Best Clothing Store (Women) - 2013
What used to be a well-kept secret among couture coveters in the Twin Cities has now become one of the metro's hottest spots to score designer goods: Opitz Outlet. Where else besides a consignment shop can you find a Marc Jacobs sweater for 90 percent off? Opitz has it all, from Prada and Gucci to Anna Sui and Jimmy Choo, for a fraction of the prices you'll find at department stores. While there are a few catches (some of the items are overstocked mall rejects, others have minor flaws, and both staff and clientele tend to be constantly frazzled), the amazing finds at this store are worth every discounted penny. Seriously, we've scored some incredible stuff for a dollar thanks to Opitz's mega sales. In the past year, the store has expanded from its two-building St. Louis Park space and added another in Minnetonka. Thankfully, the new location isn't nearly as cramped as the others and has a monthly flea market with tons of home goods at ridiculously discounted prices. So what if a few strings are out of place on that McQueen top? Take this opportunity to fine-tune your sewing skills and show off your handiwork to the world. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone what you paid.