes are pretty at Foundry.
Where is it: 4760 Grand Ave.
What you’ll find: Breezy cotton dresses and skirts in simple colors and silhouettes suitable for lounging poolside in Palm Springs or heading off to work, designed in-house.
I Like You
Where is it: 501 First Ave. NE
What you’ll find: Adorable gifts of all kinds, from Minnesota-themed kitchen towels to cheeky tees and dishes.
Where is it: 2852B Johnson St. NE
What you’ll find: All kinds of fun vintage, from the ‘50s to Y2K, plus walls of sunglasses, jewelry, and gifts.
Where is it: 212 N. Second St.
What you’ll find: Sophisticated, minimal clothing, chic jewelry, Baggu reusable bags, and the infinitely giftable Scarf Shop wool cloud scarves.
Where is it: 3406 Lyndale Ave. S.
What you’ll find: Designer and upscale resale, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, and Chanel, plus books, housewares, candles, and accessories.
Where is it: 317 W. 38th St.
What you’ll find: Vintage and secondhand clothing and accessories, unique and quirky gifts, candles, soaps, and cheeky cards.
Where is it: 2115 W. 21st St.
What you’ll find: Books of all kinds, with a special focus on Native American arts, crafts, and authors. The shop is owned by award-winning author Louise Erdrich.
Golden Pearl Vintage
Where is it: 507 E. Hennepin Ave.
What you’ll find: Vintage that’s fancy but not stuffy, fur coats, lots of rhinestones, and even menswear.
Where is it: 2408 Hennepin Ave. S.
What you’ll find: Gorgeous vintage pieces dating back to the Victorian era and a wall of colorful crinolines.
Cake Plus Size Resale
Where is it: 5155 Bloomington Ave.
What you’ll find: Body-positivity galore! Resale clothing and accessories in plus sizes, all in great condition and on-trend.
Where is it: 3010 Lyndale Ave. S.
What you’ll find: An Uptown institution. Sex-positive toys, body care, books, and education for everyone.
Where is it: 1587 Selby Ave.
What you’ll find: A major treasure trove of vintage clothing from the ’40s to the ’90s, all chosen by vintage expert Hayley Bush.
Where is it: 2506 University Ave. W.
What you’ll find: Womenswear with an emphasis on ethical manufacturing, plus vintage pop-ups.
Where is it: 251 Snelling Ave. S.
What you’ll find: Super-cozy gloves, sweaters, scarves, and socks, animal-print dresses, and fun and fanciful tights.
Teeny Bee Boutique
Where is it: 1560 Selby Ave.
What you’ll find: Adorable clothes for babies, toddlers, and kids, plus books and toys.
Where is it: 495 Selby Ave.
What you’ll find: New York meets Scandinavia meets Paris at this oh-so-chic St. Paul clothing store.
Simply Fabulous One Boutique
Where is it: 1011 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale
What you’ll find: Unique, fun pieces at affordable prices and in a wide variety of sizes.
Golden Rule Collective
Where is it: 350 Water St., Excelsior
What you’ll find: Art, candles, a small selection of clothing, jewelry, apothecary, and more, with many pieces by local makers.
Where is it: Galleria, Edina
What you’ll find: Denim, colorful prints, cashmere sweaters, and those obsession-worthy Spanx leggings.
Where is it: Galleria, Edina
What you’ll find: “Dugo” stands for “dress up/go out,” and the store is a go-to stop for cocktail dresses, gowns, and jewels from designers like Alexis Bittar.