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BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORE

Heartbreaker

Uptown offers a wealth of shopping opportunities, between Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and the maze of vintage stores. The problem is that a few swipes of a nearly maxed-out Visa can leave a girl looking like a fashion plate from Any-town, USA, with tiredly ironic T-shirts and played-out plaid. For a truly original look, head to Heartbreaker on Hennepin Avenue. This spacious, two-floor shopping oasis offers fashion-forward trends of the moment. Browse through fun and flirty ruffled blouses, satin corset tops, and racks of strappy sandals in Heartbreaker's large shoe collection. A perfect fit for ladies in their teens to early 30s, the store offers fashions for all budgets. Snap up those $5 camis, and if that pocketbook is exploding, consider the $190 skinny jeans that are worth the price because they fit just right. There's even a small collection of vintage jewelry. Don't feel like fighting off those underfed Uptown fashionistas? This local chain also has locations in Richfield and Tonka Bay.

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BEST BABY GOODS STORE Peapods

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BEST CHARITY Women Against Military Madness

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BEST GARDEN CENTER Mother Earth Gardens

BEST GIFT STORE Avalon

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BEST MUSIC STORE Vintage Music

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BEST PET ADOPTION Safe Hands Animal Rescue

BEST PHARMACY Schneider Drug

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BEST TOY STORE Creative Kidstuff

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