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BEST PLACE TO FIND LOCALLY DESIGNED CLOTHING

Cliché

Only three years old, Cliché is quickly becoming a front-runner in the local fashion scene. An entire wall in the small, uptown boutique displays the wares of local designers, with additional homemade purses, necklaces, and T-shirts sprinkled throughout the store. A green frayed jacket by Laura Fulk's Dire Delusion hangs on the wall in front of a rack of red and white shirts by Red Shoe Clothing Co. Both are labels that could easily be worn by hip, young New York fashionistas, and both are handcrafted right here in Minnesota. Funky purses by Niki and Anthem Heart T-shirts—two more neighborhood artists—are located just a few feet from the front door. New items show up every day, and each month Cliché spotlights a different artist. Cliché also hosts fashion shows every couple of months, during which all merchandise is 10 percent off—the perfect time to buy that one-of-a-kind dress to ensure you're the only belle of the ball.

Best Boutique (2012) Cliché

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