Photo by Wing Ta
a&bé bridal shop in Minneapolis
It’s tough in the middle. Sometimes it seems that bridal shops either cater exclusively to the luxury market or to the bargain hunters, without a lot of strong options for brides who care about all the design details—on a budget. A&bé bridal shop saw that void and picked the Twin Cities to open its first store outside of Denver. An offshoot of Denver’s high-end Anna Bé Bridal Boutique, a&bé keeps prices at $1,000 to $5,000 without sacrificing quality. Most dresses in the shop are handmade in the United States. The store, overlooking the Basilica of St. Mary, is a great place to discover lesser-known designers, including Anna Campbell, Rue de Seine, Katie May, and Sarah Seven.
1607 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-238-1300, aandbebridalshop.com