Photo by Jonathan Chapman
A clothing rack at Parc Boutique in Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Local boutiques are the new department stores. In an increasingly global society where everything from dental floss to designer dresses can be ordered online and chain stores tend to look the same, independent boutiques give our neighborhoods distinct flavor. They champion the “makers” among us. They help us cut through the clutter, stand out from the crowd, and give more thoughtful gifts. They inspire our closets and homes. The Twin Cities—birthplace of some of the biggest national chains—is also home to many of the most charming and innovative smaller stores. These are the leaders.
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We'd be quite happy to move right into these stores that are loaded with design inspiration and products for your home, garden, and more.
It's a gift just to shop for presents at these stores, where there's a clever idea or a beautiful object around every corner.
Touch! Sniff! Squeeze! Whether catering to shoppers who are young or young at heart, these stores make browsing an adventure.
North Loop's preeminent retailer gets bigger and more luxurious.