Feels like they’ve been here forever already, but then, we are the consummate match for the chunky sheepskin boot. UGG Australia opened its first Twin Cities store this week at Mall of America. Find the classic styles in an array of colors—with Swarovski crystals for added bling—plus less expected boot styles, and accessories. First floor, south side
Aeropostale debuted a new concept adjacent to its store at Mall of America: Live Love Dream focuses on lounge and athletic wear and intimates for tweens and teens in trendy styles, and at lower prices than some competitors—think: $30 puffer vest and $12 sweats. Second floor; north side
Minneapolis-based menswear brand Hammer Made has set up shop at Mall of America for the holidays across from H&M. Because the store is temporary, it doesn’t have quite the polish and coziness of the Galleria location, but you won’t mind when you see the great dress shirts that rival more expensive European designers. Also, the Minnesota Nice t-shirts are sure to be a popular holiday gift. First floor; west side
There are more store openings to come before Thanksgiving, including Free People on Nov. 22. Keep up on all the latest at MOA, including celebrity appearances and other special events with Ali Shops MOA, the only independent mobile guide to the mall. Subscribe on your smartphone to be among the first to get the scoop and exclusive deals.