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Best of the Twin Cities 2012: Dream Closet

These shops can make your fashion wishes come true.

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  • BEST CONTEMPORARY FASHIONS
    Stephanie's
    Always on trend, without trying too hard. A go-to for casual and dress.
    758 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-690-3802, stephaniesshop.com
  • BEST RUGGED WEAR
    Brightwater Clothing and Gear
    The heritage trend is personified at this warm boutique filled with high- end jackets, gear, and more from Fjällräven, Stormy Kromer, and others.
    256 Water St., Excelsior, 952-474-0256, brightwater-excelsior.com
  • BEST ACCESSORIES
    N'etc
    From new bags to designer shoes to the sweaters and scarves you’ll return to again and again, this upscale boutique is full of delights.
    5005 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-922-9321, netcmsp.com
  • BEST PREPPY LOOK
    Melly
    Where color and cardigans are always in style. Go for the Lilly Pulitzer; stay for the Kate Spade accessories and fun jewelry.
    Galleria, 952-929-9252, mellyonline.com
  • BEST ACTIVE WEAR
    Hoigaard's
    No one understands a Minnesota winter better. Hoigaard’s has outerwear and gear for both seasoned athletes and those of us just trying to keep warm.
    5425 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-929-1351, hoigaards.com
  • BEST DESIGNER FASHION
    Grethen House
    Others may come and go, but this venerable boutique has been pushing our fashion boundaries for decades and continues to keep us on our toes, in style.
    4930 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, grethenhouse.com
  • BEST DENIM
    Len Druskin
    Premium denim sold by a knowledgeable staff is just one of the many reasons we love this local institution.
    Galleria, 952-927-7923, lendruskin.com
  • BEST FOOTWEAR
    Pumpz & Company
    An expertly edited selection of women’s designer shoes with accessories to match.
    Galleria, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com

 

 

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